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Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Continue to Play it Cool

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The greatest fight to never happen may or may not go down at some point within the next 16 months. As numerous sources have mentioned on multiple occasions, the stars are lining up perfectly for a showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. within the next year and change. However, despite the fact that this match-up makes all the sense in the world to put together, all involved are being very hush hush about the whole thing.
Pacquiao’s advisor, Michael Koncz, explicitly stated that he does “not see the fight between Floyd and Manny happening.” To hear him say it, the camp is “focused on the November 24 fight with Rios and nothing else.”
While unwavering focus in the lead-up to a fight is an admirable trait, it’s doubtful that Pacquiao’s team isn’t looking past Rios at least a bit. They specifically chose him because they know that their guy needs a win, and odds makers responded immediately by installing the Filipino star as a 3-to-1 favorite. The short-term goal is beating Rios, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an endgame in mind.
Mayweather, much to the shock of everyone, agreed to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez this week. While the news caught everyone off guard, it doesn’t much change the fact that, win or lose, he’ll need more big name opponents after this. It’s very likely that the reason he chose Alvarez is because rumors of his bout against Robert Guerrero underperforming in PPV sales are true, and he needs to get back to selling out events the old fashion way – with good fights against legitimate, recognizable foes.

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Does Mayweather Deserve Respect For Picking Saul “Canelo” Alvarez?

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Does Mayweather “The Pound For Pound” best boxer in the sport deserve respect for picking Saul Alvarez?

One thing we know for sure is this bout with Alvarez is the most exciting and significant fight that can be made in boxing right now.

This fight carries a lot of risk for Money May. The truth is, Mayweather is a true welterweight - 147 pounder and this weight is where he feels most comfortable fighting at. He has chosen to fight the bigger and very talented Alvarez for the WBA and WBC Championship belts. Alvarez is most likely going to weigh 20-30 pounds more than Mayweather come fight night.

Over the past few years Floyd Mayweather has had the coward label stapled on his back- Do you think that this fight erases that label and now even Manny Pacquiao based fans can respect Mayweather’s courage?

What do you think?

Mayweather-Alvarez: boxing finally gives back to the fans

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Floyd Mayweather announced to the world today, via Instagram, that he would give boxing fans what they wanted and he would take on Saul Alvarez on September 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

You have to commend Mayweather, as he has taken the most dangerous fighter possible and the man who many feel will eventually take over his crown, as the king of boxing, once “Money” Mayweather decides to hang up the gloves.

But you have to wonder if the decision to take on Alvarez has come too quickly, and if the young star is indeed ready.

Alvarez has certainly done the round, that’s no question.

He is 22 years old, yet has a record of 42-0, which is what happens when you turn professional at the age of 14. Mayweather is 36 and is 44-0.

But Canelo only really has two notable names on his record, Shane Mosley and Austin Trout.

Sure Carlos Baldomir and Lovemore Ndou have been vanquished also, but in my opinion the record still lacks a few more big scalps.

Mayweather has Robert Guerrero, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, Victor Ortiz, Juan Manuel Marquez, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Zab Judah, etc.

The Mayweather-Alvarez fight is still going to make money and do big business for all involved, but with some patience the fight could have been even bigger.

Alvarez is obviously a star in the world of boxing, but I don’t know how prominent he has become on the radar of casual sports fans.

With the boxing world swept up in the whole Mayweather-Pacquiao saga for the last five years, the deeds of the likes of Alvarez have gone unnoticed on the grander scale.

Another couple of notable names on the record of Alvarez and another couple of tidy defences for Mayweather and suddenly the fight is worth that little bit more.

From a business perspective too, it’s strange to see this fight happen now.

Mayweather still has five fights remaining on his mega deal with Showtime, and given he has dispatched nearly every credible challenger, who looms on his radar if he does gets past Alvarez?

Sure there’s still the Pacquiao fight, but there’s no doubt the question of “who’s better” has already been answered given their recent performances.

Juan Manuel Marquez was soundly beaten by Mayweather a few years ago, and Tim Bradley still has things to prove at the elite level.

I thought Mayweather-Alvarez would be one of the final fights in the Showtime deal, that way in a perfect world, assuming Mayweather defeats Alvarez, Mayweather could roll into the sunset having defeated anyone and everyone.

Floyd Mayweather Breaks Record For Highest Purse In A Fight

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Floyd Mayweather has decided to face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez this September 14th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The motivation behind this fight has to be the money! Floyd Mayweather is guaranteed to receive in excess of a $40 Million dollar purse.

What this means is right after Floyd Mayweather is done fighting Alvarez, win or lose Mayweather will go back to his dressing room and pick up his check for $40 million dollars. Floyd Mayweather will still be entitled to his pay-per-view revenue splits he has worked out with Showtime and Golden Boy Promotions. The estimated dollar figure Floyd will make on this one fight will probably upwards of $80 million!

Breaking News! ~ Floyd Mayweather Vs Canelo Alvarez! It’s On…..

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September 14 2013 will possibly be the biggest fight of all time- Two undefeated fighters known for being two of the best fighters in the world will be going head to head and toe to toe.

Not all the information is in, but from what we are told the fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and there will be a catch weight. The catch weight will be 152lbs and this fight will be for the jr middleweight title!

Pacquiao future depends on Rios

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Eight-division champion and ten-time world titlist Manny Pacquiao will be told to consider his boxing future if he does not overcome Brandon Rios, the fighter’s advisor Michael Koncz has confirmed.

‘Pac Man’ meets ‘Bam Bam’ in Macau on November 24, but Koncz admitted if the 34-year-old suffers a third straight defeat then time will most likely be called on one of the sport’s most glittering careers.

“If we are not able to win this fight with Rios impressively than yes, it will be time to sit with Manny to discuss hanging up the gloves,” Koncz told World Boxing News.

“Rios is a young hungry fighter and his style of coming straight forward and throwing a lot of punches will give the fans a very entertaining fight.”

Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight crown on a controversial decision to Timothy Bradley before being knocked out on his December 2012 return by old rival Juan Manuel Marquez.

 

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Pacquiao vs. Rios: Manny will take a lot of punishment in this fight

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By Chris Williams: November 23rd is an important day for  Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) with him fighting for the first time since his brutal 6th round knockout loss to Marquez last December.

That is one of the worst knockouts I’ve seen in a while in the sport, and there are big questions about whether Pacquiao will be able to stand up to another big shot like that for his next fight against Brandon Rios(31-1-1, 23 KO’s) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.

