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Pacquiao has to go through PBA Rookie draft

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Even a boxing legend will still need his name to be called in the rookie draft if he wants to join Asia’s oldest pay-for-play basketball league.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Pacquiao Files,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report

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Oscar de la Hoya (AFP FILE PHOTO), Bob Arum (AP FILE PHOTO)

Top Rank honcho Bob Arum and Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya are reportedly in talks to pursue a super bout between Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Pacquiao Files,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father

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In more ways than one, Nonito Donaire Jr. is going back to his roots.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Professional | Read More »

Tale of the Tape: Julaton’s MMA debut on May 2 vs. Saber

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Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton’s mixed martial arts debut is on May 2 at “One FC: Rise Of Heroes.” It will be broadcast live from Manila.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Tale of fighting unwashed foe provides comic relief for Pacquiao’s Palace call

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How does it feel to trade punches over 12 rounds with someone who hasn’t taken a shower for a week?

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Tough cast of possible Manny Pacquiao foes

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Apart from Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez, there are other marquee boxers who could have a shot at Manny Pacquiao in November.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Professional | Read More »

Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal

Bernard Hopkins, of the United States, leaves the ring after defeating Beibut Shumenov, of Kazakhstan, by a split decision after their IBF, WBA and IBA Light Heavyweight World Championship unification boxing match, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Washington.  AP

Bernard Hopkins, boxing’s ageless wonder at 49, is one victory from becoming the undisputed world light-heavyweight champion and already daring unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather to a showdown.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?

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Manny Pacquiao’s next fight won’t be at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. And chances are, it will be held outside the glitzy desert city.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Former Pacquiao sparmate Porter keeps IBF title

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Shawn Porter, the former sparring partner of superstar Manny Pacquiao, knocked out the veteran Paulie Malignaggi Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) in the fourth round to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight crown at DC Armory in Washington, District of Columbia.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Professional | Read More »

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

In this Jan. 29, 2004 file photo, former boxer, Rubin, "Hurricane" Carter, holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison, during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

Pacquiao top Mayweather contender

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With his clear victory over Timothy Bradley in their grudge rematch on Saturday in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao vaulted back as top contender to American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the latest pound-for-pound rankings of Ring Magazine in the welterweight division.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Pacquiao Files,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional,Section | Read More »

Style contrast marks OneFC ‘Rise of Heroes’

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Filipino muay fighter Eugene Toquero has a strong left kick and a powerful left elbow while Malaysian prodigy Gianni Subba is good at taking down his opponents.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Headlines,Section | Read More »

‘Pacquiao a great ambassador for basketball’

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PBA Media Bureau head Willie Marcial said his office has been receiving calls and e-mails trying to confirm the veracity of a report that came out recently announcing that “People’s Champ” Manny Pacquiao will suit up for Columbia Autocar Corporation (Kia), one of the three new teams accepted by the league for the incoming season.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Basketball,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,Pacquiao Files,PBA,Professional,Section | Read More »

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