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'Underdog' Pacquiao announces Matthysse fight in June

Mar 09, 2018 - 2:02 PM

'This is going to be a tough fight. Matthysse is also a knockout artist. But I'm excited to fight and be a world champion again,' says Manny Pacquiao

BACK AT IT. Manny Pacquiao will be facing Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in June. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao-Khan fight 'dead' as UAE money never materializes - Arum

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Arum now says Pacquiao could fight in June or July but not against Amir Khan

FIGHT OFF. Manny Pacquiao will have to find a new opponent after the investment deal to fight in the United Arab Emirates reportedly falls through. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Manny Pacquiao 'in negotiations' to fight Amir Khan

Feb 23, 2017 - 1:03 PM

My team and I are in negotiations with Amir Khan for our next fight Further announcements coming soon Pacquiao tweets

IN NEGOTIATIONS. Manny Pacquiao states on his Twitter account that he's in talks to fight his former gym mate Amir Khan. File photo by Wendall Alinea/Rappler

Making Pacquiao great again

Feb 19, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Manny Pacquiao hasn t been saying it s up to my promoter lately and it s the best thing he could be doing for his boxing career

SPEAKING OUT. Manny Pacquiao and team taking a more proactive role in making his next fight as interest for a fight with Jeff Horn stalls. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Manny Pacquiao has never heard of Jeff Horn

Jan 23, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Pacquiao says the fight against Jeff Horn isn t yet finalized and says he won t be fighting 4 times in 2017

ONLY TWO FIGHTS IN 2017. Manny Pacquiao shot down Bob Arum's plan of fighting 4 times in 2017, saying "I'm not a robot." Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Promoter says Pacquiao-Brook in discussions for October - report

Jan 12, 2017 - 8:43 PM

The promoter of IBF welterweight titleholder Kell Brook says he s talked with Bob Arum about making a Pacquiao Brook fight in England

INTERNATIONAL DUTY. The promoter of IBF welterweight titleholder Kell Brook of the United Kingdom says he has held discussions with Manny Pacquiao's promoter about a fight in October.

Manny Pacquiao to fight 4 times in 2017 farewell tour - report

Jan 11, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Bob Arum says the plan is for Pacquiao to fight Jeff Horn in April then fight in Russia in July in Europe in September before a final bout against Terence Crawford at the of the year

FINAL STRETCH. Bob Arum wants Manny Pacquiao to fight 3 times before capping off his career with a showdown against Terence Crawford at the end of the year. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Manny Pacquiao to face Australian Jeff Horn on April 23

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:50 PM

The fight will take place either in Australia or the United Arab Emirates

SHOWDOWN. 'The Fighting Schoolteacher' Jeff Horn will face 'The Fighting Senator' Manny Pacquiao at a location still to be decided. Photos from Horn/Pacquiao Facebooks

Jeff Horn: I can beat Manny Pacquiao

Jan 09, 2017 - 6:27 PM

Few have heard of Jeff Horn but the unbeaten welterweight contender is confident he can pull off the upset if he faces the Filipino legend

UNDERDOG. Jeff Horn has emerged as a most unlikely candidate to fight Manny Pacquiao, but he's not overawed by the challenge. Photos from Horn/Pacquiao Facebooks

Pacquiao won't face Crawford next, will fight outside US in April – Arum

Jan 04, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Bob Arum wants Manny Pacquiao s next fight to be on free TV with Australian Jeff Horn one of the fighters being mentioned for an April 22 date

GOING ABROAD. Manny Pacquiao won't be fighting Terence Crawford next as promoter Bob Arum looks overseas for his next fight. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pacquiao wants $20 million to face Crawford, says Koncz

Jan 03, 2017 - 10:45 AM

We’ll fight Crawford but we want a guarantee of 20 million says Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz

SHOW ME THE MANNY. Manny Pacquiao would face the undefeated Terence Crawford, but wants to get paid well for it. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas to make first world title defense in Macau

Dec 21, 2016 - 5:30 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will defend his IBF junior bantamweight title on January 29 in Macau but an opponent has yet to be announced

FIRST DEFENSE. Jerwin Ancajas, seen during his title win over McJoe Arroyo, will make a return to Macau for his first title defense. Photo by Rappler

Arum wants Jessie Vargas for Pacquiao vs Bradley winner

Mar 07, 2016 - 5:23 PM

Arum says he has other paths for Terence Crawford saying he wants Mexican American Jessie Vargas to get the next call for the Pacquiao Bradley winner

VARGAS MAY BE NEXT. Jessie Vargas, seen in his 2015 fight against Timothy Bradley, could be the next guy in line to face the Pacquiao vs Bradley winner. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor has no regrets about moving up, plans to defend UFC title

Mar 06, 2016 - 5:23 PM

Conor McGregor s two division jump didn t go as planned Now he s heading back to 145 pounds to defend the UFC featherweight title

NO REGRETS. Conor McGregor plans to return to 145 pounds and defend his UFC title at UFC 200. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Deal reached for Pacquiao-Bradley 3 on for April 9, says Arum

Dec 31, 2015 - 12:47 AM

Bob Arum says a deal has been worked out for Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley to fight a third time

TRILOGY. Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will fight once more on April 9. File photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Nonito Donaire may make first title defense in Philippines

Dec 24, 2015 - 4:54 PM

Nonito Donaire Jr could defend his WBO junior featherweight title in the Philippines in April with Evgeny Gradovich being named as a possible foe

HOMECOMING. Nonito Donaire Jr could defend his title for the first time at home in the Philippines. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Broner confirms fight offer from Pacquiao’s camp

Dec 22, 2015 - 3:53 PM

American Adrien Broner says Manny Pacquiao’s Canadian adviser Michael Koncz gave him a phone call to discuss a 12 round bout in April 2016

WHO'S NEXT? American pugilist Adrien Broner reveals talks with Manny Pacquiao's camp for a fight with the Filipino next year. File Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Mayweather warns Crawford about Pacquiao: 'He's better than I thought'

Nov 26, 2015 - 4:10 PM

I want to let him know that it s not going to be easy Floyd Mayweather cautions to the unbeaten American about a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao

READY TO RUMBLE. Terence Crawford (R) is one of the options being considered for Manny Pacquiao's farewell fight on April 9. Floyd Mayweather Jr cautions Crawford not to take the Filipino legend lightly. Crawford photo from his Facebook

Pacquiao says shoulder almost healed, will return to training

Oct 13, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Manny Pacquiao says his shoulder is 80 to 90 percent healed and will return to training within weeks

HANDS UP. Boxer Manny Pacquiao speaks to reporters after touring the Asia Society in New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Pacquiao denies reports of Mayweather talks, heads to New York

Oct 12, 2015 - 1:32 PM

Manny Pacquiao says he will speak to promoter Bob Arum while in New York about his next and final fight

Manny Pacquiao addressed media before leaving to New York City to accept an award from Asia Society at the United Nations. Photo by Ryan Songalia

Amir Khan says there's a '75 percent chance' of Pacquiao fight

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:24 PM

The British boxer confirms his management teams are in talks with the Filipino 8 division champion

Pacquiao in negotiations with Mayweather, Khan for final fight

Oct 08, 2015 - 11:26 PM

Manny Pacquiao is in negotiations with Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan to take him on in what would probably the final fight of his illustrious career

Manny Pacquiao says he will fight once more before the Senate elections in May. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Pacquiao hints he has more than one fight left

Sep 06, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Manny Pacquiao hinted he has several more fights left in him after Bob Arum said he will likely retire next year

Manny Pacquiao is in his 20th year as a professional boxer. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Donnie Nietes faces Luis Ceja on March 28 at MOA Arena

Feb 02, 2015 - 1:23 AM

Donnie Nietes will face the hard punching Mexican before meeting former 105 pound champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr later this year in a mandatory defense

AHAS RECOILS. Donnie Nietes (R) lands a left uppercut on Felipe Salguero during a title defense in June of 2012. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP <span class="attribution"></span>

Nonito Donaire may return March 8 in Macau

Dec 06, 2014 - 1:54 PM

Former pound for pound entrant Nonito Donaire Jr could return to action in Macau for his first fight since losing by knockout to Nicholas Walters

Nonito Donaire Jr gestures to the crowd after the Walters weigh-in. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Vegas oddsmakers favor Mayweather over Pacquiao

Dec 05, 2014 - 6:55 PM

Betting action has already started on the ever delayed Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight with one oddsmaker calling 3 1 odds in Mayweather s favor a bargain

A fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is better late than never. Mayweather photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP, Pacquiao photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Who will Manny Pacquiao fight next?

Nov 20, 2014 - 3:09 PM

With Manny Pacquiao eyeing a step down in weight for his next fight who are the frontrunners to face the 8 division champion should he get past Chris Algieri?

Manny Pacquiao's return to 140 pounds means a new list of opponents. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Mayweather says Pacquiao looks amateurish, but says no fight

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Floyd Mayweather says that Manny Pacquiao has lost a step but still isn t in a hurry to make the fight

STILL JUST TALK. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) took shots at Manny Pacquiao's recent performance but remains uninterested in a fight.  Photo by Kevork Djansezian & Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Floyd Mayweather opens opponent selection to fan vote

Feb 03, 2014 - 5:55 PM

The reigning consensus pound for pound best boxer in the world Floyd Mayweather Jr took to social media to crowdsource opinions on whom he should fight next

PICK HIS POISON. Floyd Mayweather will let the fans vote online between two options to select his next opponent. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

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.