Manny’s promoter Bob Arum is kind of doing him a favor in putting him in with a pumped up lightweight instead of career-long welterweight

Rios is essentially a lightweight that ate his way out of the division instead of grew his way out. This means that Pacquiao won’t be getting hit as hard as he would if he were to face someone like Keith Thurman.

 

Rios can still punch hard, but he punches like a lightweight instead of a welterweight, and that could help Manny from getting knocked cold in this fight. However, I think Rios punches hard enough to give Pacquiao plenty of problems if he’s able to hit him enough times with one of his big right uppercuts, left hooks or even his jab. Rios has one of the best jabs in the division and he’s going to give Pacquiao huge problems if he remembers to use it for this fight.

 

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Manny Pacquiao Fights Battle Against Human Trafficking

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Manny Pacquiao’s greatest victory may have come far away from the ring lights and electric atmosphere of a main stage, world class Las Vegas prizefight.

On February 13 of this year, Philippines’s President Benigno Aquino III signed a strong, sweeping anti-human trafficking bill that the fighting congressman from the Sarangani district had been championing for two years.

The iconic fighter from the Philippines has been a world champion in eight divisions and has held numerous belts, but this could very well be the greatest accomplishment of Pacquiao’s storied career.

The journey began more than two years ago when Pacquiao was contacted by social worker and activist, Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, who ran the Visayan Forum in Manila, a shelter for young girls rescued from the illegal sex trade.

It is estimated that as many as 100,000 children work in the Filipino sex industry, most lured away from their families with promises of work and then forced into subservience with threats and violence. Tucked away in dark corners of red light districts and illegal cyber sex rooms, the children are sold to sex tourists and suffer through unimaginable daily degradations.

Flores-Oebanda had been giving of herself tirelessly, helping conduct raids to rescue girls as well as serving as a mother figure for the children, some as young as nine years old, as they work to rehabilitate their fragile psyches.

Perpetually strapped for cash and working against a mostly ambivalent Filipino government, she began pushing for legislation to help in her efforts and hoped to win Pacquiao’s attention to her cause as a way to pump up interest and assure victory.

Pacquiao, who literally fought his way out of poverty in one of the nation’s poorest slums, gave little hesitation to the plea for help and would pledge his support in a visit with Flores-Oebanda and the girls from the Visayan Forum in 2010.

“I think Manny is a very important milestone in our fight against human trafficking here in the Philippines because young people actually believe and listen to Manny,” said Flores-Oebanda. “He’s a hard-working guy, he came from a very poor family. He inspires a lot of people. Of course, everybody wants Manny in their own campaign, but I’m happy Manny is joining our fight.”

Manny Pacquiao BY KNOCKOUT

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Earlier this month, it was announced that Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent would be Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios—not the fighter most expected, but an understandable selection nonetheless.

Rios is 31-1-1 in his professional career and is coming off his first loss, a rematch against Mike Alvarado in Las Vegas. He’s “hellbent on sending Pacquiao to retirement.”

In a word…well…no. No, he will not beat Manny Pacquiao; no, he will not make a Hall of Famer retire; and no, he won’t even prove to be much of a competition for Pac-Man come November.

Manny Pacquiao BY KNOCKOUT!!

Pacquiao may launch own slot game in Macau this autumn

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His manager says likely to be two months before comeback fight at Venetian Macao

Philippines boxing legend Manny Pacquiao may visit Macau this autumn – prior to his fight at The Venetian Macao – to launch a new Aristocrat Technologies slot machine game based on his career.
The news was given to Business Daily by the fighter’s manager Eric Pineda.
“We’ll probably go first to the United States and then do an Asian tour including maybe Singapore and Macau,” said Mr Pineda. “We’ll probably do the promotion two months before the fight,” he added.
Aristocrat’s game, Mega Manny Jackpots, is a progressive-style slot product.
The game is still under development, but a prototype – complete with top box featuring animated action sequences – is on display until this afternoon at Aristocrat’s stand at Global Gaming Expo Asia 2013 at The Venetian Macao.
“It’s still under development but it looks really good. It would be nice if they could make him look even more handsome,” said Mr Pineda.
Aristocrat Technologies is one of the world’s leading casino equipment suppliers and the market leader in Macau.
Two important features of the game are that Manny’s opponents are ghost-like figures on the graphics, and the Filipino hero – the first-ever boxer to be a world champion at eight different weights – doesn’t ever lose a fight.
“Manny Pacquiao is such an iconic figure and such a hero in the region and across the world that we’re very excited to be involved with this product,” said David Punter, general manager Asia Pacific for Aristocrat.
Mr Pacquiao is to face Brandon Rios of the United States in a non-title welterweight bout in Macau on November 23.

Manny Pacquiao’s Camp Slams Juan Manuel Marquez-Timothy Bradley Fight

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t’s no secret that Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley absolutely despise Manny Pacquiao. They made that quite apparent when each one opted to skip what could have been a huge payday in order to fight one another instead.

So, with no love lost between all of the camps involved, it probably shouldn’t come as a massive surprise that Pacquiao’s team is now slamming the upcoming match-up between two guys that kinda, sorta ducked him.

“[Bradley] and Marquez had a good deal together or something like that, but I don’t really see that fight as being too interesting, because who really cares who wins that fight,” Freddie Roach said recently,

He’s not wrong. While there is obviously a certain level of intrigue surrounding this match, mostly just because of the names involved, it’s nowhere near the level Pacquiao-Marquez V or Pacquiao-Bradley II would have been. There are no real ramifications for this thing, and seeing as Bradley has already pledged to go back to his old way of fighting, it’s not like we can expect a slobber knocker of the sort we witnessed between him and Ruslan Provodnikov.

Of course, seeing as Roach made his comments mostly out of bitterness and loyalty to his guy, all of that logical reasoning on why this thing won’t be as interesting as what we could’ve potentially gotten is sort of irrelevant.

Manny Pacquiao will KNOCK OUT Brandon Rios Just Like Hatton

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Come November 24 2013 Manny Pacquiao will literally destroy Brandon Rios. Brandon Rios’s chin is already suspect and with Manny Pacquiao’s explosive speed and power this fight will not get out of the 2nd round.

What round do you think this fight will go to?

How do you think it will end?

Leave comments here!

