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Pacquiao-Garcia fight in Saudi looms in July

Mar 01, 2020 - 7:10 PM

‘I would love to fight Manny Pacquiao or get a rematch with Errol Spence,’ says Mikey Garcia after dominating former world champion Jessie Vargas

FRISCO, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 29: Mikey Garcia knocks down Jessie Vargas in the fifth round during their WBC Welterweight Diamond Championship bout at The Ford Center at The Star on February 29, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. Tom Pennington/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao hits at Donaire’s work ethic: ‘don’t be lazy’

Nov 11, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Pacquiao wants Donaire to take his training sessions more seriously

CHAMPION AGAIN. Manny Pacquiao dropped Jessie Vargas in round two and was the quicker man throughout. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao: Nothing wrong with paying for gov't officials' US trip

Nov 08, 2016 - 6:22 PM

Alam mo kaming mga Bisaya okay lang yan ilibre kaysa gumawa ng kalokohan says Senator Manny Pacquiao

US TRIP. Senator Manny Pacquiao says there is nothing wrong with shouldering the US trip of Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa, his family, and other government officials. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Manny Pacquiao returns home a champ again

Nov 08, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Pacquiao is expected to immediately get back to work as a legislator having already missed a Senate session

CHAMP. Manny Pacquiao shows off his WBO welterweight title together with PNP chief Bato Dela Rosa. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

Leila de Lima, Duterte on climate pact, JV Ejercito | 6PM wRap

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:21 PM

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Fellow senators file resolutions commending Pacquiao win vs Vargas

Nov 07, 2016 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III and Senator Cynthia Villar file resolutions honoring Pacquiao as the only sitting senator in history to win a boxing title

Pacquiao has unfinished business against Mayweather

Nov 07, 2016 - 1:02 PM

Pacquiao says he is eager to avenge his 2015 loss to Mayweather and he doesn t feel the contract negotiations would be nearly as acrimonious as they were for the first fight

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Will there be a Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather part two? File photo by JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP

Pacquiao inviting Mayweather to watch fight stirs talk of rematch

Nov 06, 2016 - 4:46 PM

The retired Mayweather s appearance at the fight against Vargas at Pacquiao s request will certainly stir talk of a Pacquiao Mayweather 2

ROUND 2? Floyd Mayweather Jr. watches ringside Manny Pacquiao's fight against Jessie Vargas, stirring talks of a second Mayweather-Pacquiao clash. Christian Petersen/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

Celebrities react after Pacquiao victory vs Vargas

Nov 06, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Pia Wurtzbach Tim Yap Ramon Bautista and more congratulate Pacman for his win versus Jessie Vargas

#PacVargas: 'Charizard vs Charmander', 'annoying commentators' and more

Nov 06, 2016 - 3:11 PM

Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao makes a cute entrance on cam

Pacquiao pounds Vargas to win WBO welterweight title

Nov 06, 2016 - 1:06 PM

UPDATED Manny Pacquiao wins the WBO welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous decision over Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas

CHAMPION AGAIN. Manny Pacquiao dropped Jessie Vargas in round two and was the quicker man throughout. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather at ringside for Pacquiao-Vargas

Nov 06, 2016 - 12:10 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr sends the crowd into a stir by showing up at ringside prior to the Pacquiao Vargas fight

RINGSIDE. Floyd Mayweather Jr made a surprise appearance at ringside at Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao vs Vargas: 'Young lion’ against living legend

Nov 06, 2016 - 7:15 AM

Jessie Vargas sees Manny Pacquiao as his ticket to stardom Pacquiao wants to prove doubters wrong by fighting as a senator

Lacson to Pacquiao: 'Leave stage while audience is applauding'

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:46 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says he wishes his fellow senator would leave the boxing profession when he s still well loved and popular

WHEN WILL HE RETIRE? Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring on November 5, 2016, against WBO welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao signs with Chinese apparel brand ANTA

Nov 05, 2016 - 5:59 PM

ANTA replaces Nike as the official outfitter of Manny Pacquiao ahead of his challenge of WBO welterweight champ Jessie Vargas

FIGHT ON. Manny Pacquiao wears a team jacket designed by Anta with the slogan "Fight On" emblazoned across the front. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Viloria sees tough wins for Pacquiao, Donaire in title fights

Nov 05, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Former boxing champion Brian Viloria thinks Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire will emerge victorious in their upcoming title fights

ONE LAST RUN. Brian Viloria is preparing for one last run as a boxer, but is in Las Vegas to watch the fights of Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr as a fan. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao estimates he's given away $200 million during career

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Manny Pacquiao says he gives away almost half of his prize money each time he fights

