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Pacquiao guest of honor at Elorde awards »

Manny Pacquiao at the meeting of top-level sports executives on Thursday at Century Park Hotel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

Fighting senator Manny Pacquiao will be the guest of honor and speaker when the 17th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards Banquet of Champions is held this Saturday at Manila Hotel’s Tent City. Pacquiao, the lone 8-division world champion, will also lead the awardees in the event that will honor reigning world kings Marlon Tapales (WBO bantamweight), John Riel Casimero (IBF flyweight) and Jerwin Ancajas (IBF super flyweight) as Boxers of the…

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Arum options for Pacman: Horn, Broner or Crawford »

Manny Pacquiao AP FILE PHOTO

  Promoter Bob Arum still thinks Manny Pacquiao should face Jeff Horn in Australia in his first fight of the year. Horn was Arum’s preferred opponent for Pacquiao on April 23, until Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s adviser, announced that a more lucrative fight is in the works for the Fighting Senator in the United Arab Emirates. Pacquiao and Briton Amir Khan then tweeted that they have agreed to do battle in May. The supposed deal…

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No contest: Pacquiao a willing victim »

Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTO

Promoter Bob Arum did sense right off that Manny Pacquiao was being led to a shameful trap. Upon hearing of the $38 million purse allegedly dangled by UAE negotiators, Arum cried it was wholly insane. Manny Pacquiao would have nothing of Arum’s disapproval. He refused to listen. He also stopped talking to Arum. Arum himself decided to shut up. Meanwhile, the boxing world was left to wonder what the hell was going on. There definitely was…

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The canary in Pacquiao’s aborted fight »

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Amir Khan. AFP FILE PHOTOS

  I realize it now. A short e-mail message Aquiles Zonio sent me 11 days ago was probably the canary in the coal mine for Manny Pacquiao’s aborted bout in Dubai with Amir Khan of Great Britain. Originally scheduled for April 23, the fight was reset to May 20—only to be put off indefinitely as of Wednesday. I should have sensed a desert debacle in the making when Zonio, the fighting senator’s usually…

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Pacquiao-Khan off »

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Amir Khan. AFP FILE PHOTOS

  Manny Pacquiao liked it. Amir Khan wanted it. The fans demanded it. Both fighters had even already announced they would be clashing on May 20 in the United Arab Emirates. As it turned out, however, the supposed dream deal is baloney. Apparently, with no money on the table, it’s been shot down by Pacquiao’s longtime promoter Bob Arum. “It’s kaddish for the UAE deal. It’s dead,” Arum told Tuesday. “I’m talking to…

2 weeks ago / Read More »

Pacquiao-Khan fight off—report »

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Amir Khan. AFP FILE PHOTOS

A potentially money-spinning bout between Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Britain's Amir Khan has collapsed, The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. Pacquiao's long-time promoter Bob Arum told the newspaper that the proposed $38 million fight staged by the United Arab Emirates in April had proven to be "pie in the sky." READ: Pacquiao versus Khan limping "When they contacted me, I told them it was pie in the sky, that this is…

2 weeks ago / Read More »

New foe proposed vs Pacquiao »

In this photo taken on September 29, 2016, Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao stretches before a training session at a gym in Manila, ahead of his November 6 bout with Mexican boxer Jessie Vargas.  / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

It’s already time to ask: Whatever happened to the Manny Pacquiao-Amir Khan world welterweight title fight? Reading through the damning silence, it’s easy to conclude that the proposed bout has been stalled. By several factors, if we go by what has transpired since the sudden dismissal of Australian Jeff Horn as Pacquiao’s next opponent. These factors, topped by the absence of the imagined purse ($38 million), have definitely caused a discord. While it…

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