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Pacman picks Vargas for comeback fight

MANILA, Philippines - It appears that WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas has won the Manny Pacquiao sweepstakes......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2016

Brisbane luring Pacquiao to take on Horn Down Under

Jeff Horn’s hometown of Brisbane is pushing hard to bring over Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao for an April 23 world welterweight title fight......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Young guns carry fight for KaTropa as TNT stops Mahindra

With TNT looking more vulnerable than ever, the KaTropa's top picks from the last two PBA Drafts took matters into their own hands to at least right the ship momentarily. The flagship MVP franchise arrested a two-game slide Wednesday as the KaTropa stopped Mahindra, 104-92, in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City. TNT picked things up in the second half, outscoring the Floodbuster by 18 points to move out of a five-team logjam for 5th-9th places and join Blackwater for fourth with a 5-4 record. Troy Rosario led the KaTropa in scoring with 18 points to go along with nine rebounds while RR Pogoy had a career-high 16 points on top of four assists and four steals. Mo Tautuaa added 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and one block for TNT. 'I see my players finding ways to play together and deliver a positive outing for us. I know it's a porcess but I'm hoping that it takes us to the right direction,' head coach Nash Racela said. 'The earlier they accept that reality, it'll be better for our team overall,' he added. After putting up an early 10-point lead, TNT actually fell behind in the first half as the Floodbuster immediately turned the game around in the second quarter, carrying a 57-51 cushion at the break. However, Rosario, Pogoy, and Tautuaa waxed hot in the third, nearly matching Mahindra's entire output as the KaTropa regained control. Behind their young guns, TNT veterans Larry Fonacier (11 points), Kris Rosales (11 points), and Jayson Castro (10 points) also finished in double figures. Alex Mallari led the way for the Floodbuster with 19 as Mahindra dropped to 2-6 after a two-game run came to an end.   The scores: TNT 104 - Rosario 18, Pogoy 16, Tautuaa 14, Rosales 11, Fonacier 11, Castro 10, Reyes 7, Rosser 7, De Ocampo 7, Golla 2, Carey 1, Williams 0.  MAHINDRA 92 - Mallari 19, Paniamogan 10, Yee 10, Revilla 8, Deutchman 7, Celda 7, Escoto 6, Salva 6, Arana 6, Galanza 5, Ballesteros 3, Elorde 3, Eriobu 2, Digregorio 0,  Quarterscores: 29-25, 51-57, 82-78, 104-92   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

For possible Pacman-Horn fight venue, Queensland eyes $200M earnings

MANILA, Philippines - The state of Queensland in Australia can end up raking in huge revenue if it bankrolls the planned fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jef.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Pacquiao purse will be ‘reasonable’ – Arum

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said yesterday that there is no truth to reports in the Australian media that Manny Pacquiao has been guaranteed a purse of $5-million for his April 23 fight with Jeff Horn......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Brisbane likely to host Pacquiao vs Horn fight on April 23

BRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao will add another fight to his long career resume when he takes on Australian welterweight Jeff Horn on April 23 at a ven.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

It’s now Arum vs Koncz

The race is on between Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Manny Pacquiao’s Canadian adviser Mike Koncz for the bragging rights over the choice of opponent and venue of the Filipino boxing legend’s April fight......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Arum search on for fight venue

“We have Australia, the Middle East and England (as possible sites),” said Arum, who is looking to hold Pacquiao’s 2017 debut on April 22......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Pacquiao won't face Crawford next, will fight outside US in April – Arum

Pacquiao won't face Crawford next, will fight outside US in April – Arum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 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

ONE champ Angela Lee to defend title against Huang in Thailand

CHRIS LINES, AP Sports Writer   BANGKOK (AP) — Hawaiian Angela Lee will defend her women's atomweight title against Taiwan's Jenny Huang when ONE Championship hosts its second mixed martial arts promotion in Thailand on March 11. The 20-year-old Canadian-born Lee improved her perfect career record to six wins when she won the title in a unanimous decision against Mei Yamaguchi in May last year. The fight in Bangkok will be her first defense. 'I had back to back fights leading up to the title fight, and after I won the belt I took some time off,' Lee said. 'The goal for 2017 is to be an active champion and to stay busy. 'Since my last fight, I've been training extremely hard, improving my skill set and I can't wait to show everyone.' Huang also has a perfect record, winning her fifth fight against April Osenio by submission last month. Five years older than Lee, Huang was later to start her MMA career than her upcoming opponent. 'I have been working so hard to come to this point in my career, and now that I'm finally here it all feels very surreal to me,' Huang said. 'Inside the cage I only have one goal and that's to win this bout at any cost. She better be prepared for what I bring to the table because I will go to battle with my full arsenal.' The event in Bangkok will be ONE's second promotion in Thailand after the inaugural event in May last year. ONE has an expanded schedule this year, including five fight nights in China and a first in Vietnam. The first event of the year will be in Jakarta this month. Marcin Prachnio has withdrawn from the middleweight title fight against Vitaly Bigdash due to injury and will be replaced by Aung La N Sang of Myanmar. Russia's Bigdash will be making the first defense of the title he won back in 2015. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

Pacman asking $20 M to fight Crawford next

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao will not fight Terence Crawford for anything less than $20 million. Take it or leave it......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

Crawford wants to fight Pacman next

OMAHA—Champion Terence Crawford easily defended his WBO and WBC belts by stopping brawler John Molina in the eighth round of their junior welterweight title fight on Saturday.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

Against Huang, Osenio seeks to replicate win over Osman

MANILA, Philippines — April Osenio’s gameplan for tonight’s ONE Championship tussle with Taipei’s Jenny Huang is simple: recreate her fight with Ann Osman......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Lomachenko seeks fight vs Pacman

MANILA, Philippines - A showdown with Manny Pacquiao is something Ukrainian star Vasyl Lomachenko would be very proud of......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 28th, 2016

Pacquiao: Next fight must fit Senate schedule

TOKYO — Manny Pacquiao says his next fight will be in April or May next year as that best fits his schedule as a senator for the Philippines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2016

Pacman vs Vargas, least watched Pacquiao fight ever

LUMABAS na ang numbers para sa Pay-Per-View (PPV) buy rates ng naganap na Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas fight noong nakaraang Nov. 6 sa Las Vegas......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 19th, 2016

Bato faces probe over free trip to Pacman fight

MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman will look into the propriety of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald de la Rosa’s free trip to Las.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2016

No adjustments, worries for Amir Khan in ONE fight vs Vaughn Donayre

SINGAPORE — SINGAPORE — Now faced with Vaughn Donayre, this city’s very own Amir Khan said he’s not losing sleep over having to adjust to a new opponent on s.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Shock KO to Marquez made Pacman cautious for a kill

LOS ANGELES – After knocking down Jessie Vargas in the second round of their fight in Las Vegas Saturday (Sunday in Manila), Manny Pacquiao said he tried to.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 7th, 2016