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Pacquiao-Horn rematch off due to scheduling conflict – report

Sep 01, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Pacquiao s camp advises Australian organizers that he will have other commitments at that time

GAB PROTEST. The boxing governing body of the Philippines has called for a 'thorough review' of the officiating of the Pacquiao-Horn fight by the WBO. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Uber and Grab, Napoles, Marcos | Evening wRap

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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Pacquiao on WBO review: ‘Nothing surprises me now’

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:09 PM

After 3 of the 5 review judges reaffirm the decision for Horn Pacquiao says let the people judge for themselves

NOT SURPRISED. Manny Pacquiao says "We have seen worse judgments in the past where judges manipulated results. Nothing surprises me now." File photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Lorenzana, Pacquiao vs Horn, Trump Jr | Midday wRap

Jul 11, 2017 - 12:40 PM

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WBO review confirms Horn beat Pacquiao

Jul 11, 2017 - 10:38 AM

WBO set up a panel of independent and anonymous judges who were asked to determine who won each round The results show Jeff Horn won the title

Time to move on from Pacquiao-Horn

Jul 08, 2017 - 7:15 AM

A 38 year old fighter should consider himself lucky if a disputed decision is the worst that befalls him The treatment of other greats at the end has been far more ignominious

MOVING ON. Being on the wrong end of a disputed decision is the least of the concerns for a 38-year-old fighter. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

WBO to review Pacquiao-Horn judging, but says no reversal of decision

Jul 06, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The WBO will have a panel of 5 judges review the fight and score it unofficially but says they have no power to reverse the decision

REVIEW GRANTED. Manny Pacquiao has said he felt he won by 4 or 5 rounds, but the judges all scored the fight in favor of Jeff Horn. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Abu Sayyaf, MILF, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Lorenzana, Marcos, Pacquiao vs Horn | Evening wRap

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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Palace: Nothing will change, Pacquiao still People's Champ

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Malacañang reminds Filipinos of the many victories Manny Pacquiao brought to the Philippines throughout his prizefighting career

'NOTHING WILL CHANGE.' Manny Pacquiao (R) loses via unanimous decision to Jeff Horn, but Malacañang and Pacquiao's colleagues in government stand by him 'in victory and in defeat.' Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

'Pacquiao was robbed,' 'lawn chairs,' and other #PacHorn reactions

Jul 02, 2017 - 2:05 PM

The bloodbath between Horn and Pacquiao drew a lot of reactions on social media

WHAT? Retired NBA player and actor Samuel L. Jackson react to Manny Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn.  WHAT? Retired NBA player and actor Samuel L. Jackson react to Manny Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn.

HIGHLIGHTS: Pacquiao vs Horn - Battle of Brisbane

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Follow live updates of the Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn WBO welterweight title fight plus IBF junior bantamweight champ Jerwin Ancajas vs Teiru Kinoshita

Pacquiao team says Horn fight will be 'short and sweet'

Jun 28, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The legendary Filipino one of the greatest fighters of his generation is widely tipped to triumph over the unbeaten Horn in front of an expected 50 000 people at Brisbane s Suncorp Stadium

BANGING OUT. Manny Pacquiao works the punch mitts and fields questions from reporters at his media workout in Brisbane. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Ward stuns Kovalev in eighth to defend titles

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:40 PM

The unbeaten Ward hurt Kovalev with a right hand that buckled his knees and then finished him off on the ropes with a series of body shots around the mid section

TKO. Andre Ward (L) punches Sergey Kovalev during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Boxing fans deserve better than mismatches

Mar 17, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Unbeaten Filipinos Jack Tepora and Christian Araneta should have little difficulty against their overmatched Indonesian opponents whose records don t stand up under inspection

Ring rust no worry for featherweight title rivals Cuellar, Mares

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:38 AM

But both Jesus Cuellar and Abner Mares vow ring rust will not be an issue in their December 10 matchup at Los Angeles

NO RUST. Jesus Cuellar (L) of Argentina, seen here in a December 2015 fight against Jonathan Oquendo of Puerto Rico, says ring rust won't be an issue when he faces Abner Mares on December 10. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Pacquiao defeats Vargas in ring return

Nov 06, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Pacquiao regains the WBO welterweight crown with his victory

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines reacts after the conclusion of his WBO welterweight championship fight against Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Canelo Alvarez finishes Liam Smith with body shot in Round 9

Sep 18, 2016 - 1:53 PM

The Mexican effortlessly dethrones Smith for the WBO junior welterweight championship by delivering a punishing blow to the body in the ninth round

Canelo Alvarez celebrates after knocking out Liam Smith during the WBO Junior Middleweight World fight at AT&T Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Nietes batters Garcia into submission for ninth title defense

May 28, 2016 - 10:39 PM

Donnie Nietes drops Raul Garcia twice before Garcia s corner throws in the towel after the fifth round in Bacolod City

STILL CHAMP. Donnie Nietes remains the top junior flyweight in the world following a dominant win over former champ Raul Garcia. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: Donnie Nietes vs Raul Garcia - WBO jr flyweight title fight

May 28, 2016 - 8:57 AM

Live coverage of Donnie Nietes vs Raul Garcia from ringside at University of St La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City Philippines

Boxing: Nietes set for Garcia defense but wants 'big name' fights

May 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Donnie Nietes wants to fight unified flyweight champion Juan Estrada but must first get past Raul Garcia on Saturday and a third fight with Moises Fuentes

LONG-TIME CHAMP. Donnie Nietes, who has been a world champion since 2007, wants to move up in weight to face unified flyweight champ Juan Francisco Estrada. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Bradley vacates WBO title ahead of third Pacquiao fight

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Timothy Bradley Jr was forced to vacate the WBO welterweight championship

Pacquiao will outclass Bradley again, says Quillin's trainer

Feb 05, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Bradley has nothing to offer against Pacquiao says Eric Brown

How gratitude brought new life to Nonito Donaire’s career

Dec 21, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Now each day I say thank you each night I say thank you I’m thankful for each day that I’m alive that I get to see my kids that I get to hug my wife

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr scores two early knockdowns but had to survive the desperate rally of Cesar Juarez to hang on to victory. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

WATCH: Filipino boxer Marlon Tapales KOs Japanese foe to earn world title shot

Dec 16, 2015 - 8:28 PM

The Lanao del Norte native KOs undefeated Shohei Omori to become the mandatory challenger for WBO bantamweight champ Pungluang Sor Singyu

KO KID. Marlon Tapales has earned a world title shot after a devastating knockout of a previously unbeaten Japanese fighter. Photo from Tapales' Facebook

WATCH: Teddy Atlas fires up Tim Bradley with motivational speech

Nov 09, 2015 - 2:05 PM

Atlas who is known for dramatic speeches in between rounds gave Bradley a fiery motivational lecture during his fight with Brandon Rios

GAME-CHANGING SPEECH. Timothy Bradley Jr. (right) was fired up after his new trainer Teddy Atlas gave a highly motivating speech during his fight against Brandon Rios. Screengrab from muviScene YouTube

Philippines among top boxing nations, says WBO president

Jul 11, 2015 - 2:35 PM

Despite having just one current champion WBO president Francisco Valcarcel says the Philippines is a rising boxing powerhouse

BOXING NATION. WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel (R), seen presenting a commemorative ring to junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes, says Filipino boxers are among the most respected in the world. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

WBO gives Mayweather deadline to decide championship status

Jul 01, 2015 - 6:00 PM

If Mayweather fails to meet WBO’s terms Bradley will be promoted as the organization’s official champion after claiming the interim title with a win over Vargas

FRIDAY. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has until Friday, July 3 to decide whether or not he intends to remain as the championship committee’s welterweight titleholder. File Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Elorde Top Team makes boxing a sport for all

May 09, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Named after boxing great Gabriel ‘Flash’ Elorde this fitness hub known to train ‘champions’ aims to introduce the sport as an engaging way to achieve better fitness among Filipinos

Elorde Gym

Khan, Maidana eye Pacquiao bout

Jan 08, 2015 - 11:31 PM

Still no fight with Mayweather? Amir Khan and Marcos Maidana are two fighters that want to test their mettle against Manny Pacquiao

WHO FIGHTS MANNY? Amir Khan (L) and Marcos Maidana (R) are two possible opponents for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Khan photo by Andrew Yates/AFP. Maidana photo from his Facebook page

'Baby Israel' is 5th child of Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao

Apr 28, 2014 - 9:02 AM

The Pacquiaos fifth child is apparently named after the embattled state that the couple have been frequenting since they became born again Christians

Rappler Newscast | April 14, 2014

Apr 14, 2014 - 9:32 PM

Survey shows Aquino losing the confidence of the well off Pacquiao avenges his loss to Bradley Will the Guardian’s or Washington Post’s Snowden stories win the Pulitzer?

