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At least, there’s the promise of a dogfight »

There was a monumental mismatch early Thursday in the Fiba Asia series in Beirut that saw a gallantly soaring Philippine Gilas national team fall in fragments against old rival South Korea. An air of doom and disbelief engulfed Metro Manila. But many pundits, who refused to stay up for the early morning match, ended up congratulating themselves for grandly missing the massacre suffered by the Philippine national basketball squad. Actually, there…

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Can Horn beat a revitalized Pacquiao? »

It could be too early for Jeff Horn to start training for his rematch with the legendary Manny Pacquiao. But trainer Glenn Rushton, who has not gotten full credit for the great upset victory scored by his prized ward, has explained they would be ready for a stronger version of the Filipino boxing superhero.   They could only expect a revitalized crownless Pacquiao to report for the rematch.   “It’s business and they’re trying…

4 days ago / Read More »

Timothy Bradley announces retirement from boxing »

Former two-division world champion Timothy Bradley has retired from boxing, penning a heartfelt letter on his Instagram account Sunday. “Turning the page for me is bittersweet,” wrote Bradley. “That once in a lifetime purpose to wake up everyday and give 100 percent is now fueled towards something else—my family.”  “I find my strength in them, my peace, and most importantly unconditional love. I wake up wanting to spend all time being a…

2 weeks ago / Read More »

Lt. Col. Pacquiao scores big in Marawi »

Manny Pacquiao, a reservist in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, has told Filipino soldiers they’re the real heroes. “I’m just a boxer, but you give your lives for your country,” Pacquiao was quoted as saying by the Agence France Press from war-torn Marawi. Pacquiao, who last scored a stoppage in 2009, didn’t have to throw a single punch, but succeeded in scoring what could amount to a knockout when he stepped…

3 weeks ago / Read More »

Horn’s other options »

  Newly-crowned WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn has two options in case Fighting Senator Manny Pacquiao doesn’t exercise his right for a rematch under the terms of the contract. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told boxingscene.com that Horn mentioned two possible names he’d like to lock horns with—Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Terrence Crawford. “I think Jeff Horn is competitive with anybody,” said Arum, who also warned that the Aussie boxer would be a…

1 month ago / Read More »

Pacquiao picks Mayweather over McGregor »

This time, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be on the same side. Pacquiao will be rooting for Mayweather in an eccentric super fight against Conor McGregor on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. "It's a boxing fight so I'm going with the boxer," Pacquiao said in Filipino on Wednesday after his team Kia lost to Phoenix in the opener of the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup at Smart Araneta…

1 month ago / Read More »

Horn wants to set record straight a second time »

Horn: It will be a really good fight. —ROY LUARCA

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) should be thanked and commended for conducting a review and re-scoring of the Battle of Brisbane of July 2, which led to the dethronement of the legendary Manny Pacquiao as world welterweight champion. There were hazy points which had to be clarified, and the re-scoring should help put the issue to rest. Said Dr. Jose Raul Canlas, prominent international sports medicine expert and a top awardee of…

1 month ago / Read More »
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