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Mikey Garcia: Duel vs Manny Pacquiao 'fight I've always wanted'

Jul 01, 2020 - 8:37 PM

American Mikey Garcia says he had been in talks with the camp of Manny Pacquiao until 'things went south' due to the coronavirus pandemic

SOUGHT AFTER. It is still unknown who will Manny Pacquiao face for his next bout. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Guerrero, Maidana dream of fighting Pacquiao also

Jun 25, 2020 - 8:56 PM

Former two-division world champions Robert Guerrero and Marcos Maidana think they still have enough to merit a shot against Manny Pacquiao

SETBACK. Robert Guerrero (right) absorbs a left punch from Omar Figueroa Jr in a 2017 welterweight fight he lost via TKO. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao tops Crawford hit list – Arum

Jun 21, 2020 - 9:11 PM

Top Rank boss Bob Arum eyes Manny Pacquiao to fight Terence Crawford when the unbeaten American defends his WBO welterweight throne

PACMAN. Even at 41, Manny Pacquiao remains a major draw in boxing. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP


If not me, Golovkin, Crawford deserve Pacquiao fight – Garcia

Jun 14, 2020 - 9:26 PM

Four-division world champion Mikey Garcia admits there’s no ongoing talk between Manny Pacquiao and his camp

IMPROBABLE? It may be a big surprise if Manny Pacquiao ends up battling Kazakhstani power puncher Gennady Golovkin (right). Photo by Sarah Stier/AFP

Spence names Pacquiao as potential foe in boxing return

Jun 10, 2020 - 10:40 PM

A bout between IBF and WBC champion Errol Spence Jr and WBA titlist Manny Pacquiao will unify the welterweight division

UNBEATEN. Errol Spence has not lost a fight since turning professional in 2012. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP


Pacquiao vs Golovkin workable at catchweight

Jun 09, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Manny Pacquiao 'doesn't wanna beat just anybody, he wants to fight the top guys,' says Freddie Roach

MOVING UP. Manny Pacquiao possibly can aim higher and move up weight in his next boxing bout. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Thurman chases Pacquiao rematch

Jun 05, 2020 - 7:48 PM

‘I want my belt back,’ says Keith Thurman almost a year after absorbing his first career loss against Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (R) connects with a right to the face of US boxer Keith Thurman during their WBA super world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Pacquiao won a 12 round split decision. (Photo by John Gurzinski / AFP)

Pacquiao against Crawford likely in Bahrain, says Arum

Jun 03, 2020 - 7:33 PM

Bahrain may be the fight venue for the planned welterweight unification bout between Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford

GEARING UP. Manny Pacquiao may head back to the ring if boxing gets a go-signal in the chosen fight venue. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao wants Crawford fight in 2020, says Arum

May 25, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Top Rank boss Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao looks forward to fighting this year because he will supposedly be 'running for...the presidency' later on

ON A ROLL. Manny Pacquiao has been riding a three-fight winning streak, last defeating erstwhile unbeaten Keith Thurman. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Mayweather frowns on top fighters chasing Pacquiao

May 21, 2020 - 8:23 PM

‘Stop chasing this old man,’ says Floyd Mayweather

NO REMATCH. Floyd Mayweather (left) has said he has 'zero interest' in coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao after their money-spinning 2015 superfight. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Crawford, Mikey Garcia lead race for Pacquiao fight

May 19, 2020 - 8:15 PM

Errol Spence Jr and Danny Garcia forge a collision to possibly be held in September

NEXT IN LINE. The list comes down to Terrence Crawford or Mikey Garcia for Manny Pacquiao's next fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Danny Garcia says he's fighting Pacquiao or Spence in September

May 17, 2020 - 9:42 PM

Two-division world champion Danny Garcia wants Manny Pacquiao next, just a day after Mikey Garcia said the same

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 25: Ivan Redkach (R) and Danny Garcia exchange punches during their WBC silver world welterweight title eliminator at Barclays Center on January 25, 2020 in New York City. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Garcias focus on Pacquiao as Mikey's next opponent

May 16, 2020 - 7:41 PM

Manny Pacquiao is ’not as big’ as other welterweights, says the family of four-division world champion Mikey Garcia

FRISCO, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 29: Mikey Garcia knocks down Jessie Vargas in the fifth round during their WBC Welterweight Diamond Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on February 29, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Arum leans on power broker to clinch Pacquiao-Crawford Middle East clash

May 15, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Finding the most suitable deal and location for the Manny Pacquiao-Terence Crawford fight remains in the works

Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao’s Vis-Min rips Luzon-NCR as chess fundraiser bags P300,000

May 10, 2020 - 11:47 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Team Visayas-Mindanao complete a sweep of Luzon-NCR in an online chess event

STILL A WINNER. Chess enthusiast Manny Pacquiao wins in an online tournament raising funds for needy local players. File photo by  Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

