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Team Pacquiao waiting for Cotto proposal before settling on December foe



Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, promoter of Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao, is waiting on a proposal from Miguel Cotto and his camp, before they make a decision as to who the Sarangani congressman will fight in December.

Arum told that they have already received terms from Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley, and that they are just waiting for Cotto, before a Pacquiao’s next opponent can be finalized.

“It’s a now a question of sorting out who and where,” Arum said. “There is no hurry, we’ll get it done by Monday or Tuesday, if not over the weekend.

“We don’t have a final proposal from Cotto but we do have [one] from Marquez and Bradley, and once we get the Cotto position, then Pacquiao will make his decision.”


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by DeAngelo

Team Manny. first off thanks for the many nights of good boxing. I been very entertained until recently. This Floyd situation has gone to far. At the end of the day when we look back at who was the greatest between Floyd and Manny we have to chose Manny because of his resume and activity. But there is a legit claim that Floyd fans have also and that is that he is 42-0. Thats factual and nothing to argue about. Now team pacman been chasing Floyd true. Now Floyd decied to come out and face the music. As a dedicated fan of boxing the best should have to meet. we the people has waited long enough. The biggest fear we have is the fight not happening. Team Pacquaio please if you wanna show your fans all over the world that you want the fight to happen, can Bob Arum set up a press conference via satelite and for team pacquaio to address the fans on the situation at hand, thats all I ask. If Floyd is ducking call him out. You have twitter also. When you were about to fight Marquez you twitter all night. I swear ESPN would shut down and show this interview if you really wanna show your fans your motives to fight Floyd. Try it. We are tired of second hand news or contradictory coming from your side of the fence. You said you take smaller purse. now that thats different. Please explain to the fans this nonsense. I’m sure Mannny means alot to alot of people but Im sure he would touch alot of people if he takes the fight. Like I said before “Don’t meet him there(May 5th) Beat him there” whats up team pacquaio?

Manny Pacquiao Introduces our First New Writer To The Team- Welcome To Team Pacquiao

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By Moses Lopez

I am happy to introduce to you a new member of Team Pacquiao. His name is Leo Reyes, a seasoned sports and boxing writer, who has written thousands of articles about boxing, basketball and other major sports. He will be an official writer of Manny Pacquiao’s team effective immediately.

Leo is a popular Featured Columnist for one of the top four US sports publishing companies with a 20 million monthly viewership. He is likewise a regular News Writer for Digital Journal, a popular Canadian news organization.

Leo is popular among American as well as international viewers having been featured in major US newspapers including Los Angeles Times, SF Gate, CBS Sports, among others.

I am sure Leo will bring into the site millions of his regular readers in the Philippines as well as those who are based in foreign countries who continue to follow his regular sports columns.

Let’s all welcome Leo to our team.


***** Manny Pacquiao “We are the Champions!” *****


By Alex Ariza,

Being healthy and physically fit is a freedom of choice! It is only you who can decide if you want to do it or not. Maybe you are content with exactly where you are, but you have a family member that needs a little help. “Change is the only inevitable thing in this world.” Do you know how important diet and nutrition plays into one’s state of happiness? How it affects the boost of energy we are all hankering after? Continue reading “***** Manny Pacquiao “We are the Champions!” *****” »

Manny Pacquiao- Certainly Will Retire No Later Than 2013 - Arum

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by Granville Ampong

HOT POTATO via HOLLYWOOD, California - Top Rank Godfather Robert “Bob” Arum said Tuesday Manny Pacquiao must retire from boxing no later than 2013.

“I would envision five more fights for Pacquiao and that includes his fight this November 12 against Juan Manuel Marquez,” Arum says.

Meanwhile, Arum says he has a high regard about what Pacquiao has been doing outside of the ring of madness.

Pacquiao increasingly has been delving into philanthrophy and becomes a strong advocate for social conscience and Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- Certainly Will Retire No Later Than 2013 - Arum” »

Congressman Pacquiao hopes to meet Pope Benedict XVI, says Arum

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by Roy Luarca

Manny Pacquiao may have to alter his hectic schedule in order to have a chance to meet with Pope Benedict XVI.

Top Rank Promotions chief Bob Arum indicated he could arrange an audience with the leader of the Roman Catholic Church for the pound-for-pound boxing king. Continue reading “Congressman Pacquiao hopes to meet Pope Benedict XVI, says Arum” »

Manny Pacquiao- Luneta to host Pacquiao, JMM

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MANILA, Philippines — Two landmark sites in the Philippines and Mexico will play host to the much-awaited promotional tour of the Manny Pacquiao versus Juan Manuel Marquez Nov. 12 fight, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said Wednesday from Los Angeles.

Arum told the Bulletin that the Luneta or Quirino Grandstand will be the first stop of a four-city press tour on Sept. 3 and that he expects a multitude to attend the event in Manila.

A similar function will be held in Marquez’s lair in Mexico City after stops in New York and Los Angeles, according to Arum, revealing that Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- Luneta to host Pacquiao, JMM” »

Golden Boy Quits on Mayweather; Dismisses Superfight vs. Manny Pacquiao

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by Alex Groberman

It’s been a tough few days for Floyd Mayweather Jr., but it looks like Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer isn’t looking to alleviate any of that pain.

Even though everyone is already looking past Manny Pacquiao’s November bout versus Juan Manual Marquez and Mayweather’s September fight against Victor Ortiz, the Golden Boy head seems to believe the result of both matches is anything but a foregone Continue reading “Golden Boy Quits on Mayweather; Dismisses Superfight vs. Manny Pacquiao” »


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by Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

LAS VEGAS- A new museum dedicated to boxing was opened at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino showcasing art dedicated to the inspiring career of Manny Pacquiao.

The “Fight Museum” also features memorabilia items that carves into the history of boxing and mix martial arts.

Paintings of Pacquiao and his famous bouts over his career were created by artist Richard Slone. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- LAS VEGAS MUSEUM DEDICATED TO PACQUIAO” »

Manny Pacquiao- Is He an All-Time Great?

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by Ginamarie Russo

Few fighters have climbed as fast through the ranks of boxing like Manny Pacquiao (53-3, 38KO), who is currently considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.

The Filipino phenom’s success prompts the obvious question: where does Pacquiao rank among the greatest that have ever fought?

An eight-division world champion who started his journey at 106 pounds, Pacquiao dominates the welterweight division, and his success leading up to his current weight class has been nearly unprecedented.

Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- Is He an All-Time Great?” »

Manny Pacquiao- vs. Juan Manuel Marquez will end in a Knockout

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by Rick Rockwell

It appears that Juan Manuel Marquez is in agreement with trainer Freddie Roach that this fight will end in a knockout. Roach is pushing his star fighter Manny Pacquiao to KO Marquez once and for all. However, Marquez has plans of his own as he wants to KO Manny. On Friday, Marquez made the following comments about the November 12th fight with Manny, according to Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- vs. Juan Manuel Marquez will end in a Knockout” »

Manny Pacquiao- More global deals for Pacquiao

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by Joaquin Henson

WHO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is in line for more commercial endorsements on a global scale and based on his growing international appeal, the sky’s the limit.

Pacquiao is now a global icon with Nike, appearing in advertisements on the same stage as Rafael Nadal, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods.

During the recent NBA Finals, Pacquiao’s commercial for Hewlett-Packard’s HP Veer 4G smartphone was repeatedly shown on US TV. His punchline was: “Well, if there’s one thing I know, little guys can pack a punch.” For all intents and purposes, it was a “knockout.” Pacquiao wasn’t even introduced in the advertisement – the recognition was presumed. He was reportedly paid $1 Million for the 30-seconder.

Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- More global deals for Pacquiao” »

Manny Pacquiao- Marquez bout to implement instant replay

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by Dino Maragay

MANILA, Philippines - The chief of the Nevada Athletic Commission has found a way to review possible lapses made by referees in boxing matches.

The solution comes in the form of the instant replay, and for the first time in boxing history, it will be implemented in the third fight between Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- Marquez bout to implement instant replay” »

Manny Pacquiao- District judge sides with Pacquiao, orders Mayweather to give deposition

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by Steve Carp

A district judge ruled Thursday that Floyd Mayweather Jr. must give a deposition in the defamation lawsuit filed against him by fellow boxer Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- District judge sides with Pacquiao, orders Mayweather to give deposition” »

Manny Pacquiao- Second HP Commercial

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by TheJustanickname

Manny Pacquiao- Floyd Mayweather Jr. denies accusing Manny Pacquiao of PED use

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by New Jersey Real-Time Sports

NEW YORK — It seems Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will be forever linked, regardless of whether they ever face each other in the ring.

The two have danced around the richest fight in boxing for several years, unable to come to terms. Meanwhile, Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- Floyd Mayweather Jr. denies accusing Manny Pacquiao of PED use” »

Manny Pacquiao- “Sometimes When We Touch” lands on No. 19 spot of U.S. Billboard chart

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by Elli Alipio

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is becoming popular in the United States not only as a boxer but also as a singer Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- “Sometimes When We Touch” lands on No. 19 spot of U.S. Billboard chart” »

Manny Pacquiao- Mayweather unable to escape shadow of Pacquiao

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by John F. McKenna (McJack)

Try as he may, Floyd Mayweather (41-0, 25 KO’s) cannot escape the ever growing shadow of Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KO’s). The two have not been able to come to terms for the past couple of years for the richest Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- Mayweather unable to escape shadow of Pacquiao” »

Manny Pacquiao- Amazing Foot Work

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Zab Judah: “The strategy that Pernell Whitaker put together for Amir Khan is unbelievable!”

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by Geoffrey Ciani (Exclusive Interview by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani, Photo by Geoffrey Ciani)

This week’s 130th edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio (brought to you by CWH Promotions) featured an exclusive interview with reigning IBF junior welterweight champion Zab Judah (41-6, 28 KOs) who is scheduled to have a unification bout against WBA champion Amir Khan (25-1, 17 KOs) on July 23. Judah spoke about his upcoming fight, and also discussed Continue reading “Zab Judah: “The strategy that Pernell Whitaker put together for Amir Khan is unbelievable!”” »

Manny Pacquiao- Mayweather’s bodyguards assault man for asking about Pacquiao


by Freddy Fresco

Is Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. trying to set the record for how many lawsuits he can rack up in a given time period?

Another new lawsuit has just popped up and this time a boxing fan named Anthony Cliff was supposedly assaulted by Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguards, just for asking him when he is going to fight Manny Pacquiao Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- Mayweather’s bodyguards assault man for asking about Pacquiao” »

Manny Pacquiao- Pacman Knows Not to Underestimate Juan Manuel Marquez

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by Zachary D. Rymer

Manny Pacquiao Is Well Aware that His Next Challenger Must Not Be Taken Lightly

It has now been nearly two months since we last saw Manny Pacquiao in the ring. It was an embarrassing spectacle, as the once-great Shane Mosley barely lasted 12 rounds against the world’s greatest pound-for-pound boxer Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- Pacman Knows Not to Underestimate Juan Manuel Marquez” »

Manny Pacquiao- to grace 87th NCAA season opening

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by Reuben Terrado

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will give inspiration to all NCAA athletes as he will be the guest of honor when the 87th season of the oldest collegiate league opens on July 2, Saturday, at the Araneta Coliseum Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- to grace 87th NCAA season opening” »

Baby On The Way for Beyonce and Jay-Z?

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Beyonce talks about turning 30 years old, and whether a

Flooding Threatens Power Plants

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CNN’s Don Lemon talks to Patrick Oppmann about two nuclear power plants in danger of being

Wladimir KLITSCHLO vs David HAYE - JULY 2nd 2011

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Wladimir KLITSCHLO vs David HAYE - JULY 2nd 2011


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Who is Gilbert Brown and What Can He Do for the Celtics?

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It’s no secret that the Boston Celtics are going to have get younger, a fact Danny Ainge knows all too well. Ainge recently said as much on WEEI, and fans like me are well aware that the upcoming season will almost certainly be the last hurrah for the big three. This year’s draft was arguably a good haul, with Purdue’s top two scorers joining the Cs, including big man JaJuan Johnson(notes). Gilbert Brown could be yet another solid offseason addition.

Continue reading “Who is Gilbert Brown and What Can He Do for the Celtics?” »

Pau Gasol: To keep or not to keep, that is the question

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LOS ANGELES — In the still of the NBA postseason, when the news is slow and the rumors are fast, the Los Angeles Lakers are making a lot of noise. Trade noises, that is.

Although the talks involve Lamar Odom and a handful of disposable Lakers, the eye of the gossip swirls violently around Pau Gasol, LA’s 7-foot, 250-pound center-forward, who can be electrifying on his best days, yet so painfully drab on his worst days.

Gasol played all 82 games last regular season, norming 18.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per. But his numbers declined badly in the playoffs —- 13.1 points and 7.8 rebounds —- making it way easier for the eventual champions Dallas Mavericks to sweep LA in a one-sided second round series. Continue reading “Pau Gasol: To keep or not to keep, that is the question” »

‘Time to Shine’: Exclusive Interview with Mark Melligen before his fight on ESPN Continue reading on ‘Time to Shine’:

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Hard work pays off. And for ALA Boxing welterweight standout “Mighty” Mark Melligen (21-2-0, 14 KOs), it’s time to cash in on all the blood, sweat and tears he has sacrificed to get himself to where he is today, as he debuts on US National Cable TV network ESPN this Friday against the tough and dangerous Argentinian, Sebastian Andres Lujan (37-5-2, 23 KOs) in San Antonio, Texas, as part of ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. Continue reading “‘Time to Shine’: Exclusive Interview with Mark Melligen before his fight on ESPN Continue reading on ‘Time to Shine’:” »

Pacquiao, Mayweather, Martinez and the biggest argument in boxing!

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The Greatest: Muhammad Ali stands over Sonny Liston in 1965

Boxing, like all sports, is a fount of passionate opinions.

Many of them are poured out in pubs, clubs and wine bars around the world as well as at ringside and it is almost impossible to reach an absolute consensus.

Muhammad Ali is generally regarded  as the GOAT – Greatest Of All Time – but not even on that does everyone agree. Continue reading “Pacquiao, Mayweather, Martinez and the biggest argument in boxing!” »

Take this (open book) test right now, Mr. Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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By Michael Marley,

Even his worst, sworn enemies would have to admit that, when at his office, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has never given less than his all.

Ditto for the gym, the one exception being the overplayed fluke sparring session when southpaw Paul Spadafora, a big talent who has problems with his social conduct, caught him not in tiptop condition.

If Manny Pacquiao is the salt of the earth Pinoy who was born in an extreme cradle of poverty, then Mayweather is the pepper who adds needed spice to the present day fistic scene.

Has it escaped everyone’s attention that, just as students nationwide are chanting “no more classes, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks” and going on summer vacation, Mayweather is going back to his square ring classroom? Continue reading “Take this (open book) test right now, Mr. Floyd Mayweather Jr.” »

Manny Pacquiao Shows The Fans They Come First


By Timothy James,

These are the last years of Manny Pacquiao’s boxing career. At the same time it is also the beginning of a new era- the era of Social Media.

We saw how powerful Social Media is first hand in America when President Obama was elected to President of the United States after a hard fought battle- the battle was won on Facebook. It was clear that Social Media got him elected.

Just a couple of weeks ago Shaquille Oneal announced his retirement on his own Social Network.

Manny Pacquiao understands the power of the Internet and Manny Pacquiao understands how important it is to make his fans happy. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao Shows The Fans They Come First” »


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PITTSBURGH - Before, during and now after, Sunday night’s UFC Live 4 on the Versus Network was a wild one.

From Nate Marquardt’s sudden expulsion from both the event and the company to Charlie Brenneman sidetracking Rick Story’s momentum to Cheick Kongo pulling off the unbelievable in the main event, there were some plot twists. Even the UFC president seemed pleased, as Dana White called it one of the best events his organization has ever done. Continue reading “UFC LIVE 4- 5 LESSONS LEARNED” »

Serena Williams, Manny Pacquiao, Ron Artest and Today’s Sports News

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Serena Williams of the United States reacts to a play during her fourth round match against  Marion Bartoli of France on Day Seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Serena Williams will not be winning her third straight Wimbledon title this year. Marion Bartoli saw to that on Monday, defeating Williams 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) to knock her out of Wimbledon in the fourth round. Continue reading “Serena Williams, Manny Pacquiao, Ron Artest and Today’s Sports News” »

Demian Maia admits a series of mistakes cost him a big win over Mark Munoz

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by bignevt1

Former UFC middleweight title contender, Demian Maia has admitted that a series of tactical mistakes cost him a big win over powerhouse wrestler, Mark Munoz at UFC 131 earlier this month, revealing he should never have abandoned the striking game that had been so Continue reading “Demian Maia admits a series of mistakes cost him a big win over Mark Munoz” »

Manny Pacquiao- gets new title: Garments ambassador

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by Amy R. Remo

The Department of Trade and Industry is sending boxing champ Manny Pacquiao to the US to lobby American legislators for the passage of the Save Our Industries Act (Save Act), a bill expected to give the Philippine garments industry a Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- gets new title: Garments ambassador” »

Kell Brook blasts back at Amir Khan

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by George Scott

KELL BROOK believes he is on a collision course with Amir Khan.

Sheffield’s Kell Brook clinched the WBA inter-continental welterweight crown in his home town on Saturday, outpointing Continue reading “Kell Brook blasts back at Amir Khan” »

Manny Pacquiao- meeting with Nike founder, execs postponed ’til July

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MANILA, Philippines – Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao’s meeting with the bosses of top apparel company Nike was postponed last week due to the former’s prior commitment with his family Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- meeting with Nike founder, execs postponed ’til July” »

Pacman insists Marquez is dangerous

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MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao is not looking at Juan Manuel Marquez as somebody out to cash a paycheck and retire.

Told about the overwhelming 8-1 odds in his favor, Pacquiao told the Bulletin over the weekend that Marquez remains a dangerous foe and that taking him for granted is tantamount to jumping off a cliff.

Pacquiao is facing Marquez on Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and despite the odds, the Filipino star said he has to be in top shape. Continue reading “Pacman insists Marquez is dangerous” »

Arum wary of Marquez’ style

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MANILA, Philippines - Top Rank chairman Bob Arum knows that WBO welterweight champion Rep. Manny Pacquiao won’t take challenger Juan Manuel Marquez lightly because the Mexican’s style is tailor-fit to negate the Filipino icon’s strengths.

“I think Marquez is a big test for Manny,” said Arum from Los Angeles in a recent telephone interview. “Manny is aware of that. Their first two fights were close. Manny has to be at his best to win over Marquez.”

Pacquiao and Marquez are set to slug it out at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Nov. 12. At stake will be Pacquiao’s WBO 147-pound title although the fighters agreed to face off at a catchweight of 144 considering Marquez is moving up from the lightweight division. Marquez is the reigning WBC 135-pound titlist. Continue reading “Arum wary of Marquez’ style” »

Pacquiao to choose network to air PPV

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MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao should have a say in choosing the network that will carry his next fight through pay-per-view.

“He’s the co-promoter so he needs to be part of the decision,” said Franklin Gacal, Pacquiao’s legal counsel.

Bob Arum of Top Rank said the other day the decision would come next week whether it’s HBO/Warner or Showtime/CBS.

Arum said there’s a lot of money involved, and from the $10 million that Showtime coughed up for the Shane Mosley fight last May, this one could go as high as $15 million.

Arum said it’s unbelievable how huge HBO and Showtime are willing to put in for the pay-per-view rights for Pacquiao’s next fight. Continue reading “Pacquiao to choose network to air PPV” »

Manny Pacquiao- 8-1 favorite vs Marquez

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MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao was aghast when told about the odds for his Nov. 12 rubber match with his Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- 8-1 favorite vs Marquez” »

Manny Pacquiao- James Toney Talks Pacquiao, Roach, Khan and Martinez

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Manny Pacquiao- Special Forces badge for Pacquiao

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MANILA, Philippines — In recognition of world boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s legendary courage and determination shown in the boxing arena, he will be pinned the “Honorary Special Forces Warrior Badge” during Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- Special Forces badge for Pacquiao” »

Manny Pacquiao- nominated for 2011 ‘Best Fighter’ ESPY, But will he win

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by Rick Rockwell

On Friday, boxing’s pound for pound champion Manny Pacquiao was once again nominated for the “Best Fighter” ESPY award which is voted on by fans and given out by ESPN. However, Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao- nominated for 2011 ‘Best Fighter’ ESPY, But will he win” »

Manny Pacquiao to face Mike Jones?

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Reports have been circulating that Bob Abrum and Top Rank Promotions are mulling the possibility of Mike Jones as an opponent for Manny Pacquiao for sometime in 2012. Both fighters are in the Top Rank stable, making the matchup easy to sign. The question swirling though is whether this would be a match worth making.

The 32 year Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KO’s) is riding a 14 fight winning streak going into his November 12th matchup with Juan Manuel Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Pac-Man will be defending his WBO welterweight bout in what will be his third encounter with Marquez. In May of 2008, the two fought to a draw at featherweight, and in March of 2008, Pacquiao battled to a split decision victory at super featherweight. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao to face Mike Jones?” »

Manny Pacquiao: Will He Beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Pay-Per-View Buys?

