Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum recently joked of wanting to put him in with KO artist Gennady Golovkin, but now it appears that Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach is interested in matching him against WBO junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Roach says he’s not concerned with the size of the 26-year-old Canelo, who some boxing fans believe he rehydrates into the 180s for his fights, as long as he can get him to agree to a rehydration limit.
Despite his advanced age, 38-year-old Manny Pacquiao is looking blazing fast and quite powerful in a recent workout this week in preparing for his July 2 fight against Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. In the video on his instagram, Pacquiao is seen working out with trainer Buboy Fernandez. The speed and the power of Pacquiao’s punches are extraordinary, as there aren’t any welterweights in the division right now with the speed that Pacquiao still has.
Manny Pacquiao as a young up and coming fighter was a dynamo only comparable to Roberto Duran himself. He was taking out not just hall of fame fighters like Cotto, Margarito and Hatton, but also legends like Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Oscar Dela Hoya and Juan Manuel Marquez. He garnered respect of the public and the world over.
It looks like Top Rank promoter Bob Arum won’t need to do much persuading to get his main money maker Manny Pacquiao to agree to fight fellow Top Rank fighter WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs) in the first quarter of 2017.
SENATOR and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has presented newly crowned International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas with a bonus of P500,000 for his rousing IBF super flyweight championship victory over Puerto Rico’s McJoe Arroyo during a courtesy call at his senate office on Monday.
BRISBANE—Filipino great Manny Pacquiao on Friday pulled out of a rematch with world champion Jeff Horn, leaving the Australian looking for another challenger in his title defence.
The Queensland state government, the fight’s financial backers, made the announcement two months ahead of the scheduled Nov. 12 bout.
Manny Pacquiao isn’t looking past his mandatory challenger Jeff Horn this Saturday night on July 1 in their fight on ESPN at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Pacquiao will in foreign territory, fighting in front of a large crowd of Horn’s boxing fans. There will be over 50,000 fans crowing the Suncorp Stadium.
LAS VEGAS via YSA - People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao is all set and in perfect shape for his fight against WBO Welterweight champion Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas on November 5.
Manny Pacquiao wasn’t making a big production about his loss to Jeff Horn in the immediate aftermath of the fight last Saturday night, but he sure is crying crocodile tears now, complaining that he was setup and going on about the officiating for the fight. Pacquiao is starting to sound REALLY bitter about his loss.
Manny Pacquiao says he can’t speak on who he’ll be facing for his next fight on November 5th until he meets with his promoter Bob Arum next week.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has been one of the single most influential figures in Boxing for decades. He has had run-ins inside and outside of ring.
BRISBANE—Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao arrived in Australia ahead of his title fight with Jeff Horn and declared: “I will be going home as world champion.”
The “Pac Man” touched down in Brisbane late Saturday from Manila with a large entourage for his World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane next weekend.
Jeff Horn scored a controversial unanimous decision win over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, and we have all the play-by-play action from the card.
Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn combined for a 12-round war on Saturday, but in the end the fight ended with a controversial decision win for the hometown boy, Horn. The judges scored the bout 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 for Horn, but many had Pacquiao winning the fight.
Earlier today, the July 1 fight between WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) and Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) was announced for Saturday, July 1 (Sunday, July 2 for Australia) at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. There’s no word yet whether the Pacquiao-Horn fight will be carried live by HBO PPV or if will be televised on Top Rank PPV. Pacquiao could make a name for the 29-year-old Horn if he loses to him or if he has a hard time beating him.
WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs) thinks ESPN First Take analyst Max Kellerman is ignorant for his recent comments in saying that if Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) loses to Vargas in their fight on November 5, then it suggests that the Filipino fighter is over-the-hill.
If Manny Pacquiao is to fight a rematch with newly crowned WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn, he says he wants a “fair deal” for both of the fighters when it comes to the officials. Pacquiao lost a controversial 12 round unanimous decision to the 29-year-old Horn last Saturday night at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. It looked to some that Pacquiao the opposite of a fair deal.
Desire to have his rematch against WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) in the Philippines or the United States rather than in Australia, which is where their previous fight took place on July 2.
Pacquiao, 38, lost that fight by a controversial 12 round unanimous decision at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Pacquiao wants to avoid a repeat of that fight, and he’s hoping to be able to have a say so in the selecting of the judges for the fight.
PHILIPPINE boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday urged the World Boxing Organization (WBO) to review the “unfair decision and officiating” after losing his welterweight title to Australia’s Jeff Horn.
Pacquiao endorsed a formal call by the Philippines’ Games and Amusement Board for the WBO to review the outcome of Sunday’s fight in Brisbane.
“I love boxing and I don’t wanna see it dying because of unfair decision and officiating,” Pacquiao, 38, said in a statement issued by his office.
LAS VEGAS -- Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jesse Vargas in his comeback fight on Saturday.
Manny Pacquiao’s controversial defeat to Jeff Horn last Saturday night may prove poison for the future ratings for other big fights. The fight brought in a peak of 4.4 million viewers on free television on ESPN and ESPN Deportes with an average of 3.1 million viewers. Those were HUGE ratings for sure. It’s too bad this wasn’t PPV, because Pacquiao would have made considerably more than the $10 million that he received for the Horn fight.
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