SAYING he feels young at the age of 40, boxing legend Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring today to fight American challenger Adrien Broner in a bout he wants to win like crazy as he eyes another crack at Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
While Pacquiao insists he is looking no further than Saturday’s contest against Broner, many observers view the fight as a stepping stone towards a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather following their money-spinning 2015 superfight.
LESS than a week before fight day, Manny Pacquiao has declared himself ready to rumble against challenger Adrien Broner in a fight which the Filipino ring great wants to win so badly for him to get another crack at Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Broner also shared his thoughts on a potential fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. Talks of a sequel to the mega fight heated up the past week as Pacquiao and Mayweather met at the LA Clippers Filipino Heritage Night celebration.
Three coaches who won a championship each last season as well as individual achievers, including the most valuable player, rookie of the year among others will be feted in a brief, colorful opening ceremonies that will also feature the traditional parade of teams and their muses.
However, Pacquiao told reporters on Wednesday he had put any future political aspirations on hold as he prepares to defend his World Boxing Association regular welterweight title against Adrien Broner on January 19 in Las Vegas.
TOKYO (AFP) - Floyd Mayweather beat Japanese kickboxing phenomenon Tenshin Nasukawa by a technical knockout on Monday in the first round of a New Year’s Eve “exhibition” bout that brought the US boxing superstar out of retirement.
The 41-year-old unbeaten champion has been tempted out of retirement -- again -- for a one-off "exhibition" in Saitama, north of Tokyo, against "Ninja Boy" Nasukawa, a fighter more than half his age at 20.
This is the assurance of Sulaiman in his response to both Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) President Tsuyoshi Yasukochi of Japan and Games and Amusement Board (GAB) Chairman Abraham “Baham” Mitra regarding the controversy involving Yap, who was “unfairly stripped of his OPBF crown.”
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (AFP) - Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said he is “stronger and faster” than ever ahead of his world title defence as he threw a lavish party with thousands of guests and a mass giveaway to mark his 40th birthday.
NEW YORK(AFP) - Saul "Canelo" Alvarez aims to cement his place in the pantheon of Mexican boxing greats on Saturday when he steps up a division to face British world super-middleweight champion Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden.