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Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch is dream come true for Freddie Roach

Seven-time BWAA Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach is hopeful a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch would still happen despite reports from Mayweather's camp that the unbeaten champ isn't in the mood to continue fighting after announcing his retirement last year.

Philippines bags 4 world boxing titles after KO win by Tapales

The Philippines has now four world champions in its roster of professional boxers after Filipino challenger Marlon Tapales knocked down reigning WBO bantamweight champion Pungluang Sor Singyu in the 11th round of their title fight Wednesday in Thailand.

Philippines lobbied ASEAN on sea row verdict: govt

Manila - The Philippines said Wednesday it had "vigorously" lobbied Southeast Asian nations to take a united stance critical of Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea, but insisted a diluted statement remained a victory.

Deadly Philippine road rage shooting captured on CCTV

Manila - Philippine police said Wednesday they were hunting a man captured on CCTV shooting dead a cyclist in an apparent road rage incident in the nation's capital.

Donaire won't be happy with mandatory fight against Magdaleno

WBO super bantamweight titlist Nonito Donaire seems unhappy with the reported mandatory fight against WBO bantamweight challenger Jessie Magdaleno, who is unbeaten in 23 professional fights and a fellow Top Rank fighter.

Philippines' Duterte vows no mercy in crime war

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to show "no mercy" in his bloody war on crime, warning criminals that priests and human rights advocates cannot protect them from being killed.

Op-Ed: Why Crawford will regret facing Pacquiao at 140 pounds

Manny Pacquiao has long been waiting for the opportunity to fight again at his natural fighting weight of 140 pounds and if it is true that Terence Crawford wants to face him at that weight limit, he will surely rejoice.

Philippine leader Duterte signs freedom of information order

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a landmark freedom of information order to allow the public full access to government records for the first time, his spokesman said Sunday, in a move welcomed by transparency advocates.

Pacquiao-Crawford showdown looms as Crawford wins over Postol

WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford looms as Manny Pacquiao's next opponent after his 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.
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