Palace: BIR chief not a spoilsport in Pacquiao win

Apr 14, 2014 - 3:19 PM

Malacañang says tax chief Kim Henares reminder to Manny Pacquiao to honestly report his earnings from his latest fight was nothing more than that

NEXT OPPONENT. Memes like this one spread on social media after Manny Pacquiao's victory against Timothy Bradley, implying his next battle is against tax chief Kim Henares. Photo from @RosalioJose1

Brandon Rios fails VADA drug test

Dec 16, 2013 - 2:30 PM

After losing to Manny Pacquiao Brandon Rios faces more woes as he failed his post fight drug test by VADA

POSITIVE. Brandon Rios, who recently lost to Manny Pacquiao for the WBO International Welterweight title, tested positive for a banned stimulant. Photo by Team Pacquiao / Mike Young

VLOG: Pacquiao beats Rios, vows to keep fighting

Nov 24, 2013 - 10:36 PM

After nearly year long lay off Manny Pacquiao steps back into the ring and proves he is still on top of his game outboxing the younger Brandon Rios

IN PHOTOS: #PacRios

Nov 24, 2013 - 6:43 PM

Relive Manny Pacquiao s unanimous decision win over Brandon Rios through these photos

Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision

Nov 24, 2013 - 1:30 PM

Pacquiao bounces back from two consecutive losses taking down Brandon Rios via unanimous decision

Fans flock to Cotai Arena for Pacquiao vs Rios

Nov 24, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Hours before the Clash in Cotai fans rush to the arena to witness the fight between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and American boxer Brandon Rios

FIGHT FANS. Boxing fans enter the Cotai Arena one after the other to witness the Pacquiao vs Rios match. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Is Rios just what the doctor ordered for Pacquiao?

Nov 19, 2013 - 7:08 PM

Who is Brandon Rios and does he really have what it takes to send Manny Pacquiao to retirement?

BOLD. Brandon Rios has repeatedly said he is the boxer who will send Manny Pacquiao to retirement. Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images/AFP

Bradley edges Marquez to retain WBO belt

Oct 13, 2013 - 1:50 PM

The bout featured the last two fighters to beat Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao going head to head in a close tactical contest

SPLIT-DECISION TRIUMPH. WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. (L) lands a jab to the face of Juan Manuel Marquez during their bout at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jeff Bottari/Getty Images/AFP

Viloria loses belts to Mexican

Apr 06, 2013 - 11:45 PM

Brian Viloria lost via split decision to Juan Francisco Estrada and lost his WBA and WBO flyweight belts in the process

Viloria's legacy run resumes in Macao

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:41 AM

Brian Viloria resumes his legacy run this weekend when he faces Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada in Macao

Bradley keeps clean slate after nipping Provodnikov

Mar 17, 2013 - 7:14 PM

Despite getting knocked down in the last seconds Timothy Bradley earned a unanimous decision over Ruslan Provodnikov to keep his welterweight title

Bradley returns to battle Russian

Mar 15, 2013 - 7:12 PM

More than nine months after he stunned Manny Pacquiao Timothy Bradley returns to battle Ruslan Provodnikov

Streaking Viloria to defend belts in Macau

Feb 06, 2013 - 4:57 PM

After downing four Mexicans in a row Brian Viloria hopes to KO another one

Sports Illustrated names Donaire 'Fighter of the Year'

Dec 29, 2012 - 2:17 PM

In a sport starved for new superstars Donaire 30 is emerging as one He is fast with power in both hands Sports Illustrated writes

FIGHTER OF THE YEAR. Sports Illustrated says Donaire deserves the title for winning "bigger" battles outside the ring.Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Donaire defeats Arce in 3rd round knockout

Dec 16, 2012 - 11:50 AM

Nonito Donaire s victory is much welcomed after world champion Manny Pacquiao suffered a devastating knockout loss to Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez

PINOY PRIDE. Nonito Donaire of the Philippines celebrates after his victory over Jorge Arce of Mexico in the third round of their WBO World Super Bantamweight bout at the Toyota Center on December 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas. Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Viloria vs Marquez: Breaking down the fight

Nov 17, 2012 - 4:15 PM

Rappler analyzes the upcoming WBO and WBA world flyweight unification fight between Filipino American Brian Viloria and Mexican slugger Hernan Marquez and gives a prediction

VILORIA VICTORY. Brian Viloria raises his arms in triumph after his victory over Giovani Segura in December 2011. File photo by Oliver Lucas.

Pacquiao, Donaire receive top honors from WBO

Oct 25, 2012 - 12:48 PM

The World Boxing Organization named Manny Pacquiao Fighter of the Decade while fellow Filipino Nonito Donaire was awarded Fighter of the Year

Rappler Newscast | July 09, 2012

Jul 09, 2012 - 8:55 PM

The government’s new mining policy imposes a moratorium on new mining permits | Filipino boxer Nonito Donaire Jr wins both WBO and IBF super bantamweight titles