If not Floyd Mayweather, maybe Keith Thurman for Pacquiao?

If Floyd Mayweather decides to stay retired, the man whom WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao could fight next is undefeated Keith Thurman whose nickname “One Time” is supposed to herald his one-punch knockout power......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarFeb 12th, 2019

Thurman retains WBA welterweight title, ready for Pacquiao

    MANILA, Philippines – Now, there’s no need to cajole Floyd Mayweather into fighting Manny Pacquiao again. Marquee Keith Thurman is willing to face the Filipino icon anytime, anywhere. Coming back from a 22-month layoff, Thurman knocked down Josesito Lopez in the 2nd round then weathered the challenger’s assault ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Pacquiao s Plan A: Mayweather in May

Unless it’s the rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao will have to set aside his plans of returning to the ring in May......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Gerry Peñalosa likes Danny Garcia for Manny Pacquiao

While Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is making up his mind whether or not to fight WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao, former two-time world titlist Gerry Peñalosa said yesterday Philadelphia brawler Danny Garcia would be a perfect opponent for the Filipino icon in case the Money Man from Grand Rapids bails out of a rematch......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Accidental meetings signal Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 - The Manila Times Online

If theres any indication in the series of frequent accidental meetings between World Boxing Association welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and the undefeated 50-0 win-loss record holder Floyd Maywea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

‘Accidental’ meetings signal Pacquiao-Mayweather 2

If there’s any indication in the series of frequent “accidental” meetings between World Boxing Association welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and the undefeated 50-0 win-loss record holder Floyd Mayweather Jr., it…READ The post ‘Accidental’ meetings signal Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Manny Pacquiao: Please fall in line

Keith Thurman defended his WBA (super) welterweight title last Sunday then called out Manny Pacquiao while the Filipino icon was in Hong Kong sipping wine with Chinese business magnate Jack Ma......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

Is Mayweather stalking Manny?

Talk of a rematch between WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. started to gain ground when the boxing icons got together in a supposedly accidental encounter before over 100,000 revelers in an electronic music festival called Ultra Japan at the Odaiba Park in Tokyo last September......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. see eye to eye

Manny Pacquiao was truly up and about Monday, allaying fears he had suffered a career-threatening eye injury by watching the Lakers-Warriors game at the Staples Center here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

LOOK: Pacquiao, Mayweather meet in Warriors-Lakers game

MANILA, Philippines – So is the fight on?  It's by coincidence that Manny Pacquiao crossed paths with retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather during the clash between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers  on Tuesday, January 22 (Monday, January 21, US time).  The two-time defending NBA champion exacted revenge on the depleted Lakers with a 130-111 win.  {source} .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

By Beth Harris, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Klay Thompson set an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range, scoring 44 points as the Golden State Warriors beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 130-111 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) to match a season-high with their eighth consecutive victory. Thompson finished 10-of-11 from beyond the arc as the two-time defending champions won their seventh straight road game. The star guard had 23 points in the third quarter, connecting on seven three's as the Warriors stretched their lead to 36 points. He finally missed from deep late in the period. Kevin Durant added 20 points and Stephen Curry had 11 points and 12 assists, going 2-of-10 from three-point range for Golden State. Emblematic of his quiet offensive night, Curry came dribbling in alone for a fast-break dunk, but slipped and fell, drawing gasps from the crowd. He scrambled to his feet, got the ball back and put up an air ball. Ivica Zubac led Los Angeles with 18 points. Brandon Ingram added 17 and Kyle Kuzma had 16. The Lakers were without their primary ball-handlers and playmakers in LeBron James, Lonzo Ball and Rajon Rondo. They fell to 5-9 without James, whose left groin strain has forced him out for the longest stretch of his 16-year career. Coming off a split in two straight overtime games, the Lakers kept it close in the first half, trailing 65-55 at the break. But Thompson fired up a three-pointer — the first of Golden State's nine in the third — and the Warriors went on to outscore the Lakers 45-25 to lead 110-80 going into the fourth. Golden State's sharpshooting silenced the crowd and allowed the Warriors to sit four of their five starters in the fourth, leaving DeMarcus Cousins in for a bit until he also went to the bench. Cousins had eight points, nine rebounds, five assists and four fouls in his second game for the Warriors since being out nearly a year with a severe knee injury. The Warriors have made 141 three-pointers to 93 for opponents during their eight-game winning streak. TIP-INS Warriors: All 12 players scored. ... Their other eight-game winning streak this season was Oct. 22 to Nov. 5 (Oct. 23 to Nov. 6, PHL time). ... They evened the season series 1-1, having lost 127-101 on Christmas (Dec. 26, PHL time). Lakers: Coach Luke Walton hopes James is able to return this week when the Lakers have five straight games at Staples Center. ... Ball is out 4-to-6 weeks with a left ankle sprain. ... Rondo (right ring finger surgery) has played in contact practices but is still favoring his injured hand. ... Josh Hart had six points, one assist and four fouls starting in place of Ball. ... Jack Nicholson made a rare courtside appearance. Mahershala Ali, Snoop Dogg, James Franco, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were in the crowd. UP NEXT Warriors: At Washington on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) in the third of a four-game trip. Lakers: Host Minnesota on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Manny Pacquiao meets Steph Curry, Floyd Mayweather Jr. in LA

Manny Pacquiao is enjoying his time in the U.S. after defending his WBA Welterwight title against Adrien Broner.  The eight-division world champion watched the Golden State Warriors rip the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center, and got to meet some fellow sports stars as well. A day after his LA residence was reportedly broken into, Manny and family apparently met Warriors star Stephen Curry in the dugout, as captured by Joe Vardon of The Athletic. Steph stopping to say hello to Pacquiao and family — Joe Vardon (@joevardon) January 22, 2019 The 40-year-old boxer also shared a moment with former rival Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was watching courtside before they dapped each other up.          View this post on Instagram                     A post shared by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on Jan 21, 2019 at 11:32pm PST The Pacman has been vocal about wanting Mayweather to come out from retirement for a rematch of their blockbuster bout last 2015. Aside from meeting fellow athletes, Manny was treated to a show. Klay Thompson went off for 44 points, going 10-for-10 from deep to start the game en route the Warriors' comfortable 130-111 win over the Lakers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Manny Pacquiao: Filipino challenges Floyd Mayweather to a rematch

Manny Pacquiao: Filipino challenges Floyd Mayweather to a rematch BBC Sport Manny Pacquiao challenges five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather to a rematch, if the American comes out of retirement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather Jr. greets Manny Pacquiao before title bout

Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao was greeted by former rival Floyd "Money" Mayweather backstage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to his title defense against Adrien Broner, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).  #PacBroner — Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) January 20, 2019 Mayweather Jr. approached the Filipino boxing icon as he was warming up and making last-minute preparations before his in-ring return in Las Vegas.  The two shared the ring back in May of 2015, with Mayweather emerging victorious via unanimous decision after 12 rounds.  According to rumblings however, it may not be the last time that the two mix it up inside the boxing ring.  Rumour has it that if Pacquiao can get past Broner, it could set up a possible rematch with "Money" later this year.  Mayweather, a five-division world champion with an unparalleled 50-0 professional record, officially retired from boxing in 2015, but came back in 2017 for a mega-money fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor, which he won via TKO in the tenth round.  The 41-year old Mayweather is coming off a one-round destruction of Japanese kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa in an exhibition match in Japan back in New Year's Eve.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

