Angry Arum slams Pacquiao for skipping rehab

By Daniel HICKS Macau, Macau (AFP)  – Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum has blasted the injured Manny Pacquiao for missing a planned rehab visit to his doctor and says he has no idea when “Pacman” might return to the ring. After watching Argentina’s Cesar Cuenca beat China’s “IK”...

Casino profit boosts PHL’s global gaming hub ambitions

Manila, Philippines |AFP| – A Philippine mega-casino reported Thursday its first annual profit on the back of half a billion dollars in revenues, strengthening the Southeast Asian nation’s bid to become one of the world’s biggest gambling hubs. Bloomberry Resorts, which operates...

Mayweather-Pacquiao will be ‘great for the sport’

By Daniel Hicks Macau, Macau |AFP|  -The May 2 superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be great for the sport of boxing, no matter what the outcome, Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said on Friday. Speaking ahead of the weigh-in for his charge Zou Shiming’s...

Pacquiao down to work for ‘fight of my life’

Los Angeles, United States |  |  – Manny Pacquiao called his boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather “the fight of my life” as he got down to work pounding the streets and gym in Los Angeles. The eight-division world champion cranked into serious preparations for the May 2 fight...

Philippines opens mammoth casino-resort, seeking high-rollers

Manila (Philippines) –  AFP (Joel GUINTO) A new mega-casino opened in the Philippines Monday as the fast-growing southeast Asian nation ups its bid to become a world gaming destination. Manila aims to rival Macau and Las Vegas in terms of gaming revenues, and the...

Resolution commending Pacquiao victory vs. Algieri filed in Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A resolution commending the recent victory of Filipino boxing pride Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao against American boxer Chris Algieri was filed in the Senate Tuesday. In Senate Resolution 1028, Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara said Pacquiao further...

Pacquiao would take less to fight Mayweather says manager

MANILA (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao is open to taking a smaller purse in a dream match-up with undefeated American Floyd Mayweather, the Philippines boxing hero’s business manager said Tuesday. “The talks are already going on. It is more of what the fans want. It’s not about the pay...

Pacquiao dominates Algieri to retain world title

MANILA, Nov 23 (Mabuhay) – Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao fashioned out a masterful unanimous decision, knocking down Chris Algieri six times on Sunday to retain the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title in Macau. Pacquiao got the nod of the judges via scores of...

At least 11 solons watching Pacquiao bout live

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said only 11 lawmakers have secured travel authorities (TA) from his office coinciding with the upcoming boxing match of Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao. Belmonte declined to name the 11 saying, “nothing spectacular. Eleven...

Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight after PBA debut

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he was still “hungry” to fight, despite a dalliance with professional basketball that has had his team worried sick. The 35-year-old, who has world titles in eight weight divisions under his belt, made a...