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Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told BoxNation on Thursday that a bout pitting Manny Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather “can get done” in 2014. Finances and drug testing protocols have long been roadblocks to cementing an absurdly lucrative scrap between the 36-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) and 34-year-old Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs). “On our side the answer is yes [the fight can be made in 2014], we’re very open to it,” said Arum, 81, a corruptible weasel who acknowledged during a 2000 federal trial that he bribed the International Boxing Federation (IBF) to attain a higher ranking for one of his … Continue reading →
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Michael Koncz, Manny Pacquiao’s adviser/manager, suffered a mild heart attack on Tuesday in Macau and was hospitalized for at least the second time on the trip, per a report. Yahoo! Sports boxing/MMA reporter Kevin Iole says that Koncz suffered a mild heart attack and was taken to the hospital. Iole reports that Koncz was walking […]
Manny Pacquiao is fighting to overcome more than just his sensational knockout loss last year, with the hopes of a nation devastated by Typhoon Haiyan pinned firmly on his shoulders this weekend.There’s no getting away how big a star Pacquiao is in his homeland of the Philippines, a country which has been left reeling following the natural disaster which has claimed the lives of...
Tweet Manny Pacquiao, who for a vast period of time was regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the sport, is slated to face the dangerous Brandon Rios Saturday November 23 in China for the vacant WBO welterweight title. There has been drama building up to the fight, including Pacquiao and Rios’ camps mixing it up in the days leading...
Boxing’s biggest-ever money fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could finally take place according to a key player behind the negotiations.Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who promotes the Filipino superstar, admitted to BoxNation that there is genuine will on his part to make the fight happen should Pacquiao overcome the relentless Brandon Rios in Macau, China this weekend.
Manny Pacquiao defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Sunday to take the WBO international welterweight title and return to his winning ways after consecutive losses.
Returning to the ring after almost a year's absence, Pacquiao wore Rios down with his trademark combination punching and won 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110 on the scorecards at The Venetian casino in Macau...
Listen below to our expert boxing panel as we analyze Saturday's upcoming PPV bout between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios. In this episode, we will discuss the strategy each fighter is expected to employ and will offer predictions for the fight. We will present audio footage from the fighters' Los Angeles press conference and will also weigh in on yesterday's near...
When Manny Pacquiao squares off against Brandon Rios on Saturday night, he'll be a big favorite to win the fight. Yet, more than a few people are siding with "Bam Bam" Rios to win the bout.
Not me. Here are my top 5 reasons why Manny Pacquiao will prevail on Saturday and defeat Rios.
Manny Pacquiao is no stranger to big fights, of course, sharing the...
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios tipped the scales Friday on live television for tonight’s bout at the CotaiArena. The 5-foot-6 Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) weighed 145 pounds and the 5-foot-9 Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) went 146.5. The 27-year-old Rios, who once had the audacity to cruelly mock Freddie Roach and the tremors that accompany his Parkinson’s disease, most recently...
Robert Garcia, the trainer of Brandon Rios, said Friday that Manny Pacquiao is showing signs of coming to the end of his career and vulnerable in the WBO international welterweight title fight.
Pacquiao is coming off two losses and has not fought since his devastating knockout defeat at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez almost a year ago. Garcia said he's noticed subtle signs...
The Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios fight takes place tonight in Macau, China, and will be televised live on HBO pay-per-view. However, not all fight fans shell out their cash for the PPV, and instead many choose to watch Pacquiao vs. Rios live streaming online.
The upside of course to watching Pacquiao vs. Rios live stream online as opposed to on the official broadcast is of course...
Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach was in a physical altercation with the entourage of opponent Brandon Rios on Wednesday, four days before their fight.
Roach approached Rios trainer Robert Garcia in the gym that both camps are sharing at The Venetian casino on Macau's Cotai Strip, saying they had gone past their scheduled time and should leave.
Video of the incident shows...
David Beckham has flown into Macau to take up his ringside seat to show his support for the ‘inspirational’ Manny Pacquiao. The global icon has admitted that he is a ‘huge fan’ of the boxing superstar and has backed him to give the Philippine public something to cheer when he faces Brandon Rios this weekend.
The Philippines have been left devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, which...
On November 23, 2013, Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao will have officially gone all-in on the biggest gamble of his career in facing Brandon Rios on a HBO PPV event in Macau, China. Pacquiao is coming off two straight losses to Timothy Bradley and his long-time rival, Juan Manuel Marquez. If he were to lose a third straight, then his Hall Of Fame...
Full weights from Macau, China:
Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios 146.5
Evgeny Gradovich 125.75 vs. Billy Dib 126* (IBF featherweight title)
Andy Ruiz Jr. 257.8 vs. Tor Hamer 220
Zou Shiming 111.5 vs. Juan Tozcano 110
Felix Verdejo 134.5 vs. Petchsamuthr Duanaaymukdahan 136.5
*Dib weighed in a second time and made weight
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If there wasn’t already enough hype for Manny Pacquiao – Brandon Rios bout on Saturday in Macau, China, what happened yesterday at a local gym created even more pre-fight buzz.