Manny Pacquiao - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Manny Pacquiao


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

Sulu rejects Bangsamoro law | Evening wRap

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

Buboy Fernandez wants 3 more fights before Pacquiao hangs gloves

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:40 PM

'Three fights and that's it, he has nothing more to prove,' says Manny Pacquiao's lead trainer Buboy Fernandez

PROVEN. Manny Pacquiao is the world's lone eight-division boxing world champion. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Investigation into burglary continues as Pacquiao stays in another house

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Manny Pacquiao's triumphant return gets spoiled after his home at North Plymouth, Los Angeles, is burglarized

Pacquiao still fearless as before – Peñalosa

Jan 21, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Peñalosa says that had Adrien Broner engaged with the Filipino boxing legend, he would have suffered his first knockout

LIKE FINE WINE. Although already 40, Manny Pacquiao delivers another rousing win. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Burglars enter Manny Pacquiao's home in Los Angeles

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Robbers break into the champion's home while he was defending his WBA welterweight title Las Vegas

ROBBED. Manny Pacquiao wins over Adrien Broner in Las Vegas but his home in Los Angeles gets robbed. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Bangsamoro Plebiscite 2019 | Midday wRap

Jan 21, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Angelo Gonzales

For Pacquiao, 40 is new 20

Jan 20, 2019 - 9:42 PM

'I can be an aggressive fighter and I give my best at 40,' says Manny Pacquiao after his successful title defense

FIGHTING 40. The 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao admits that Floyd Mayweather is on his radar for his next fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Punch stats: Pacquiao throws punches in bunches

Jan 20, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Returning to his aggressive ways, Manny Pacquiao outjabs and outhits Adrien Broner with power punches

MGM Grand Arena Las Vegas Nevada, Saturday night. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao for president? 'I have no plan'

Jan 20, 2019 - 7:33 PM

The 40-year-old says he is good with serving as senator and giving the country honor through boxing

HIGHEST POST. Manny Pacquiao has been rumored to run for presidency due to his unwavering support for President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo from Mayweather Promotions

Pacquiao: 'I wanted to push for KO'

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Manny Pacquiao outjabs Adrien Broner as the American fighter turns out to be a poor copy of Floyd Mayweather

STILL FIERY. Manny Pacquiao throws a left on Adrien Broner during their WBA welterweight championship bout. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Like fine wine: Philippines cheers Pacquiao victory

Jan 20, 2019 - 5:50 PM

While crowds have thinned in the twilight of Pacquiao's career, hordes of fans still gathered in free public viewing events

Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating Adrien Broner by unanimous decision in their WBA welterweight championship bout. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Lawmakers hail 40-year-old Pacquiao for defeating younger Broner

Jan 20, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'Ang Pambansang Kamao, Senator Manny Pacquiao, proved today that age is just a number!' says PBA Representative Jericho Nograles

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao (R) throws a right on Adrien Broner during the WBA welterweight championship at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Broner claims he beat Pacquiao, but numbers show otherwise

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:28 PM

The American thinks the result is geared towards setting up a rematch between the Filipino boxing icon and Floyd Mayweather

DOUBTFUL. Adrien Broner says he controlled the bout against Manny Pacquiao. Photo from Twitter (@ShowtimeBoxing)

LOOK: WOW Pilipinas party lands mat sponsorship for Pacquiao-Broner

Jan 20, 2019 - 4:03 PM

The Philippine party-list group secures an assumed multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal to appear on the ring mat of the Pacquiao-Broner fight

CONTROVERSIAL. The  party-list group WOW Pilipinas is linked to former Cavite governor Jonvic Remulla.

After lopsided win, 40-year-old Pacquiao says career not over

Jan 20, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Boxing's only eight-division world champion posts a dominant triumph over American Adrien Broner to retain his WBA regular welterweight crown

CRAVING FOR MORE. Manny Pacquiao says he has proven that he can still pack a punch at 40 years old. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Malacañang congratulates Pacquiao for defeating Broner

Jan 20, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Senator Manny Pacquiao, 40, proved 'that age is just a number' after defeating 29-year-old Adrien Broner, says Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

NO STOPPING. Manny Pacquiao racks up his 61st win in is Hall of Fame career. Photo from Showtime Twitter account

Pacquiao dominates Broner to retain WBA welterweight crown

Jan 20, 2019 - 2:40 PM

At 40, Manny Pacquiao makes a resounding statement that he still belongs in the ring after winning over Adrien Broner via unanimous decision

NO STOPPING. Manny Pacquiao racks up his 61st win in is Hall of Fame career. Photo from Twitter (@ShowtimeBoxing)

LOOK: Mayweather pays Pacquiao visit before Broner bout

Jan 20, 2019 - 1:01 PM

It is rumored that a win over Adrien Broner could catapult the Filipino boxing icon to a rematch with the unbeaten American boxer

ROUND TWO. Rumors persist that a rematch between Floyd Mayweather Manny Pacquiao will happen. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao sparring partner beats Perez as 2 Pinoy boxers falter

Jan 20, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Training with Manny Pacquiao proves to be rewarding for Greek-Australian George Kambosos Jr

Ancajas foresees Broner falling in middle rounds

Jan 19, 2019 - 7:37 PM

'This should be a good fight as Broner doesn't back down,' says Jerwyn Ancajas

FALLING. Filipino boxer Jerwyn Ancajas predicts that Adrien Broner is not going to win the fight. Photo by Wendel Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao, Broner breeze through weigh-in

