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Pacquiao welcomes Tebow to his training camp

Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 01:38 p.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao welcomed a high-profile visitor to his training camp Saturday with ties to his native Philippines: Tim Tebow.

Australian boxer dies 2 days after losing to Filipino

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 06:00 p.m.

BRISBANE, Australia -- A 23-year-old boxer died Monday two days after losing consciousness after losing a 10-round featherweight bout.

Family spokesman James O'Shea confirmed Braydon Smith, who was in the final year of a law degree, had been in an induced coma at a Brisbane hospital since collapsing 90 minutes after a WBC Asian Boxing Council continental title bout with John Moralde of the Philippines on Saturday.

Mayweather: ‘Losing is all in the mind’

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:17 p.m.

MANNY Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. came face to face Wednesday for the first time since their May 2 mega-fight was announced, as Hollywood rolled out the red carpet for the richest bout in history.

Pacquiao, Mayweather begin countdown to their big fight

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 08:11 a.m.

LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting.

Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 08:25 a.m.

LAS VEGAS -- Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.

Early bets pour in, favor Pacquiao

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 10:32 a.m.

LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring.

Donnie Nietes gets new foe

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 10:09 p.m.

WITH just a little over a month before his world title defense, World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight champion Donnie Nietes has an opponent change. Instead of Luis Ceja, Nietes will be defending his belt against another Mexican, Gilberto Parra, in the main event of Pinoy Pride 30 on March 28 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

The Mayweather conundrum

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:15 p.m.

THIS early, most of the queries from my fellow boxing aficionados have been about my KO prediction for Manny against “Money”.

Sweet science lives on

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:00 p.m.

IN RECENT years, boxing has slowly lost the interest of the general public. Unlike its golden age, from 1920s to the 60s, fewer people are paying attention to the sport anymore. The rapid rise of the sport of mixed-martial arts (MMA) also helped in that decline and has lured mostly the younger generation away from boxing.

Though late, Pacquiao vs. Mayweather will deliver

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 11:44 p.m.

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao slept through the big announcement, secure in knowing that the fight was already made and the questions would finally stop.

It's on: Mayweather says he and Pacquiao to fight May 2

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 08:54 a.m.

LAS VEGAS — The fight is finally on. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing's richest fight ever.

Is ‘King’ Arthur ready for world title dispute?

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 03:46 p.m.

AFTER successfully keeping his record clean against erstwhile champion Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda of Mexico, “King” Arthur Villanueva is under scrutiny whether he is ready to fight big time and for a world title.

The reigning World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation International junior bantamweight champion is still undefeated with 27 wins with 14 knockouts after getting a unanimous decision over the Mexican.

No other way but up

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 12:27 a.m.

DAVAO CITY — There's no other direction for Jason Pagara’s career but up after a picture-perfect victory last Saturday night.

Pagara downs Chavez in two, main card Pinoys all get wins

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 09:40 p.m.

OVER hundreds of boxing aficionados were seen standing and applauding Filipino boxer Jason "El Niño" Pagara's outstanding performance after he scored a technical knockout (TKO) win in just two rounds and defended his World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Jr. welterweight belt for the sixth time over Mexican challenger Cesar "El Dolar" Chavez in their main event clash at the close of the Ala Promotions and ABS-CBN Sports-spearheaded Pinoy Pride 29: Fists of Fury held at the University of the Southeastern Philippines (USeP) Saturday evening.

Pagara to train in California for fight in the US

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 09:39 p.m.

REIGNING World Boxing Organization (WBO) Filipino junior welterweight champion Jason "El Niño" Pagara is set to train in the United States in preparation for his next fight on May 23 in California.

ALA Boxing Promotions CEO and president Michael Aldeguer bared this in a post-fight interview with the media at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) gymnasium Saturday evening.

Servania vows to stop Juan Luis Hernandez in two rounds in Pinoy Pride 29

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 10:47 p.m.

DAVAO CITY -- The future of three of the most promising young Filipino fighters is at stake tonight in career-defining bouts in Pinoy Pride 29 - “Fists of Fury” at the University of South Eastern Philippines (USEP).

Filipinos, Mexicans eye KOs

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:54 p.m.

WHETHER title or non-title fights, the highly-anticipated Pinoy Pride 29 dubbed "Fists of Fury" will determine the fate of four Filipino fighters who will clash against foreigners on Saturday night at the University of the Southeastern Philippines (USeP) gymnasium.

