SAN MIGUEL, Philippines (AP) — The pounding beat of “Eye of the Tiger” from “Rocky III” blared from the speakers as Manny Pacquiao’s black Hummer pulled up at an open-air basketball court on a recent humid evening.
The fight was long over and most of the biggest crowd to see a fight in the U.S. in 17 years had found their way out of massive Cowboys Stadium. Manny Pacquiao was in the shower, where one member of his entourage surely was in charge of selecting his shampoo while another had the task of making sure the towels were just right …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The frantic ferocity of Manny Pacquiao’s training camps at the stuffy Wild Card Gym clearly indicate that he feels every fight could be his last.
By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly The Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has now been called off. Pacquiao has also filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayweather, his father Floyd Sr., his uncle Roger, and Golden Boy Promotions for allegedly accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs.
The University of Washington football team won five games under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian after the team went winless in the previous year. The University of Washington men’s basketball team won the Pac-10 Championship, and the Seattle University men’s team moved up to Division I. In its inaugural season, the Sounders FC reached the Major League Soccer playoffs.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao had a hat perched jauntily on his head, a bandage wrapped neatly around his right ear. His real work done for the night, he was heading down the Las Vegas Strip to sing a few songs with his band.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — On May 2, Floyd Mayweather Jr. took his daughter bowling after announci 15, ng his return to the ring.
ANILA, Philippines (AP) — From five-star hotel lounges to army camps to Manila’s slums, Filipinos celebrated a victory by boxer Manny Pacquiao that gave this country a break from its financial worries.