Category Archives: boxing

Pacquiao wants a rematch with Mayweather Jr.

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 July) – Just two days after scoring a knockout victory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao reiterated his desire for a rematch with undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao aired on Tuesday his wish to have another fight with the now retired Mayweather, who defeated him via unanimous […]

Duterte on Pacquiao: “not just a public servant but one of the greatest boxers of all time”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 15 July) -– Boxing icon and public servant Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao won Sunday’s “Fight of the Champions” in Kuala Lumpur, with President Rodrigo Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at the ringside. In a statement, Duterte said the Filipino boxer and politician gave the country pride and brought the Filipino nation […]

Duterte at Pacquiao fight ringside; Mahathir invited

KUALA LUMPUR (MindaNews / 15 July) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is among the very important personalities who will be at the ringside when Manny Pacquiao, a senator in his home country, tries to wrest the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown from Argentinian champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday. Fight time is around 11:15 a.m. […]


Senator Manny Pacquiao flashes his famous grin ahead of his world title fight versus defending World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Mathysse on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur.  Pacquiao (left) weighed an even 146 pound to Mathysse’s 146.7 lbs (right).Photo by Edwin Espejo

BODY AND SOLE: Faded glory

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 27 May) – In years past when he took the sporting world by storm by defeating boxing greats, including Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya, Manny Pacquiao always kept the Filipinos glued to their TV screens every time he went up the ring. Waiting for his fight was like anticipating the […]

Senate adopts resolution congratulating Mindanawon boxer Ancajas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 February) —  The Senate on Wednesday adopted Senate Resolution 606  commending and congratulating Mindanawon boxer Jerwin Ancajas for retaining his International Boxing Federation Junior Bantamweight title at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States last Sunday. Born and raised in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, the 26-year […]

Battle of Brisbane

Defending World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao breezed past the weighing scale on his first try a pound lighter than his challenger Jeff Horn, at 146 pounds during the weigh in early Saturday morning for the “Battle of Brisbane” on 02 July 2017. Photo by EDWIN G. ESPEJO      READ STORY