Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That’s more than 13 times the going rate on […]

Pacquiao planning to skip MGM arrival in sign of displeasure

Manny Pacquiao isn’t feeling much love for the hotel where he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing’s richest fight ever. Pacquiao plans to skip a Tuesday ceremony at the MGM Grand marking formal fighter arrivals, an event that has been standard at the hotel for major championship fights. Pacquiao is staying at another hotel […]

Dole: Government not tolerating unwanted OFW behaviors

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has assured host countries of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that it is not tolerating unwanted behaviors such as being “home wreckers” as claimed by a Hong Kong legislator.

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said Thursday such unwanted behaviors allegedly being committed by OFWs, including household service workers (HSWs), are not condoned by the government.

“As Secretary of Labor and Employment, I often remind every OFW to observe high moral standard in their work and lifestyle,” said Baldoz.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I’m better than Muhammad Ali

Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused Wednesday to back off earlier comments declaring himself a better fighter than Muhammad Ali. Mayweather said he respects Ali’s great career and the things he did outside the ring. But he said he believes he has done as much in boxing as the legendary former heavyweight champion ever did, without the […]

Dispute resolved over Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tickets

A dispute over tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight was settled Wednesday, clearing the way for a limited number of seats to be sold to the public. A conference call between the rival camps — with CBS head honcho Les Moonves serving as a mediator — resolved the dispute over millions of dollars […]

Bayless picked as referee for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his license to fight Manny Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in boxing’s richest fight ever. Meanwhile, all anyone looking for a ticket to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight got on Tuesday was the runaround. (Read more)

4 Pinoy boxers still need visas for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight

Four Filipino boxers from the MP Boxing Promotions are hoping to get their US visas soon so that they can be included in the undercard of the much-awaited fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Newly-crowned IBF World Youth super flyweight champion Aston […]

Pacquiao gets in 2 words before conference call cancelled

MANNY Pacquiao literally got two words in before a conference call about his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was abruptly cancelled Monday. A spokesman for Pacquiao’s promoter blamed technical difficulties for the cancellation, partly due to the large number of boxing writers and broadcasters who were on the call. (Read more)