Manny Pacquiao - updates

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Pacquiao flies to Los Angeles for final training vs Thurman

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Pacquiao will continue training in Los Angeles for the next 4 weeks

LAST DAY. Manny Pacquiao trains for the last time in Manila before flying out to Los Angeles. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao to hold free concert with Pac token launch

Jun 15, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Manny Pacquiao pursues new ventures in music and cryptocurrency

NEW VENTURES. Manny Pacquiao takes his talents to music and global finance. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Arum fears brain damage for veteran Pacquiao

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Manny Pacquiao faces one of his most dangerous opponents in years in unbeaten American Keith Thurman, and promoter Bob Arum feels worried

RISKY. The legendary Bob Arum warns Manny Pacquiao that it’s dangerous for any boxer to still be fighting in his 40s. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Duterte meets with Pacquiao to discuss PDP-Laban Speaker bet

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:59 PM

The President will choose from 3 names – Lord Allan Velasco, Dong Gonzales, and Pantaleon Alvarez

PDP-LABAN BET. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Senator Manny Pacquiao to discuss their party PDP-Laban's candidate for House Speaker in the 18th Congress. Photo courtesy of Senator-elect Bong Go

Manny Pacquiao is Senate's top absentee

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:40 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Manny Pacquiao records 12 absences from July 2018 to June 2019, according to data released by the Senate as Congress adjourns

WORST ATTENDANCE. Senator Manny Pacquiao is known for registering bad attendance records in Congress, usually attributed to training for his continuing boxing career. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sparmate sees Pacquiao stopping Thurman

Jun 08, 2019 - 12:42 AM

Manny Pacquiao’s power and speed are already evident during his sparring sessions with unbeaten Australian Tim Tszyu

Pacquiao vows to thrash 'loudmouth' Thurman

Jun 07, 2019 - 1:06 PM

'I'm so motivated for this training camp because of his trash talk,' Manny Pacquiao says of the brash, unbeaten American Keith Thurman

FUELED. Piqued by Keith Thurman’s insults, Manny Pacquiao says he’ll make sure his fists do the talking. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao kicks off sparring with 4 rounds vs Tszyu

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The son of former world champion Kosta Tszyu spars with Manny Pacquiao

GETTING READY. Manny Pacquiao gives it his all in his first day of sparring. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao to start sparring in run-up to Thurman fight

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has less than two months to prepare before he vies for the WBA super world welterweight belt

PACK A PUNCH. Strength and condition coach Justin Fortune says Keith Thurman will run once he feels that Manny Pacquiao is too strong and fast. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

‘Angry’ Pacquiao to ram Thurman

Jun 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Manny Pacquiao shows renewed fury and intensity after unbeaten American Keith Thurman hurled insults against him

FUELED. Manny Pacquiao goes all out in his first week back in training. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao: 'I'll make Thurman eat his words'

May 28, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Manny Pacquiao grinds it out in training as he is motivated to knock out Keith Thurman

DETERMINED. Manny Pacquiao continues his intense training for the Pacquiao-Thurman fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Lean Pacquiao sweats it out; Thurman way overweight

May 25, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Less than two months before his WBA title bout with Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao already looks fit to step into the ring

Pacquiao Opens Manila Training Camp in Preparation for Thurman. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Thurman says ready to 'crucify' Pacquiao

May 23, 2019 - 4:38 PM

'I know he likes to quote Bible verses so I'll let you know – he's getting crucified,' unbeaten American Keith Thurman says of Manny Pacquiao

BOLD. Keith Thurman believes he can destroy ‘the legend’ of the Filipino eight-division champion. Photo by Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Penciled to lose, Manny Pacquiao relishes underdog role

May 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

‘I'm excited to be the guy who shows Manny Pacquiao where the exit is,’ American champion Keith Thurman on the Filipino boxing icon

Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions

Thurman wants one-punch KO, hires two conditioning coaches

May 22, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Unbeaten American Keith Thurman plans to send Manny Pacquiao into retirement with one punch

TOP FORM. Expect to see ‘the best’ Keith Thurman against Manny Pacquiao, promises the American champion. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao gives Thurman hints of his fight strategy

May 22, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Despite Keith Thurman’s imposing knockout record, Manny Pacquiao thinks he has the edge over the bigger and younger American

UNDERDOG. The 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao thinks he can beat Keith Thurman in the same way he disposed of Oscar De La Hoya in 2008. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Pacquiao likes underdog label vs Thurman

May 17, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Oddsmakers pick American Keith Thurman as the slight favorite over Manny Pacquiao in their July bout for the WBA welterweight crown

Manny Pacquiao heads back to the gym with trainer Buboy Fernandez for the July 20 bout in Las Vegas. File photo from MP Promotions

