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  1. Notes: Thompson in title eliminator

    Dan Rafael

    A few notes from the boxing world: • Mexico's Sergio Thompson (29-3, 26 KOs) squares off with Adones Aguelo (21-9-2, 13 KOs) of the Philippines in a junior lightweight title eliminator on Saturday night (Fox Deportes, 10 ET) in Thompson...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Pacquiao welcomes fifth child

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao faced Timothy Bradley Jr. in their rematch on April 12 in Las Vegas knowing that at any time his wife, Jinkee, could give birth in the Philippines to the son they have been expecting. Pacquiao won the fight, regained his welterweigh...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  3. Vazquez-Sonsona II on June 7

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- In 2010, Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. of Puerto Rico knocked out Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines in the fourth round to win a vacant junior featherweight world title. Four years later, they will meet again. Before the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  4. Pacquiao finds a fan in Clinton

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao for president of the Philippines? The pound-for-pound star is already a congressman in his native country, and the notion of an eventual run for president has come up. Pacquiao has not talked about it publicly, although others arou...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. Roach: 'It's last call for Bradley'

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao spent the first few weeks of his training camp in the Philippines preparing for his April 12 rematch with welterweight titlist Timothy Bradley Jr. (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Last week, Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach r...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  6. Pacquiao in L.A. for next phase

    Dan Rafael

    The Pacman has landed. Manny Pacquiao, on a quest to regain his welterweight title when he meets Timothy Bradley Jr. in a rematch, arrived in Los Angeles from the Philippines on Saturday night -- via Philippine Airlines Flight 102 -- for the secon...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  7. Donnie Nietes, Moises Fuentes will meet in May 10 rematch

    Dan Rafael

    Junior flyweight titlist Donnie Nietes of the Philippines and Mexico's Moises Fuentes, who battled to an action-packed draw last year, will meet in a rematch.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2014
  8. Puerto Rico card rescheduled for Jan. 25

    Dan Rafael

    A boxing card in Puerto Rico scheduled for Saturday night has been postponed because two of the featured fighters are from the Philippines and were unable to get their visas in time due to the devastation from Typhoon Haiyan.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  9. Arum: Manny Pacquiao's taxes were paid

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao's tax problem in the Philippines -- where the government claims he owes 2.2 billion pesos ($50 million) in back taxes as of July -- is off base, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said this week in a statement. "Filipino authorities confirm...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  10. boxer of the year: Nonito Donaire

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire won four fights against strong competition in 2012 -- sometimes in spectacular fashion -- and did so while proving himself clean in a sport rife with PED issues. For that, he earns's boxer of the year award.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2012
  11. Nonito Donaire blasts friend Jorge Arce into retirement

    Dan Rafael

    Nonito Donaire knocked out Jorge Arce, sent the Mexican brawler into retirement and earned a measure of revenge for the Philippines in a growing national rivalry Saturday in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2012
  12. Ricky Burns gets new opponent in Jose Ocampo

    Dan Rafael

    Lightweight titlist Ricky Burns, in need of a new opponent for the past two weeks following the withdrawal of Liam Walsh, got one on Wednesday: Jose Ocampo of the Philippines, promoter Frank Warren announced.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  13. Manny Pacquiao arrives in L.A.

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao has finally arrived in the United States for the remainder of his training camp in preparation for his fourth showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles from the Philippines on Philippine Airlines flight 102 ...

    Blog | October 28, 2012
  14. Floyd Mayweather Jr. not on Manny Pacquiao radar for Nov. 10

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is headed to the Philippines on Monday so he can sit down with Manny Pacquiao to discuss his options for a planned Nov. 10 return to the ring.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  15. Fortuna-Cruz fill bill on FNF

    Dan Rafael

    Former junior bantamweight titlist Marvin Sonsona, a 21-year-old from the Philippines who is now fighting as a featherweight, was due to headline the July 6 edition of ESPN2/ESPN3's "Friday Night Fights" against Orlando Cruz in Las Vegas. However, So...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  16. Manny Pacquiao has no plans to retire

    Dan Rafael

    When Floyd Mayweather Jr. was facing Miguel Cotto on May 5 in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao - who boxing fans around the world want to see Mayweather fight - was arriving in Los Angeles on his flight from the Philippines with trainer Freddie Roach to beg...

    Blog | May 14, 2012