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Manila mayor, ex-scavenger and actor, to seek presidency

Sep. 22, 2021 01:55 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The popular mayor of the Philippine capital said Wednesday he will run for president in next year’s elections, the latest aspirant in what is expected to be a crowded race to succeed the controversial Rodrigo Duterte. Manila Mayor Isko...

Boxer-senator Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president

Sep. 19, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine boxing icon and senator Manny Pacquiao says he will run for president in the 2022 elections. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday, saying that the Filipino people have been...

Duterte's party picks him as VP candidate in Philippines

Sep. 08, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' governing party nominated President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday as its vice presidential candidate in next year's elections, a maneuver widely seen as an effort to keep the popular leader near the center of power while avoiding constitutional...

De La Hoya pulls out of Sept. 11 fight, says he has COVID

Sep. 03, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar De La Hoya's return to the ring will have to wait after the fighter said he tested positive for COVID-19. The 48-year-old De La Hoya was scheduled to fight on Sept. 11 against former MMA fighter Vitor Belfort in a pay-per-view event at Staples...

Column: Even Manny Pacquiao finds Father Time undefeated

Aug. 24, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao’s story is so remarkable that anyone familiar with it can’t help but root that it doesn’t come with a bad ending. Fighting his way out of abject poverty in the Philippines was an accomplishment all by itself. Winning titles in eight...

Pacquiao ponders ring retirement, political plans after loss

Aug. 22, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao sounded like a fighter on his way out and a politician on his way up. He might have concealed his battered face behind big sunglasses, but Pacquiao didn't hide behind excuses or denial after a discouraging unanimous-decision loss to...

Manny Pacquiao loses to Yordenis Ugás by unanimous decision

Aug. 22, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Although Manny Pacquiao hasn't decided what his future holds, the eight-division world champion realizes his 26-year professional boxing career might have ended Saturday night with a disheartening loss. Yordenis Ugás is only seven years younger than...

Yordenis Ugás beats Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in bout for the WBA welterweight title

Aug. 22, 2021 01:17 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Yordenis Ugás beats Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision in bout for the WBA welterweight title.

Manny Pacquiao takes on Ugás before likely presidential run

Aug. 20, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

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. Pacquiao has plans and ambitions reaching far beyond the fight game at this point in...

Ugás seizes late-career spotlight, takes a shot at Pacquiao

Aug. 20, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is the life Yordenis Ugás imagined when he decided to leave Cuba. He wanted to be in a boxing ring with somebody like Manny Pacquiao under the Vegas spotlight, fighting for a championship belt in front of the whole world. ...