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Danny Garcia to face Brandon Rios in comeback from first loss

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Garcia faces Rios in his first fight after losing a decision to Keith Thurman

RING RETURN. Danny Garcia steps back into the ring after missing the rest of 2017 following his first defeat. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

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Feb 04, 2016 - 7:46 PM

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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

WATCH: Tim Bradley batters Brandon Rios into retirement

Nov 08, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Bradley scores two knockdowns in round 9 as he dominates Rios in a battle of former Manny Pacquiao foes

Tim Bradley (L) lands an uppercut on Brandon Rios (R). Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Pacquiao to fight November 23, possibly in Macau

May 31, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Arum says no opponent has been confirmed but he will announce one next week

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 12: Manny Pacquiao celebrates after his unanimous decision victory over Timothy Bradley during their WBO world welterweight championship boxing match at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao Watch: Another day in the office

Apr 15, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Manny Pacquiao didn t score the knockout that many expected against Tim Bradley but he didn t need to It was just another day in the office for the Pacman

REDEEMED. Manny Pacquiao (R) and Timothy Bradley exchange blows in their rematch. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

Why Pacquiao should be worried about the Bradley rematch

Apr 04, 2014 - 12:14 AM

Most feel Manny Pacquiao deserved the decision against Timothy Bradley in their first fight but is Bradley the wrong fighter for Pacquiao at this point in his career?

END OF THE LINE? Manny Pacquiao has been the sport's most celebrated fighter for over a decade, but all good things come to an end. Photo by Jhay Otamias/Rappler

Bradley says he beat Pacquiao 'but it felt like I lost'

Mar 29, 2014 - 3:51 PM

Timothy Bradley says he is motivated to prove fans and media wrong about his first clash with Manny Pacquiao when most felt he didn t deserve the victory

FIGHT FOR RESPECT. WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley feels that the crowd and media reactions after the first Pacquiao fight robbed him of the satisfaction of victory. File photo from AFP

Jessica Sanchez will sing the Philippine national anthem before Pacquiao-Bradley

Mar 15, 2014 - 4:49 AM

Filipino American singer Jessica Sanchez will sing the Philippine national anthem before Manny Pacquiao’s challenge of WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley on April 12

Fil-Am singer Jessica Sanchez, seen here in Macau during Pacquiao-Rios fight week in November, will sing Lupang Hinirang before Pacquiao-Bradley II. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva/Rappler

Pacquiao Watch: Bradley's chicken feet

Mar 14, 2014 - 4:59 PM

Boxing columnist Edwin Espejo feels that revenge and redemption will not only enhance Manny Pacquiao s legacy It s essential for his career going forward

SECOND SHOWDOWN. Revenge and redemption will be on Pacquiao's bucket list when he faces Timothy Bradley in a rematch next month in Las Vegas. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Introducing Pacquiao conditioning coach Cecilio Flores

Mar 08, 2014 - 3:58 AM

Conditioning coach Cecilio Flores came to the Philippines to chase his dream of working with Manny Pacquiao It paid off

DREAMS COME TRUE. Cecilio Flores at the Pacman Wild Card Gym in General Santos City, Philippines. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Davao boxer Jerwin Ancajas blossoms under new trainer Neri

Mar 04, 2014 - 7:34 PM

Davao native Jerwin Ancajas has taken his boxing game to another level under new trainer Nonoy Neri

CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT BOXING. Jerwin Ancajas' career is on an upward track since teaming with trainer Nonoy Neri. Photo from Ancajas' Facebook

Pacquiao tabs former champs Holt, Forbes for sparring; Roach predicts easier rematch

Feb 21, 2014 - 8:46 PM

There will be no easy sparring for eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao as he prepares for his April 12 rematch with WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas Nev

TOUGH SPARRING. Kendall Holt (left) and Steve Forbes (right) highlight an accomplished roster for Pacquiao's sparring regimen. Photos from AFP

Somodio expects Bradley to 'suffer' in Pacquiao rematch

Feb 16, 2014 - 9:47 PM

Freddie Roach’s assistant trainer Marvin Somodio is confident that WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley will be mauled in his upcoming rematch with Manny Pacquiao

DESERT STORM WAR. Filipino trainer Marvin Somodio is confident that Pacquiao will get a decisive victory in a Bradley rematch. Photo from Somodio's Facebook

Pacquiao Watch: Manny needs to be Manny

Feb 05, 2014 - 8:01 PM

Manny Pacquiao wears many hats as the Philippines most celebrated athlete in history but columnist Edwin Espejo thinks he should be most concerned with wearing his boxing gloves

PAC IS BACK. Manny Pacquiao lands a right hook on the outstretched punch mitt of Buboy Fernandez at his gym in General Santos City. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Does Pacquiao have the killer instinct to fend off Bradley?

Feb 05, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Manny Pacquiao has the speed and power to hurt his opponents but does he still have the killer instinct that had defined him as a great fighter?

REDEMPTION OR REVENGE? Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley look to settle their unfinished business in their April rematch. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Pacquiao questions Mayweather's manhood, proposes charity fight

Jan 19, 2014 - 9:06 PM

Manny Pacquiao has upped the ante against Floyd Mayweather challenging him to a fight to prove his manhood with all proceeds to go to charity

PUT UP OR SHUT UP. Manny Pacquiao has upped the ante against Floyd Mayweather, bringing his manhood into question and challenging him to fight for charity. File photos from AFP

Mayweather jabs at Pacquiao's tax woes, calls him 'a desperate dog'

Jan 08, 2014 - 11:09 PM

Money Mayweather is taking potshots at Pacquiao and his tax woes saying that Pacquiao is only chasing the super fight to get out of debt

LOW BLOW. Mayweather and Pacquiao may not be any closer to their summit showdown, but that hasn't stopped Floyd from taking shots at Pacman. Photo by Kevork Djansezian & Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao-Bradley rematch looks likely for April 12

Jan 08, 2014 - 2:34 AM

Manny Pacquiao s options for an April 12 bout have been narrowed down to Timothy Bradley or Ruslan Provodnikov but Bradley appears to be the more likely candidate

BRADLEY OR PROVODNIKOV? The Pacman's options for his next fight are down to two, though one option appears to be more likely. Photo by Ryan Songalia.

2013: The best of PH boxing

Dec 30, 2013 - 3:28 PM

Glorious fights astonishing upsets rising stars and the return of an icon made 2013 a year to remember for boxing

Insta-2013: The year in 15 seconds

Dec 29, 2013 - 9:00 AM

From soundbites on corruption to messages of hope watch the Philippines best 15 second clips this year

Pacquiao's wealth and Michael Koncz

Dec 27, 2013 - 2:28 PM

Documents obtained by Rappler suggest that Canadian Michael Koncz may have kept the boxing champ in the dark about his finances

Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP.

Sports in 2013: Stories of resiliency

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Misfortunes struck comebacks were mounted and history was made in the last 365 days Look back on the biggest sports stories

Tax talk? Aquino, Pacquiao shake hands

Dec 18, 2013 - 8:15 PM

Before the private meeting President Benigno Aquino III says he s ready to listen to Manny Pacquiao s side in the tax controversy

TAX TALK? President Benigno Aquino III says he is willing to talk to Manny Pacquiao about whatever he want to talk about at his courtesy call. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Pacquiao's road to redemption: The victory

Dec 18, 2013 - 1:10 PM

In Part 3 of Rappler s three part mini series coverage of the fight between Pacquiao and Rios the People s Champ completes his road to redemption

Rappler Newscast | December 16, 2013

Dec 16, 2013 - 9:23 PM

A bus falls off a highway killing at least 18 people Lacson says local officials are stealing funds Rios tests positive for a banned stimulant

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

Is Pacquiao covering up his money woes?

Dec 14, 2013 - 1:28 PM

A Notice of Federal Tax Lien signed on November 22 shows that Pacquiao does owe the US government 18 3 million

Pacquiao: Unpaid $18.3M taxes in the US?

Dec 11, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Popular US TV show TMZ says they have documents to prove that Pacquiao’s camp failed to settle his tax obligations in the US

GUILTY? US TV show TMZ says they have files to prove Manny Pacquaio failed to settle his US tax obligations. File photo by Team Pacquiao/Mike Young

Pacquiao asset freeze: 'Below the belt'

Nov 27, 2013 - 8:39 PM

Lawmakers do not question the BIR for pursuing a case but for the ill timed and hasty freeze order– after Pacquiao’s boxing victory and his announcement to help typhoon victims

VIDEO: Haiyan survivors cheer Pacquiao, seek help

Nov 26, 2013 - 9:45 PM

Pacquiao’s win redeems his boxing career – but it also inspires Filipinos battered by Super Typhoon Yolanda Paterno Esmaquel reports

Pacquiao's bank accounts ordered frozen

Nov 26, 2013 - 5:15 PM

The BIR orders Manny Pacquiao s bank deposits frozen due to a P2 2 B tax evasion case

FREEZE. Court of  tax appeals orders the freeze on people champ's bank accounts over a P2.2 billion tax case.Photo by Team Pacquiao / Mike Young

Pacquiao beats Rios for welterweight title

Nov 25, 2013 - 10:52 PM

Dominating the younger Brandon Rios Manny Pacquiao shows the boxing world he is back

Rappler Newscast | November 25, 2013

Nov 25, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision Gov t starts work on rebuilding typhoon hit areas Iran agrees to temporarily freeze its nuclear program

What's next for Manny Pacquiao?

Nov 25, 2013 - 3:32 PM

Team Pacquiao still wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr and is eyeing two to three fights in 2014

COMPASSION. Coach Freddie Roach says Manny's compassion got in the way of a knockout. 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


Nov 24, 2013 - 6:43 PM

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

Rios: Pacquiao did not hurt me one bit

Nov 24, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Brandon Rios denies he was at all hurt by Manny Pacquiao despite receiving a beating from the Filipino in his unanimous decision defeat

Haiyan survivors to Pacquiao: Help us

Nov 24, 2013 - 6:01 PM

In typhoon hit Tacloban City a place of tears becomes a place of cheers

NO TEARS. Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Tacloban cheer for Manny Pacquiao, who beat American boxer Brandon Rios in a fight in Macau on November 24. Photo by Carlo Gabuco

No KO? 'Pacquiao's compassion got in the way' - Roach

Nov 24, 2013 - 5:47 PM

Manny Pacquiao s trainer Freddie Roach says he believes Pacquiao could have finished [Brandon] Rios but Pacquiao did not want to hurt him

Manny Pacquiao post-fight locker room interview

Nov 24, 2013 - 4:51 PM

Manny Pacquiao speaks to journalists inside his locker room immediately after this fight says Rios was a tough competitor

Pols to Pacquiao: Thanks for lifting Pinoy spirit after Yolanda

Nov 24, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Manny s victory in this fight serves as the well of hope and inspiration of the entire nation after Typhoon Yolanda slammed a huge part of the Visayas Malacañang says

#PacRios: Celebrity tweets

Nov 24, 2013 - 2:33 PM

Celebrities cheer for Manny Pacquiao

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

The world wide web reacts to the Clash in Cotai

Nov 24, 2013 - 12:31 PM

Online reactions to the PacRios Clash in Cotai

GIVE US THIS DAY. Manny Pacquiao is a symbol of strength for his countrymen. Image from

Online support for the Clash in Cotai

Nov 24, 2013 - 12:04 PM

Netizens may not be in the arena but they show their support for their country s boxer online

GIVE US THIS DAY. Manny Pacquiao is a symbol of strength for his countrymen. Image from

HIGHLIGHTS: Pacquiao vs Rios

Nov 24, 2013 - 12:02 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios face off for a career defining fight Rappler s live updates of the Clash in Cotai

China's Zou Shiming wins in Pacquiao undercard

Nov 24, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Chinese sensation Zou Shiming continues his impressive streak after a Unanimous Decision win over Juan Tozcano

MACAU FIGHTER. Olympic Champion Zou Shiming wins via unanimous decision vs Juan Tozcano. Photo by Josh Villanueva/Rappler

GenSan's de la Torre wins via KO in Pacquiao undercard

Nov 24, 2013 - 10:49 AM

Harmonito de la Torre of General Santos City disposed of his opponent Indonesia s Jason Butar Butar in just 3 rounds

COTAI ARENA. Thousands are in Cotai Arena to watch the Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios fight. Photo by Josh Villanueva/Rappler

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