Jan 19, 2019 - 12:54 PM

Adrien Broner's weight hardly poses a concern for Manny Pacquiao who intends to outrun and outgun his opponent

BRING IT. Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner are going to give it their all in the most-awaited fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

HIGHLIGHTS: Manny Pacquiao vs Adrien Broner fight

Jan 19, 2019 - 12:38 PM

The Filipino boxing icon defends his WBA regular welterweight belt for the first time against the American on Sunday, January 20 (Philippine time)

Will Broner's beard come off? Team Pacquiao asks

Jan 18, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Manny Pacquiao's trainers raise concerns on Adrien Broner's long, thick beard before the Nevada Athletic Commission

NO ISSUE. Manny Pacquiao says he’ll fight Adrien Broner ‘with or without the beard.’ Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao on Mayweather rematch: 'Leave it as a question mark for now'

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Many observers view Manny Pacquiao's fight against Adrien Broner as a stepping stone towards a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather

FOCUSED. Manny Pacquiao says he’s just focused on keeping his WBA regular welterweight crown against American challenger Adrien Broner. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Broner ‘not in awe’ of Pacquiao

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:55 PM

'I'm a one-of-a-kind fighter, too. I've made history in this sport,' boasts Pacquiao's American challenger Adrien Broner

FIRED UP. Adrien Broner unleashes a curse-laced tirade during the final Pacquiao-Broner fight press conference. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao on Broner: ‘I don't underestimate him’

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:10 PM

On a scale of 1 to 10, Manny Pacquiao rates welterweight crown challenger Adrien Broner as a 7 to 8

FAVORED. Manny Pacquiao may be 11 years older than Adrien Broner, but oddsmakers still install the Filipino eight-division champion as heavy favorite. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Win over Pacquiao turns me into a legend – Broner

Jan 16, 2019 - 7:10 PM

'This fight would definitely be a big statement in my career. It will erase everything that happened,' says Pacquiao's American challenger Adrien Broner

BOLD BRONER. Adrien Broner (center) arrives in Las Vegas, believing he’s ‘100% ready’ against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Mayweather to watch Pacquiao vs Broner, fuels rematch talks

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Mayweather Promotions says Floyd Mayweather Jr will be present on fight night, further fueling speculations that there are ongoing backdoor talks

FIRED UP. Manny Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas for his first title defense versus American challenger. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Buboy sees 4th-round knockout for Pacquiao

Jan 15, 2019 - 10:16 PM

The longtime trainer and childhood friend wants the Filipino boxing legend to be the aggressor in his title defense against American Adrien Broner

LIKE FINE WINE. Manny Pacquiao says he just wants to prove that he can still fight at an elite level at 40 years old. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao returns to Vegas, sets sights on Broner KO

Jan 15, 2019 - 8:58 PM

It is in Las Vegas where the Filipino boxing icon cemented his place as one of the greatest fighters in the world

'Monster' Broner ready to bring down Pacman

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Reports coming from Broner's camp say that the 4-time world champion is training hard to put Pacquiao down

PACMAN READY. Adrien Broner is back to ripped self after the holidays. Photo from Adrien Broner's Instagram

LOOK: Metta World Peace, Bill Wennington visit Pacquiao

Jan 14, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Manny Pacquiao gets some love from fans, including former NBA players Metta World Peace and Bill Wennington

BASKETBALL STARS. Former Laker Metta World Peace (right) and his son visit Manny Pacquiao at his Los Angeles residence Sunday afternoon. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Locsin blames 'Yellows' for passport data loss | Midday wRap

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:01 PM

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Pacquiao: 'All I want is to win convincingly'

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:08 PM

Manny Pacquiao wants a knockout versus Adrien Broner, but the Filipino ring icon also doesn't mind settling for a convincing win

READY. Manny Pacquiao says he’s already ‘contented’ with his training. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP

Manny's killer instinct back – Roach

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:11 PM

'He told me he'll knock this guy out, he's never told me that in my life,' Freddie Roach on Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao goes savage mode in sparring

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:18 PM

The Filipino boxing legend wobbles sparring partner Arnold Gonzalez thrice and nearly finishes off the amateur standout

ALL OUT. Amateur boxer Arnold Gonzalez (left) says Saturday’s sparring session was the hardest Manny Pacquiao hit him. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP

At 40, why was Pacquiao picked to beat Broner?

Jan 13, 2019 - 12:57 PM

Based on ring records, it should be a close call yet betting odds still heavily favor Manny Pacquiao over American challenger Adrien Broner

LEAN AND MEAN. Manny Pacquiao shows off his chiseled physique. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

No way but down for Broner, says Team Pacquiao

Jan 12, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune thinks Manny Pacquiao has gotten stronger but has kept his speed

QUICK FINISH. Team Pacquiao says American challenger Adrien Broner may be headed for an early knockout. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

No overtraining for Pacquiao

Jan 12, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Having hit peak form, Manny Pacquiao doesn't want to push his body to its limit a week before his title defense against Adrien Broner

ADVANTAGE. Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach think that speed and agility remain as the Filipino boxing icon’s edge. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

I will always beat Pacquiao – Broner

Jan 11, 2019 - 6:25 PM

American challenger Adrien Broner boasts he doesn't even need to throw a lot of punches to stop Manny Pacquiao

CONFIDENT. Adrien Broner expects to win, and maybe even score a knockout, against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP