Manny Pacquiao http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27638/all en Boxing-China's Olympic champion Zou signs with Top Rank http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/boxing-chinas-olympic-champion-zou-signs-top-rank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Double Olympic boxing gold medalist Zou Shiming has signed a professional contract to fight under Bob Arum's Top Rank promotion and will make his debut in April in Macau.</p> <p>Zou, who won China's first Olympic boxing medal, a bronze, in Athens and its first gold at the Beijing Games, beat Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon in London to become the first light-flyweight to win three Olympic medals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/boxing-chinas-olympic-champion-zou-signs-top-rank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Manny Pacquiao Sports Zou Shiming Zou Shiming Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:00:18 +0000 5738686 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Bradley ends long layoff to face Provodnikov http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/boxing-bradley-ends-long-layoff-face-provodnikov <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Unbeaten WBO champion Timothy Bradley will be looking to earn respect when he puts his welterweight title on the line against Ruslan Provodnikov Saturday at the Home Depot Center stadium.</p> <p>It has been an extended layoff for Bradley, who will be stepping into the ring for the first time since he stunned Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao on June 9 at the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/boxing-bradley-ends-long-layoff-face-provodnikov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Ruslan Provodnikov Sports AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:15:51 +0000 5784172 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Unbeaten Bradley keeps title with narrow escape http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/boxing-unbeaten-bradley-keeps-title-narrow-escape <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Unbeaten champion Tim Bradley captured a unanimous but narrow decision Saturday over Russia's Ruslan Provodnikov to keep his welterweight title despite being knocked down in the fight's final seconds.</p> <p>In his first defense of the World Boxing Organization crown that he took from Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao in a shock split decision last June, Bradley won by judges' scores of 115-112, 114-113 and 114-113.</p> <p>"I think I've got a concussion," Bradley said. "I know I do. No doubt. This guy is a power puncher. He's a warrior. He'll beat any 147-pounder out there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130317/boxing-unbeaten-bradley-keeps-title-narrow-escape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Ruslan Provodnikov Sports Tim Bradley AFP Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:00:15 +0000 5785781 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Chinese amateur star dreams big http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/boxing-chinese-amateur-star-dreams-big <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two-time Olympic champion Zou Shiming says that he is aiming for the top, ahead of his professional debut next month, as he bids to become China's first boxer to make it big on the world stage.</p> <p>The nimble Zou, light flyweight gold medallist at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, begins his quest for world domination in Macau on April 6 against the little-known Mexican Eleazar Valenzuela.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/boxing-chinese-amateur-star-dreams-big" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Manny Pacquiao Sports Zou Shiming AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 03:45:39 +0000 5793840 at http://www.globalpost.com boxing-Philippines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130329/boxing-philippines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 29 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean hall-of-fame boxer said Friday he has joined hands with a star Filipino fighter to organize regular boxing matches between pugilists from the two countries.</p> <p>Yuh Myung-woo, a former two-time world champ, said he and Manny Pacquiao, considered one of the best boxers ever, have agreed to stage international matches, with South Korea and the Philippines taking turns as the host.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130329/boxing-philippines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Business Manny Pacquiao Sports Technology Yonhap News Agency Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:45:24 +0000 5796870 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Philippines' Pacquiao to fight in September http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/boxing-philippines-pacquiao-fight-september <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao plans to fight again in September, with the bout likely to be staged outside the United States to avoid high taxes, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.</p> <p>Negotiations are ongoing for a rematch with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked Pacquiao out in his last fight in December, although the opponent and the venue are yet to be finalised, Rose Tamayo told AFP.</p> <p>"The fight is definitely in September. We will talk about the opponent and the place after the May 13 elections," Tamayo said, citing comments Pacquiao made to her on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/boxing-philippines-pacquiao-fight-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao Sports AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:15:31 +0000 5800042 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Pacquiao 'wants Macau fight' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/boxing-pacquiao-wants-macau-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippines boxing hero Manny Pacquiao wants his next fight to be in Macau, according to his promoter Bob Arum, who says they are working on an autumn showdown in the casino enclave.</p> <p>Negotiations are ongoing for a September rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked Pacquiao out in December, Pacquiao's spokeswoman Rose Tamayo told AFP earlier this week.</p> <p>Asked late on Saturday at The Venetian resort-hotel in Macau if Pacquiao would be appearing there this year, Arum said: "I hope so, I certainly hope so. That will not be this summer, but will maybe be in the fall.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130407/boxing-pacquiao-wants-macau-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao Sports AFP Sun, 07 Apr 2013 04:45:03 +0000 5804725 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Pacquiao eyeing November fight in Macau - promoter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/boxing-pacquiao-eyeing-november-fight-macau-promoter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will likely face either of US fighters Brandon Rios or Mike Alvarado in Macau in November, his promoter Bob Arum said Friday.</p> <p>Pacquiao, 34, who has won an unprecedented eight world titles in different weight divisions, had wanted to fight either Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez and unbeaten US boxer Timothy Bradley, who both beat him last year.</p> <p>But they decided decided to fight each other in Las Vegas in September.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/boxing-pacquiao-eyeing-november-fight-macau-promoter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao Sports AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:16:04 +0000 5824855 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Pacquiao eyeing November fight in Macau - promoter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/boxing-pacquiao-eyeing-november-fight-macau-promoter-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will likely face either of US fighters Brandon Rios or Mike Alvarado in Macau in November, his promoter Bob Arum said Thursday.</p> <p>Pacquiao, 34, who has won an unprecedented eight world titles in different weight divisions, had wanted to fight either Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez and unbeaten US boxer Timothy Bradley, who both beat him last year.</p> <p>But they decided decided to fight each other in Las Vegas in September.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130425/boxing-pacquiao-eyeing-november-fight-macau-promoter-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao Sports AFP Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:18:44 +0000 5825156 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Pacquiao to fight Rios in Macau in November http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/boxing-pacquiao-fight-rios-macau-november <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will battle US fighter Brandon Rios in Macau in November, organisers said Tuesday, in a match that promoters hope will ignite Chinese interest in big-time boxing.</p> <p>The bout -- at the luxury Venetian Macao casino resort -- will be Pacquiao's first fight outside the United States since 2006.</p> <p>"The fight is green and go," Pacquiao's chief management adviser, Michael Koncz, told AFP, adding the arrangements had been finalised with Top Rank, the Las Vegas-based boxing promotion agency that handles the Philippine boxer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130507/boxing-pacquiao-fight-rios-macau-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Human Interest Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao Politics Sports AFP Tue, 07 May 2013 08:30:11 +0000 5832307 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Zou Shiming's American dream http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130718/boxing-zou-shimings-american-dream <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's two-time Olympic boxing champion Zou Shiming says it is his dream to make it big in the United States, ahead of just his second bout as a professional fighter.</p> <p>The 32-year-old Zou, who is also a three-time amateur world champion, is attempting to become the first Chinese to make a name for himself on the global stage in a sport that was once banned in his country.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130718/boxing-zou-shimings-american-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Sports AFP Thu, 18 Jul 2013 06:06:04 +0000 5886892 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Pacquiao to have early morning fight in Macau http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/boxing-pacquiao-have-early-morning-fight-macau <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao will strap on his gloves on a Sunday morning when he takes on Brandon Rios in Macau, as promoters cash in on the lucrative US pay-per-view market.</p> <p>In an almost unprecedented move, America's top promoter Bob Arum announced Saturday that the November 24 fight will begin at 10 am, ensuring a prime-time Saturday night audience in America.</p> <p>The unorthodox start time copies the strategy used back in 1975, when Muhammad Ali fought Joe Frazier in the legendary "Thrilla in Manila", which kicked off at 10.45am.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/boxing-pacquiao-have-early-morning-fight-macau" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Sports AFP Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:33:30 +0000 5895214 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: Pacquiao says Philippines presidency can wait http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/boxing-pacquiao-says-philippines-presidency-can-wait <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao has no immediate plans to run for president, his chief aide said Tuesday, following a fierce political backlash to comments he wanted to lead his country.</p> <p>The "Pacman" was pummelled by Filipino politicians and on social media after he told AFP in Macau at the weekend he aspired to be president, with critics saying this meant he planned to run in 2016, chief of staff Franklin Gacal told AFP.</p> <p>"He knows very well that he will not be qualified to run for president in 2016 because of the age requirement," Gacal said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130730/boxing-pacquiao-says-philippines-presidency-can-wait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao Sports Technology AFP Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:31:31 +0000 5897667 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korean boxer to serve as sparring partner for Pacquiao: official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130807/s-korean-boxer-serve-sparring-partner-pacquiao-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korean boxer Kim Min-wook will serve as a sparring partner for Filipino star Manny Pacquiao, an official here confirmed on Wednesday.</p> <p>Yuh Myung-woo, a hall-of-fame boxer who runs a local promotion company, said Pacquiao has decided to train with the 26-year-old South Korean boxer before his November bout against Brandon Rios.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130807/s-korean-boxer-serve-sparring-partner-pacquiao-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Sports Yonhap News Agency Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:47:12 +0000 5904327 at http://www.globalpost.com Boxing: 'Pac-Man' conquerors Bradley, Marquez to meet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/boxing-pac-man-conquerors-bradley-marquez-meet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, who handed Manny Pacquiao back-to-back defeats in his last two bouts, turn their attention from the Filipino fight king to each other in Las Vegas on Saturday.</p> <p>Both Bradley and Marquez beat Pacquiao in 2012, Bradley nabbing a controversial split decision in June that seemed to cry out for a rematch.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131010/boxing-pac-man-conquerors-bradley-marquez-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boxers Boxing Manny Pacquiao Sports Timothy Bradley AFP Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:48:32 +0000 5957769 at http://www.globalpost.com