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UN climate deal, Binay vs Duterte, Panama’s defense | 6PM wRap

Apr 07, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Bangladesh Bank heist, Bradley on Pacquiao, Facebook | 12PM wRap

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

WATCH: McGregor, Diaz in a near brawl at UFC 196 presser

Mar 04, 2016 - 12:16 PM

McGregor and Diaz have to be separated by UFC president Dana White and venue security

Porter silences Broner, wins unanimous decision

Jun 21, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Shawn Porter has the last laugh after handing Adrien Broner his second career defeat

Shawn Porter throws a left hook at Adrien Broner (R). Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Where does Manny Pacquiao go from here?

May 09, 2015 - 12:03 PM

In boxing few exits are dignified Ask Oscar de la Hoya Ricky Hatton or the litany of other fighters whom Pacquiao escorted to an unexpected retirement

With the biggest fight of his career behind him, Manny Pacquiao has many decisions to make. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

WATCH: Undercard fights start, Periscope by Mike Ochosa at ringside

May 03, 2015 - 8:13 AM

Undercards start as Mike Ochosa watches at ringside

The referee and judges for Mayweather vs Pacquiao

May 03, 2015 - 5:48 AM

Three American judges will decide the outcome should Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao go the distance while a Nevada referee will police the action

Kenny Bayless (L) will referee Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Ticket or not, fans ready to party at Mayweather vs Pacquiao

May 02, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Fans from around the United States and the rest of the world descend on Las Vegas showing their dedication with or without a fight ticket

The Filipino fans make no secret about who they're rooting for. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Sold-out, electric arena at #MayPac weigh-in

May 02, 2015 - 2:56 PM

Fans fill up MGM Grand Garden Arena for Pacquiao and Mayweather s pre fight weigh in

ESPN sports analyst: Mayweather will KO Pacquiao

May 02, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Unlike most observers ESPN s Stephen Smith sees Mayweather knocking out Pacquiao

Mayweather on why he won’t smile at Pacquiao

May 02, 2015 - 1:27 PM

This is boxing This is serious to me This sport secured my future I’ve done this my whole life and I’m ready to fight says Mayweather

WHO'S THE BEST. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather stare down each other during the weigh in. Screengrab from video

Hardcore fans wait for hours, pay 15 times weigh-in ticket price

May 02, 2015 - 12:39 PM

Weigh ins are usually free but this time organizers charge 10 each for a ticket to control the expected crowd All proceeds go to charity

Predictions for #MayPac: Sportswriters weigh in

May 02, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Longtime boxing writers tell Rappler who they think will win the fight and why What s your forecast?

Mommy D: Manny won't be Manny without me

May 02, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Mommy D steals the show in Mayweather Pacquiao weigh in

IN PHOTOS: Pacquiao, Mayweather make weight

May 02, 2015 - 7:07 AM

Photos of the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao weigh in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

LOOK: The MGM Grand Garden Arena before fight night

May 01, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Here’s a sneak peek into the MGM Grand Garden Arena where the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao is set to take place

Chavit Singson speaks at #MayPac presscon

Apr 30, 2015 - 10:11 AM

The former governor sits alongside the fighters their trainers and top executives onstage

SINGSON SPEAKS. Former governor Chavit Singson speaks at the final press conference on the megafight between Floyd Mayweather Fr and Manny Pacquiao. Screenshot from press conference

Mayweather’s absence of trash talk shows maturity, caution

Apr 30, 2015 - 1:31 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr became a household name by backing up his trash talk but has avoided taunting Manny Pacquiao before their mega fight

Floyd Mayweather's trademark trash talk has been absent in the months leading up to his fight with Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Pacquiao, Mayweather kick off fight week

Apr 29, 2015 - 10:16 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao kicked off fight week with their own fan events at separate venues

Pacquiao poses for photos at his fan rally. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Pacquiao, Mayweather arrivals are a contrast in identity

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:04 AM

Tuesday s grand arrivals showcased the fan support of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather as well as their vastly different cultural identities

