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Pacquiao, not Bob Arum, will call the shots

By Nick Giongco Following the rousing success of his fight in Malaysia, Manny Pacquiao declared yesterday that he will be the one calling the shots as to plans to stage his next fight. “I, through MP Promotions, will be handling any and all negotiations for my next fight. Nobody is authorized to speak on my […]

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Arum unfazed by MP’s heart issue

By Nick Giongco Despite reports saying that Manny Pacquiao has medical issues, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum is travelling to Manila early next month to discuss with the Filipino legend two possible fights. Obviously unaffected by Pacquiao’s condition, Arum told the Bulletin that Top Rank mainstays Terence Crawford and Vasyl Lomachenko are attractive matchups. […]

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I didn’t quit  – Matthysse

By Nick Giongco Fallen Argentine fighter Lucas Matthysse received widespread criticisms when he returned to his homeland after losing the WBA welterweight crown to Manny Pacquiao in Malaysia over the weekend. Speaking to Hispanic fight scribe Elisinio Castillo upon his arrival in Argentina, Matthysse lashed out at his detractors, vehemently denying that he quit in […]

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Expert perplexed by Lucas’ so-so showing

By Nick Giongco Lucas Matthysse had already lost the fight even before he stepped into the ring against Manny Pacquiao Sunday noon in Kuala Lumpur. “The way he looked,” said legendary boxing scribe Carlos Irusta when asked about Pacquiao’s one sided beating of the Argentine champion. Irusta, whose exemplary career saw him cover Argentina’s great […]

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Former champ praises Pacquiao

By Nick Giongco Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was just one of the boxing greats who admitted being mesmerized by Manny Pacquiao’s manhandling of Argentine mauler Lucas Matthysse last Sunday in Malaysia. Tyson took to social media to express his belief on Pacquiao’s ability to continue to make heads turn. “I saw the […]

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Pacquiao has  other options

By Nick Giongco KUALA LUMPUR – As Manny Pacquiao’s chartered Philippine Airlines jet flew back to the Philippines on Monday, talks began to swirl about what’s on the horizon for the newly-crowned World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight king. Pacquiao rattled off some names and Vasyk Lomachenko of Ukraine, the WBA lightweight ruler, was one of […]

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