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Pacquiao to bring Maroons to U.S. fight if they win UAAP title

Dec 01, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The Filipino boxing legend roots for the underdog UP Fighting Maroons in their Finals showdown against the Ateneo Blue Eagles

FAN MODE. Manny Pacquiao is apparently a fan of the UP Fighting Maroons. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Pacquiao says trainer Roach 'never left' his team

Nov 27, 2018 - 7:51 PM

'I tell people even in America that Freddie never left Team Pacquiao,' says the 39-year-old Filipino boxer

'NEVER LEFT. Freddie Roach talks to members of Philippine media at his Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

At age 40, Manny Pacquiao embarks on unknown path with last act

Nov 22, 2018 - 10:58 AM

If Pacquiao does not prepare to take Adrien Broner seriously, he could be in for a rude awakening against the one-time Mayweather protégé

STILL YOUNG. Manny Pacquiao may have toned down the training dial due to age, but the Filipino icon says he feel stronger. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Roach reunites with Pacquiao for January fight

Nov 22, 2018 - 8:12 AM

After an abrupt split last year, trainer Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao agree to work together again for the the Filipino boxing icon's bout versus Adrien Broner

REUNITED. Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach meet for the first time in a year at the Filipino fighter’s suite at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills late Tuesday. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Broner aims to add Pacquiao among his southpaw victims

Nov 21, 2018 - 4:06 PM

As the youngest ever to become a four-division world champion, Adrien Broner thinks he has the tools to send Manny Pacquiao into retirement

NO LEFTY. American Adrien Broner says no southpaw fighter has stopped him. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

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Nov 21, 2018 - 3:01 PM

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Pacquiao, Roach at loggerheads over reunion

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:12 AM

'I'm not going to make a move until Manny calls me. If he can't call me, there will be no deal,' says Freddie Roach

NO CONTACT. Renowned trainer Freddie Roach and his protege Manny Pacquiao both admit they haven't spoken for a year. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao teases Mayweather rematch after January bout

Nov 20, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Manny Pacquiao will discuss the fight with Floyd Mayweather after facing Adrien Broner on January 19

EARLY RETIREMENT? Adrien Bronen plans to send Manny Pacquiao to retirement before his fight with Floyd Mayweather. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

5 Pinoy champion boxers to be feted in WBC Asian Summit

Nov 18, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Jerwin Ancajas lead the reigning Filipino world champions who will be honored in the 3rd WBC Women's Convention and Asian Summit

PINOY PRIDE. Jerwin Ancajas and Manny Pacquiao are among the Filipino fighters who made it a banner year for Philippine boxing. File photo

Pacquiao to train full blast vs Broner in U.S.

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The Filipino boxing icon gears up for his January 19 title defense versus Adrien Broner

BUILDUP. Manny Pacquiao is set to start training camp soon. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Pacquiao, Broner to unveil fight details next week

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Manny Pacquiao and former American champion Adrien Broner are expected to fight on January 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

STILL AT IT. Retirement isn’t on the cards yet for Manny Pacquiao as he faces Adrien Broner a month after he turns 40. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Pacquiao can’t retire with ‘peace of mind’ after Mayweather loss

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:05 AM

'It will be different this time as there will be no excuses,' the Filipino eight-division world champion says

REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao says there's a 'big possibility' he'll face Floyd Mayweather again. Photo by AFP

Back-to-back win? 'Intimidated' Pacquiao speaks at Oxford, Cambridge

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Senator Manny Pacquiao talks about his rags-to-riches story and his political plans before students of two prestigious universities in the United Kingdom

SPEECH. Senator Manny Pacquiao delivers his message before students of the University of Oxford. Photo from Jinkee Pacquiao's Instagram

Mayweather rematch closer as Pacquiao signs to face 'top PBC fighters'

Oct 23, 2018 - 3:19 PM

Eight-weight world champion Pacquiao says he would close out his storied career by facing 'top PBC fighters'

DEVELOPMENTS. Manny Pacquiao is getting serious on facing retired Amercian boxer Floyd Mayweather in a rematch. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Manny Pacquiao is PDP-Laban's campaign manager for 2019 senatorial elections

Oct 23, 2018 - 9:07 AM

Can the boxing champ and neophyte senator handle a national campaign? PDP-Laban president and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III says, 'Of course, kayang-kaya niya iyan.'

