MANILA, Philippines – Filipino featherweight champion Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista has predicted a knockout in the early rounds when he goes up against Mexican knockout artist Miguel Angel Mendoza. Bautista reacted to Mendoza’s 6th-round knockout forecast and said the Mexican’s prediction will likely be wrong. “Maybe he won’t even reach the 6th,” he said in
MANILA, Philippines – Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach is not eager to see a rematch between his prized ward, Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, and junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Pacquiao defeated Cotto via a 12th round technical knockout when they fought in November 2009, but not before enduring a tough challenge from
MANILA, Philippines – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend BJ Penn said boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao doesn’t need a 4th fight against bitter rival Juan Manuel Marquez. Penn, who is currently in Manila to promote the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), said Pacquiao already has 2 wins over the Mexican champion.
MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank chief executive officer Bob Arum is aiming for Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire’s next bout to once again be held in New York City. Donaire’s debut in New York was less than stellar, after his opponent, Omar Narvaez of Argentina, chose to defend rather than engage throughout the match. Donaire