Manny Pacquiao News

Errol Spence Jr.

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao announces end of retirement to challenge Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr.

Josh Evanoff - December 9, 2022

Manny Pacquiao is out of retirement and has some big names in mind. ‘PacMan’ has been out of action since a showdown with Yordenis Ugas last August. The bout was a short-notice one for the Cuban. Pacquiao was previously slated to face Errol Spence Jr., but he was forced to withdraw due to injury.

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Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao denies cheating allegations made by veteran boxing referee: "We didn’t cheat, we were just favored"

Lewis Simpson - December 5, 2022

Manny Pacquiao denies the cheating allegations made by a boxing referee who once refereed his bout 22 years ago. Pacquaio has recently been under the microscope, with his name being somewhat tarnished in the world of boxing. Boxing referee, Carlos Padilla, took charge of a contest between Pacquaio and Nedal Hussein in 2000. Padilla revealed he extended the standing eight-count by eight seconds when Pacquaio was planted to the canvas in the fourth round.

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Veteran referee admits he cheated in order to ensure a Manny Pacquiao victory in 2000

Harry Kettle - November 30, 2022

Referee Carlos Padilla has admitted he cheated in order to help Manny Pacquiao avoid defeat against Nedal Hussein. Within the boxing community, few fighters are as beloved as Manny Pacquiao.

Frankie Edgar

Frankie Edgar confirms retirement at UFC 281 is set in stone but is open to possible big boxing match: "If Manny Pacquiao wants to do an exhibition"

Josh Evanoff - November 9, 2022

UFC bantamweight champion Frankie Edgar’s MMA career is coming to a close, but he’s open to other ventures. ‘The Answer’ has been out of action since his knockout loss to Marlon Vera last November. The loss was Edgar’s fourth in his last five contests, and his second straight stoppage. Following the defeat, the New Jersey native was quiet as to his future.

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Michael Bisping scolds Manny Pacquiao for making excuses following loss to Yordenis Ugas: "Seems these days some are man enough to fight but not man enough to accept the result"

Christopher Taylor - August 25, 2021

Michael Bisping was not impressed that Manny Pacquiao decided to make excuses instead of accepting his loss to Yordenis Ugas like a man. Pacquiao squared off with Ugas in his first boxing match in over two years this past weekend. Although ‘Pacman’ was the betting favorite heading into the fight, Ugas was able to execute a seemingly perfect gameplan to pull off the upset.

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Manny Pacquiao issues statement following boxing loss to Yordenis Ugas

Adam D Martin - August 23, 2021

Legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao issued a statement following his unanimous decision boxing loss to Yordenis Ugas this past Saturday night. Ugas outpointed Pacquiao and picked up a unanimous decision win in Las Vegas in what was an upset at the sportsbooks. Taking to his social media in the days following the loss, Pacquiao issued a statement where he thanked his fans for their support, congratulated Ugas on his victory, and apologized to his supporters for not being able to get the victory.

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Manny Pacquiao unsure if he will continue boxing career following loss to Yordenis Ugas

Adam D Martin - August 22, 2021

Legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao says he is unsure if he will continue his boxing career following his decision loss to Yordenis Ugas. Pacquiao lost a unanimous decision despite being the betting favorite against Ugas on Saturday night in Las Vegas. For the 42-year-old Pacquiao, it was a disappointing loss as he was originally set to fight Errol Spence before Ugas filled in on short notice. Despite Pacquiao having a full training camp and riding into this fight on a three-fight win streak, he wasn’t able to do enough against Ugas and ended up losing the decision on the cards.

Manny Pacquiao, Conor McGregor
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Conor McGregor’s management fails to prevent Errol Spence vs Manny Pacquiao fight

Harry Kettle - August 9, 2021

Paradigm Sports Management has failed to prevent the proposed Errol Spencer Jr. vs Manny Pacquiao fight from going ahead. The two stars of the sport are set to collide in a blockbuster clash on August 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but PSM were attempting to prevent it from happening after their former client moved on from their services due to what he claims to be “a breach of conduct, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud”.