[PODCAST] At the Buzzer: On Manny Pacquiao and Jose Rizal

May 02, 2020 - 7:15 PM

What's it like to cover Manny Pacquiao? Host Naveen Ganglani chats with boxing expert Ryan Songalia on what the end of the road looks like for the record-breaking champion

Pacquiao, Pimentel banner chess fundraiser

May 01, 2020 - 8:39 PM

Senators Manny Pacquiao and Koko Pimentel lead an online chess competition to raise funds for woodpushers affected by the coronavirus pandemic

Pacquiao-Crawford possible outside the US, says Arum

Apr 23, 2020 - 4:41 PM

Foreign countries interested to hold the planned unification bout between Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford must be ready to pay a hefty 'site fee'

EVERGREEN. Another young champ looks to challenge Manny Pacquiao. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiaos weather coronavirus together

Apr 19, 2020 - 9:28 PM

Manny Pacquiao spends quality time with his wife Jinkee and their 5 kids – from exercising together to cooking during the lockdown

BONDING. Manny Pacquiao spends quality time with his family. Photo from Instagram/@mannypacquiao


Pacquiao fight vs Crawford ‘real possibility,’ says Arum

Apr 15, 2020 - 8:47 PM

Promoter Bob Arum now bats for a unification bout between his current star Terence Crawford and former cash cow Manny Pacquiao

STILL THE CHAMP. Terence Crawford (right) punches Egidijus Kavaliauskas during their bout for Crawford's WBO welterweight title last December in New York City. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Garcia drums up bid to forge Pacquiao fight

Apr 14, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Mikey Garcia, who served as sparring partner to Manny Pacquiao over a decade ago, is no stranger to the Filipino icon’s speed and power

LEGENDARY. Manny Pacquiao remains to be a favorite challenge for younger boxers. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Spence considers Pacquiao perfect comeback opponent

Apr 10, 2020 - 10:08 PM

Errol Spence Jr feels he is ready to unify the welterweight division by dangling his IBF and WBC belts against WBA champion Manny Pacquiao

TARGET. Manny Pacquiao also has Errol Spence in his crosshairs for his next fight. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Amir Khan eyeing career swan song against Pacquiao or Brook

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:05 AM

British boxing ace Amir Khan wants a showdown against Manny Pacquiao or Kell Brook before retiring

Britain's Amir Khan (R) battles Colombia's Samuel Vargas in their welterweight contest at the Birmingham Arena on September 8, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

WATCH: Memorable Manny Pacquiao fights

Apr 01, 2020 - 11:31 PM

We look back at some of the best fights of Manny Pacquiao

PACMAN. Manny Pacquiao built a legendary boxing career that is one of the greatest in the history of the sport. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


[OPINION] No, Pacquiao is not becoming the senator we need him to be

Apr 01, 2020 - 1:39 PM

'We have blurred the line between being a benefactor and being a legislator'

FALSE: Pacquiao was 'only senator' who responded to coronavirus crisis

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:31 PM

Other senators also responded to the outbreak by providing aid, among others, to affected families and frontliners

Pacquiao wants probe into leaked Barangay Dasmariñas letter

Mar 28, 2020 - 10:58 PM

Using his Senate office's stationery, Senator Manny Pacquiao questions how a private letter to him was leaked on social media

HOST. Senator Manny Pacquiao hosts the PDP-Laban meeting in his Makati residence on March 4, 2020. Photo courtesy of PDP-Laban

Pacquiao quarantines before receiving village memo

Mar 28, 2020 - 12:04 PM

Manny Pacquiao says he has decided to quarantine at home after the Senate's special session last Monday

QUARANTINE. Manny Pacquiao decides to stay at home even if he's showing no symptoms. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao residence on lockdown after viral video with Pimentel

Mar 27, 2020 - 6:32 PM

'Please be a model example,' writes Barangay Dasmariñas head to Manny Pacquiao as coronavirus-positive Koko Pimentel attends his party

SELF-QUARANTINE. Manny Pacquiao is forced to stay at home in his residence due to his contact with Koko Pimentel. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao-Garcia fight in Saudi looms in July

Mar 01, 2020 - 7:10 PM

‘I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao or get a rematch with Errol Spence,’ says Mikey Garcia after dominating former world champion Jessie Vargas

FRISCO, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 29: Mikey Garcia knocks down Jessie Vargas in the fifth round during their WBC Welterweight Diamond Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on February 29, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao camp to get 'best deal available' for next fight

Feb 18, 2020 - 10:55 PM

Paradigm Sports Management and Premier Boxing Champions vie to deliver Manny Pacquiao his first fight in 2020

STILL GOT IT. Manny Pacquiao last fought in July 2019, dominating erstwhile unbeaten Keith Thurman. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


Pacquiao next fight most likely in July

Feb 14, 2020 - 8:30 PM

Manny Pacquiao talks boxing again after sitting out in the MPBL All-Star Game

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

Conor McGregor welcomes Pacquiao to same management firm

Feb 12, 2020 - 1:56 PM

Manny Pacquiao joins the same sports management firm as MMA superstar Conor McGregor

NEW HOME. Manny Pacquiao joins the Paradigm Sports Management family. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Garcia eyes Pacquiao, Spence in bid to regain crown

Jan 16, 2020 - 10:03 AM

'I feel like my style is dangerous for both Spence and Pacquiao,' says former world welterweight champion Danny Garcia

LOCKED IN. American boxer Danny Garcia (left) says he’s focused on taking down Ukrainian Ivan Redkach first. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Sports wRap: Looking forward to 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Rappler Sports host Naveen Ganglani and former editor Ryan Songalia take a look at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other anticipated sporting events this year

Pacquiao erupts for triple-double in MPBL Canada All-Stars

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Manny Pacquiao dazzles as the MPBL treats Filipino basketball fans in Calgary

ICON. Manny Pacquiao wows the Filipino crowd in the MBPBL exhibition game in Canada.File photo from MPBL

MPBL All-Star squads take act to Calgary, Edmonton

Dec 26, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Manny Pacquiao banners two all-star team selections as the MPBL treats Filipino fans in Canada

UPSET BID. Jayjay Helterbrand and also-ran Imus hope to play spoiler against Zambianga in Canada. Photo release

Pacquiao among Forbes' top 10 richest athletes of decade

Dec 25, 2019 - 5:37 PM

Manny Pacquiao earns more than NBA star Kevin Durant and Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton from 2010 to 2019

RAGS TO RICHES. Manny Pacquiao is expected to earn more in the next decade. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions


LOOK: Manny Pacquiao gets grand on 41st birthday

Dec 19, 2019 - 3:56 PM

The senator and boxing legend turns 41 in style!

FAMILY AFFAIR. Manny Pacquiao turns 41 years old surrounded by his family. Photo from Instagram

Manny Pacquiao to get wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Dec 18, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Manny Pacquiao is the second Filipino after Pia Wurtzbach to get a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

WAX FIGURE. Manny Pacquiao gets his onw wax figure from Madame Tussauds which will be displayed in Hong Kong. Photo from Madame Tussauds Hong Kong

Duterte, Pacquiao open SEA Games 2019 as typhoon nears

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:03 PM

In a spectacle filled with Philippine tradition and stardom, the nation welcomes thousands of competitors from around the region for 11 days of games

GAMES NOW OPEN. President Rodrigo Duterte open the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on November 30, 2019. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Pacquiao, Petecio set SEA Games 2019 cauldron aglow

Nov 30, 2019 - 9:35 PM

Manny Pacquiao passes the torch to world boxing champion Nesthy Petecio in the cauldron-lighting ceremony

Screenshot from 2019 South East Asian Games Philippines/Youtube

Pacquiao, Petecio to serve as SEA Games 2019 torchbearers

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:09 PM

The boxing champions will light the cauldron at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac as the opening ceremonies unfold at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan

LIGHTING THE TORCH. Manny Pacquiao and Nesthy Petecio will play a huge role in the opening ceremonies of the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP (Pacquiao) and Asian Games PH media pool (Petecio)


Pacquiao files game-fixing complaints against 21 individuals

Nov 12, 2019 - 6:23 PM

(UPDATED) Twenty-one MPBL players and officials face game-fixing, betting and point shaving charges

UNDER INVESTIGATION. Manny Pacquiao and MPBL officials continue their investigation on game-fixing in the league. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Roach prefers Danny over Mikey for Pacquiao

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Trainer Freddie Roach says Danny Garcia will be a 'much better' Manny Pacquiao opponent than Mikey Garcia in March

PREPPING. Trainer Freddie Roach (right) says Manny Pacquiao will be ready to fight by March. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

WATCH: Pacquiao challenges Mayweather with help of friend Jack Ma

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Manny Pacquiao says Floyd Mayweather should come see him for a 'real fight' as they have yet to square off in a rematch 4 years since their first clash

TEAM PACQUIAO. Add business magnate Jack Ma to the team of Manny Pacquiao. Photo from Instagram/@mannypacquiao


General Miguel Malvar's descendants divided over movie starring Pacquiao

Oct 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Was Pacquiao the right choice for the role?

Pacquiao fires 42 as MPBL execs exact revenge on Dubai All Stars

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao showcases his basketball wares in a Dubai exhibition match

ON FIRE. Manny Pacquiao unloads 6 triples in a 42-point performance. Photo from MPBL

Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao

Sep 19, 2019 - 8:52 AM

Veteran promoter Bob Arum says it's 'not worth it' for Manny Pacquiao to continue boxing unless he gets Floyd Mayweather next

ALL TALK. There may been rematch teasers for years, but there’s still no Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight plans on the table. Photo by Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images

Pacquiao appointed as PDP-Laban 'Senate leader'

Aug 15, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Meanwhile, 'speaker-in-waiting' Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco is appointed as the leader of PDP-Laban House lawmakers

PRESIDENT. Senator Manny Pacquiao is new PDP-Laban president. Photo from Pacquiao's Facebook page