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Postponement reports untrue, says Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao reported for training yesterday afternoon, and by flashing the thumbs-up sign dispelled rumors of the postponement of his title fight against Lucas Matthysse on July 15......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 19th, 2018

Boxing: Malicious and untrue - Manny Pacquiao dispels rumours of fight postponement

Boxing: Malicious and untrue - Manny Pacquiao dispels rumours of fight postponement.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Pacquiao dismisses rumors, says fight vs Matthysse will happen

Manny Pacquiao dismissed rumors that his title fight against Argentine champion Lucas Matthysse is in limbo. A report on TyC Sports, a broadcast channel in Buenos Aires, Argentina claimed the bout slated on July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia could be headed toward postponement due to disagreements between promoters and a group based in Kuala Lumpur. "That is malicious and untrue," Pacquiao said in a press release. The eight-division champion also described the people involved in spreading the rumors as "saboteurs." Pacquiao, who is making his ring return a year after yielding the WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision in Brisbane, Australia, ...Keep on reading: Pacquiao dismisses rumors, says fight vs Matthysse will happen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Manny’s worth

  The pay-per-view numbers are in and after initial reports that the buys would be weak owing to the steep price, it looks like there will be enough for a huge bonus for Sen. Manny Pacquiao.   The eight-division champion, guaranteed $10 million for his title defense against American Adrien Broner, will get a huge cut of the PPV earnings, which reached 400,000 buys, reports said.   Priced at $75, the PPV gross has been pegged at $30 million.   The buys for Pacquiao's lopsided victory over Broner surpassed the 300,000 buys generated by the Filipino ring icon in his last US bout, against Jessie Vargas, in 2016.   It's still a far cry f...Keep on reading: Manny’s worth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

Pacquiao s Los Angeles home robbed

Burglars broke into Manny Pacquiao's Los Angeles home while he and his family were away in Las Vegas, reports say on Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

Pacquiao plays down presidency talk, eyes on Broner

  LOS ANGELES, USA – Manny Pacquiao played down reports linking him to a bid for the presidency of the Philippines on Wednesday, January 9 (Thursday, January 10, Manila time) insisting he remained solely focused on the twilight of his boxing career. The 40-year-old boxer, already a member of the Philippine Senate, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

2018 s most memorable bits of boxing

The sweet science is always a source of headlines in the sporting world, especially in a country that's full of fight fans like the Philippines. Over the last twelve months, we've seen comebacks, championships, and even a little controversy.  Here are some of the best bits of boxing from 2018!    PAC BACK ON TOP 2018 saw Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao once again claim world championship gold following a bitter and controversial loss to Jeff Horn in 2017.  Fighting in Asia for the first time since 2014, Pacquiao challenged reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia back in July.  Billed as a durable, heavy-hitting brawler, Matthysse was supposed to be the one to threaten Pacquiao with a KO finish.  Instead, looking like the Pacquiao of old, it was the Filipino star who came out aggressive, landing bombs until finally scoring a seventh-round TKO finish, his first since 2009.  Just months shy of his 40th birthday, Pacquiao was a world champion for the eleventh time in his storied career.    THE BREAKUP Prior to Pacquiao's win over Matthysse, the Filipino boxer made headlines the world over after a split from long-time trainer and head coach Freddie Roach.  In April, months before Pacquiao's return to the ring against Matthysse, reports surfaced that Pacquiao, for the first time in over 15 years and 34 bouts, would not be working with the Hall of Fame trainer. According to various sources, the split stemmed from a disagreement between Pacquiao and Roach following the loss to Jeff Horn back in 2017.  Taking Roach's place as head trainer was Pacquiao's best friend, Buboy Fernandez, and judging from the result of the Matthysse bout, it paid dividends.  Still, the split didn't last too long.  Soon after Pacquiao's first WBA title defense against Adrien Broner was announced, both Pacquiao and Roach have confirmed that they will be working together once again.  This time however, Roach will be serving more of a consultant role, guiding Fernandez who remains as Pacquiao's head trainer.    CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS CANELO-GGG 2 In 2017, middleweight stars Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez went to an exciting 12-round draw that warranted a rematch in 2018.  In January, it was announced that the two warriors would square off once again in a Cinco de Mayo rematch. The rematch was put in jeopardy however, when Canelo tested positive for a banned substance in March. By April, the fight was off after the Mexican star decided to withdraw from the highly-anticipated rematch.  The fight eventually pushed through in September, with Alvarez picking up the majority decision win to hand Golovkin his first career loss, and more importantly claim the WBA (Super) and WBC Middleweight World Championships.  Three months later, Canelo would stop British boxer Rocky Fielding in the third round to capture the WBA (Regular) Middleweight World Championship as well.    ALL-FILIPINO For the first time in 92 years, two Filipino boxers faced off for a world championship when reigning IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas defended his title against Jonas "Zorro" Sultan in California.  In the historic meeting, it was Ancajas who emerged victorious, defeating Sultan via unanimous decision as the reigning IBF 115-pound champ continued his run of dominance with five successful title defenses. Four months later, Ancajas would retain his world championship once again, but this time after figuring in a split draw against Mexican Alejandro Santiago.    DONNIE NIETES MAKES THE JUMP Speaking of all-Filipino bouts and going to a draw, Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte experienced both in just one bout.  Following a spectacular albiet short-lived run at Flyweight, which saw him capture and retain the IBF's 112-pound title, Nietes made the decision to move up to the 115-pound super flyweight division, where he'll be in the same pool as the big names like Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada, and compatriot Jerwin Ancajas.  Nietes' debut bout at 115 however, would be against fellow Negrense in Palicte, and it would be for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship in September.  In what many believed as a win for Nietes, the 12-round bout went to a controversial split draw, that denied Nietes of the distinction of joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipinos to capture four world titles in as many divisions.  Nietes still has the chance to do that before the end of 2018 however, as he gets another shot at the title on New Year's Eve when he meets Japan's Kazuto Ioka in Macau.    BUD MOVES UP Following years of dominance at junior welterweight, Terence "Bud" Crawford also made the jump up to a heavier weight class, and immediately made a splash.  Facing off against WBO Welterweight World Champion Jeff Horn, Crawford announced his arrival at 140-pounds with a dominant TKO win over the Australian in June.  Four months later, Crawford successfully defended the title against Jose Benavidez Jr. with a 12th-round TKO victory.    FLASH FORWARD Nonito Donaire Jr's 2018 didn't start off as well as he would have wanted.  The Filipino Flash lost his April bout to Carl Frampton for the WBO Interim Featherweight World Championship, prompting questions regarding the former four-division world champion's future.  In a surprising move however, Donaire announced that he would be going back down to super bantamweight and would be taking part in the World Boxing Super Series' super bantamweight tournament.  Matched up in the quarterfinal round against Ryan Burnett back in November, Donaire scored what many consider an upset, winning via TKO after the Irishman suffered a back injury. As a result, Donaire advanced into the next round of the tournament with the WBA (Super) Bantamweight World Championship around his waist.  Up next for Donaire will be WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Zolani Tete of South Africa in the semifinals.    WILDER AND FURY GO TO WAR In one of the most talked-about heavyweight bouts in recent history, WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury put on a 12-round war that ended in...surprise, surprise, a split draw. Fury used his movement and technique to dictate the pace over Wilder throughout the 12-round bout, but the reigning champion dropped the British challenger in the final round that led to the draw decision, setting up what could be another highly-anticipated rematch in the future. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Showman

KUALA LUMPUR---The biggest names in politics are expected to be at ringside, with reports that even President Duterte will be present at fight night. Show biz personalities and socialites are also scheduled to arrive.   Can't blame Manny Pacquiao if he wants to put on a show.   Refusing to take it easy on Friday, the 39-year-old boxing legend took part in yet another intense workout, his shirt drenched in sweat after just a few rounds working the mitts---firing combinations in blinding speed.   He ran in the morning.   "At this point we already did everything we needed to do in training," said his head trainer and closest buddy Buboy Fernan...Keep on reading: Showman.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Dela Hoya: No doubt on Pacquiao vs Matthysse bout

Oscar Dela Hoya said he always believed Manny Pacquiao’s fight with Lucas Matthysse will push through despite negative reports in the weeks leading to the event here Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Matthysse: I’ll take belt back home

Lucas Matthysse to get knocked out in just a few rounds? Lucas Matthysse having trouble with his weight? The Argentine champion sneered at these reports as he fielded questions from the media on Wednesday after a morning workout ahead of his World Boxing Association welterweight bout against Manny Pacquiao in… Source link link: Matthysse: I’ll take belt back home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Matthysse: I’ll take belt back home

Lucas Matthysse to get knocked out in just a few rounds? Lucas Matthysse having trouble with his weight? The Argentine champion sneered at these reports as he fielded questions from the media on Wednesday after a morning workout ahead of his World Boxing Association welterweight bout against Manny Pacquiao in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Freddie still Manny’s guy

If ever he decides to part ways with Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao is going to make sure the seven-time trainer of the year will be duly informed. Pacquiao made the clarification in the wake of reports that he has relieved Roach of coaching duties for his world title fight against Lucas Matthysse on July 15 (July 14 in the United States) in Kuala Lumpur. "Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse," Pacquiao tweeted Monday morning. The eight-division world champion, who will go after Matthysse's World Boxing Association welterweight crown in ...Keep on reading: Freddie still Manny’s guy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao: No decision on trainer after reports Freddie Roach ditched

  MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao said Monday he had not yet chosen a trainer for his July world title fight with Lucas Matthysse, dismissing reports he has cut ties with long-standing mentor Freddie Roach. The veteran US ring guru Roach said last week that his 15-year ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao confirms WBA title fight with Lucas Mathysse on July 15th

Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya has confirmed that eight-division world champion Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao will be challenging reigning WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Mathysse this coming July 15th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Signed, sealed, and delivered: Proud to officially announce that WBA welterweight world champion @MatthysseLucas will put his title on the line against @mannypacquiao in Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia on Saturday night July 14 (US time). — Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) April 2, 2018 "Proud to officially announce that WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Mathysse will put his title on the line against Manny Pacquiao in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday night, July 14 (US time)" De La Hoya's tweet read.   Mathysse is a Golden Boy promoted boxer.  Pacquiao also took to social media an hour later with his own reaction to the announcement.  It’s on! Can’t wait to challenge Lucas Matthysse for another world title on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia - July 14 US time #Pacmanisback — Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) April 3, 2018 "It's on. Can't wait to challenge Lucas Mathysse for another world title on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia," Pacquiao's tweet read.  Reports surfaced in early March that Pacquiao had already chosen to fight Mathysse, with his initial choices being between the Argentinian WBA champion and former two-division world champion Danny Garcia and the target date being June 24th.  Pacquiao is coming off a WBO welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn in Australia back in July of 2017.  Mathysse is coming off an eighth-round KO win over Thailand's Tewa Kiram to claim the vacant WBA world title just this past January. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Reports: Pacquiao to face Lucas Mathysse in June

After revealing where he'll be fighting next, eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao has also reportedly chosen when and who he'll be fighting.  News has surfaced that Pacquiao will be taking on reigning WBA Welterweight World Champion Lucas Mathysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this coming June 24th.  After it was confirmed by Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum that Pacquiao wouldn't be fighting on the April 14th card in Las Vegas headlined by a WBO Welterweight world title bout between Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford, the boxer-turned-senator himself announced that his next bout will be held in Malaysia.  Pacquiao,39, is coming off lengthy layoff following his WBO title loss to Jeff Horn in Australia last July.  Mathysse on the other hand, is coming off a dominant stoppage win over Tewa Kiram for the vacant WBA welterweight world title just this past January.  The official fight announcement is expected to be made later this month. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao confirms June fight in Malaysia

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao has confirmed reports that his next fight will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Report: Lomachenko camp denies Pacquiao talks

MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Ukrainian star Vasyl Lomachenko has shot down reports that they are in talks with Manny Pacquiao for a potential showdown......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Horn happy Pacquiao’s taking him seriously now

MANILA, Philippines – Jeff Horn welcomed recent reports that Manny Pacquiao is stepping on the gas in training and saying he’s not underestimating the 29-yea.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2017

No deadline for Pacquiao to OK Horn deal, Arum insists

MANILA, Philippines – Despite previous reports about him imposing a deadline for Manny Pacquiao to agree to fight Jeff Horn, Bob Arum insisted on the contrar.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 5th, 2017

Pacquiao opens talks with Khan

MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao yesterday confirmed reports of talks that negotiations are on regarding a fight between him and British pride Amir Khan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2017

Arum dismisses reports of Pacquiao-Khan fight deal as 'BS'

Arum dismisses reports of Pacquiao-Khan fight deal as 'BS'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2017