opponents - updates

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Marestella Torres Sunang accidentally injured by Vietnamese jumper after competition

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:05 PM

The Vietnamese inadvertently steps on Torres Sunang s bare toe with spiked shoes and it leaves a gaping hole right through her toenail

FREAK ACCIDENT. Long jumper Marestella Torres Sunang is accidentally injured by her Vietnamese opponent right after their competition. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Potential Pacquiao foes Crawford, Postol meet in unification bout

Jul 22, 2016 - 3:48 PM

Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol will fight to unify the junior welterweight titles and possibly earn a fight with Manny Pacquiao

UNIFICATION. Unbeaten boxers Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol will take the big stage in Las Vegas. Photos from Twitter

Pacquiao’s boxing return set for Thomas & Mack Center - report

Jul 21, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Manny Pacquiao s return fight against a yet unnamed opponent will be his first fight outside of a casino since 2010

FIGHTING SENATOR. Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring on November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Danny Garcia gives thumbs down to Pacquiao fight offer - report

Jul 16, 2016 - 9:10 PM

Top Rank chief Bob Arum reportedly offers a 7 figure proposal to Garcia worth between 3 million to 4 million to face Pacquiao

COMEBACK. Manny Pacquiao's retirement didn't last long. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Arum prepares opponent shortlist for Pacquiao comeback

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:46 PM

Bob Arum has 3 names in mind for Manny Pacquiao after Adrien Broner allegedly priced himself out

COMEBACK. Manny Pacquiao's retirement didn't last long. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pinoy fighter Eric Kelly faces ex-ONE Championship titleholder in China

Jun 19, 2016 - 10:06 AM

Kelly faces a tough test in the former Mongolian champion as he attempts to bounce back from a loss at ONE Championship s Dynasty of Champions 6

READY TO BOUNCE BACK. ONE FC finds a new opponent for Eric Kelly in time for the July card in China. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Conor McGregor: UFC’s devourer of short-notice opponents

Mar 05, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Since making his UFC debut 4 of McGregor s 8 original opponents were forced to withdraw because of injury

SHORT-NOTICE FOES ARE HIS SPECIALTY. Conor McGregor, seen here entertaining the fans during the UFC 196 weigh-in, is no stranger to facing last-minute replacements in his bouts. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Retired Mayweather finds foes outside ring harder to tame

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr reiterates his retirement though he is learning that his opponents as a promoter are more difficult to manage

'ABSOLUTELY NOT.' Floyd Mayweather Jr also reiterates he won't come out of retirement for a rich payday nor for an Olympic opportunity. File Photo by MICHAEL NELSON/EPA

CM Punk's first UFC opponent named

Feb 07, 2016 - 1:22 PM

The former WWE star will face Mickey Gall with UFC 199 in June being eyed for his debut

FIRST OPPONENT. Former WWE star CM Punk comes face-to-face with his first opponent, Mickey Gall of New Jersey. Screenshot from UFC's YouTube channel

Pacquiao delays announcement of next opponent

Dec 12, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has delayed the planned announcement of his next opponent in what could be the final fight of his legendary career

ONE LAST FIGHT. Manny Pacquiao says he will fight one last time in his legendary career, but hasn't announced who it will be against yet. File photo by AFP

Pacquiao likely to fight Marquez

Sep 05, 2012 - 3:25 PM

Manny Pacquiao will probably be facing archrival Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth fight come December

What lies ahead for Barriga

Aug 03, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Mark Anthony Barriga is the Philippines best bet for a medal in the Games but the road to gold is a tough one

Silence in the land of Pacquiao

Jul 03, 2012 - 9:41 AM

Manny Pacquiao will eventually come at a crossroad where he has to decide which one he will give up Boxing and politics do not really mix well Both are full time jobs