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Op-Ed: South African president shows concern for unpaid Filipino boxers

South African President Jacob Zuma took up the cudgels for two Filipino boxers who fought in South Africa last March but were not paid their prize money by their South African promoters.

50 Cent files bankruptcy for own boxing promotions company

Floyd Mayweather's friend and business partner Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) has filed bankruptcy for his own SMS Promotions, a boxing promotions company he formed in 2012.

Ronda Rousey takes a shot at Floyd Mayweather — and lands it

Ronda Rousey is making huge strides in the sporting world, increasing her stature, her earnings potential and her place in the world of mixed martial arts. Rousey is also becoming a good quote.

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Surprising PPV orders came on fight night

A huge volume of pay-per-view (PPV) orders for the recently-concluded Mayweather-Pacquiao fight came in just before the main event of the recently-concluded historic record-breaking boxing fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch to be driven by viewer's demand

The proposed rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will happen as soon as the Filipino boxing star recovers from his right shoulder injury and if there is a demand from viewers to watch the fight for the second time.

Op-Ed: Milan Melindo needs to knock out Javier Mendoza to win in Mexico

WBC Youth Intercontinental flyweight champion Milan Melindo needs to win by knockout to win his upcoming fight in Mexico against IBF light flyweight champion Javier Mendoza on May 30 at the Campo Nuevo Ensenada, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

Op-Ed: Mayweather, Pacquiao owe fans one good, legit fight

As fight fans continue to file charges against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and their respective teams for what they refer to as a fraudulent fight, stakeholders involved in selling the fight to the public should now offer a mutually acceptable option

Manny Pacquiao-Amir Khan fight looms

British boxing idol Amir Khan could be on a collision course with eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao next year if he can dispatch former Pacquiao foe Chris Algieri next Saturday at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Mayweather, Pacquiao pass drug tests in last fight

Top boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have passed all tests for performance enhancing drugs conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in the buildup to their fight last May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev..

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao not fighting this year

Manny Pacquiao won't be fighting twice this year as he usually does, following his right shoulder surgery stemming from his injury while training for his fight against Floyd Mayweather last May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao tops list of richest congressmen in Philippines

Eight-division world champion and Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao remains on top of the list of richest members of the Philippine House of Representatives for the fifth straight year.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch can still see commercial success

Three weeks after the controversial Mayweather-Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, talks of a rematch continue in popular boxing sites and even on mainstream media.

Philippines says prepared to help boatpeople

Manila - The Philippines said Tuesday it was ready to help Rohingya and Bangladeshi boatpeople, as its Southeast Asian neighbours faced outrage for turning them away.

Op-Ed: Winner of Bradley-Vargas fight could face Pacquiao in December

The winner of the upcoming fight between Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas could have a rare opportunity to bag a lucrative fight against Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao late this year.

Filipino Eden Sonsona stops unbeaten Mexican Adrian Estrella

Filipino bantamweight contender Eden Sonsona of General Santos City, Philippines scored a knockout victory over previously unbeaten Adrian Estrella of Mexico Saturday at Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Philippines govt vows to punish anyone liable for deadly fire

Manila - The owners of a Philippine factory where 72 people died in a fire could face time in prison, a government task force said Saturday, vowing to punish anyone found responsible as anger grows over the tragedy.

Philippines factory fire highlights sweatshop abuses

Manila - The deaths of 72 people in a fire that gutted a footwear factory in the Philippine capital has exposed abusive conditions for millions of poor and desperate workers across the nation.

Op-Ed: U.S., China, Japan and the island dispute — U.S. deploys B1s

Sydney - The continuing escalation of the issues raised by China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea has increased the likelihood of some sort of conflict in future. China’s construction of artificial islands in the area has infuriated neighbors.

Basketball to keep Pacquiao in spotlight

Boxing fans won't see action in the ring in the next six to nine months as Manny Pacquiao recuperates from his shoulder injury while training for and during his fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Philippine factory fire kills 72, barred windows blamed

Manila - Seventy-two people died when a fire tore through a footwear factory in the Philippine capital, authorities said Thursday, as survivors blamed barred windows for the disaster and described sweatshop conditions.
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