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Arum cautions Pacquiao on being a fighter/promoter

Top Rank Promotion chief Bob Arum warned Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao on the perils of being a fighter and at the same time being the promoter of his own fights. Pacquiao, following the footsteps of former world champions Oscar Dela Hoya, Roy Jones Jr., and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., is promoting his world title [...] The post Arum cautions Pacquiao on being a fighter/promoter appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netJul 12th, 2018

Pacquiao wants early KO as Matthysse aims to hurt

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A human versus a mean machine. An aging legend against a champion longing for recognition. Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse should live up to hype when they tangle for the World Boxing Association welterweight crown here on Sunday, July 15. Relishing his dual role as fighter cum promoter of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Pacquiao strategy: Throw lefts, rights

Manny Pacquiao faced the press Wednesday afternoon and had things to say – from his dual role as fighter and promoter to the 2018 World Cup in Russia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao 85 percent ready as Matthysse fight draws near

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--With just less than three weeks left before his defining fight with WBA  champion Lucas Matthysse, Manny Pacquiao's handlers were pleased with the work ethic shown by the 39-year-old legend. Just moments after Pacquiao displayed his old and fiery form on Tuesday, staggering sparring partner Gherich Chavez with a single solid straight to the jaw, chief trainer Buboy Fernandez and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune gave high marks for their champion. Pacquiao had to pause for ten seconds to give Chavez a respite, as old timers recalled memories of the Filipino's single knockout punch that took the lights out of Emmanuel Lucero in 2003 in Los Angeles. "I would say he is 85 already percent ready and we don't want him to peak too soon," said Fernandez, who is leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for "Fight of Champions," the biggest boxing event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia slated on July 15 at the Axiata Arena. Fortune concurred with Fernandez. "He is right there where we want him to be right now," said the Australian coach who is seeing a resurgent spirit of the only boxer in history who has won eight world titles in eight different divisions. Pacquiao challenged himself Monday morning, testing himself to the limit by climbing the steepest route in Maasim, Sarangani province. "It's a sign that Manny is trying to ask himself questions whether he still has it or not. That talks a lot about his warrior spirit," said Fortune. Meanwhile, Matthysse is also doing all he can to match whatever firepower Pacquiao will be bringing to battle. Under the tutelage of Joel Diaz in Indio, California, Matthysse promised to keep his belt at all costs. Matthysse's promoter Oscar Dela Hoya also dispelled rumors that the fight might be cancelled due to financial problems as alleged by Pacquiao's long-time and former promoter Bob Arum of rival Top Rank Promotions. "I feel very, very confident the fight is going to happen, let's put it that way," said Dela Hoya in an interview with boxing scribe Steve Kim. Matthysse is planning to arrive in Kuala Lumpur ahead of everyone to acclimatize for 10 days prior to the match. "I might be there for about ten days, I want to go out there and help Manny promote and do my rounds in Malaysia. I have my plane tickets already. So we're set to go, we have a fight," De La Hoya insisted. - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Horn wants to show Pacquiao win was no fluke

By John Pye, Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Jeff Horn's reward for a successful first title defense since a contentious win over Manny Pacquiao could be a bout with Terence Crawford. A failure could send him back into boxing obscurity. Horn wants to use his WBO welterweight title defense against Gary Corcoran on Wednesday to dispel any notion that he got a hometown decision against Pacquiao in Brisbane last July. If he gets his way, it could set him up for a big 2018. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum attended Tuesday's weigh-in and said a win here "will lead to massive fights coming next year." "I think Pacquiao is going to return to the ring. Terence Crawford will be the mandatory for this fight. The biggest building in Las Vegas is on hold for this fight," Arum said. "Going to have a tremendous year in the welterweight division and these two participants ... will be giving it their all to see who will go ahead as part of these major programs that will take place next year." Horn, now unbeaten in 18 bouts, knows what it's like to be given no chance of beating the champion, so he is trying to think only about Corcoran at the Brisbane Convention Centre. That's not far from where he beat Pacquiao in front of more than 51,000 fans in an outdoor bout at a regular rugby venue. "I've got until after this fight to start having discussions," he said. "He's definitely a possibility if I can manage to get through Gary first." The Australian former schoolteacher was written off before taking on Pacquiao (59-7-2), but pressured the eight-division champion for 12 rounds in an upset that changed the trajectory of his career. Pacquiao's camp disputed the unanimous decision, which was widely panned by critics but later confirmed after further scrutiny by the World Boxing Organization. Pacquiao had a rematch clause for the Horn fight, but so far hasn't committed to a date or venue. Corcoran is 17-1 since turning pro in 2011 and is ranked 10th by the WBO. He is the underdog and is fighting outside of Britain and Ireland for the first time for his first world title. Trainer Peter Stanley said his boxer would not be intimidated by the situation. "We've fought away from home before in front of bigger, more hostile crowds against bigger boys," Stanley said. "There's nothing new here." The buildup to the fight has been overshadowed by accusations from the Corcoran camp that Horn resorted to head-butting Pacquiao, and claims from the British-based boxer that he would resort to biting if confronted with the same circumstances. At the official news conference, one of Corcoran's trainers held up a laptop computer to show images of Horn clashing heads with opponents and later wore a cap with a glove attached at the top in a swipe at the head-butting claims. Horn and his trainer Glenn Rushton responded by wearing caps with a pair of boxing gloves on top of earmuffs to protect from biting. Both boxers were expecting an aggressive, walk-up style of fight. Rushton said Horn would be furious but fair. "It is boxing. It's not table tennis — it's tough," Rushton said. "Stop (complaining) — Jeff's one of the fairest fighters in the world." Corcoran doesn't have a high profile, and even ring announcer Michael Buffer mistakenly called him by the wrong name at the weigh-in. "Does it matter?" Stanley said. "He'll know his name afterward, I promise you that — he won't forget it. "Gary's a consummate pro. He's come here to fight and win. They both made weight, they're both fit. The only difference is Jeff's got the world title and Gary wants it.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Oscar De La Hoya says, I d take McGregor in two

