• Manny Pacquiao ‘feels young’, wants Floyd Mayweather rematch

    Manny Pacquiao ‘feels young’, wants Floyd Mayweather rematch

    WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao on Friday kept alive hopes for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, saying the epic clash was “possible” but only if his arch rival returns to the ring.

    The Filipino icon, 37, made a winning comeback from his brief retirement in November following his defeat to Mayweather last year in the richest fight in boxing history.

    “If he will come back in boxing, there is a possible that there is a rematch, but right now we don’t […]

  • Pacquiao insists on Mayweather rematch

    Pacquiao insists on Mayweather rematch

    Manny Pacquiao refused to rule out a rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jnr after he outclassed Jessie Vargas to win the WBO welterweight title in the early hours of yesterday.

    The Filipino puncher claimed a unanimous decision over the American at the Thomas and Mack Centre in Las Vegas.

    Mayweather, who retired after his win over Andre Berto in September 2015, watched from ringside among a crowd of around 16,000 at the University of Nevada venue.

    The former pound-for-pound king is rarely seen at […]

  • Boxing: Pacquiao eager to reclaim WBO welterweight title

    Boxing: Pacquiao eager to reclaim WBO welterweight title

    Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement seven months ago but after serving his first stint as a rookie senator, the fire was rekindled and the stage set for a return to boxing.

    Pacquiao is hoping to reclaim the WBO welterweight title for the third time. But juggling two jobs, including his new gig as a full-time politician in the Philippine Senate, has cut into his training camp.

    Pacquiao, who turns 38 next month, is going up against the younger WBO champ Jessie Vargas, […]

  • Pacquiao quotes Bible in defence of death penalty

    Pacquiao quotes Bible in defence of death penalty

    Philippine boxing icon-turned-senator Manny Pacquiao used the Bible to defend restoring the death penalty for drug traffickers as “approved by God”, backing a controversial proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte.

    The eight-division champion and devout evangelical Christian used his first senate speech to argue for capital punishment, calling it lawful and moral “especially in the eyes of God”.

    “When the government punishes, it’s not an individual act. That’s approved by God. That’s what the Bible says”, Pacquiao said.

    “Having read the Bible on a […]

  • Manny Pacquiao plans to fight again this year

    Manny Pacquiao plans to fight again this year

    Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao plans to come out of retirement to fight, his promoter said Tuesday, though the boxer said no fight has yet been set.

    Bob Arum told American sports broadcaster ESPN that the former welterweight champion plans to fight on either October 29 or November 5 as a main event bout in Las Vegas as long as it doesn’t clash with his senate duties in the Philippines. No opponent has been named thus far.

    “Manny wants to come back,” […]