Rios: Nobody’s tune-up fight

IF MANNY Pacquiao thinks that he will be in for an easy fight, he should think again. That is what Brandon Rios warned the Filipino superstar and his team just a few days away before their fight in Macau. “They’re treating me like I’m some sort of joke and that I’m just showing up to […]

Roach: Pacquiao to KO Rios in 6 rounds

Not a few boxing experts have said that Manny Pacquiao’s career is in its twilight stage although the eight-division world champion thinks otherwise. Even famed septuagenarian boxing promoter Bob Arum has said that Pacquiao’s fight with Brandon” Bam Bam” Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) in Macau on November 24 at the Venetian Macao resort and hotel […]

Pacquiao could consider retirement after Rios bout

BANGKOK — Manny Pacquiao’s trainer said the Filipino boxer will contemplate retirement if he fails to perform well against Brandon Rios this month. Freddie Roach said if the Rios fight “does not go well, we will seriously talk about his retirement,” but that Pacquiao was training as well as ever for the Nov. 24 bout […]

Jessica Sanchez to sing ‘Lupang Hinirang’ on Pacquiao fight

FILIPINO-AMERICAN singer Jessica Sanchez has agreed to sing the Philippine national anthem for the long awaited Pacquiao-Rios fight after Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao personally asked her over Twitter. Sanchez on Tuesday posted a big “Yes! I’m honored!” and retweeted Pacman’s tweet “would you do me the honor of singing the national anthem before our fight?” [READ […]