LOS ANGELES, United States – Retired boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya has said he would be ready to step back in the ring to face mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor. The 44-year-old fighter turned promoter, who has not fought since being battered to defeat by Manny Pacquiao in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Pacquiao retirement has Arum s blessing

MANILA, Philippines – If Manny Pacquiao ever decides to hang up his gloves, there will be no opposition from his longtime promoter Bob Arum......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2017

Pacquiao eyes Dubai for next fight

MANILA, Philippines — American promoter Bob Arum has expressed serious doubts on Manny Pacquiao being able to stage a fight in the Philippines later this yea.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2017

No way Pacquiao-Horn 2 happens in Philippines, says Arum

MANILA, Philippines – Promoter Bob Arum on Wednesday said the rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn being staged in the Philippines in December is not.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017

Arum: No way rematch held in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines - Promoter Bob Arum yesterday said the rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn being staged in the Philippines in December is not go.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017

Arum sees Pacquiao-Horn fight a blockbuster

MANILA, Philippines - Bob Arum loves how Australia is welcoming Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming title defense against local fighter Jeff Horn......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2017

Arum sees Pacquiao vs Horn fight as a blockbuster in Australia

MANILA, Philippines – Bob Arum loves how Australia is welcoming Manny Pacquiao’s upcoming title defense against local fighter Jeff Horn......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2017

Promoter cautions: Pacquiao-Horn not official yet

Promoter cautions: Pacquiao-Horn not official yet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2017

Arum prefers Broner, Crawford over Khan for Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – British fighter Amir Khan is nowhere in Bob Arum’s radar as a future opponent for Manny Pacquiao......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2017

Pacquiao insists: It’s April

MANILA, Philippines – It’s not just the purse that’s going to be an issue when Manny Pacquiao sits down with his promoter, Bob Arum, regarding his fight sche.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Pacquiaos return fight targeted for November 5, says Arum

MANILA, Philippines Manny Pacquiaos return to the ring appears to be inevitable as Top Rank chief Bob Arum has already penciled in the Filipino boxer for a November 5 fight date. Pacquiaos long-time boxing promoter told the LA Times that the a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2016

Arum prepares opponent shortlist for Pacquiao comeback

MANILA, Philippines – With Manny Pacquiao plotting to come out of his brief retirement, Top Rank Promotions chief Bob Arum has drawn up a shortlist of 3 opponents to face the renowned Filipino boxer.  Arum, who has been Pacquiao's promoter since.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

Manny Pacquiao beats Lucas Matthysse and Father Time in latest win

The fire is back in the eyes and belly of 39 year old Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao who scored an emphatic knockout victory over Lucas Martin Matthysse to win his 11th world title at 2:43 of the seventh round Sunday afternoon at the Axiata Arena here. Proving his critics wrong, Pacquiao put on a clinic of sorts as he showed facets of his ring brilliance that were missing in his previous fights since 2009 where he last won by knockout. Before a screaming horde of fans led by the heads of state of Malaysia and the Philippines, Pacquiao was brilliant, fast and accurate with his timing and combinations, completely frustrating and flustering the former WBA king. "You have to love what you do in order to do what I still do as a 39-year-old fighter," said Pacquiao, who trained hardest despite his age, pushing himself to the limit. But this time around, his new team of mostly Filipinos led by chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, acknowledged his conditions and custom-fit a new training regimen that brought back the power and the speed, however diminished a bit. "Do I look old,?" asked Pacquiao laughing in front of the members of media at the post-fight press conference. Every masterful stroke dealt by Pacquiao befuddled Matthysse who secretly plotted to retire Pacquiao. "Not today," said Pacquiao, who was cheered on by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte who watched in the presidential suite with new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. "Of course, it was an extra motivational tool for me to fight well and careful." Fernandez warned his ward not to be too confident when he knocked down Matthysse for the second round, the Argentine taking a knee at the end of the fifth round. "It might have been a trick. But we were ready for Matthysse," said a beaming Fernandez, who for the first time, acted as chief trainer aided by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and assistant Raides "Nonoy" Neri. Cutman Edgardo de la Vega was not much needed as Pacquiao was never in trouble. "We will take a rest for now before we decide what to do next," said Pacquiao, who goes back to work this week as the Philippine Senate opens its sessions. - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao KO’s Luccas Matthysse in 7th round to claim WBA welterweight title

By Dan Rafael/ESPN.com – Questions abounded about what Manny Pacquiao had left. After all, the Filipino legend, winner of world titles in a boxing-record eight weight divisions and one of the greatest fighters in history, is 39 now and has been a professional fighter for 23 years. He was also Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

The King is back

Manny Pacquiao looked like the young, dominant fighter he once was when he floored Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse three times yesterday en route to a sensational seventh-round stoppage at the Axiata Arena here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Nothing is impossible : Senators congratulate colleague Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Senators were all praises for their colleague Manny Pacquiao, after the boxing legend-turned-senator defeated  Argentine fighter Lucas Matthysse via technical knockout on Sunday, July 15. With the win, Pacquiao secured the World Boxing Association (WBA) regular welterweight title, and looks set for even more fights ahead. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018