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Macau fight may be Pacquiao’s last: Roach

By Talek HARRIS SINGAPORE  (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said he would order the Filipino boxing great to retire if he suffers a bad loss in next week’s comeback fight against Brandon Rios. The flamboyant Roach backed Pacquiao for a fifth or sixth-round...
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Life After the KO

SO LA – by Jannelle So  It was the outcome boxing fans were hoping to see; although not from the man many were expecting it come from. The much-anticipated fourth battle between champions Manny Pacquaio and Juan Manuel Marquez ended in the most convincing way – a...
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Old Pacquaio vs New Marquez

By Jannelle So Relaxed, calm and sometimes flashing his signature mischievous grin, 8-division world boxing champion and Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao faced the press at the Wild Card Gym last Wednesday for his Media Day, a couple weeks before he faces rival Juan Manuel...
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Donaire’s wife in FHM “sexiest” list

After his recent boxing unification feat, boxer Nonito Donaire, Jr. has more than a new title belt to be proud of after his wife, Rachel Marcial Donaire, was named among the “world’s sexiest women.” It isn’t Donaire’s first time to make the list. In...

The drawbacks of fame and fortune in boxing

AROUND TOWN By Rey Andres New boxing sensation Nonito Donaire is set to follow the footsteps of Philippine boxing hero, Manny Pacquiao when he chalked up victory number 26 with a clean knockout punch on 2:25 minutes of the 2nd fight with Mexican Fernando Montiel in Las Vegas last...

Who is afraid of The Filipino Flash?

By David Casuco Balita Media News Service LOS ANGELES – Next to the Pacman, Nonito Donaire Jr. is the next best thing in Philippine boxing right now. Boxing pundits, though, are still ambivalent as to whether or not Ring Magazine’s No. 5 pound-for-pound boxer in the...

Filipinos celebrate Donaire’s victory

MANILA, Dec. 6 – Senator Pia Cayetano filed resolution on Monday, commending Nonito “The Flash” Donaire Jr. for winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight title via a fourth round knocked out against Wladimir Sidorenko of Ukraine last Saturday at...