Manny Pacquiao’s advisor said the rift between HBO and Golden Boy does not concern the fighter, and claims both Showtime and HBO are in the running to televise Pacquiao’s next bout. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum says that’s hogwash, the Filipino icon’s next bout will be on HBO.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. claims he has been pursued by promoter Curtis Jackson, who is also known as the rapper 50 Cent. Russell is managed by Al Haymon and has a working relationship with Golden Boy Promotions.
A Getty Images spokesperson says they are not necessarily asking for Manny Pacquiao’s suspension in the wake of an alleged assault by members of the fighter’s team on photographer Al Bello following Pacquiao’s loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Manny Pacquiao’s advisor Michael Koncz called an incident with a photographer following Pacquiao’s loss to Juan Manuel Marquez “a misunderstanding.”
Manny Pacquiao went down swinging against rival Juan Manuel Marquez, a fact that his advisor, Michael Koncz, believes has endeared him to his fans even more.
Bob Arum on Jimmy Kimmel’s spoof of Manny Pacquiao: “Something like that is so invaluable in promoting a fight. It gets to an audience that isn’t necessarily into boxing. There’s no telling what effect it has.”
Jimmy Kimmel to Manny Pacquiao: “You announced that you had quit drinking, and quit gambling, and that you had quit cock fighting, and then, for the first time in seven years, you did not win…Will you go back to drinking, gambling and cock fighting?”
Manny Pacquiao and arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez once sang “La Bamba” during a duet on Mexican television during the promotion leading up to their third fight.
Manny Pacquiao will commence training for his fourth bout with Juan Manuel Marquez at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif., after having sparred for two weeks in the Philippines.
Advisor Leonard Ellerbe: “Manny Pacquiao can’t tell Floyd Mayweather [expletive].”
Manny Pacquiao has settled his defamation of character suit with Floyd Mayweather, but does that mean their mega-fight will happen?
Manny Pacquiao claims that he will take a 45-55 split of the purse in a fight with Floyd Mayweather if he gets past Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8.
Rapper 50 Cent is reportedly considering a promotional venture with eight-division titlewinner Manny Pacquiao.