Pacquiao files bid for presidency as Philippine race heats
Elections officials placed heavy restrictions to prevent the Oct. 1-8 registration period from drawing huge crowds of political supporters and becoming hotbeds for coronavirus infections. Aside from the presidency and vice presidency, more than 18,000 national, local and congressional posts will be contested in the elections May 9, 2022. Still, hundreds of fans and supporters in face masks and holding Pacquiao’s portrait and small Philippine flags lined the street leading to the heavily secured elections registration center by Manila Bay to cheer his convoy. Many expect the race to succeed controversial President Rodrigo Duterte to be crowded and politically hostile. Pacquiao, former national police chief Panfilo Lacson and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno have declared they will seek the presidency and others are expected.wftv.com
Rags to riches: Boxing great Pacquiao announces retirement
Boxing Pacquiao Retires FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2021, file photo, Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, receives a punch from Yordenis Ugas, of Cuba, in a welterweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. The eight-division world champion and Philippines senator on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, announced his retirement from the ring, (AP Photo/John Locher, File) (John Locher)MANILA, Philippines — (AP) — Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is officially hanging up his gloves. The eight-division world champion and Philippines senator on Wednesday announced his retirement from the ring,“I would like to thank the whole world, especially the Filipino people for supporting Manny Pacquiao. His retirement from boxing followed a disheartening defeat to Yordenis Ugas in Paradise, Nevada on Aug. 21. He promised to fight poverty and warned corrupt politicians they will soon end up in jail.wftv.com
"Vanderbilt" by Anderson Cooper
In his new book, CNN anchor and "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper tells the story of the Vanderbilt family dynasty – from his great-great-great-grandfather, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, once the richest man in America who built his fortune through steamships and railroads, to his mother, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt. Cooper talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about how the wealth and privilege in his family tree marked succeeding generations.news.yahoo.com
Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president
Philippines Pacquiao FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2021, file photo, Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, poses for photographers during a weigh-in in Las Vegas. Philippine boxing icon and senator Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) (John Locher)MANILA, Philippines — (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao is the president of the PDP-Laban faction led by him and Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III. Duterte, who is forbidden by the constitution from seeking a second six-year term, has accepted the nomination, but Go has declined to run for president.wftv.com
Pacquiao ponders ring retirement, political plans after loss
(AP Photo/John Locher) (John Locher)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Manny Pacquiao sounded like a fighter on his way out and a politician on his way up. In the moments after he returned from a two-year ring absence with the loss to the rangy, resilient Ugás, Pacquiao repeatedly hinted he is planning to retire from boxing. “I’ve done a lot for boxing, and boxing has done a lot for me,” Pacquiao said. “In my heart, I want to continue to fight,” Pacquiao said. “This situation might finish my career in boxing,” Pacquiao said.wftv.com
Manny Pacquiao loses to Yordenis Ugás by unanimous decision
Ugás beat Pacquiao by unanimous decision in Las Vegas, putting on an impressive technical performance on 11 days' notice and retaining his WBA welterweight title. “He’s a great competitor, but I came in here to show I am the champion of the WBA,” Ugás said. “In the future, you may not see Manny Pacquiao again to fight in the ring,” Pacquiao said. Even after a lengthy layoff in the last stages of his career, Pacquiao remains a surefire draw and a bankable star in a sport lacking both at its highest levels. On the undercard of Ugás' victory at T-Mobile Arena, Robert Guerrero returned from a 23-month ring absence with a unanimous decision over fellow veteran Victor Ortiz, winning 96-94 on all three cards.wftv.com
Yordenis Ugás beats Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision
Pacquiao Ugas Boxing Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines, hits Yordenis Ugas, of Cuba, in a welterweight championship boxing match Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) (John Locher)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Yordenis Ugás beat Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision on Saturday night, putting on an impressive technical performance on 11 days' notice and retaining his WBA welterweight title. The 35-year-old Ugás threw far fewer punches than Pacquiao, but his blows were more precise and more effective. Pacquiao struggled to get inside on Ugás' effective jab, while Ugás landed his right hand to increasing effect in the later rounds. After an unimpressive performance in his return from the longest layoff of his quarter-century in professional boxing, Pacquiao said he hasn’t decided whether he will fight again.wftv.com
Manny Pacquiao takes on Ugás before likely presidential run
Pacquiao Ugas Boxing Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, and Yordenis Ugas, of Cuba, pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) (John Locher)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — Even Manny Pacquiao is uncertain whether his 26-year professional boxing career is ending Saturday night when he faces Yordenis Ugás for the WBA welterweight title. “I never imagined what I would have accomplished in boxing from the beginning of my career leading up to now,” Pacquiao said. “I’m glad that we can settle that dispute about the WBA title. “Before training camp, somebody asked when was the last time I talked to him, and I said, ‘It’s been over two years,'” Roach said.wftv.com
Ugás seizes late-career spotlight, takes a shot at Pacquiao
Pacquiao Ugas Boxing Yordenis Ugas, of Cuba, attends a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. Ugas is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, in a welterweight championship bout Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) (John Locher)LAS VEGAS — (AP) — This is the life Yordenis Ugás imagined when he decided to leave Cuba. “Obviously it was short notice that I learned I was fighting Pacquiao. “There are no excuses heading into this fight," Ugás said.wftv.com
Pacquiao, Ugás unafraid to make title fight on short notice
Pacquiao Ugas Boxing FILE - Manny Pacquiao reacts after defeating Keith Thurman by split decision in a welterweight title fight in Las Vegas, in this Saturday, July 20, 2019, file photo. Instead, the Filipino congressman gave a career-defining opportunity to Yordenis Ugás, a Cuban veteran who now has the welterweight title belt Pacquiao recently held. “The only adjustment I’m going to make for this fight is the southpaw versus righthanded,” Pacquiao said. “He took my belt, and we have to settle it inside the ring,” Pacquiao said. “I would never take him lightly in this fight, because Ugás is the kind of fighter who can win.wftv.com
Spence drops out of Pacquiao fight with eye injury; Ugás in
Pacquiao Spence Boxing Manny Pacquiao, left, and Errol Spence Jr., pose for a photo at a news conference at the Fox Studios lot in Los Angeles ahead of their upcoming boxing match, taking place in Las Vegas on Aug. 21, in Los Angeles Sunday, July 11, 2021. WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugás will step in to face Pacquiao at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the same date, the promoters announced Tuesday. Pacquiao beat Keith Thurman to win the same WBA title belt in his most recent bout in 2019. “The proper way and the only way to win a world title is inside the ring,” Pacquiao said. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Pacquiao, but I am coming to win this fight," Ugás said in a statement.wftv.com
Duterte open to running for VP, lashes out at ally Pacquiao
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he may consider running for vice president next year when his term ends “if there is a space for me,” although opponents have described such a prospect as “a joke of the worst kind.” Duterte’s televised remarks Monday night were the strongest sign that he is considering calls by ruling PDP-Laban party allies for him to run for the vice president post to continue his government programs. The tough-talking leader also publicly lashed out for the first time at Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao, a Philippine senator and a longtime ally, for saying that corruption has worsened under Duterte.news.yahoo.com
Best of the best impressed: 'Brady is the gold standard'
In this still image from video provided by the NFL, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) speaks during Super Bowl 55 Opening Night, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (NFL via AP)Ahead of his 10th Super Bowl appearance, The Associated Press asked the best of the best — eight current and former champions from seven sports — what impressed them most about Tom Brady. Tom Brady does that every day. … That takes superhuman dedication and discipline … Tom Brady is always in the back of my mind during training camp and between fights. ... That takes a lot of dedication and hard work, and ultimately we’re seeing the results at his age …“He’ll have a bad game, which we all do as athletes, and when you’re young, people say: ‘Well, he had a bad night, bad game, bad week.
Crawford returns to ring in title defense against Brook
What Crawford is still waiting on is the one signature fight that will put an end to all those arguments. Crawford won’t get that Saturday night when he defends his piece of the welterweight title against England’s Kell Brook. “I’m optimistic that if Terence wins, we can put the fight on and if Terrence doesn’t win and Kell Brook wins, maybe I’ll make Kell Brook with Manny,’’ Arum said. Crawford is a huge favorite in Las Vegas sports books to beat Brook, who is coming down from his recent weight of 154 pounds to challenge Crawford. ``I think Terence knows I’m not an easy fight,’’ Brook said.
Unhappy fans cannot sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao bout: U.S. court
Hart Robinovitch, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, did not respond to requests for comment. Defendants included Mayweather and Pacquiao, AT&T Incs (T.N) HBO unit, which co-produced the fight, and promoters Top Rank and Bob Arum. We are very pleased, Daniel Petrocelli, a lawyer for Top Rank and Arum, said in an interview. The Pasadena, California-based appeals courts decision upheld an August 2017 dismissal by U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner in Los Angeles. Circuit Court of Appeals, No.feeds.reuters.com
Unhappy fans cannot sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao fight: U.S. court
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue class-action litigation because the 2015 welterweight bout dubbed the Fight of the Century proved a letdown. The defendants included Mayweather and Pacquiao; AT&T Incs (T.N) HBO unit, which co-produced the fight; the promoters Top Rank Inc and Bob Arum, and others. The Pasadena, California-based appeals courts decision upheld an August 2017 dismissal by U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner in Los Angeles. The case is In re: Pacquiao-Mayweather Boxing Match Pay-Per-View Litigation, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No.feeds.reuters.com
Alibaba founder Jack Ma challenges Floyd Mayweather to fight
In a video posted to Twitter Sunday, Philippines boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and Alibaba founder Jack Ma challenged Floyd Mayweather to a fight. "Floyd Mayweather, if you want a real fight, fight me. He then calls them "The Real Manny Team," an apparent play on a lifestyle brand founded by Mayweather, The Money Team. Ma retired from the Chinese e-commerce giant last month, saying he wanted to pursue his other passions, like education. Yet while Ma is clearly in shape, a Mayweather fight is a different matter entirely.
Pacquiao beats Thurman for welterweight crown
Pacquiao seemed to have the clear advantage Saturday but one ringside judge, Glenn Feldman, gave the 30-year-old American a 114-113 advantage. Thurman lost for the first time (29-1) while Pacquiao collected a 62nd victory (62-7-2) and said it wouldn't be his last fight, either. Pacquiao, though, responded in the 10th round with blows to the body and Thurman couldn't produce the big finish he realistically needed in the 12th. "It was fun," Pacquiao, a titlist in a remarkable eight different weight classes in his career, told the crowd. Thurman, slowed by hand and elbow injuries in recent years, said Pacquiao just had too much for him.
Manny Pacquiao camp denies Amir Khan claims over Saudi Arabia boxing bout
Manny Pacquiao poses for a portrait during a training session at the Elorde boxing Gym on May 19, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year despite claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino's publicist has said. As far as I know it has not even been discussed," Pacquiao's publicist Fred Sternberg told the BBC. "He has been in training camp for the past eight weeks, four in the Philippines and four in the United States, and he hasn't met with Amir Khan during that time. " "That's a question you need to ask Amir Khan," he said.cnbc.com
Apple refuses judge's order, Cruz dares Trump to sue: #CBSN10 trending stories
Apple refuses to help FBI crack into San Bernardino shooter's phone, Ted Cruz dares Donald Trump to sue him, Nike drops Manny Pacquiao after he called people in gay relationships "worse than animals." Those and more are among today's CBSNews.com trending stories.cbsnews.com