WATCH: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from Floyd Mayweather in locker room ahead of fight MANILA, Philippines---Things have yet to transpire on the ring but Manny Pacquiao's night has essentially been busy. On top of the usual fight night warm-ups and last-minute preparations, Pacquiao also met with rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the locker room. As per veteran boxing reporter Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Mayweather visited and wished Pacquiao good luck as the Filipino boxing icon prepared to defend his WBA World welterweight belt against Adrien Broner Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao was already in his ring gear when Mayweather arrived. They shared an embrace before Mayweather sho...Keep on reading: WATCH: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from Floyd Mayweather in locker room ahead of fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Boxing: Manny Pacquiao looks for first WBA title defense against Adrien Broner

Eight-division boxing world champion and current reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao returns to Las Vegas for the first time in two years as he looks to defend his title for the first time against American four-division world champion Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).  Pacquiao, who turned 40 just last December, continues to defy age as he goes for an impressive 15th world title defense.  Many believe that even at his advanced age, Pacquiao still has what it takes to compete at the highest level of the sport.  The boxer-slash-senator is coming off one of his most impressive performances in a long while, knocking out Argentinian brawler Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds to capture the WBA's secondary welterweight world title.  Now, Pacquiao makes his highly-anticipated return to the boxing capital of the world as he looks to successfully defend the title against a tough challenger.  Broner, eleven years Pacquiao's junior, is also looking to add another milestone to his already impressive resume, as the Ohio native is looking to capture his fifth world championship in as many weight divisions.  Aside from a fifth world championship, AB is also looking to break a back-to-back streak of winless bouts after losing to Mikey Garcia and then going to a draw with Jessie Vargas.  A win for Pacquiao could mean even bigger things in the future, with the rumblings being that a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be in the works, should the Filipno boxing icon take care of business on fight night.  For Broner, a win over Pacquiao instantly becomes the biggest on his resume and he once again holds world title gold, nearly four years after his last world champioship win. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

At 40, Pacquiao Awaits Broner Bout in Crossroads Fight

LAS VEGAS --- Manny Pacquiao has been beating the odds since he was a teenager in the Philippines stuffing his pockets with metal at weigh-ins so he wouldn't look like a 98-pound weakling. Nearly a quarter century later, Pacquiao is still up for a challenge. He fights Saturday night against Adrien Broner in a true crossroads bout that will determine a lot about his future in the ring. Chasing a second fight with Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao will be tested by a younger and talented fighter who has a lot to prove himself. He's 40 now, an age where fighters either have long stopped lacing up the gloves or are very careful in picking opponents. Pacquiao is not only still fighting, but...Keep on reading: At 40, Pacquiao Awaits Broner Bout in Crossroads Fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Floyd to watch Pacquiao fight

Expect Floyd Mayweather to be at ringside when Manny Pacquiao battles Adrien Broner to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title this weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe confirmed the presence of the undefeated American boxer, saying that he will personally check out if Pacquiao still have […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Mayweather to watch Pacquiao vs Broner, fuels rematch talks

      LAS VEGAS, USA – If ever Floyd Mayweather Jr does show up at ringside of MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night, January 19 (Sunday, January 20, Manila time), it could spell trouble for Adrien Broner. That's because Manny Pacquiao will be fired up to stage a dominant performance in their battle ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Manny Pacquiao talks about his career at breakfast

LOS ANGELES --- Manny Pacquiao can put away the food for a fighter who started off his career at 98 pounds. He showed that Monday when PodcastOne Sports Now co-hosts Tim Dahlberg and Jim Litke joined him for breakfast at his Los Angeles home. What Pacquiao really wants to do, though, is put away Adrien Broner. He gets that chance Saturday night in a crossroads bout at the age of 40 against Adrien Broner. Pacquiao and Broner meet in a welterweight contest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas that could pave the way for a second fight against Floyd Mayweather later this year. But Pacquiao not only needs to beat Broner, but do it in spectacular fashion to get a buzz going for what could ...Keep on reading: Manny Pacquiao talks about his career at breakfast.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Roach bares Pacquiao s options if Mayweather says no to rematch

Should he get past Adrien Broner here on Saturday (Sunday Manila time), Manny Pacquiao will train his sights on a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019