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 seeks KO victory over Broner

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The Filipino boxing icon says he'll focus on American challenger Adrien Broner first before planning a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr

BACK TO WORK. Manny Pacquiao says he’ll start training for his 70th fight next week. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao '90%' sure he'll face Broner in January 2019

Oct 18, 2018 - 11:15 AM

As for a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao says 'it is not yet finalized'

ALL SET. There are many potential foes for Manny Pacquiao, including British rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Manny Pacquiao's 'PAC' blockchain token launches late Q4 2018

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The senator takes a jab at blockchain with his very own token

REPRESENTATIVE TOKENS. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Koko Pimentel's wedding ninongs: Duterte, Bong Go, Sotto, Pacquiao

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III will marry fiancée Anna Kathryna Yu on October 18, 2018, at the Coconut Palace

Mayweather to impress in Tokyo first before Pacquiao showdown

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The undefeated American boxer plans to extend his record to 51-0 before the Manny Pacquiao rematch

SERIOUS. Floyd Mayweather is dead serious of stealing the WBA regular welterweight belt from Manny Pacquiao.  Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Expect an 'attacking' Manny Pacquiao if there is a rematch with Floyd Mayweather

Sep 18, 2018 - 11:10 PM

Pacquiao promises to be more aggressive against Mayweather

AGGRESSIVE. Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather during their first clash in 2015. Photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

Manny Pacquiao says fight with Mayweather to be 'finalized' this week

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The senator says Floyd Mayweather Jr wants to fight in December but the schedule is yet to be discussed

Floyd Mayweather to come out of retirement, fight Manny Pacquiao

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The undefeated American boxer last fought mixed martial artist Conor McGregor in 2017 while the Filipino star is coming off his first stoppage win in nine years

REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather could end up facing again. File photo John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images


Manny to get 85% of Pacquiao-Matthysse broadcast earnings

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will no longer pursue legal action against Top Rank

NEXT FIGHT. After the Pacquiao-Matthysse bout, Top Rank is in the running again to stage the Filipino legend’s next potential fight in December. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

All is well between Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Filipino boxing star says that his previous post claiming he will pursue legal action against the promotional giant was just a 'result of miscommunication'

GETTING PAID. It looks like Manny Pacquiao is getting the money he claimed he has yet to be paid with by Top Rank from the broadcast proceeds of his fight against Lucas Matthysse. File photo Mohd RASFAN Mohd Rasfan


Why Manny Pacquiao wants to sue Top Rank, others

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The boxing star says Top Rank has not given his share for the live-streaming of his title bout against Lucas Matthysse in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico

BIG BLOW. Manny Pacquiao, who defeated Lucas Matthysse to snatch the WBA regular welterweight title, is set to take legal action against Top Rank Promotions and other concerned parties. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP


Manny Pacquiao to sue Top Rank because of 'non-payment' in Matthysse fight

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:14 PM

On Instagram, Pacquiao says he has not received payment for the US rights to his fight against Matthysse, which was broadcast on ESPN Plus

PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE. Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (L) reacts after he knocked down Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

After 2 years, Senate finally OKs Manny Pacquiao's first pet bill on boxing

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Senate Bill 1306 seeks to create a 5-member commission that would formulate and implement a national policy on the development, safety, and welfare of Filipino professional boxers and combatants

Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Megabuck bout up for Pacquiao

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is set to fight in December against a still unknown fighter

ALL SET. There are many potential foes for Manny Pacquiao, including British rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

IN PHOTOS: Momoland meets Manny Pacquiao, wife Jinkee

Aug 17, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Former Ilocos Sur governor Chavit Singson says he plans to tour the girls around the country

Pacquiao willing to be jailed just to kill drug lord in 'P6.8-B shabu' shipment

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:41 PM

'Magpapakulong na lang ako para ko ma-firing squad 'yung drug lord na 'yun na nagpasok sa Pilipinas,' says Senator Manny Pacquiao, who is also a pastor

Photo by Angie de Silva

Top Rank paces bidders for Pacquiao’s next fight

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Boxing promoter Bob Arum hopes to forge another megabuck fight deal with the eight-division world champion

CORDIAL. Although Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank had a falling out, Bob Arum insists that Pacquiao remains 'very friendly.' Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

[OPINION] Pacquiao’s Christianity and death penalty

Aug 10, 2018 - 8:51 AM

Pacquiao’s defense of the death penalty necessarily makes a distinction between redeemable sinners and hopeless human beings. People of faith must push back.

After 6 years, court lifts P3 billion tax sanction on Pacquiao

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:33 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals finds the case too weak for not following procedures, and for being based only on news articles

FROM CONGRESS TO SENATE. Pacquiao got the 7th highest number of votes – 16.05 million. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Lucas Matthysse retires after TKO loss to Pacquiao

Aug 02, 2018 - 5:23 PM

The Argentinian boxing star says he's already proud to have fulfilled his dream of being a world champion

RETIRED. Lucas Matthysse decides to hang up his gloves less than 3 weeks after losing his WBA regular welterweight title to Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Senate commends Pacquiao's WBA welterweight title romp

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Manny Pacquiao steals the WBA welterweight title from Argentine Lucas Matthysse

HAIL PACMAN. Senate President Vicente Sotto III (right) hands Senate Resolution No. 788 to Senator Manny Pacquiao,  congratulating him for winning the WBA welterweight title. Also in photo is Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto.

Heart Evangelista, Iza Calzado, Divine Lee rally support for SOGIE bill

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:48 AM

Celebrities call on Senate President Tito Sotto and Senators Manny Pacquiao and Joel Villanueva to support a bill that would make discrimination based on gender identity or expression illegal

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 16-22, 2018

Jul 22, 2018 - 10:51 AM

Watch the 'Give Up Tomorrow' documentary, highlights of the Trump-Putin summit, and the report on Pacquiao's heart ailment

SUMMIT. In this file photo taken on July 7, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Photo by  Saul Loeb/AFP

The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

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

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

Severe Tropical Storm Inday, Pacquiao’s heart ailment, Gilas suspension | Midday wRap

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:03 PM

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Pacquiao fought Matthysse despite secret heart ailment

Jul 19, 2018 - 7:39 PM

The Filipino boxing legend got diagnosed with an 'inborn heart ailment' just a week before his bout with Lucas Matthysse

SECRET. Manny Pacquiao kept his heart condition and defied doctors' orders. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Pacquiao provides blueprint to athletic excellence

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Filipino athletes set to compete in the Asiad only need to look at the boxing icon to know the true meaning of focus and discipline

FOCUSED. Manny Pacquiao showcases his athletic excellence yet again in his systematic demolition of Argentine Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao eyes 'two or three fights' more after Matthysse win

Jul 16, 2018 - 10:42 PM

The Filipino boxing great has the WBA regular welterweight belt to defend

WANTING MORE. Manny Pacquiao is not about to stop fighting after winning a world title. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Manny Pacquiao: boxer, senator, bigot

Jul 16, 2018 - 10:30 PM

When he used his power, renown, and privilege to actively rob us of our rights and our humanity, it is only fair that we refuse this convenient compartmentalization and rob him of the things that put him there in the first place.

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Jul 16, 2018 - 10:07 PM

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Sink Floyd! Resurgent Pacquiao wants second crack at Mayweather

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The Filipino boxing legend, despite nearing 40, wants to continue fighting

MONEY. Manny Pacquiao lost via unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather in one of the richest fights in boxing history. File photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank


Money matches: 5 who could be next for Pacquiao

Jul 16, 2018 - 1:10 PM

With the Filipino fighting legend back in the big time, AFP Sport looks at 5 boxers who could be money-spinning opponents for Pacquiao's next fight:

CHAMP. Manny Pacquiao celebrates his victory against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse after their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

LOOK: Jeff Horn calls for Pacquiao rematch after Matthysse TKO

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The Australian boxer issued a rematch challenge over Twitter and Instagram

UPSET. Jeff Horn stunned Manny Pacquiao to become the new WBO welterweight champion in their 2017 bout in Brisbane. Photo by AFP

Matthysse got scared, says Pacquiao

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:06 PM

The Filipino champion didn’t expect the power-punching Matthysse to become his first knockout victim in 9 years

STRATEGY. Manny Pacquiao says he needed to be focused and patient against Argentina's Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Pacquiao sparmate Kambosos stops Filipino Magboo

Jul 15, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Australian George Kambosos makes short work of Batangas native Jay Ar Magboo in the Pacquiao-Matthysse undercard

STILL PERFECT. Lightweight prospect George Kambosos stretches his unbeaten run to 15. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler