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Pacquiao-Crawford showdown looms as Crawford wins over Postol

WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford looms as Manny Pacquiao's next opponent after his convincing unanimous decision win over Ukrainian challenger Viktor Postol Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Op-Ed: Why Freddie Roach wants Mayweather for Pacquiao's farewell fight

After his exemplary performance over Timothy Bradley in their trilogy fight last April, Manny Pacquiao has proven to his longtime trainer Freddie Roach that he is now fully healed and ready to face Floyd Mayweather for the second time.

Senate president clears Manny Pacquiao to fight again

Philippine senate president Franklin Dillon has confirmed that neophyte senator Manny Pacquiao sought his permission to fight again, following Bob Arum's disclosure that he has reserved a fight date and venue for his return fight in Las Vegas, Nev.

Op-Ed: Why Postol won't face Pacquiao despite possible win over Crawford

Viktor Postol has a very good chance of beating Terence Crawford Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. But even if he pulls off the upset, it is doubtful if the unbeaten Ukrainian would face Manny Pacquiao next as planned

Philippines' ex-leader Gloria Arroyo freed

Manila - Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was released from detention Thursday following nearly five years in a military hospital after the Supreme Court dismissed corruption charges, her lawyer said.

Op-Ed: If Pacquiao can't do Mayweather rematch, he should stay retired

Trainer Freddie Roach is right when he says the fight he wants for Manny Pacquiao is none other than a rematch with unbeaten champ Floyd Mayweather, should the Filipino boxing star finally decide to continue fighting.

Pacquiao's next fight likely to take place in Las Vegas on Nov. 5

Promoter Bob Arum believes Nov. 5 would be the date when Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring after consulting with Las Vegas venues that previously hosted Pacquiao's fights. However, Arum did not say if Pacquiao is cleared to fight on that date.

Philippines rejects China conditions for sea row talks

Manila - Manila has rejected Beijing's demand that it "disregard" an international ruling that invalidated the Asian giant's claims to much of the South China Sea before negotiating on the issue, the Philippines' foreign secretary said Tuesday.

Philippines' Duterte 'not afraid of human rights' in war on drugs

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said human rights are not a concern in his war on drugs, vowing to ignore due process and comparing himself to former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

Op-Ed: Why no one calls out Rigo despite win over Dickens

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux has just defended his title against untested foe Jazza Dickens of England on Saturday at the Ice Arena in Cardiff, Wales but no prospective challenger seems to care about his victory.

Op-Ed: Fans need to see Pacquiao with two good hands against Mayweather

Boxing fans deserve to see Manny Pacquiao in the ring against Floyd Mayweather for the second time with his two good hands in order to validate his claim that he fought the unbeaten champ with only one hand which caused his loss by unanimous decision.

Philippines says no concession to China in sea row

Manila - The Philippines will concede nothing to China as it seeks to implement an international tribunal ruling against Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea, its top lawyer said Friday.

Roach insists he wants Mayweather for Pacquiao's next fight

Promoter Bob Arum has come up with at least three names for possible opponents of Manny Pacquiao, once he decides to continue fighting after a short retirement following his last bout against Timothy Bradley.

Philippines to send envoy to China over sea row

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he would send ex-leader Fidel Ramos to China for talks after an international tribunal ruled against Beijing's claims to most of the disputed South China Sea.

Philippines urges China to 'respect' sea ruling

Manila - The Philippines urged Beijing on Thursday to respect an international tribunal's ruling that rejected Chinese claims to most of the South China Sea, escalating a row that has raised the prospect of conflict.

Terence Crawford remains top choice for Pacquiao's next fight

With Adrien Broner out of the race as Manny Pacquiao's next foe, Bob Arum hopes Terence Crawford wins over Viktor Postol next weekend to trigger serious talks about the proposed Pacquiao-Crawford fight.

Manny Pacquiao to fight only when congress is in recess

Senator and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has denied reports that he is seeking permission from the Philippine senate leadership to allow him to take a leave of absence from his duties in order to train for his planned fight.

Pacquiao seeks clearance from senate for next fight

Filipino boxing superstar and incumbent senator Manny Pacquiao is making arrangements with the leadership of the Philippine senate for a brief leave of absence from his duties as senator to prepare for his return fight.

South China Sea: facts on a decades-long dispute

Manila - An international court on Tuesday delivered a damning verdict against China in a Philippine challenge over Beijing-occupied territory in the South China Sea.

Op-Ed: Why Donaire should not risk title against Juarez in rematch

More than two months after his first title defense against Zsolt Bedak of Hungary, WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire has yet to hear from promoter Bob Arum about his next fight schedule and who will be his opponent.
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