In this Nov. 13, 2010 file photo, Manny Pacquiao is seen on a large video screen at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  (AP photo/Eric Gay, file)


MANILA — Manny Pacquiao is on top of Sports Illustrated’s boxing stories for 2010.




Manny Pacquiao is not only the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world today, he’s also by far the most popular man in the Philippines. Like Pacman, Nonito Donaire is trying to find the same level of fame in both boxing and his home country.


                          ANDRE BERTO


Over the span of eight days, New York-based promoter, Lou DiBella, watched two of his premiere fighters score consecutive sensational knockouts that were televised on HBO.


IMMORTAL: The best boxer in the world Manny Pacquiao, left, at a recent guest appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in California. He later sang a duet with Hollywood actor Will Ferrell, who is a huge fan of the Filipino boxing superstar.  (Reuters photo)


MANILA — World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is willing to be the country’s poster boy for tourism and has urged fellow Filipinos to make the country beautiful in the eyes of the world.

“As long as I can help the country and our beloved President and the majority, why not?” Pacquiao said in a press conference in Malacañang after a courtesy call on President Benigno Aquino III.

Nov. 19, 2010

Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao (l.) and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

MANILA — Bob Arum is giving Floyd Mayweather Jr. a couple of weeks, and it could be just right before Christmas, to announce his availability to fight Manny Pacquiao next year.

Otherwise, the legendary promoter will start looking at someone else.

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