By Ludwig O. Daza For now, the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn bout is in limbo. Obviously, Bob Arum and Michael Koncz are at odds on who should be the next opponent for Manny Pacquiao and where it should happen. … [Read more...] about Quo Vadis Manny Pacquiao
By Ludwig O. Daza Bob Arum, the long-time promoter of Pacquiao, said that the latter will fight in middle of the ring but offered the idea that, similar to what he did against Miguel Cotto, Pacquiao might lean on the ropes in the first round to test the power of WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas. That is a dangerous proposition, considering that Pacquiao is already at … [Read more...] about Pacquiao and Donaire at the crossroads of their boxing careers
By Ludwig O. Daza The truism that you have to remove a Filipino from his native land to excel can also be true to boxing. Filipino professionals abroad are known to excel in their own field of expertise, especially nurses. Similarly, Filipino boxers only become good boxers when exposed to training regimen abroad with foreign coaches. … [Read more...] about What Is Ailing The Philippines Amateur Boxing?
By Ludwig O. Daza Bob Arum laments on the dismal Pay-Per-View performance of Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley match. Having been in the business for so long enough to know what the fans want, he presumably thought the match would still sell. When the PPV numbers came out, he knew he was terribly mistaken. … [Read more...] about Pacquiao vs. Bradley 3: The Pay-Per-View Flop
By Ludwig O. Daza The decision Manny Pacquiao officially made to hang his gloves up is not so much about his desire as about his family’s concern and politics. Time will prove that his own desire to continue fighting and the adulation of his countrymen will be too strong to resist, and that his family’s concern should be relegated to the sideways for the time being – while … [Read more...] about Why I Think Manny Pacquiao Will Fight Again, Not Once, But Twice
By Ludwig O. Daza The stakes are getting higher, and the recent wager such as the one made by 50 cent, the rapper, worth millions of dollars will only get bigger as the fight draws near. Manny Pacquiao will be the underdog in this coming bout, but the odds seemed to be leveling in the light of training regimen showing his superb form. Bets are mounting. Publicized bets are … [Read more...] about Mayweather vs Pacquiao – Triumphant even in defeat
By Ludwig O. Daza Are we witnessing a future star? This was the question posed then by Jim Lampley, while commentating on Manny Pacquiao vs Lehnolo Ledwaba bout. Several fights later, Pacquiao would beat Marco Antonio Barrera black and blue, forcing his corner to throw in the towel. That win made Pacquiao a boxing star, a spitfire to be reckoned with inside the ring. … [Read more...] about PACQUIAO: GEN-SAN’S COMET (PART III)