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Pacquiao targets Mayweather in fight all fans crave

By Rebecca Bryan LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao avenged his loss to Timothy Bradley in convincing style on Saturday, and said he’s ready any time to negotiate the bout with Floyd Mayweather that fight fans crave. “The line is open 24 hours, seven days a week,” the Filipino ring...
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When winning is worse than losing

In any sport, winning is not necessarily everything. In boxing, winning can be worse than losing. “After you win a fight that people think you didn’t deserve, instead of coming out to the public walking tall, you come out with your face down, hoping nobody reminds you of that...
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PHL celebrates comeback of boxing hero Pacquiao

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines united in celebration on Sunday as its boxing hero Manny Pacquiao cemented his comeback by avenging his 2012 loss to American Timothy Bradley to regain the World Boxing Organization welterweight world title. Crowds watching the fight, which was...
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Pacquiao reclaims WBO welterweight belt, Bradley undefeated no more

By Rod Mijares Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the WBO Welterweight championship belt from American Timothy Bradley in a rematch Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada via a unanimous decision. It was a vindication on Pacquiao as he was able to...
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Win over Pacquiao brought dark days for Bradley

By Rebecca BRYAN LAS VEGAS, (AFP) – The vitriolic abuse that Timothy Bradley received after his controversial triumph over Manny Pacquiao had him contemplating not only ending his boxing career but even his life, Bradley said Wednesday. The unbeaten American should have been on...
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Martinez poised for a gold medal finish in Slovenia

By David Casuco LOS ANGELES (Mabuhay) – Michael Christian Martinez, seeing action for the first time since the Sochi Olympiad, is back in competitive form. The seventeen year-old figure skating phenom found himself atop the leaderboard after the short program in the ongoing...
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Pacquaio-Bradley rematch this Saturday

Promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT....
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The Team Pacquiao Guarantee

By Jannelle So “What is more difficult to accept: the loss to Timothy Bradley via controversial decision; or the loss to Juan Manuel Marquez via knock out?” This was the question I asked at the media day of world boxing champion and congressman from the Philippines Manny Pacquiao...
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Pacquaio-Mayweather could still happen: Roach

By Rebecca BRYAN LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Trainer Freddie Roach says avenging losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez are the top items on Manny Pacquiao’s to-do list, but believes the Filipino will one day face Floyd Mayweather. But Hall of Fame trainer Roach sa...
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Pacquiao more motivated after Bradley’s taunts

LAS VEGAS (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao is taking extra motivation from taunts by unbeaten Tim Bradley that the Filipino boxing icon has lost the hunger and killer instinct he once displayed with great passion. “The more he says that, the more he inspires me to show the hunger and...