While Pacquiao’s possible impending retirement is a hot topic in boxing, his next opponent is also of much interest. Since it is assumed that Pacquiao doesn’t have much time left in the sport of boxing, although it is hard to say when he will actually hang em’ up, boxing fans are hopeful for a few good fights.
The President of the Qatar Boxing Federation Yousuf Ali Al Kazim and AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu welcomed a true legend of modern boxing, Manny Pacquiao, to Doha for the AIBA World Championships on Thursday morning.
“It was an honour to be invited by Dr Ching-Kuo Wu and AIBA and Yousuf Ali Al Kazim, and it is a pleasure to be here among these exceptional boxers and supporting my fellow countryman Rogen Ladon at the … Read Article
Whomever ends up in the opposite corner if/when he eventually returns from injury next year, Filipino superstar and multi-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao has given the clearest indication yet that he is ready to call time on his epic 20 year professional boxing career.
Pacquiao, who turns 37 in December, has been recovering from the shoulder surgery he underwent in the wake of May’s disappointing fight with Floyd Mayweather, and is set to return in … Read Article
They say the best things come to those who wait, and in Amir Khan’s case that’s half true, as after missing out on a Floyd Mayweather fight after over 2 years of very public chasing, the British former 140 lb champion looks set to land his “plan-b” and secure a 2016 clash with Filipino superstar, Manny Pacquiao instead.
Khan turned his attentions to “Pac-Man,” ostensibly as a next best thing after failing to land the … Read Article
Retirement is a funny thing, because when one is retired they never get a day off.
Whether it’s the money, thrill, pride, or the all mighty crowd effect, like most of the famous fighters, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will not be able to feed off of the limited attention from the world during his leave. He retired before, and he will retire again. … Read Article
Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has confirmed that talks between his Top Rank outfit and Amir Khan’s own promotional team – including the Brit’s lawyer Robert Davis – are underway for a 2016 fight between the two former Wild Card stablemates.
Arum stated last week that Pacquiao was due to have a scan in the Philippines on the shoulder he injured in May’s mega-clash with Floyd Mayweather, with the results due to be sent to … Read Article
After a pretty serious shoulder surgery, some convenient divine intervention and regular immersion in that most hallowed of medicinal aids – [saltwater], Manny Pacquiao will return to action no later than April of 2016 according to his promoter Bob Arum.
After tearing his rotator cuff in May’s disappointing mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather, there was some initial speculation that the Filipino would be looking to close out his contractual obligations and wind down his Hall of … Read Article
Now that the Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao fiasco is behind us, news times bring new challenges for both champions.
Mayweather Jr. has decided to face Andre Berto in his supposed career closing bout, which sprouted an avalanche of understandable criticism. In his decision, Mayweather Jr. likely deflated his earnings by a very considerable amount, and lost admiration from many fans.
For Pacquiao, who wants to continue his career claiming that his desire to fight is … Read Article
After tearing his rotator cuff in May’s “Fight of the Century” and undergoing a surgical procedure at the capable hands of Dr. Neal ElAttrache days later, Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao decided he wouldn’t bother with a scheduled July rehab session in the US, much to the chagrin of promoter Bob Arum.
“Pacquiao was supposed to come over to see the doctor and for some reason he decided to cancel it,” Arum said after his fighter … Read Article
After his relentless chasing of the Mayweather fight left, that for all intents and purposes amounted to glorified begging, Britain’s Amir Khan may just land a mega-money fight yet, seeing as cash, rather than public image and reputation seems to be “King” to Amir.
Sure, he won’t make the money he would’ve fighting Mayweather, though he can still bank a career high payday by fighting what is ostensibly the “next best thing” in former Wild … Read Article