CHARITABLE. Manny Pacquiao (L) has made an estimated $500 million in his 21-year boxing career, but says he has given away much of it. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

LIVE: Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas - WBO welterweight title fight

Nov 05, 2016 - 9:57 AM

Live updates of the Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas and Nonito Donaire vs Jessie Magdaleno fights from Las Vegas

Pacquiao, Vargas make weight for welterweight title clash

Nov 05, 2016 - 7:29 AM

Manny Pacquiao weighs in at 144 8 pounds while the champion Jessie Vargas weighs 146 5 pounds

FACE-OFF. Manny Pacquiao was reminded that he is in the rare position as challenger by the belt hanging over Jessie Vargas' shoulder. Photo by Mike Williams/Top Rank

Nonito Donaire warns Magdaleno: 'This is not a joke'

Nov 05, 2016 - 1:56 AM

He knows that when it comes down to power for power that he’s not stronger than I am says Nonito Donaire Jr

TITLE CHALLENGER. Nonito Donaire Jr (L) will make the second defense of his WBO junior featherweight title against Jessie Magdaleno (R), an undefeated southpaw from Las Vegas. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

LOOK: Dela Rosa attends Manny Pacquiao's prayer service

Nov 04, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The PNP chief is the special guest at a prayer service organized by Senator Manny Pacquiao 2 nights before the Pacquiao Vargas fight in Las Vegas

Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Magdaleno on Donaire: 'We're gonna rip his head off'

Nov 04, 2016 - 2:18 PM

Undefeated contender Jessie Magdaleno didn t back down from WBO junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire at the final press con

TITLE CHALLENGER. Jessie Magdaleno (R) says it doesn't matter if he hasn't fought any significant names yet. he believes he'll defeat one when he faces Nonito Donaire Jr. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

New US ambassador, Manny Pacquiao, Park Geun-Hye | 12PM wRap

Nov 04, 2016 - 12:26 PM

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Pacquiao to be paid on 'percentage' while Vargas earns career-high payday

Nov 04, 2016 - 7:55 AM

WBO welterweight champ Jessie Vargas will make his biggest payday yet while Pacquiao s purse is virtually on percentage

FLYING SOLO. After HBO declined to carry the Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas pay-per-view, Top Rank decided to go it alone and distribute the fight themselves. Photo by Wendell Alinea

Pacquiao packs power in final workout before Vargas fight

Nov 03, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Manny Pacquiao shows serious intent on the punch mitts before his challenge of WBO welterweight champ Jessie Vargas

CHAMPION VS CHALLENGER. Manny Pacquiao (L) met face-to-face with the taller Jessie Vargas (R) at the final press conference. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

West Philippine Sea, Bangsamoro Transition Council, Park Geun-Hye | 6PM wRap

Nov 02, 2016 - 7:52 PM

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WATCH: Pacquiao is still lightning quick as Vargas fight nears

Nov 02, 2016 - 7:40 PM

Freddie Roach believes Manny Pacquiao will use Jessie Vargas aggression against him to score a knockout

HEAVY HITTER. Manny Pacquiao sharpened his hand speed with a fight week workout in Las Vegas. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pacquiao, Vargas make grand arrivals in Vegas

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas kick off fight week by greeting fans at the Wynn Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao makes his way through the Wynn Las Vegas hall for the grand arrival ceremony. Photo by Wendell Alinea

The Filipino-Canadian boxer who trained with Pacquiao and Donaire

Nov 02, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Aspiring fighter Marc Pagcaliwangan makes a pilgrimage to train with Pacquiao and Donaire and spars with the Filipino Canadian identity

PILGRIMAGE. Marc Pagcaliwangan, an undefeated junior featherweight boxer from Ontario, Canada, took leave from work to train with Manny Pacquiao (L) and Nonito Donaire Jr (R). Photos from Pagcaliwangan's Facebook

Arum wants to make Pacquiao vs Lomachenko

Oct 28, 2016 - 11:23 AM

Manny Pacquiao could be looking down the scale at a fight with junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko in the future

LOMACHENKO ON DECK? Vasyl Lomachenko won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Games, and has won world titles in two weight classes since turning pro in 2013. Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images/AFP

Duterte, Aman Futures scam, Pacquiao| 12PM wRap

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:41 PM

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Pacquiao shows no signs of slowing ahead of Vargas fight

Oct 27, 2016 - 7:39 AM

It is important to win this fight convincingly to prove that I am still there says Pacquiao

STILL GOING. Manny Pacquiao has emerged from a brief "retirement" to face WBO welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

WATCH: Boxer kisses future Pacquiao foe Jessie Vargas

Oct 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM

A fighter must be prepared for anything in the ring including being kissed on the ear

KISS HAPPENS. Jessie Vargas was prepared for his opponent's punches in his second pro fight. He probably didn't expect to be kissed, though. Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFP

Nonito Donaire stands as his own man on first Pacquiao card

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:33 AM

The Filipino Flash explains why he s only now fighting on a Manny Pacquiao card for the first time

HIS OWN MAN. Nonito Donaire Jr has won world titles in more weight classes than any other Filipino boxer aside from Pacquiao. File photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP

Seeking stardom: Jessie Vargas aims for KO over Pacquiao

Oct 12, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Jessie Vargas says he has been dropping sparring partners in the gym and wants to do the same to Manny Pacquiao on fight night

YOUNG LION. Jessie Vargas (R) wants to make his name by defeating Manny Pacquiao in their November 5 showdown in Las Vegas. Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao continues to fight because that's what Pacquiao does

Oct 05, 2016 - 12:06 PM

Manny Pacquiao has won world titles in more weights than anyone What keeps him trading punches in the ring with younger fighters?

DAY AT THE OFFICE. Manny Pacquiao (R) trades punches with Jose Ramirez (L) at a boxing gym near the Philippine senate. Few legislators around the world end their work days with punches to the face. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSM

What drives this new version of Pacquiao?

Oct 03, 2016 - 4:55 PM

I still have more to show says the boxing icon

TRAINING BEGINS. Pacquiao starts training for Vargas at the Elorde Gym Five Ecom Center in Pasay. Photos by Wendell Alinea/OSM

Duterte on Hitler, Miriam Santiago, Samsung Note 7 | 6PM wRap

Sep 30, 2016 - 9:16 PM

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Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but supports Duterte

Sep 30, 2016 - 1:45 PM

It s not fair to blame the President for the killings Pacquiao tells Reuters

FROM CONGRESS TO SENATE. Pacquiao got the 7th highest number of votes – 16.05 million. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Pacquiao wants Mayweather rematch, but won't hold his breath waiting

Sep 09, 2016 - 3:15 PM

You know in his heart he doesn t have concern for the fans His only concern is to make money Pacquiao says of Mayweather

OUT OF RETIREMENT? The demand for one more showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr could be too much to pass up, says Bob Arum. File photo by Top Rank

Pacquiao missed the boxing ring the moment he retired

Sep 09, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Freddie Roach says Pacquiao had made up his mind to fight again before returning to the Philippines after his third fight with Tim Bradley

PACQUIAO-VARGAS. Manny Pacquiao (L) says this isn't a revenge movie after Jessie Vargas (R) said he'd avenge Mexico's defeats to the 8-division champion. Photo by Frederic J Brown/AFP

Pacquiao-Vargas bout to be distributed by Top Rank’s PPV arm after HBO snub

Sep 02, 2016 - 9:57 PM

Promotion will highlight Pacquiao s work in the Senate as the fight moves to an independent production

INDY SHOW. Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas will be produced and distributed by Top Rank's own team. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Donaire slated to face Magdaleno on Pacquiao-Vargas card - report

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Donaire is set to face the undefeated Jessie Magdaleno in his first appearance on a Pacquiao card

Nonito Donaire Jr is all smiles after defending his WBO junior featherweight title. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Duterte & ICC, NUJP & Cayetano, Pacquiao | 12PM wRap

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:17 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Pacquiao begins training for Vargas fight

Aug 23, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Manny Pacquiao begins training at the Elorde Gym Five Ecom Center in Pasay after participating in the Senate hearing on alleged extrajudicial killings

TRAINING BEGINS. Pacquiao starts training for Vargas at the Elorde Gym Five Ecom Center in Pasay. Photos by Wendell Alinea/OSM

Arum: Pacquiao will juggle boxing, Senate duties for Vargas fight

Aug 10, 2016 - 6:22 PM

Manny Pacquiao will travel to the US for a brief promotional tour in September and train at least partially in Manila with Freddie Roach

PAC IN ACTION. Manny Pacquiao, seen with promoter Bob Arum, fellow senator Koko Pimentel and members of his entourage during Wednesday's session, will face WBO welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas on November 5 in Las Vegas. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Pacquiao confirms Vargas fight for November

Aug 10, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Manny Pacquiao makes the announcement after meeting with promoter Bob Arum in Manila

RING RETURN. Manny Pacquiao's "retirement" didn't last very long as he confirms November 2016 fight with Jessie Vargas. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Pacquiao mum on ring return against Jessie Vargas

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:11 PM

Pacquiao who played at PBA All Star weekend says he s been busy with his Senate duties and hasn t had time to think about his boxing career

RING RETURN. Manny Pacquiao's "retirement" didn't last very long. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP