Boxers Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Timothy Bradley Jr. of the United States made their grand arrival in Las Vegas today, four days ahead of their highly anticipated welterweight clash at the MGM Grand on June 9. Pacquiao immediately hit the track at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas before going to the
According to recent polls conducted by Nielsen Media Research and E-Poll Market Research, published on Forbes.com, Saranggani Representative and Filipino boxer Manny Paqcuiao was among the most influential athletes of 2012. The Pound for Pound King landed on the fourth slot, following NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson, who earned the top spot, and National Football League
Eight times world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is in the limelight once again but not for the good reasons. Philippine tax bureau officials filed criminal proceedings against the boxer and incumbent Sarangani representative for contempt after he allegedly refused to cooperate with an investigation into his financial affairs.
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. and Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. nearly came to blows when they engaged in a heated exchange during their pre-fight press conference at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Philboxing’s Ronnie Nathanielsz said the tension began when Vazquez suddenly turned Donaire’s cap around during the
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino flyweight boxer Karlo Maquinto passed away Friday morning after slipping into a coma following his boxing match last week. The 21-year-old Maquinto died at 10:15 a.m. at the Far Eastern University (FEU) Hospital in Fairview, Quezon City. Doctors said Maquinto suffered from swelling of the brain following his bout against Mark
MANILA, Philippines – Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire is expecting nothing less than the best version of Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. when they face off for the vacant WBO super bantamweight title on February 4 at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas. “I expect to see the best Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. He has excellent boxing blood
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — It was an hour of hearing and deliberation during the application of Floyd Mayweather Jr. to box in Nevada. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) officials grilled Mayweather, as his boxing license expired December 31 last year. “I called him forward. Normally we wouldn’t call him forward but I called him forward
There is hope for a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight after all. Pacquiao told ABS-CBN’s Dyan Castillejo that he and Mayweather spoke through the phone and talked about the super bout. The fighting congressman said he is willing to face Mayweather “anytime,” as long as he will be given an equal split of the fight
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s adviser accused boxing promoter Bob Arum of “misdirecting” boxing fans about the Manny Pacquiao fight. Leonarde Ellerbe, a close friend and adviser of the undefeated American boxer, said he is no longer surprised with Arum’s maneuverings which allegedly prevented Mayweather from reaching a deal to fight Pacquiao on May 5.
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