Manny Pacquiao greets fans at his fan rally on Tuesday. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

FAST FACTS: MGM Grand Garden Arena

Apr 28, 2015 - 5:43 PM

The 16 800 seat arena site of the Manny Pacquiao Floyd Mayweather Jr duel has hosted a number of big boxing fights in history

GRAND. The MGM Grand Garden Arena can house 16,800 people. Photo from the MGM Grand's Facebook page

'Mayweather is terrified,' says Justin Fortune

Apr 28, 2015 - 5:22 PM

“If he listens to Freddie’s game plan he beats Floyd ” says Pacquiao s strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune

REUNITED. Conditioning coach Justin Fortune (R) stands with Manny Pacquiao (C) and head trainer Freddie Roach after they avenged the Filipino's loss to Timothy Bradley in 2014. File photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

The MGM Grand is Mayweather's home turf

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Manny Pacquiao’s face may be next to Floyd Mayweather’s on the side of the MGM Grand but there’s no mistaking who holds home court advantage

Mayweather and Pacquiao may both be featured on the side of the MGM, but there's no mistaking who is the hometown fighter. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Mayweather vs Pacquiao tickets on sale Thursday as venue deal is reached

Apr 23, 2015 - 10:53 AM

The ticket fiasco marring the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao buildup is finally over

CRISIS AVERTED. Tickets for the biggest fight of the year will finally be going on sale. File photos by Kevork Djansezian & Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Roxas defends Aquino, Arroyo plunder, MayPac ad | The wRap

Apr 07, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Interior secretary Mar Roxas defends President Benigno Aquino Plunder charges against Gloria Arroyo moves to the trial stage The Mayweather Pacquiao ad is out

Jeane Napoles, BIFF all-out war, Lee Kuan Yew | The wRap

Mar 30, 2015 - 8:35 PM

Jeane Napoles is on the government’s lookout list The all out offensive against the BIFF ends today The world says good bye to Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew

Mamasapano probe, Filipinos in Libya, Tarver on Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 09, 2015 - 8:14 PM

The Board of Inquiry asks for President Aquino: what happened in Mamasapano? Four Filipinos are abducted in Libya Former boxing champ Tarver says Pacquiao will give Mayweather a hard time

TIMELINE: The road to Pacquiao-Mayweather

Feb 21, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Here s a look at events that have transpired through the years leading to the confirmation of the Pacquiao Mayweather match

MGM Grand soldout for Pacquiao-Mayweather

Feb 21, 2015 - 1:28 PM

MGM Grand sells out within minutes following the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight announcement

MGM Grand to serve as venue for Pacquiao-Mayweather – report

Jan 11, 2015 - 1:47 AM

If and when the Pacquiao vs Mayweather megafight happens both camps have agreed it should take place at the MGM Grand

NOT TRUE. Rumors floating around of a confirmed bout in September between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have been shot down by a Top Rank Inc. source. File photos by Showtime Boxing and Team Pacquiao/Mike Young

IN PHOTOS: Pacquiao-Bradley II New York press con

Feb 07, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Scenes from the New York leg of the Manny Pacquiao vs Timoty Bradley II press tour

REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley pose at the New York leg of their press tour to promote their rematch. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Pacquiao promises return of aggressive style in Bradley rematch

Feb 05, 2014 - 7:32 AM

Manny Pacquiao promises a return of the Old Manny while Timothy Bradley searches for redemption in their rematch on April 12

SOMETHING TO PROVE. Pacquiao (left) says he wants to show the world that he still is a viable force in boxing, while Bradley is still fighting for respecting. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Marquez settles old score with Pacquiao

Dec 09, 2012 - 6:08 PM

Four division world champ Juan Manuel Marquez avenged two earlier defeats with a stunning sixth round knockout of Manny Pacquiao Saturday that surprisingly turned into a slug fest

Jessica to sing at Pacquiao fight

Jun 06, 2012 - 7:41 AM

Jessica Sanchez will sing the US National Anthem at the Pacquiao Bradley fight