When I stopped by the Wild Card last week, I spoke to Roach about Pacquiao and the upcoming fight against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. But mostly we talked about two conversions: Pacquiao's born-again experience three years ago and a dramatic change in Freddie's own life that involved no religion at all.
At a January 21 press conference in New York to promote his upcoming fight against Tim Bradley, Manny Pacquiao was asked what he thought about Republi...
It is easier to pick bible verses to give ourselves permission to dismiss the human rights of others. If that continues to be the case, your name is already signed in the dark future of the Philippines. Is that what you want?
While the cases of Rapinoe and Kenworthy have proven the viability of high-profile endorsements for LGBT athletes -- their sponsors have demonstrated their faithfulness in a profound way -- a quiet yet persistent fear remains among the gay athlete community that other companies may not be so supportive.
The next time you hate on LGBT people, remember how easy it is for you to leave your house, walk the streets, be yourself and never for once feel that your life is at risk. LGBT people die everyday.
The problem is that Manny didn't become anti-gay this week, and Nike has had an endorsement deal with Manny since the mid-2000s. Nike has sold a large fortune's worth of products based on Manny's good word.
Boxing is a metaphor for the food chain of human life and the fight arenas for these high level gladiatorial events, dotted as they always are with winners and losers, constitute part of the drama.
I do branding for a living and so I appreciate the confidence Estaifan has in who he is and what he stands for. He uses his life experience to connect with others and make even a short cab ride a memorable experience.
Imagine if the nearly 17,000-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena was empty when Mayweather and his entourage arrived. Friends, THAT pay-per-view party would be at my house. I'll buy the fight, you bring the chicken wings.
I expected more form "The Fight of The Century" after spending $100. But after viewing the match, though, I knew instantly that one boxer came to fight. I also knew that another boxer showed up to implement the sporting version of a computer formula in the ring.
It's giant by cake standards, as Manny Pacquiao only stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall in the first place.
Fans of boxing deserve champions not only inside the ring, but also outside of it. Mayweather may have won this fight but it doesn't really matter. He could defeat 10 more Manny Pacquiao's but he will never be remembered the way Pacman will be -- as a true fighter. "Money" stands for nothing. He may be undefeated, but he is not a champion.
The fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao has been hyped as the "Fight of the Century," and it is the largest purse ever offered, but it can't compare to the clash between the two undefeated champions who stepped into the ring at a time of tremendous turmoil in 1971.
Here was someone who overcame all the odds--raised in abject poverty to become a record-setting boxer despite his size. Here are four Pacquiao fights that coincided with milestones in my family's autoimmune/cancer/bipolar journey.
I recently sat down with Former heavyweight champion, George Foreman, at his 40-acre property in the outskirts of Houston, Texas. The interview is for...
If Manny Pacquiao wins his next bout, he will inspire a nation. If he loses, it will signal the slow decline inevitable in a sport that favors the young.