Golden Boy doubts Pacquiao vs Mayweather will happen

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 11:44 p.m.

CEBU -- Although the negotiations of a dream match between two of the best boxers in the world, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., are as close as these have ever been, Golden Boy Promotions head Oscar de la Hoya has serious doubts of the fight ever happening.

‘The Fight’ is finally going to happen

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 12:02 a.m.

THE difference is their respective managers.

Al Haymon now manages Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Bob Arum Manny Pacquiao.

Dinagyang to feature international boxing bouts

Monday, January 12, 2015 - 11:19 p.m.

THE second amateur boxing tournament will reel on in Iloilo City on January 17 featuring boxing kids from Brisbane, Australia and Iloilo kid boxers with ages 12 to 16 years old.

Ex-janitor Donnie Nietes breaks legend Flash Elorde’s record in 2014

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 11:06 p.m.

GREATNESS isn’t measured by talent alone, but also demands hard work, determination and consistency.

Suarez, Barriga succumb to foes

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:22 p.m.

CHARLY Suarez and Mark Anthony Barriga lost their respective Aiba Pro Boxing fights over the weekend.

The 26-year-old Incheon Asian Games silver medalist Suarez, of Sawata in Davao del Note, bowed to 25-year-old 2009 Beijing Olympian Hurshid Tojibaev of Uzbekistan via split decision in their 60 kgs. lightweight clash held at the Daulet Sports Complex in Astana.

Barriga fights Ecuador boxer

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 09:35 p.m.

BOTH have donned their country's colors in the 2012 London Olympics and scored unanimous decision wins in their respective Aiba Pro Boxing debut fights last November 1 in Lingnan Pearl, Foshan.

Local sports officials hail Pacquiao

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

VINTAGE Manny is back! The eight-time world division and Sarangani Representative Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao lived up to his billing as he added yet another win under his record after a garnering a lopsided unanimous decision win over the American boxer Christopher Mark "Chris" Algieri at the Venetian Macao, retaining the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title.

Algieri fails to get a major in upset against Pacquiao

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:27 p.m.

ALL that Chris Algieri was most prepared to do was a lot of ice packs and two good dives to protect himself from injuries in two sweeping knockdowns coming from one of the world's best knockout artist himself.

Pacquiao defeats Algieri

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 02:38 p.m.

MACAU (Updated) -- Manny Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he was looking for, battering Chris Algieri around the ring at will Sunday in a lopsided welterweight title fight.

Pacquiao chased Algieri from the opening bell, knocking him down repeatedly and dominating. About the only thing Pacquiao didn't get was his first knockout in five years, settling instead for a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision against an opponent who seemed unwilling to engage.

Re-energized Pacquiao eyes KO win vs Algieri

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:28 p.m.

MACAU -- Manny Pacquiao didn't need the huge bouquet of flowers he was holding to feel welcome in this gambling enclave, where he will be fighting at an odd hour Sunday against an opponent who has to already feel as though he won boxing's biggest lottery.

Pacquiao got them anyway Tuesday night at his official grand entrance in the lobby of the massive Venetian hotel-casino. He smiled and posed with them because there's a fight with Chris Algieri to sell, something Pacquiao seems to be taking more seriously as his career begins heading into the later rounds.

Cobra lauds Nietes for breaking Elorde record

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 08:54 p.m.

IN A voluntary defense of his WBO Light Flyweight title, Donnie Nietes made history last November 15 as he won against Carlos Velarde of Mexico in Pinoy Pride XXVIII.

The win will officially make him the record holder as the longest-reigning Filipino boxing champion in January 2015, taking the title away from the legendary Gabriel “Flash” Elorde, who held the record at seven years, three months.

Barriga fights Argentinean in Aiba event

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 06:48 p.m.

PHILIPPINES' 2012 London Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga battles Leandro Blanc of Argentina in men's light flyweight today to open his Aiba Pro Boxing debut at the Lingnan Pearl Foshan Stadium in Guangdong, China.

All fighters on weight for Boxing Revolution II

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 09:45 p.m.

THE reigning International Boxing Organization (IBO) Jr. Flyweight champion Rey "The Hammer" Loreto and Indonesian flyweight champion Heri Amol stepped on the scales Friday morning at the SM Lanang Premier, weighing 109 lbs. and 108 lbs., respectively, both prepared to go into action in the main event of the Boxing Revolution II: Clash of the Little Titans at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center, 6 p.m. tonight.