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Nevada officials mull return of boxing in Las Vegas

May 22, 2020 - 11:01 AM

Top Rank chief Bob Arum plans to stage a boxing fight card on June 9 at the MGM Grand

Manny Pacquiao (right) connects with a punch on Keith Thurman during their WBA welterweight title fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas last July. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Ancajas-Funai card a sellout, says Arum

May 04, 2019 - 6:26 PM

After his last 3 US fights failed to draw big crowds, Ancajas will defend his IBF super flyweight belt before a sellout crowd

TITLE RETENTION. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas (left) looks to defend his IBF title for the seventh time against Japanese Ryuichi Funai. File photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Manny to get 85% of Pacquiao-Matthysse broadcast earnings

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will no longer pursue legal action against Top Rank

NEXT FIGHT. After the Pacquiao-Matthysse bout, Top Rank is in the running again to stage the Filipino legend’s next potential fight in December. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

All is well between Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The Filipino boxing star says that his previous post claiming he will pursue legal action against the promotional giant was just a 'result of miscommunication'

GETTING PAID. It looks like Manny Pacquiao is getting the money he claimed he has yet to be paid with by Top Rank from the broadcast proceeds of his fight against Lucas Matthysse. File photo Mohd RASFAN Mohd Rasfan

Why Manny Pacquiao wants to sue Top Rank, others

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The boxing star says Top Rank has not given his share for the live-streaming of his title bout against Lucas Matthysse in the USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico

BIG BLOW. Manny Pacquiao, who defeated Lucas Matthysse to snatch the WBA regular welterweight title, is set to take legal action against Top Rank Promotions and other concerned parties. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Manny Pacquiao to sue Top Rank because of 'non-payment' in Matthysse fight

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:14 PM

On Instagram, Pacquiao says he has not received payment for the US rights to his fight against Matthysse, which was broadcast on ESPN Plus

PACQUIAO-MATTHYSSE. Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (L) reacts after he knocked down Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Top Rank paces bidders for Pacquiao’s next fight

Aug 12, 2018 - 3:49 PM

Boxing promoter Bob Arum hopes to forge another megabuck fight deal with the eight-division world champion

CORDIAL. Although Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank had a falling out, Bob Arum insists that Pacquiao remains 'very friendly.' Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Three-division champion Lomachenko undergoes shoulder surgery

May 31, 2018 - 11:13 AM

The WBA lightweight world champion won't return for a slated August 25 fight

RECOVERY. Doctors expect Vasyl Lomachenko to return to his 'previous level of performance.' Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Jerwin Ancajas remains world champ via TKO in rousing U.S. debut

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Jerwin Ancajas does not let it go the distance to retain his IBF junior bantamweight world title

STOPPAGE. Jerwin Ancajas makes a statement win in his US debut. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank

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Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

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Jerwin Ancajas debuts in U.S. to defend IBF jr bantamweight belt

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:50 PM

It is new territory for the 26-year-old from Panabo City and he hopes to live up to expectations of fans looking for the next great Filipino fighter

CHAMP. Filipino Jerwin Ancajas IBF junior bantamweight champ finally debuts in the US. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas signs two-year deal with Top Rank

Dec 25, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will fight the first bout of his deal with Top Rank on February 3 in Texas

NEW DEAL. Jerwin Ancajas will now be promoted by Top Rank, which had guided the careers of Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Jerwin Ancajas to defend title against Israel Gonzalez in U.S. debut

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Jerwin Ancajas will face a once-beaten Mexican in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 3, 2018

NEXT DEFENSE. Jerwin Ancajas will make his US debut in February, 17 years after his promoter Manny Pacquiao first fought there. Photo By Alvin S. Go/Team Ancajas

Arum says Pacquiao, Roach payment a 'non-issue'

Jul 13, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Arum says both Pacquiao and Roach have now been paid

TOP RANK BOSS. “I blame Freddie for opening his mouth for no reason," says Bob Arum. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Pacquiao hints he'll continue his boxing career

Jul 12, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Manny Pacquiao says he ll continue fighting until the passion is gone

ON HIS TERMS. 'I love this sport and until the passion is gone, I will continue to fight for God, my family, my fans and my country,' says Manny Pacquiao. File photo by Wendell Alinea

IN PHOTOS: Pacquiao, Horn at the scales in Brisbane

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:46 AM

Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn both make weight as do Jerwin Ancajas and Teiru Kinoshita for their respective world title fights

Photo by Wendell Alinea

Promoter cautions: Pacquiao-Horn not official yet

Apr 06, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Duco Events says there is no event to be announced until all contract have been signed

NOT YET DONE. Manny Pacquiao may have signed his contract but there are still other ends to tie up before the fight is official. File photo by Wendell Alinea

Nonito Donaire a free agent after splitting with Top Rank

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:21 PM

We re no longer under a promotional contract with Top Rank says Rachel Donaire

GONE IN A FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr has parted ways with Top Rank, nearly 9 years after signing with the company. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Arum dismisses reports of Pacquiao-Khan fight deal as 'BS'

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Bob Arum says reports of a deal for Manny Pacquiao to face Amir Khan have come out of nowhere

NOT YET DONE. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum says there's no truth to reports that Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have reached an agreement for a fight. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pacquiao, Arum seek dismissal of Mayweather pay-per-view lawsuits

Sep 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The lawyer representing 6 of the 9 defendants cites a 2000 ruling which granted fans the right to view whatever event transpired with no guarantee of results

COURT MATTERS. Manny Pacquiao (L) and Bob Arum (R) are seeking to put the class action lawsuits which stemmed from the Floyd Mayweather Jr fight to rest. File photo by Wendell Alinea//OSMP

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

Bob Arum on Mayweather vs McGregor: 'It’s lunacy, it’s ridiculous!'

Jun 03, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Bob Arum thinks the fight would be a farce and would damage the sport of boxing

LIVE COVERAGE: Nonito Donaire vs Zsolt Bedak

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Live updates of the Nonito Donaire vs Zsolt Bedak boxing event from Cebu City Philippines

Boxer Mark Magsayo: 'I want to follow the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao'

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:43 AM

Featherweight prospect Mark Magsayo hopes his fight with Chris Avalos this Saturday will be his springboard to international success and world titles

MAGNIFICO. Mark Magsayo hopes his fight with Chris Avalos leads him to bigger fights in the United States. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Pacquiao is a good guy who 'misspoke' against gays – Arum

Apr 09, 2016 - 8:59 AM

Arum describes Pacquiao as a great humanitarian but says the Filipino boxing legend cannot be excused for his incendiary comments toward homosexuals

PACMAN COMETH. Manny Pacquiao has been surrounded by controversy due to his anti-gay comments leading up to his third fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. Photo by Troi Santos/Rappler

Donaire vs Bedak title fight moved to Cebu on April 23

Feb 25, 2016 - 8:05 PM

The fight will be Nonito Donaire s first world title fight in the Philippines since 2009

NEW VENUE. Nonito Donaire will be fighting for the fifth time in his country of birth when he meets Zsolt Bedak (R). Donaire photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Bedak photo by Thais Llorca/EPA

Arum denounces Pacquiao’s 'reprehensible' gay comments

Feb 18, 2016 - 6:17 AM

If Pacquiao believes it it’s unfortunate but that’s his belief says Pacquiao s promoter Bob Arum

File photo of Bob Arum from Agence France-Presse

Arum still doubts Pacquiao’s retirement, prepares Crawford as potential foe

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Pacquiao plans to pursue a full time career in politics after his fight with Bradley but not everyone is convinced

Arum hints at Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:39 PM

Once that bell rings for that final round Manny Pacquiao s going to rethink it Arum says

ONE MORE TIME? Bob Arum isn't willing to bet that Mayweather and Pacquiao remain retired for long. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Roach doesn't think third Bradley fight is Pacquiao's last

Jan 19, 2016 - 12:14 PM

Trainer Freddie Roach thinks Manny Pacquiao will fight again after his third fight with Timothy Bradley Jr on April 9

GYM TIME. Freddie Roach, who has led Manny Pacquiao to world titles in 7 of the 8 divisions he has conquered, doesn't think a third fight with Timothy Bradley will be the final fight of his career. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

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Dec 31, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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How gratitude brought new life to Nonito Donaire’s career

Dec 21, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Now each day I say thank you each night I say thank you I’m thankful for each day that I’m alive that I get to see my kids that I get to hug my wife

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr scores two early knockdowns but had to survive the desperate rally of Cesar Juarez to hang on to victory. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

WATCH: Donaire, Juarez make weight for title fight

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:02 AM

Both Nonito Donaire Jr and Cesar Juarez weighed in at the 122 pound limit ahead of their 12 round fight for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title fight

FILIPINO FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr has won world titles in 4 divisions, and can win one in the division where he earned the BWAA Fighter of the Year award for 2012. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Crawford might be too dangerous for Pacquiao

Oct 30, 2015 - 11:25 AM

There are are some familiar names in the running for Manny Pacquiao s last fight but at least one opponent seems hungry and dangerous enough to spoil the party

YOUNG CHAMPION. Terence Crawford (R) is 8 years younger than Manny Pacquiao (L) and can fight from either stance. Crawford photo from his Facebook

Pacquiao: ‘Injured shoulder now healed’

Aug 13, 2015 - 2:24 PM

It s God s work I never saw a doctor I never did rehab Manny Pacquiao says of his recovery

Lawsuits continue to pile up over Pacquiao injury

May 07, 2015 - 10:08 AM

More disgruntled fight fans are going to court with their complaints suing Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and others for failing to disclose a shoulder injury

Manny Pacquiao may face a tougher fight in court than in the ring. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Pacquiao faces lawsuit, 2016 elections, Sudoku | The wRap

May 06, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Manny Pacquiao faces a class action suit Comelec’s Bautista says there will be two public bids for the 2016 elections Singapore’s Prime Minister shares his Sudoku solver code

Pacquiao faces sanctions for not disclosing injury

May 05, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The attorney general will investigate why Pacquiao’s handlers checked no on their medical questionnaire before the fight

Manny Pacquiao says his right shoulder went out in round four after his big flurry had Mayweather in trouble. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao to have surgery on shoulder

May 05, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Doctors have deemed Manny Pacquiao s shoulder injury serious enough to require surgery

Manny Pacquiao keeps a smile despite having his right arm in a sling on Sunday afternoon after the fight. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account

Pacquiao didn't ask for shoulder injections – commission

May 05, 2015 - 8:49 AM

Nevada Athletic Commission chairman Francisco Aguilar says no such document exists when asked about Pacquiao s claim that they had sought permission for shoulder injections two weeks before the fight

Manny Pacquiao keeps a smile despite having his right arm in a sling on Sunday afternoon after the fight. Photo from Top Rank's Twitter account

WATCH: Pacquiao's final training before Mayweather fight

May 01, 2015 - 7:10 PM

Rappler gives you a look at the last two days of Manny Pacquiao s training camp in Las Vegas before his superfight with Floyd Mayweather Jr

Chinese boxing star Zou to reign in 'Shiming Dynasty'

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:01 PM

When he is in the ring I will want to hurt him to try to kill him says Zou Shiming ahead of his clash with IBF flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng in Macau

READY FOR WAR. Two-time Olympic champion Zou Shiming (L) and IBF flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng (R) will fight on March 7 in Macau. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Zou aims to put China on world map

Feb 04, 2015 - 5:39 PM

Zou says his ultimate dream is to make it big in the United States and fight in Las Vegas for a world title

Shiming Zou Of China celebrates after winning the 30Men's Light Flyweight (49kg) Final Bout for the London 2012 Olympic Games Boxing.   File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Arum is the roadblock to Pacquiao-Mayweather, says Ariza

Jan 23, 2015 - 7:43 PM

It is sad because Bob Arum has made millions out of the pockets of fans and so to blatantly lie to them I think it s disgusting said Pacquiao s former strength coach Ariza

Alex Ariza made his name working for Manny Pacquiao. Now he's working with Pacquiao's arch rival Floyd Mayweather. Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao to hold Macau fight in November - report

Jan 05, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Pacquiao s adviser Michael Koncz says they are in contract to fight twice a year and one of those fights have to be held at Macau

Manny Pacquiao poses for a photo with The Venetian's Ed Tracy (L) and promoter Bob Arum (R). Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

#PugadBaboy: Chickened out

Nov 14, 2014 - 5:00 AM

A boxing revival blooms in Gensan

Jun 05, 2014 - 7:38 PM

General Santos City has produced many of the Philippines top boxers throughout history Thanks to a pair of youthful promoters the sport is seeing a resurgence in the Tuna Capital

A GENSAN TRADITION. Boxing promoter Jim Claude Manangquil (L) poses with world title contender Jether Oliva during a boxing event on May 24. Photo by Edwin Espejo

IN PHOTOS: Donaire, Vetyeka make weight in Macau

May 30, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Both Nonito Donaire Jr and Simphiwe Vetyeka made weight for their WBA featherweight title clash Saturday night in Macau

RUMBLE IN MACAU. WBA featherweight titleholder Simphiwe Vetyeka (L) and Nonito Donaire Jr. (R) pose at Friday's weigh-in. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Pacquiao signs with Top Rank through 2016, dims Mayweather fight hopes‎

May 21, 2014 - 4:43 AM

Manny Pacquiao extended his promotional deal with Top Rank through the end of 2016 likely scuttling any chance he will fight Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao blows kisses to the crowd after his victory over Timothy Bradley in April. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images/AFP