The People Manny Pacquiao surrounds himself with ~ Net Worth ~ Part lll Jaime Zobel de Ayala

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Manny Pacquiao rubs shoulders with the heralded Ayala Family- most notably Jaime Zobel de Ayala- one of the richest people in the world. His staff alone would break the bank of the upper middle class. He is a 7th generation Spaniard who’s family settled into the Philippines making their name and money for themselves…

Jaime Zobel de Ayala net worth: Jaime Zobel de Ayala has a net worth of $2.2 billion according Forbes Magazine.Chairman emeritus of Ayala Corp., Philippines largest conglomerate by market capitalization.Interests include real estate, hotels, financial services, telecom, utilities.Plans to invest $1.8 billion in power generation, infrastructure.Stake held by his 7 children.Jaime II, eldest, is chairman; Ferdinando is vice chairman

The People Manny Pacquiao surrounds himself with ~ Net Worth ~ Part ll The Mafia Don- Chavit Singson

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Chavit Singson has been known to be the true ruler of the Philippines. Yes he has a private jet, Yes…. he has his own helicopters, Yes….. He has his own white Tigers guarding his mansions, BUT HELL the man has his own submarine! Now that is something- Chavit Singson is far too clever to ever let anyone know his own net worth, but lets just say it is not in the millions, but the billions- That is U.S.- Not Pesos.

Singson is known to have started EDSA II, when in October 2000 he alleged he gave President Estrada 400 million as payoff from illegal gambling profits. On October 16, 2000, he accused the Estrada, as the “lord of all jueteng lords” for receiving 5 million pesos protection money from jueteng every month during his term of presidency. He also accused the president of receiving kickbacks from 170 million pesos excise tobacco tax. This is equivalent to taking more than US $10 million in bribes from illegal gambling lords as well as another US$3.4 million in tobacco tax kickbacks. His exposé ultimately led to the impeachment trial after he accused the President of receiving over P400 million in bribes from jueteng operators. First called to the witness stand by the prosecution on Dec. 13 and continued his testimony on Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. Testified that Mr. Estrada, codenamed A.S. or Asyong Salonga in the jueteng ledger, regularly received a cut from jueteng collections. Claimed that Mr. Estrada would receive a bigger percentage from Bingo 2-Ball, a legal, modified version of jueteng that was the brainchild of the President’s friend and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. consultant Charlie “Atong” Ang. Testified that Ang, presidential adviser for Bicol affairs Anton Prieto and former Estrada political adviser Jaime Policarpio regularly received jueteng collections, and that Senators John Osmeña and Teresa Aquino-Oreta received P1 million each as balato from mahjong. Also claimed that he issued a check to beauty queen Joelle Pelaez for and on behalf of Mr. Estrada. Called back to the stand on Dec. 19 as a witness for Article 2 or the impeachment charge of graft and corruption.

After more than 30 years of friendship, Gov. Luis Singson leveled the graft-related accusations that led to the impeachment charges that have been filed against Philippine President Joseph Estrada. He charged that President Joseph Estrada, several members of his family, and his friends were benefiting from jeteung

Singson said that he had delivered more than 400 million pesos ($8 million) in gambling payoffs from jueteng to Estrada. The governor said he began collecting and delivering the money in 1998, a few months after Estrada was elected president. He added that he participated in the payoffs until August 2000, and that the money drops were made in Estrada’s office. He also said Estrada had received 130 million pesos ($2.6 million) from provincial tax revenues.

The People Manny Pacquiao surrounds himself with ~ Net Worth ~ Part 1 ~ Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton has been known to travel to the Philippines to meet with Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao in hopes to establish her own name in the masses of the great Filipino people and their mighty mighty pesos. Are  you curious what she is worth? Check out what Forbes had to say:

Paris Hilton was born in New York, New York and has an estimated net worth of $100 million dollars. The great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain, Paris Hilton was born into money. She began working as a model while in elementary school and was subsequently signed to T Management. She has modeled for various advertising campaigns, including work for Guess, Christian Dior, and Marciano, among others. She became a household name in 2003, when she began appearing on the reality show, “The Simple Life”. A sex tape, which she tried to have suppressed, was also released in 2003 under the title, “One Night in Paris”.

 

She has made guest appearances on various television programs, including “The O.C.”, “Las Vegas”, and “Veronica Mars”, and also played supporting roles in such films as “Nine Lives” and “House of Wax”. She has also appeared on a number of reality series including “Paris Hilton’s My New BFF”, and its various spin-offs, and the short-lived, “The World According to Paris’. She has also released one album. Paris Hilton’s family has a fortune in the billions. Paris’ family money comes from the hotel business, but paris has her hands in a lot of business as well. Paris has a shoe line, perfume, CD and movie royalties, money from appearances, a book, clothes, and hair accessories, just to name a few.

Paris gets between $25,000 and $100,000 for a hosting fee to appear at parties and clubs.

Manny Pacquiao’s Fight Against Brandon Rios Must End in KO Victory

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When Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2) takes on Brandon Rios (31-1-1) November 23, at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China, the only outcome that would benefit Pacquiao will be a knockout victory over the challenger.

Anything less will be viewed as an utter failure.

After losing to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in his last two fights—by decision and knockout respectively—Pacquiao needs to find redemption, and a convincing win over the No. 6 ranked welterweight in the world would mark the beginning of his ascension back to the top of the weight class.

Rios is no joke, and if Pac-Man doesn’t take his opponent serious, he could end up face down on the mat once again. Unlike Marquez, Rios pushes the tempo of the fight and will be matching the amount of punches that Pacquiao throws.

This is the kind of fight where Pac-Man must be as sharp defensively as he is offensively. Just like Floyd Mayweather uses his defensive prowess, Pacquiao will be looking to capitalize on the openings his opponent leaves while being aggressive and making them pay with firm counterpunches.

That doesn’t mean Pac-Man won’t be aggressive, though.

What do you Manny Pacquiao Fans Think? Post your comment here!

 

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Can Rios Do Better Than Margarito Against Pacquiao?

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After Manny Pacquiao’s devastating loss to Juan Manuel Marquez last year, boxing fans wondered what would be next for the Filipino icon. Would he retire? Would he fight Marquez another time, or would he take the easy route and face a weaker tune-up fight?

In steps a young fighter in “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios. Rios is coming off the first loss of his career in a close entertaining fight. Fans are quick to write a fighter off after a loss but Rios is far from done.

Rios is an action brawler which many think will play into Pacquiao’s hands and Rios will fall the way that Antonio Margarito did but that is far from what Rios is and his trainer Robert Garcia will allow to happen. Rios’ defense is very underrated. His defense is written off to the fact that he doesn’t mind taking punches and when he takes punches he “f*cking loves it.” One could see Rios do a little more defensive training for his upcoming fight but that will not slow the action down.

