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Pacquiao sure to get $20M for April 9 fight »

Manny Pacquiao  AP FILE PHOTO

  NO MATTER who Manny Pacquiao fights next, the Filipino icon stands to get a $20 million purse, guaranteed. That’s the only thing certain as far as Pacquiao’s return to the boxing ring on April 9 is concerned, according to promoter Bob Arum. Interviewed by ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Arum said he would prefer that Pacquiao choose between Terence Crawford or Timothy Bradley because the two fight under his Top Rank Promotions. While Amir Khan…

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Fans wish Pacquiao happy exit »

(MAN WITH GOLDEN HEART: American William “Bill” Austin will receive the distinguished Golden Cross Award from the University of Santo Tomas tomorrow for his immense contribution to humanity. Austin, founder of the Starkey Foundation, has been donating 10,000 hearing aids annually to needy Filipinos for the last five years. Austin spreads goodwill in other parts of the world.) * * * It was surprising how majority of Filipino boxing fans did not…

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Cotto vs Alvarez in big middleweight fight in Las Vegas »

Miguel Cotto, of Puerto Rico, left, and Canelo Alvarez, of Mexico, pose for photographers during a weigh-in Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a WBC middleweight title bout Saturday in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS — The grand plan for Canelo Alvarez is to win Saturday night, then set up his pay-per-view franchise on the same Mexican holiday weekends that Floyd Mayweather Jr. always made his millions.   The plan for Miguel Cotto isn't nearly as ambitious, though it could be almost as lucrative. After reinventing himself with famed trainer Freddie Roach, Cotto will be in the mix for even more big money fights should…

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Pacquiao setting in for noble ending »

If you get hit, then hit back. Hard. That, says the unbeaten world light welterweight boxing champion Terence Crawford, was what his mother had taught him. That, so far, has been the underlying philosophy behind Crawford’s sensational spiral toward becoming the next big name in professional boxing. * * * You see, the name of one-time world title-holder Amir Khan of Great Britain continued to be prominently mentioned for Manny Pacquiao’s most probable opponent…

2 weeks ago / Read More »

De La Hoya: Mayweather will fight a few more times »

Former boxing champions Floyd Mayweather (right) and Oscar dela Hoya pose in 2011. AP

    Oscar De La Hoya is not only convinced that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement, the Golden Boy Promotions chief also sees the former pound-for-pound king fighting for multiple times. Mayweather himself had stressed countless times that he has no plans of returning after officially announcing his retirement following his lopsided win over Andre Berto two months ago in Las Vegas. But De La Hoya, who has been exchanging jabs…

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Pacquiao ABL squad now called MX3 Kings »

Manny Pacquiao’s PowerVit Pilipinas Aguilas will now be known as the Pilipinas MX3 Kings in the Asean Basketball League (ABL). This after the squad switched corporate sponsors, hooking up with MX3, a natural food supplement. Now fully owned and managed by SportsLegends Managers Inc. led by businessman Dick Balajadia, the team also revamped their management staff which is now being headed by team manager, Jean Alabanza. The Kings have also signed Philippine Basketball…

3 weeks ago / Read More »

Mayweather says Pacquiao rematch talks ‘all bull’ »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand Arena on Friday, 1 May 2015 for the official weigh in for his fight with Manny Pacquiao. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

Floyd Mayweather Jr. retired from the sport of boxing in September. And he wants to keep it that way. Any talks of a rematch against rival Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather said, is all trash. READ: Pacquiao: We're still negotiating rematch with Mayweather Mayweather told FightHype.com’s Ben Thompson that all the supposed talks for a rematch are just a way of “riding” his name to sell pay-per-view numbers. “It’s all b*******. What they’re doing is this,…

3 weeks ago / Read More »
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