'Christian-Muslim differences' to blame for Mangudadatu loss, says Pacquiao

May 16, 2019 - 3:42 PM

PDP-Laban campaign manager Senator Manny Pacquiao adds that they failed to 'introduce' senatorial bet Zajid Mangudadatu enough to the electorate

TRAILING. Congressman Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu of 2nd District of Maguindanao at a Pandesal Forum in Quezon City, on Friday, August 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Pacquiao-Thurman fight in Vegas, press tour in New York, LA

May 12, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Owing to his youth and clean slate, Keith Thurman has been tagged a slight favorite over the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao to fight Thurman in WBA welterweight showdown

May 12, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao takes on American Keith Thurman on July 20

The Pacquiao-Thurman fight comes 6 months after the eight-division champion dominated Adrien Broner. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Davao Occi, Billy Robles force MPBL Finals do-or-die with San Juan

Apr 22, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The Davao Occidental Tigers extend the 2019 MPBL Datu Cup National Finals to a Game 5

DO-OR-DIE. Davao and San Juan battle it out in the 2019 MPBL Datu Cup National Finals. Photo from release

Garcia beats up Granados, leads Pacquiao fight derby

Apr 21, 2019 - 8:24 PM

American Danny Garcia says he hopes he 'didn't scare' the Filipino boxing icon away

GUESSING GAME. It is still unknown who Manny Pacquiao will face in his next fight in July. File photo Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao 'nervous' in watching son win 1st amateur boxing bout

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Manny Pacquiao manages to catch his son Jimuel's win against his opponent

MEMORABLE WIN. Jimuel Pacquiao wins overs Miguel Egan in his first amateur bout. Screenshot from Joven Sports Promotion

Pacquiao urges Ancajas to throw more punches

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:05 PM

'Use your left and right hand,' Manny Pacquiao advises IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas

STAYING ON TOP. Jerwin Ancajas looks to defend his crown against Japanese Ryuichi Funai in California next month. File photo by Alvin Brian Go

WATCH: Pacquiao trains son Jimuel in boxing

Apr 09, 2019 - 8:10 PM

Being coached by his own father, will Jimuel Pacquiao be the next big thing in the boxing world?

NEW BREED. Manny Pacquiao may just be grooming his son to be the next big thing in the boxing world. Screenshot from Joven Sports Promotion

Just like Mayweather, Pacquiao signs with Rizin

Apr 08, 2019 - 3:23 PM

The Filipino boxing legend will be 'involved in a way' in Rizin 15, which will be staged on April 21

SAME PATH. Manny Pacquiao follows Floyd Mayweather's suit by joining Rizin. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao son suits up for Brent Manila in ISAC boys basketball

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Despite his equally illustrious teammates, Michael Pacquiao's Brent International School Manila Lions end up fifth place

FIFTH PLACE. LIONS Pacquiao son at International Schools Activities Conference

It's either Thurman or Garcia for Pacquiao

Apr 02, 2019 - 10:48 PM

A fight between Manny Pacquiao and either Keith Thurman or Danny Garcia in Las Vegas is highly likely to happen soon

WHO'S NEXT? Manny Pacquiao looks to take on any opponent even if he's not Floyd Mayweather. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Mayweather, Pacquiao to face off in a basketball game

Apr 02, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The basketball-loving boxing icons will meet on the court instead of the ring... for now

SPORTY. Floyd Mayweather is set to flash his basketball skills over Manny Pacquiao. Rappler Screenshot

Pacquiao polls Twitter on who to fight next

Mar 23, 2019 - 5:16 PM

In an ongoing online poll, many fans want Manny Pacquiao to slug it out again with Floyd Mayweather

WHO'S NEXT? Manny Pacquiao looks at 4 potential opponents after a decisive win over American Adrien Broner. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao says 'why not?' to Spence challenge

Mar 17, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The American champion says 'it would be my honor' to fight the Filipino boxing icon

STARS COLLIDE. Manny Pacquiao and Errol Spence could figure in a title unification bout in the welterweight division. Photos from Alvin S. Go/Rappler (Pacquiao) and AFP (Spence)

Pacquiao to scout Spence, Garcia

Mar 15, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Reigning champion Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia fight for the IBF welterweight crown where the winner will likely face Manny Pacquiao

UNDEFEATED. Errol Spence (left) is tagged as favorite over challenger Mikey Garcia in a battle between two unbeaten fighters. Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images/AFP

Shawn Porter's chance of getting crack at Manny Pacquiao lessens

Mar 11, 2019 - 11:11 PM

The Filipino legend is the most ideal and most lucrative target for the American champion for a unification bout in the welterweight division

SLIM CHANCES. Shawn Porter's title defense triumph over Yordenis Ugas has dampened his chances of landing a fight with Manny Pacquiao. Photo from Twitter (@ShowtimeShawnP)

Manny Pacquiao: 'Too much democracy is bad for the Philippines'

Mar 02, 2019 - 3:55 PM

But at the same time, Senator Manny Pacquiao uses democracy to defend his stance against laws banning political dynasties and turncoatism

Sen. Manny Pacquiao during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad.

WATCH: Pacquiao turns emotional talking of son's boxing dream

Mar 01, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Manny Pacquiao shares that his son Jimuel once told Jinkee: 'Mommy, you’re killing my dream'

HURTING. Manny Pacquiao says it pains him to see his son getting hurt in boxing. Screenshot from Rappler video

President Pacquiao in 2022? ‘No plan’ but wants own national party

Mar 01, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao wants to turn his local party, People's Champ Movement, into a national political party in 2022

Senate Blue Ribbon committee Chairman Senator Richard Gordon at the hearing on the Misuse of Government Funds of the General Santos City Road Right-of-Way project, September 24, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao to watch Spence-Garcia as Mayweather fight still in the works

Mar 01, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Manny Pacquiao says negotiations with Floyd Mayweather continue as he plans to check out potential opponent Errol Spence

SCOUTING. Manny Pacquiao is traveling to Texas for the Errol Spence-Mikey Garcia bout. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Rappler Talk: Manny Pacquiao on PDP-Laban's campaign, politics, boxing

Mar 01, 2019 - 11:29 AM

Will he run for president? How can he juggle the duties of being a senator, maintaining his status as a world boxing champ, and managing the campaign of the ruling PDP-Laban?

Campaign manager Pacquiao endorses non-PDP-Laban senatorial bets

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Among the candidates are Bong Revilla, Imee Marcos, Jinggoy Estrada, and Grace Poe

Rappler photo

Pacquiao tells son: 'You don't need to box'

Feb 20, 2019 - 3:18 PM

World boxing icon Manny Pacquiao says his son Jimuel also wants to represent the Philippines in the sport

PASSION. Jimuel Pacquiao wants to pursue boxing even if his famous parents have discouraged him. Screenshot from Joven Sports Promotion

WATCH: Pacquiao son shows off boxing chops

Feb 11, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Although still unrefined, Jimuel Pacquiao displays the fearlessness his father Manny possessed

NEXT GENERATION. Jimuel Pacquiao looks to be following his father Manny's footsteps. Screenshot from Joven Sports Promotions

3 fights possible for Pacquiao in 2019

Jan 31, 2019 - 6:22 PM

Manny Pacquiao tries to further embellish his boxing legacy as a 40-year-old fighting thrice at the highest level

READY FOR MORE. Manny Pacquiao says he’s ready to fight again by May. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Thurman retains WBA welterweight title, ready for Pacquiao

Jan 27, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'I'd even fight him in the Philippines if I have to,' the unbeaten Keith Thurman on Manny Pacquiao after winning by majority decision over Josesito Lopez

STILL THE CHAMP. American Keith Thurman shows no sign of rust against Josesito Lopez even after a 22-month layoff. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: January 19-25, 2019

Jan 26, 2019 - 4:03 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PROTEST. Women dressed as France's symbol Marianne and showing fake injuries take part in an anti-government demonstration called by the Yellow Vest (gilets jaunes) movement in Lille, France, on January 19, 2019. Photo by Denis Charlet/AFP

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Jan 24, 2019 - 8:05 PM

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Another big payday: Pacquiao banks at least $10M for Broner fight

Jan 24, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Proving his drawing power once again, Manny Pacquiao knocks out the much-publicized Wilder-Fury battle in pay-per-view sales

DOUBLE VICTORY. Manny Pacquiao wins in and out of the ring. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LIST: Who are Senate top spenders in 2017?

Jan 24, 2019 - 11:25 AM

Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has the highest spending in 2017, including P3.9 million for foreign travels. But he says it comes with the position.

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LOOK: Pacquiao, Mayweather meet in Warriors-Lakers game

Jan 22, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather cross paths again – but this time it's in an NBA game

REMATCH? Manny Pacquiao greets Floyd Mayweather in the NBA game between the Lakers and the Warriors. Screenshot from Manny Pacquiao's Instagram

Pacquiao recovers from 'potentially career-threatening' eye injury

Jan 22, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Manny Pacquiao sheds his eye patch as he was feeling fit enough to attend the clash between the Lakers and Golden State Warriors

RECOVERING. Manny Pacquiao picks up an eye injury from his unianimous-decision win over Adrien Broner. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

If not Mayweather, who's next for Pacquiao?

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:50 AM

If Floyd Mayweather decides to stay retired, who are Pacquiao's other options?

WHO'S NEXT? Manny Pacquiao is still not considering retirement at 40 years old. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions