Manny Pacquiao Boxing News

Roach: Provodnikov doesn’t want to fight Pacquiao, but he has to for his family

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is clear that he won’t be working his fighter WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov’s corner if he faces Manny Pacquiao later this year on November 22nd in Macao, China. Roach says he’ll definitely be with the 35-year-old Filipino star. It’s obvious move by Roach because Pacquiao is paying […]

Roach says he’ll give Provodnikov a fight against Pacquiao if he wants it

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach says that he’ll set WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s) up with a fight against Manny Pacquiao if he wants the fight. Roach thinks he can give Provodnikov that match-up if he wants it, but if he does, he wouldn’t have Roach as his trainer because […]

Khan holds too much to get Pacquiao fight, says Roach

By Scott Gilfoid: Well, I guess you can scratch Amir Khan’s name off the list as a potential candidate for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight in November, because Pac’s trainer Freddie Roach says he doesn’t want to put the boxing fans through the ordeal of having to watch Khan holding 24/7 in a Pacquiao-Khan fight. Roach, […]

Roach doesn’t want Cotto-Pacquiao rematch

By Alon Calinao Dy: After the impressive performance of Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto over former WBC champion Sergio Martinez last week at the Madison Square Garden in New York, USA, legendary trainer Freddie Roach does not see any possibilities that both his fighters Cotto and Pacquiao are going to fight for the second time, […]

Marquez wants $20 million for Pacquiao 5th fight, says Roach

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach is complaining that Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO’s) is asking for $20 million for a fifth fight against Pacquiao in November, and that Marquez’s request is a show stopper. Roach says that a reasonable amount for Marquez to make for the fight is $10 million only, […]

Pacquiao-Alvarez: Why is this fight even being mentioned!?

By B.G.B: Michael Koncz, adviser for Manny Pacquiao recently suggested that a fight between his client and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez could and is likely take place at some point in the future. The popularity of both fighters is undeniable both within their home countries and across the globe. The fight would likely generate huge paydays […]

Pacquiao vs. Canelo unlikely to ever happen, says Rafael

By Chris Williams: A talked about fight between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for 2015 could be little more than a pipe dream for a lot of people, because it’s probably not going to happen, says ESPN’s Dan Rafael. He doesn’t believe it’s going to take place due to Canelo moving […]

Koncz cool to the idea of Pacquiao fighting Abregu on 11/22, and Donaire on undercard

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s personal adviser Michael Koncz doesn’t see a fight between Pacquiao and #2 WBC Luis Carlos Abregu on November 22nd as an interesting fight for the 35-year-old Pacquiao. Bob Arum of Top Rank is interested in a possible match between Pacquiao and the Argentinian Abregu, but apparently Koncz isn’t all that […]

The Five Most Exciting Active Boxers

By Nick Hagan: The great sport of Boxing has enjoyed a fantastic renaissance during the last few years. This is partially due to the influx of new promoters; TV & Internet channel setup and investment of money from new players into the game. However, ultimately the renaissance has mainly happened due to the exciting talent […]

Is Marquez avoiding Pacquiao?

By Yannis Mihanos: Since his explosive victory over Manny Pacquiao in 2012, the great Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez has been reluctant in getting again in the ring with Pacquiao. The question is has the Marquez decided to take the easy way by cherry picking opponents? Marquez will be turning 41 years old in August […]

Koncz: Pacquiao cannot fight Canelo without a catch-weight

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz says that there’s no way that a fight can take place between Pacquiao and the popular Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez unless Pacquiao can get a catch-weight for the fight to take place at. Koncz believes that without a catch-weight handicap for Pacquiao, it would be too […]

Manny Pacquiao – Not an Eight-Division Champ?

By Anthony Mason: All boxing fans have heard it by now. Manny Pacquiao is the only man to be an eight-division champion. However, this accomplishment is only true in name, not in value or substance in my opinion. It is true that after Bernard Hopkins’ middleweight reign ended, that Pacquiao, along with Floyd Mayweather, is […]

Roach wants Pacquiao-Canelo at 150 lb. catch-weight

By Chris Williams: It looks like Manny Pacquiao’s days of fighting at catch-weights aren’t quite through yet, as his trainer Freddie Roach is talking about wanting a catch-weight of 150 lbs. for a fight between Pacquiao and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in 2015. Roach wants Canelo to melt down from 154 to 150 in order to […]

Arum says he’s got a lot of possible opponents for Pacquiao’s next fight

By Allan Fox: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he has a long list of potential alternative opponents to draw from for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s next fight in November. If 40-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez, Arum’s No.1 option for Pacquiao’s next fight, rejects the fight, Arum has other guys that he’ll be picking from. […]

Beristain: Marquez could skip Pacquiao fight, and choose a different 147 lb. champion

By Chris Williams: Trainer Nacho Beristain says that Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO’s) is thinking of picking one of the other welterweight champions to fight next instead of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. This is bad news potentially for Bob Arum of Top Rank because he was really counting on Marquez agreeing to a […]

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