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George Foreman believes Conor McGregor should quit MMA and focus on boxing, confident he'd beat Manny Pacquiao

Cole Shelton - February 22, 2021

George Foreman believes Conor McGregor would beat Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match. In the lead-up to Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2, the Irishman has said it was to help him prepare to fight Pacquiao. Poirier, like Pacquiao, is a southpaw and the Irishman thought their styles were similar. However, the fight did not go McGregor’s way and it is now likely he will have the trilogy with Poirier.

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Audie Attar shuts down "shady characters" spreading "false rumors" about Manny Pacquiao

Tom Taylor - February 1, 2021

Audie Attar, who represents combat sports stars like Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao through Paradigm Sports, recently took to social media to clear up some recent reports about the latter. McGregor and Pacquiao had previously been linked to a high-profile boxing match. However, those plans seemed to take a hit when McGregor was stopped by Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 last month, and Pacquiao was subsequently linked to a fight with Ryan Garcia. Last week, an individual claiming to represent Pacquiao event claimed there was waning interest in a fight with McGregor.

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Manny Pacquiao: Conor McGregor underestimated Dustin Poirier in rematch

Adam D Martin - January 31, 2021

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao believes that Conor McGregor underestimated Dustin Poirier heading into their main event rematch at UFC 257. McGregor entered the rematch with Poirier as a huge betting favorite yet lost in shocking fashion when he suffered a brutal second-round knockout loss. McGregor and Poirier previously met back at UFC 178 in September 2014, with McGregor winning that fight by first-round knockout. It’s because he won the first meeting between the pair that Pacquiao believes that McGregor underestimated Poirier.

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Manny Pacquiao no longer interested in fighting Conor McGregor

Tom Taylor - January 28, 2021

Manny Pacquiao and his team feel there’s no longer any demand for a boxing match with former two-division UFC champ Conor McGregor. Heading into his UFC 257 fight with Dustin Poirier, McGregor was linked to a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao sometime later in the year. After McGregor lost to Poirier via second-round TKO, however, interest in the matchup has waned.

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Floyd Mayweather "knows he would lose" McGregor, Pacquiao rematches, says manager

Tom Taylor - January 18, 2021

Audie Attar, the manager behind Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao, believes Floyd Mayweather would lose to both men if he fought them in 2020. Mayweather holds wins over both Pacquiao and McGregor. He fought Pacquiao in 2015, winning a decision in a fight that was widely panned for its lack of action. He then fought McGregor in 2017, in the UFC star’s boxing debut, and picked up a 10th-round TKO win.

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Conor McGregor says "very high probability" of boxing Manny Pacquiao in 2021

Adam Martin - January 17, 2021

UFC superstar Conor McGregor believes there is a “very high probability” of the Irishman boxing against the legend Manny Pacquiao in 2021. McGregor returns to the Octagon for the first time in a year next weekend at UFC 257 when he takes on rival Dustin Poirier in the main event of the evening. With a win over Poirier, it’s expected that McGregor will call out UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for a rematch. But while his focus is on MMA at the moment, McGregor can’t help but look around at other opportunities for him in the world of combat sports, namely in the boxing ring.

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Conor McGregor: Manny Pacquiao talks "intensifying," fight could happen "this year"

Tom Taylor - January 14, 2021

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor believes he’ll meet Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring before the year is over. McGregor is currently gearing up for a fight with the UFC’s No. 2-ranked lightweight contender, Dustin Poirier, which will headline the UFC 257 card on January 23.

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Manny Pacquiao wants to box Conor McGregor: "I want to experience fighting an MMA fighter"

Cole Shelton - January 12, 2021

Manny Pacquiao is looking to box Conor McGregor in the very near future. Ever since McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather, there have always been talks about the Irishman boxing Pacquiao. However, there hasn’t been much talk of it since, but according to the boxer, he wants to compete against McGregor.

Manny Pacquiao, Conor McGregor
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Manny Pacquiao confirms plans to fight Conor McGregor for a charity

Tom Taylor - September 28, 2020

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has confirmed that he intends to fight UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the new year. Last week, McGregor made headlines by announcing that he intends to fight Pacquiao in the Middle East before the year is out.

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Freddie Roach reacts to talk of a potential Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor fight

Chris Taylor - September 26, 2020

Legendary trainer and former professional boxer Freddie Roach has reacted to the news of a potential Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor fight. Yesterday afternoon McGregor made headlines when he insinuated that his next bout would come against Pacquiao inside of the squared circle in the Middle East.