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LAS VEGAS - MAY 05:  Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) greets Oscar De La Hoya at a news conference after Mayweather defeated De La Hoya by split decision in their WBC super welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 5, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Vs. Oscar de la Hoya
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Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have set the stage for a lesser-hyped pay-per-view (PPV) fight right after Pacquiao’s bout with Mexican counter puncher Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12.

Pacquiao and Mayweather, who are both posturing for the biggest and richest fight in boxing history, which will most likely happen next year, will try to prove to everyone who is the real pay-per-view king. Continue reading “Manny Pacquiao: Will He Beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Pay-Per-View Buys?” »

Bidding war for Pacquiao-Marquez III heats up

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MANILA, Philippines – Showtime and HBO are pulling out all stops to secure the broadcast rights to Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez’s bout on November 12.

Top Rank’s head honcho, Bob Arum, told that they are already getting the proposals from HBO and Showtime.

“There is a frenzy. It’s unbelievable,” Arum said. “They’re offering for the promotion an incredible amount of support.” Continue reading “Bidding war for Pacquiao-Marquez III heats up” »

Why the long delay

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One thing I can’t understand is why did it take so long for Manny Pacquiao to agree to a rematch if promoter Bob Arum foresees the Trilogy with Juan Manuel Marquez  to be “a great fight.”
Remember that Marquez has been openly challenging  Pacquiao to a third match, saying that he was the actual victor  in their second match staged in Las Vegas in 2008.
The fight ended in a split decision win for Pacquiao.
On television, Pacquiao has been ignoring if not refusing the challenge outright. He said nobody will watch  a Pacquiao-Marquez fight,  possibly because he considers the Mexican fighter a has-been.
I don’t know what made him change his mind. Continue reading “Why the long delay” »

Arum would make Chavez Jr. vs. Saul Alvarez fight right now

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By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he would make a fight between is fighter WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez right now, according to ESPN. Arum says he would forget about Chavez Jr. facing his next opponent, which is slated to be Peter Manfredo Jr., and make the fight between Chavez and Alvarez if Alvarez’s promoters, Golden Boy Promotions, were open to the fight. Continue reading “Arum would make Chavez Jr. vs. Saul Alvarez fight right now” »

Top Rank and the WBC divided over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr facing Sergio Martinez -Scott Heritage

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BY Scott Heritage

Chavez Jr facing Martinez according to Sulaiman Chavez Jr facing Martinez according to Sulaiman

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WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is tentatively scheduled to return this November in a voluntary defense of his title, with the most likely candidate for his opponent being former Contender participant Peter Manfredo Jr.

Where he goes after this however isn’t so clear.

Chavez Jr’s promoter Bob Arum speaking to Dan Rafael earlier today said:

“I think we’ll try to do Chavez against Miguel Cotto next spring in a big pay-per-view, but in the meantime we’re looking at those guys for Chavez in the fall,”

Arum’s plans are likely dependent on Cotto winning his yet to be confirmed December rematch against Antonio Margarito, and of course Chavez winning his November defense. Continue reading “Top Rank and the WBC divided over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr facing Sergio Martinez -Scott Heritage” »

Bob Arum on Saul Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: “We’re Ready”

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LAS VEGAS - MAY 01:  (L-R) Saul Alvarez of Mexico connects with a right to the body of Jose Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico during the welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)Canelo Alvarez
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ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports Bob Arum saying he can make the fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (43-0-1, 30 KOs) and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (37-0-1, 27 KOs) if Golden Boy wants to co-promote the event.

Here’s what Arum had to say: “We just need a willingness on Canelo’s part to do it. We’re ready to do that fight. But I don’t think they want the fight.”

That “they” that Arum speaks of is Alvarez’s promoter Golden Boy. Chavez is promoted by Top Rank.

Both companies have been at war over the years, refusing to co-promote.

Recently, Golden Boy founder Oscar De La Hoya buried the hatchet with Arum.

Doors to future co-promoted events have been opened, but does that mean they’ll happen?

Alvarez and Chavez are the two biggest Mexican sensations right now.

The longer they stay undefeated, the bigger the fight between the two will become. Continue reading “Bob Arum on Saul Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: “We’re Ready”” »

Mayweather Dad Bets on Pacquiao

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Surprise. Floyd Mayweather Sr. is betting money on Manny Pacquiao over Juan Manuel Marquez in the Filipino boxing champion’s November 12 meeting with his old nemesis.

“Man, Marquez is an old fighter,” says the father of Floyd Mayweather Jr. “I like him as a fighter, but Marquez won’t put up the same fight this time around against Pacquiao.” Continue reading “Mayweather Dad Bets on Pacquiao” »

Pacquiao to go on world tour to promote Marquez fight

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MANILA, Philippines – The promotional

tour for the November fight between boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Mexican champ Juan Manuel Marquez begins in August.

Top Rank boss Bob Arum said Pacquiao will go to several countries to promote his third fight with Marquez in November.

“Pacquiao has long ceased to only be a product in the Philippines, the United States or Mexico. He is already a global icon, and therefore, we are going to travel the world [promoting] this great fight,” Arum said in Continue reading “Pacquiao to go on world tour to promote Marquez fight” »

Floyd Sr: Marquez won’t last 12 rounds vs Pacquiao

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MANILA, Philippines – The father of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. thinks an aging Juan Manuel Marquez won’t stand a chance against Manny Pacquiao.

“He’s old, man. They haven’t fought each other in over 3 years,” Floyd Mayweather Sr. told

He said that the 37-year-old Marquez won’t be able to give Pacquiao the same fight that they had in previous occasions.

Marquez, one of the best technical boxers to come out of Mexico, gave Pacquiao 2 of his toughest career fights. Continue reading “Floyd Sr: Marquez won’t last 12 rounds vs Pacquiao” »

HBO may air Manny’s latest fight

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MANILA—Showtime has the inside track, but HBO may yet spring a surprise and make a solid bid to air the third fight of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez trilogy on Nov. 12.

After all, a Pacquiao headliner, regardless of the opponent, is a guaranteed blockbuster as proven by the pound-for-pound king’s 147-pound clash with Shane Mosley on May 7.

Though perceived to be a mismatch after it was first announced, Pacquiao-Mosley raked in a lofty 1.3 million pay-per-view buys, worth about $71 million, for Showtime, which was given the broadcast rights by fight promoter Top Rank over longtime partner HBO.

As a result, Showtime enjoys the right of first refusal in Pacquiao-Marquez III.

Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports tweeted that Top Rank chief Bob Arum will meet with Showtime executives today to receive its initial offer. Continue reading “HBO may air Manny’s latest fight” »

Manny Pacquaio vs. Floyd Mayweather: 5 Reasons This Fight Needs to Happen

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 07:  Shane Mosley (L) throws a left at Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round of their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao retained his title with a unanimous-decision victory.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley
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In recent months, there has been reports of declining viewership from different websites for boxing articles especially if the topic is not about Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

For avid boxing fans and industry critics, the declining readership trends are quite alarming. They predict the sport is headed for extinction if no changes are made to salvage whatever is left of the once-popular ancient sport.

And unless some changes are made now, its popularity will continue to decline as promoters are more concerned about financial survival than anything else.

In the last two years, boxing stories have revolved around the twice-scuttled Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight. For a writer who wish to generate more reads for his articles, he only has to write anything about these two guys and he gets the viewer’s attention.

The long-awaited Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight is seen by many as a “shot in the arm” for this “dying sport” and there are quite a number of reasons why the fight needs to happen. Continue reading “Manny Pacquaio vs. Floyd Mayweather: 5 Reasons This Fight Needs to Happen” »

Bob Arum predicts career-best pay-per-view sales for Pacquiao in November -Scott Heritage

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By Scott Heritage,

Arum predicts Pacquiao vs. Marquez III sells 1.6 million pay per viewsArum predicts Pacquiao vs. Marquez III sells 1.6 million pay per views

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WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao for several years has been the second biggest seller of pay-per-views in the United States behind rival Floyd Mayweather.

Since becoming a fixture on U.S talk shows, adverts and with the absence of Mayweather however, Pacquiao’s fanbase has been growing, and he recently achieved his biggest pay per view sales to date against Shane Mosley.

In November, Pacquiao fights Juan Manuel Marquez for the third time, and even though he is expected to win, most expect the fight itself to be a more interesting encounter than any of his recent bouts. Continue reading “Bob Arum predicts career-best pay-per-view sales for Pacquiao in November -Scott Heritage” »


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Filipino-American 3-time women world champion Ana Julaton stepped in at Continue reading “PHOTO: ANA JULATON MAKES WEIGHT FOR FRIDAY’S FIGHT” »