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  1. DeMarco fights for cancer-stricken sister

    Dan Rafael

    Former lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco traveled to the Philippines about a month ago to join trainer Freddie Roach in Manny Pacquiao's training camp. Shortly after DeMarco's arrival, he was shocked by what he heard on a phone call to his home in ...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. Distractions no issue for Pacquiao

    Dan Rafael

    When welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao flew from the Philippines to Macau this week in advance of his fight with Chris Algieri on Saturday night (HBO PPV, 9 ET) at the Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena, he came with a massive group. Pacquiao brought ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. Donaire eyes fight in the Philippines

    Dan Rafael

    Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com that former four-division titlist Nonito Donaire (33-3, 21 KOs), the 2012 fighter of the year, who lost his featherweight world title by rough sixth-round knockout to Nicholas Walters on Oct. 18, plans to figh...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  4. Cuadras opponent changes at last minute

    Dan Rafael

    Junior bantamweight titlist Carlos Cuadras (30-0-1, 24 KOs), 26, of Mexico, will make his second defense on Thursday night in Washington, D.C. But instead of facing former flyweight titlist Sonny Boy Jaro of the Philippines, Cuadras will face ano...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  5. Basketball Pacquiao's second love

    Dan Rafael

    Manny Pacquiao loves boxing, but he also loves basketball, so much so that he is a player/coach in the professional Philippine Basketball Association. Even though Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) is training for his welterweight world title defense again...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. ESPN.com 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 ESPN.com's boxer of the year award.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2012
  16. 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