Is Pacquiao underestimating Rios? Quite possibly. Pacquiao has had great fights against action fighters but Rios is by far the youngest and possibly the move up to 147 pounds could see him as the strongest opponent Pacquiao has faced since he has become a superstar. This is a make or break fight for Pacquiao and if he underestimates Rios he will be in for a long night.

For Rios, it’s another day doing what he does best; fighting. In getting a victory over Pacquiao, Rios sees it as his time to shine and make it out with the old and in with the new.

CNN Documents Manny Pacquiao, Human Rights Pioneer’s Anti-Slavery Fight

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The CNN Freedom Project has announced the premiere of “The Fighters,” a documentary on the groundbreaking work of one of the world’s most renowned anti-trafficking organizations and the help its founder received in combating modern-day slavery from boxing champ, Filipino congressman and outspoken Christian Manny Pacquiao

 

“The Fighters,” airing for the first time this weekend on CNN International in a two-part series based on nearly two years of investigative reporting, provides an in-depth look at how Cecilia Flores-Oebanda and her Philippines-based anti-trafficking organization, the Visayan Forum Foundation, work unceasingly to get the message out that “Filipinos are not for sale.” Joining her in the fight is the Philippines’ own favorite son Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing champ and congressman of the country’s Sarangani province.

In a riveting and provocative pre-screening of “The Fighters” shared with The Christian Post, CNN’s Leif Coorlim informs viewers that many of the Philippines’ more than 90 million residents, who are predominantly Roman Catholic, suffer from extreme poverty. A need for survival drives many Filipinos overseas with the hope of finding employment. Traffickers, looking to stuff their own pockets, sometimes pose as employment agents and trick women and children into sexual and bonded slavery.

If not victimized overseas in countries like the Middle East, Filipino women and children find themselves being bought for sex by Westerners on vacation or business trips at home.

 

 

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What Manny could learn from “Money”

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Our vehicle came to a halt at the gateway to the home of Laura Elorde, the widow of Philippines boxing icon Flash Elorde. Instantly, a grinning man, clad in a pair of shorts and flip-flops, popped out of the guard shack and cut loose with an impromptu shadowboxing exhibition. Continue reading “What Manny could learn from “Money”” »

Manny Pacquiao - Knock out and Fire Works!

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This Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios fight will have fireworks! it will definitely not a bore, claimed Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach, who had called the welterweight clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero a first-class lullaby.

Roach has vowed a resounding KO win for Pacquiao against the younger Rios, who recently suffered his first defeat after being outpointed by Mike Alvarado in a world welterweight title clash.

“Manny doesn’t have to go there to chase a runner,” Roach told the famous Lem Satterfield. “Manny’s going to outbox him.”

Roach had also been quoted as saying a Pacquiao win by knockout in his comeback assignment “is clear as day.” Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao - Knock out and Fire Works!” »

Will It Take More Than One Win for Manny Pacquiao to Be a Superstar Again?

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It’s hard to believe that Filipino star Manny Pacquiao, who previously won 15 consecutive fights spanning seven years, has now lost two fights in a row.

It’s harder still to believe that the last time we saw him in a ring, he was snoozing face down on the canvas

 

There are more questions surrounding Pacquiao than ever before as he prepares to fight Brandon Rios in China. What did that vicious knockout at the hands of nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez take out of him? How much does he have left? Does he have the same desire to fight that he once had?

Will a victory over Rios allow him to reclaim his superstar status? The answer isn’t a simple one. The truth is, it really depends on how he wins.

When the fight was announced this week, it was met with a surprising amount of frustration from many fans, most of whom claim that Rios is tailor-made for Pacquiao to look good against. It’s true, Rios won’t be dancing around the ring attempting to counter punch.

He’ll come straight forward, offer little head movement and try to pound out a victory. Critics of the fight are calling Rios a smaller version of Antonio Margarito. Some criticism might be warranted; Rios has never been in with a fighter as skilled as Pacquiao. He’s also coming off an exciting but clear loss to Mike Alvarado.

But if we look closely at Pacquiao, one could argue that he has been far from his old self lately. He hasn’t scored a knockout since 2009, and he really hasn’t put in a great performance since he fought Margarito at Cowboys Stadium in 2010. That, and he was just vaporized with one punch in December.

It’s understandable that he would want a tune-up fight, as some are calling it. But one could tune-up a lot easier than throwing down with Brandon Rios.

So if Manny is to ascend back up the ranks of the boxing world immediately, he’ll have to turn in a performance that is nothing short of vintage Pacquiao. Indeed, a close-decision win would do nothing to dispel the notion that he is a sliding fighter.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?

 

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MANNY PACQUIAO, JINKEE PACQUIAO, ATTY FRANKLIN GACAL APPEAR TO HAVE WON THEIR ELECTIONS

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Eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee have emerged victorious in the just-concluded midterm elections in the Philippines which ended 7:00 p.m. Monday.

 

Pacquiao ran unopposed for reelection as the sole representative in congress of the province of Sarangani in southern Philippines. His wife, Jinkee ran for the post of vice-governor of the province, winning by a wide margin against her closest opponent. Continue reading “MANNY PACQUIAO, JINKEE PACQUIAO, ATTY FRANKLIN GACAL APPEAR TO HAVE WON THEIR ELECTIONS” »

Pacquiao denies assaulting rival

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Welterweight star and Filipino politician Manny Pacquiao has denied reports that he mauled a barangay chief on Monday, according to the fighter’s lawyer.

The Manila Times reported that Pacquiao was facing charges of “vote buying and serious physical injuries” for allegedly attacking Alfredo Belgica, the barangay chairman of San Jose, in General Santos City on Saturday night after Belgica had attempted to stop ‘Pac Man’ from distributing rice and money to voters.

Pacquiao is currently facing re-election as representative of the lone district of Sarangani province, but was in General Santos City to help friend Ronnel Rivera, who is running for mayor in the area.

Belgica is an ally of the Achievement with Integrity Movement - Liberal Party (AIM-LP), the rival coalition to Pacquiao’s People’s Champ Movement-United Nationalist Alliance (PCM-UNA).

Jeng Gacal, Pacquiao’s chief-in-staff and lawyer, strenuously denied the claims in a separate phone interview with the paper. Continue reading “Pacquiao denies assaulting rival” »

Jinkee headed for easy win in Sarangani ** FIRST RESULTS SEE HERE!

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MANILA — Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao is merely waiting for his formal proclamation as congressman of Sarangani province in the mid-term elections after running unopposed.

Based on the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) unofficial tally as 11:10 p.m., the fighting congressman had 53,458 votes.

It will be his second term as Sarangani congressman after beating businessman Roy Chiongbian in the 2010 polls.

He lost to Darlene Antonino-Custodio in the first district of South Cotabato in 2007 in his first try in politics.

Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee is leading her opponents for the vice gubenatorial post in Sarangani.

As of posting, Jinkee had 47,636 votes while her opponent Eleanor Saguiguit had 11,643.

Independent candidate Jose Villamor had 2,550 votes.

Pacquiao’s brother Ruel, meanwhile, is trailing Pedro Acharon Jr. for a seat in Congress representing South Cotabato.

As of posting, Acharon had 81,952 votes, while Ruel had 75,501.

Other candidates for the South Cotabato congressman are Dinand Hernandez (58,779 votes), Doc Elmo Tolosa (43,174 votes), Efren Biclar (555 votes) and Netz Varona (124 votes).

Will Floyd Mayweather Ever Be Considered the Greatest of All Time?

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Witnessing Floyd Mayweather completely dismantle Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero en route to a dominant, albeit uneventful, one-sided unanimous decision on Showtime’s replay of the May 4th pay per view brought to the realization one very important thing: Floyd Mayweather had the potential to be the called the greatest boxer of all-time but won’t be. Continue reading “Will Floyd Mayweather Ever Be Considered the Greatest of All Time?” »

Imelda Marcos, Manny Pacquiao running for office in Philippines elections

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES—Less violence than usual and expected glitches in voting machines marked Monday’s congressional and local elections in the Philippines, which will gauge popular support for the president’s anti-corruption drive and other reforms.

Elections Commission Chairman Sixto Brillantes said he expected turnout of 70 per cent. More than 52 million voters registered to elect 18,000 officials, including half of the 24-member Senate, nearly 300 members of the House of Representatives and leaders of a Muslim autonomous region in the south, where Islamic insurgents and militants are a concern.

Results are expected within a day or two.

The ballots were stacked with familiar names of at least 250 political families who have monopolized power across the country, from former first lady Imelda Marcos, 83, to newly minted politicians like boxing star Manny Pacquiao.

“Wherever you go, you see the names of these people since we were kids. It is still them,” businessman Martin Tunac, 54, said after voting in Manila. “One of the bad things about political dynasties is they control everything, including business.”

Critics worry that a single family’s stranglehold on different levels of government could stymie checks against abuses and corruption. A widely cited example is the 2009 massacre of 58 people, including 32 media workers, in an ambush blamed on rivalry between powerful clans in southern Maguindanao province.

Violence was less pronounced this year, with no Election Day deaths reported as of Monday night, but at least 46 people have been killed in the run-up to the elections since January, police said.

On Monday, assailants lobbed a grenade at a school where the voting was under way in southern Marawi city, but missed and hit a house, wounding three people. Armed followers of a mayoral candidate clashed with marines in nearby Sulu province, where troops replaced local police.

The official election watchdog, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, said it received reports of breakdowns in some of about 80,000 voting machines, which are being used for only the second time since the 2010 presidential election. The supplier said it had expected 200 to 300 units to malfunction but had 2,000 replacements on standby.

 

READ MORE: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/05/13/imelda_marcos_manny_pacquiao_running_for_office_in_philippines_elections.html

Pacquiao claims harrasment in General Santos

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – Lawyers of Rep Manny Pacquiao filed a case against a barangay chairman who reportedly harassed the boxing champion and fired his gun against his supporters in General Santos, police confirmed on Sunday, May 12.

Municipal police director Senior Supt. Froilan Quidilla confirmed that Pacquiao went to the police station in barangay Fatima police station on May 11 to file a complaint against San Jose barangay chair Alfredo Belgica, a known ally of General Santos Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio.

Pacquiao’s brother Rogelio is running for congressman in the 1st district of South Cotabato, which includes the city.

Rogelio Pacquiao, also the barangay chair of Apopong, is up against re-electionist Rep Pedro Acharon Jr., a political ally of Antonino-Custodio.

General Santos police operations chief Rolly Octavio said Belgica reportedly told the police that Pacquiao’s supporters brought with them 7 bags of rice and were allegedly engaged in vote-buying.

Belgica also claimed he reportedly found envelopes in their possession, but Octavio however said only 4 bags of rice were recovered from the van.

Pacquiao’s men were reportedly on board a Starex van — the windshield of which was shattered — escorted by 3 motorcycles.

Octavio also said Belgica was subjected to paraffin tests on May 12 to determine if the village chair fired a gun.

Freddie Roach States, “Manny Pacquiao will get Payback For Me- Knockout Rios

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What Payback is Freddie Roach talking about? If you remember back in 2010 when Manny Pacquiao was preparing to fight Antonio Margarito a video surfaced that depicted Margarito and Rios making fun of Roach’s ongoing physical condition related to his Parkinson’s disease.

Freddie went on record to say, “Rios is not difficult to figure out.” He wants to throw punches and when you do that you get hit.”

Freddie Stated, “Manny Pacquiao will knock him out and I will be happy to see it.” ” They can do what they want, but that video was an embarrassment to them. I won’t lie to you it bothered me too and it still bothers me.” “This fight is going to be great payback”

Rios Says, “Pacquiao Picked Me, Because I lost… BIG MISTAKE!!”

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Brandon Rios stated, “He picked me because I lost.” they probably think. “Brandon Rios is easy to hit all the time, but it’s a very different story when you get in the ring with me.” “I’ve been waiting for this fight all my life.” Rios continued, “They made a big mistake by picking me.” This is my chance to show what I can do with a great fighter in front of me.”

 

What chance do you think Brandon Rios has in this fight against Pacquiao?

Arum: Pacquiao, Rios to be randomly drug tested by VADA

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Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has confirmed that his organization is paying for eight-division title winner Manny Pacquiao and once-beaten junior welterweight contender Brandon Rios to be randomly drug tested by The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) for their their bout in Macau on Nov. 23 (Nov. 24 in China).

Arum chose VADA over the United State Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

“We’re going to use VADA. To me, we’ve had experience now in two fights with VADA, and they’ve conducted themselves extremely well. The fighters who have participated have nothing but praise for the way that it was handled. I’m going with the organization that I have a track record with rather than an organization that I have never used,” said Arum.

“That’s the point. It’s the fighters who are the ones who are affected, and the reports that I received from the fighters in both of those fights — from the winners and the losers and from everybody — were very complimentary. In other words, the testing is very important, but it has to be done in a way that is compatible with the fighters’ training.”

Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach said that Pacquiao plans to prepare for the fight in the Philippines in order to avoid distractions.

Manny Pacquiao Demands PEDs Testing for Rios Bout: Is This Hypocrisy or Common Sense?

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Late last week it was revealed that Manny Pacquiao had requested random blood and urine testing for his upcoming bout on November 23 with Brandon Rios in Macau. On Friday, it was confirmed that the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) would be the organization entrusted with the task of testing both fighters.

To those who have followed Pacquiao’s career for the last several years, the decision to actually request PEDs testing has to be more than a bit jarring, especially after his own tumultuous relationship with the concept.

For those who recall, a proposed mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather was all but signed, sealed, and delivered when a dispute over random blood testing forever killed the deal. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao Demands PEDs Testing for Rios Bout: Is This Hypocrisy or Common Sense?” »

Floyd Mayweather ‘very likely’ to fight again in September, according to Showtime

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Though there are understandable doubts that Floyd Mayweather will indeed return to the ring on September 14, which would be his quickest turnaround in several years, Showtime Sports boss Stephen Espinoza says that Floyd recently met with Showtime executives in New York, and and he feels that will happen.

“I think it’s very, very likely [that Floyd will fight in September]. Floyd has been saying it for months. He was in New York earlier this week and stopped by the Showtime offices on Wednesday, and said it yet again. Floyd intends Continue reading “Floyd Mayweather ‘very likely’ to fight again in September, according to Showtime” »

Freddie Roach Will Tell Manny Pacquiao It’s Time To Retire- Must Read

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A little over a year ago, Pacquiao was vying with Floyd Mayweather Jr for the title of best pound-for-pound boxer on the planet, but back-to-back defeats to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez have seen him slip down the pecking order.

The image of Pacquiao face down on the canvas following a savage knockout by Marquez in December still sits prominently in the mind, but he is back in the gym preparing for his comeback fight against Rios

The Rios clash will take place in China and the Pacquiao camp are hopeful it will propel the Filipino back towards a world title shot. That is Roach’s plan, but he has warned his charge that it is win or bust.

“If he loses, I will tell him to retire,” Roach told ESPN. “If you lose three in a row it’s your time.

“He’s up there in age. I’ve got to keep a close eye on him. It’s part of my job to protect him. I will do the right thing.”

 

What are your thoughts?

Breaking News! Manny Pacquiao Now Wants Random Blood Tests For His Upcoming Fight

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For the first time, eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao has requested for random drug testing prior to his scheduled ring return against Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Macau on November 24.

 

Pacquiao has requested the US Anti Doping Agency or USADA to handle the drug testing protocol.

 

The reason for the request is unknown, except that Brandon Rios is now being trained by the controversial strength and conditioning coach Angel “Memo” Heredia who was known to have been involved in peddling performance enhancing drugs  Continue reading “Breaking News! Manny Pacquiao Now Wants Random Blood Tests For His Upcoming Fight” »

Mayweather Does Over a Million Pay-Per-Views Without A Doubt

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Earlier this week we reported that a scrub Examiner writer was reporting that Mayweather’s Pay-Per-Views did not break 800k- They were around the 700k Mark.

Fighthype.com has reported the Pay-Per-View are definitely over a million.

This report has been confirmed by Showtime Sports Executive Vice President And General Manager Stephen Espinoza.

Check it out for yourself here.

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WOW! Michael Jordan’s Net Worth- Now That is Crazy-

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Manny Pacquiao had that rare chance to become a Michael Jordan of his generation. Does Manny Pacquiao still have that opportunity to become the global icon and become financially rewarded as Michael Jordan has?

What are your thoughts of Manny Pacquiao making a comeback and making it happen- Here is what Forbes has to say about Michael Jordan:

 

Michael Jordan net worth: Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player and one of the most famous people on the planet who has a net worth of $650 million. Even though Michael has not played professionally in over a decade, he still earns an estimated $80 million a year from endorsements. He earns $60 million every year from Nike-Jordan brand royalties alone. During his playing days, Jordan set sport records by being the first athlete to earn over $30 million per year in salary alone which happened from 1996 – 1998 while playing for the Chicago Bulls. He also starred in the 1996 movie Space Jam and is a part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA franchise. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA championship titles. He is a five-time league MVP, he holds the record for highest career scoring average of all time and was inducted into the Hall of Fame on September 11th 2009. Throughout his impressive career and even through to the present, Michael Jordan has been a spokesman for many corporate brands including Nike, Gatorade, Wheaties, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Ball Park Franks, Rayovac, Hanes, and MCI. Continue reading “WOW! Michael Jordan’s Net Worth- Now That is Crazy-” »

Manny Pacquiao: A Victim of Boxing Politics?

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Reports of Manny Pacquiao’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Despite a face-first knockout at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez last December and a frustrating, controversial split decision loss to Timothy Bradley six months before that, Pacquiao’s days as a legitimate, pound-for-pound force are not over.

As a matter of fact, the eight-division world champ and Filipino icon is probably just one big win away from rejoining Floyd Mayweather at the top of boxing’s short list of elite players.

Those who truly recall his last bout with Marquez should remember a Pacquiao who had a bloodied Marquez legitimately hurt shortly before getting cracked with a perfectly-timed right hand at the end of the sixth round. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao: A Victim of Boxing Politics?” »

Manny Pacquiao May Not Be in a Chess Match with Rios, But He’s Sponsoring One

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Pacquiao, who actually enjoys playing the game, has signed on to be a sponsor and presenter in the Asian Continental Chess Championship, which is about to take place in Pasay City (Philippines) from May 18 through May 27.

The tournament has taken on the former champion’s name, and will be promoted as the “Manny Pacquiao Chess Cup.” And while there is generally not thought to be a lot of money in the game of chess, and certainly doesn’t yield anything that would approach the $20 million or Pacquiao will make for his next fight (minus very negligible taxes, of course), there will be $100,000 available to win in the contest.

The tournament is scheduled for nine rounds of competition (with each round considerably more than three minutes) and will be conducted on the basis of the Swiss-system, which means there will be no early knockouts. Players move along in an attempt to gather points in pursuit of a favorable placement in the final round of competition. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao May Not Be in a Chess Match with Rios, But He’s Sponsoring One” »

Floyd Mayweather Boxed into a Corner by Canelo Alvarez?

