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Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse (photo credit: Wendell Alinea)

Pacquiao battles Matthysse for WBA crown

by Nick Giongco KUALA LUMPUR — Manny Pacquiao won’t hesitate to turn the lights out of Lucas Matthysse the moment he sees even the slightest…

Manny Pacquiao (center) surrounded by his supporters. (photo from Nick Giongco)

Bigwigs rally behind Pacquiao

by Nick Giongco KUALA LUMPUR — Manny Pacquiao was surrounded with political heavyweights Saturday moments after conquering the scales for his world title showdown with…

US referee Kenny Bayless assures that he will be the boss in the ring when Manny Pacquiao challenges Lucas Matthysse on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur. (Nick Giongco)

Bayless vows: No dirty tactics

by Nick Giongco KUALA LUMPUR — Kenny Bayless made the assurance Saturday that he will not allow dirty tactics to prevail when favored Filipino challenger…

Ronaldo "Bato" dela Rosa (photo by Nick Giongco)

‘Bato’ to revive prison boxing

by Nick Giongco KUALA LUMPUR — Bureau of Corrections head Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa wants to bring boxing to the country’s prisons not only as…

Jhack Tepora (MB photo | Camille Ante)

Tepora targets Interim WBA Title

KUALA LUMPUR — Jhack Tepora will lead the surge of the Filipino undercard fighters Sunday when he vies for the interim World Boxing Association featherweight…

Vic Saludar of the Philippines (C) celebrates his win over Japan's Ryuya Yamanaka after their WBO minimumweight title boxing bout in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture on July 13, 2018. (JIJI PRESS / AFP)

Saludar is new WBO champ

by Nick Giongco There is a new Filipino world boxing champion. Vic Saludar upset Ryuya Yamanaka on a unanimous decision in their World Boxing Organization…