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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, unlike any fighter to set his sights on Floyd Mayweather before him, just may win a battle of wills against the controversial 5-division world champ. Unlike Robert Guerrero, who proved to be little challenge for Mayweather in a face to face fight on May 4, Alvarez is looking more and more like the big winner in his quest for a big money Mayweather bout on September 14.

Assuming that early reports are true and the Mayweather-Guerrero pay-per-view buy rate was an overall disappointment, Showtime and those with an actual vested economic interest in Mayweather’s six-fight, thirty-month deal will likely be putting copious amounts of pressure on the fighter’s team to pick things up with this next event. They’ll likely want an opponent who can carry his end of the promotion and whip fans into a buying frenzy.

But looking out over the horizon at possible bouts with fighters from 140 to 154 lbs., there just aren’t all that many bankable names who fit the bill of good guy to Mayweather’s well-hyped bad guy. Continue reading “Floyd Mayweather Boxed into a Corner by Canelo Alvarez?” »

Should Manny Pacquiao Look for a new Boxing Coach?

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With Manny Pacquiao’s last two fights coming in as losses, should Manny look towards rebuilding his team around him?

What are your thoughts about the people that surround Manny Pacquiao.

What are your thoughts on:

Freddie Roach:

Alex Ariza:

Buboy Fernandez:

Michael Koncz:

Who needs to go? Who should stay? What should Manny Pacquiao do with his team on hand?

Let Manny Pacquiao know what you think!

Manny Pacquiao Counter Punches Uncle Sam- How Much Is Pacquiao Saving in Tax Dollars?

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Due to the rising top U.S. tax rate, which increased from 35 percent to 39.6 percent on January 1, 2013.

The threat of Manny Pacquiao not fighting in the United States has now come to fruition, with Pacquiao choosing to take his talents to China, where he is hugely popular and, more importantly, the top marginal tax rate is only 12 percent.

Because Pacquiao is neither a U.S. resident nor a citizen, he will not pay U.S. tax on any money earned from the fight, allowing him to pocket an extra 28 percent of the purse.

In simple terms, if Pacquiao rakes in $25 million from the Rios fight, holding the match in China will allow him to walk away with $22 million, while a Vegas bout would have left him with only $15 million.

That is 7 Million more $$$$ for that Pacman’s pockets…. Not too shabby..

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Talks Showtime, Boxing, Gambling, Manny Pacquiao

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., fresh off his unanimous decision victory over Robert Guerrero, sat down with The Huffington Post in New York to discuss his latest fight, having his dad back in his corner, serving two months in jail for domestic battery, and of course, his recreational gambling activities. The 36-year-old Mayweather, who has yet to lose a professional fight, also discussed his six-fight, 30-month contract with Showtime/CBS, his post-boxing career and why he’s never going to fight Manny Pacquiao.

First of all, how are you feeling? It didn’t look like you got hit very often Saturday night.

It’s always great to get through a fight without taking any punishment. I’m happy with how everything played out.

You had your father, Floyd Sr., back in your corner. What did that do for you?

I always want to perform well for myself. I truly believe in self-preservation, but my dad will always push you to the limit because he wants the best from an athlete. He wants the best for all fighters that he’s working with. My dad had a tremendous game plan with a great camp. We was working hand-to-hand, but my uncle Roger is still working with me also. Me, my father and Roger, the chemistry was great this training camp. First time we all worked together, all three of us.

Is that combination of your father and uncle something you anticipate using again moving forward?

Yeah, I think we’re going to stick to this regiment because we had great results.

When you came back from jail, was there ever any doubt in your mind in terms of whether or not you could box again, at least at the same level as before? Continue reading “Floyd Mayweather Jr. Talks Showtime, Boxing, Gambling, Manny Pacquiao” »

Floyd Mayweather Tanks At The Box Office- Horrible Pay-Per-View Figures!

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This just in…….. According to a scrub writer for the Examiner- he is reporting Pay-Per-View numbers to be much much lower than anticipated- according to his sources they are somewhere in the ballpark of 700,000.

These numbers are around the same pay-per-view numbers as when Manny Pacquiao fought the very unknown Joshua Clottey.

The rumor is Showtime will not be happy with these numbers at all- Especially, since they just bet the bank on a 6 fight series that headlines Money May…….

Why do you think Mayweather Jr.’s numbers were so low?

 

Manny Pacquiao: Does Pac-Man Have More to Gain or Lose in Brandon Rios Bout?

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Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Brandon Rios on Nov. 23, in Macau, China.

Rios is a the obvious choice for Pacquiao’s return. Not a safe one, but the obvious one. The Mexican puncher loves to turn a boxing fight into a war and a brawl, which will suit the Pacman just right.

Just one year ago, Pacquiao was arguably considered the best fighter in the world. Then he lost two consecutive fights.  Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao: Does Pac-Man Have More to Gain or Lose in Brandon Rios Bout?” »

Manny Pacquiao Vs Brandon Rios- This one is Personal There will be a Knockout

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By Timothy James,

Freddie Roach has gone on record to state that he wants to teach Brandon Rios a lesson.

Freddy also wants to send a message to the 2012′s boxing trainer of the year Mr.Robert Garcia.  Garcia the boxing trainer who now hogs the limelight as the best boxing trainer in the world.

Who can blame Freddie Roach a man that used to hold that spotlight as the greatest trainer in the sport- now with a record of almost 1-12- (that is 1 win with his last 13 fights and 12 losses) If Freddie Roach was in any other sport he would be on the bench wondering what went wrong.

Freddie Roach will use Manny Pacquiao’s ferocious knockout power, incredible skill set, coupled with Brandon Rios’s suspect chin to deliver an exciting win for the “National Fist” (and himself) Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao Vs Brandon Rios- This one is Personal There will be a Knockout” »

BREAKING NEWS!! Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios set

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Former pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, seeking to get his mojo back after being knocked out cold by rival Juan Manuel Marquez in December, will return to action to face brawler Brandon Rios this fall, Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz told ESPN.com on Monday.

 

 

The fight, the first for Filipino icon Pacquiao outside the United States since 2006, will take place at the CotaiArena at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau, China, on Nov. 24, which is Nov. 23 in the United States.

 

The fighters have both agreed to terms and the contracts are being finalized, according to Koncz and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum. Pacquiao agreed to terms last week and Koncz, who is traveling to the Philippines to see him, said he is bringing him the paperwork. Arum said Rios agreed to terms on Monday morning. Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS!! Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios set” »

Has Floyd Mayweather moved Past Manny Pacquiao? You read and decide….

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Robert Guerrero was befuddled and bamboozled by Floyd Mayweather Jr. Saturday night in Las Vegas. That, at least, would explain away his actions.

The dozens of right hands that bounced off his head must have left him slightly dazed and more than a little confused, or else why would he have raised his hands in presumed victory after being on the wrong end of a master class in defensive boxing?

Guerrero may have been the only man alive who thought he had beaten Mayweather, although in his heart of hearts, he likely knew it was fraudulent—an early start on putting salve on an injured psyche, preparation for girding himself once again for battle one day. Continue reading “Has Floyd Mayweather moved Past Manny Pacquiao? You read and decide….” »

Floyd Mayweather Jr offered Manny Pacquiao 40 Million Dollars

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Just before Manny Pacquiao decided to fight Top Rank Boxer Timothy Bradley Floyd Mayweather Jr offered Manny Pacquiao 40 Million dollars.

Floyd Had the MGM date reserved and called out Manny. All he asked was for Manny Pacquiao to accept the same blood tests he was willing to take.

Manny Pacquiao turned down the Floyd Mayweather fight and accepted the Timothy Bradley fight and earned an estimated $19 million dollars.

Looking back do you think Manny Pacquiao’s should have accepted Floyd’s offer?

 

Tell Manny Pacquiao what you think…..

We Have The Decision of Floyd Mayweather Vs Guerrero

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Floyd Mayweather did basically what he said he would do and that is stand toe 2 toe with the younger Roberto “The Ghost” Guerrero.

What we did know was the overall display of speed, courage, brilliance, and determination by the undisputed pound for pound king of boxing Mr. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

We congratulate your victory.

All three judges had the score 117-111

Kobe Bryant Net Worth - Unbelievable!!!

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What is Kobe Bryant’s annual salary with the Lakers? $25.2 million During his 16 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant has earned just over $221 million in salary alone. He has earned millions more from endorsements.

Kobe Bryant is an American basketball superstar who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers and has a net worth of $200 million. Kobe Bryant was born on August 23rd, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Joe Bryant, was a former player for the Philadelphia 76ers. His parents named him after the famous beef of Kobe, Japan. Continue reading “Kobe Bryant Net Worth - Unbelievable!!!” »

Floyd Mayweather Jr How much money is he making?

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Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr., the highest-paid athlete in the world last year with earnings of $85 million, according to Forbes Magazine, is well on his way to the top spot for this year.

Mayweather’s contract, filed on Friday afternoon with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, calls for him to earn a record-tying guarantee of $32 million for his welterweight world-title fight against Robert Guerrero on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. $32 Million is the check he will receive right after the fight- about $25 million dollars more than Manny Pacquiao gets- who do you think handles their fighter’s careers better Continue reading “Floyd Mayweather Jr How much money is he making?” »

Juan Manuel Marquez says he’s done fighting Manny Pacquiao

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Juan Manuel Marquez says that he wants to remember Dec 8 just the way it was for the rest of his life. He feels vindicated for the 2 losses and 1 draw on his record that he truly feels deserves to be 3-0.

Juan Manuel Marquez says, no amount of money can make this fight happen. It is not about the money- Unlike most athletes Marquez has been smart about his money and does not need to continue to fight because of money. Continue reading “Juan Manuel Marquez says he’s done fighting Manny Pacquiao” »

Will Pacquiao junk Arum after contract expiry to face Mayweather?

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By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Fri, 03 May 2013

 

Despite two successive defeats in the hands of Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez last year, Manny Pacquiao remains a bankable fighter who can draw huge crowds to keep his foe as well as his promoter happy.

Such crowd-drawing capability keeps hopes alive for his overdue showdown with the unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who is facing Robert Guerrero Saturday Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena In Las Vegas, Nevada. Continue reading “Will Pacquiao junk Arum after contract expiry to face Mayweather?” »

Is Mayweather Only Focussed On Staying Undefeated?

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Mayweather Stated, “My thing is trying to leave all of the negative things behind me and trying to focus on the positive, and the positive thing for me is just going to the gym every day, doing what I’m supposed to do and working hard,” Mayweather said. “As far as me talking about what me and my dad, the arguments we had in the past or the differences my dad and my uncle had in the past, that’s the past. That’s why we call it the past because we try to leave that in the past and focus on the future and the future should be bright and at this point in time, everything is going the way it should go.”

 

“My thing is trying to leave all of the negative things behind me and trying to focus on the positive, and the positive thing for me is just going to the gym every day, doing what I’m supposed to do and working hard,” Mayweather said. “As far as me talking about what me and my dad, the arguments we had in the past or the differences my dad and my uncle had in the past, that’s the past. That’s why we call it the past because we try to leave that in the past and focus on the future and the future should be bright and at this point in time, everything is going the way it should go.” Continue reading “Is Mayweather Only Focussed On Staying Undefeated?” »

Manny Pacquiao Really Annoys Juan Manuel Marquez And Timothy Bradley

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Manny Pacquiao was supposed to face Juan Manuel Marquez for a fifth and final time this year. It was the fight that made the most amount of sense for all involved, and it would have resulted in both men getting massive, massive paydays.

When it became apparent that Marquez’s heart wasn’t really in the proposed match-up, Pacquiao’s team set their sights on Timothy Bradley. After all, the 29-year-old had spent the better part of the past year calling Pacquiao out – so it sort of made sense. They could get Bradley on the cheap, the bout came with a built-in storyline, and there were plenty of Bradley-Ruslan Provodnikov highlights they could play to convince fans that this wasn’t going to be a repeat of last year’s debacle.

But then Bradley turned Pacquiao down, too. Instead he went and agreed to a showdown against Marquez – one that absolutely nobody was clamoring for. Mind you, that’s not to say this is a bad fight. It’s not. Stylistically, it will be interesting to see Marquez, new body and all, take it to Bradley. It’s just a fight nobody was really asking for.

The point is: Both Marquez and Bradley passed up on a bigger potential payday, against an easier opponent (maybe), to fight each other. Why would they do that?

 

What is your answer?

Floyd Mayweather Demands a Rematch

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Floyd Mayweather Jr decides who he will fight. He also decides how much they will get paid. It seems that Robert Guerrero was prepared for everything in his contract with Floyd Mayweather Jr except for what jumped out at him as he first read the contract. Floyd Mayweather Jr asked for a “Rematch Clause”

What did Robert Guerrero think about this clause? Well according to ESPN This shows Guerrero where Floyd’s head is at.

Do you think Floyd has genuine concerns about losing to Robert the Ghost Guerrero? Post your opinions here!