Philippines, 19 Apr 2024
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        


 
 
News  


Pacquiao plans international MPBL


PhilBoxing.com



GAB chairman Atty. Richard Clarin (L) talks to Manny Pacquiao (R) in General Santos City.

Eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has plans to bring MPBL to a worldwide audience and it may start with teams from the United Arab Emirates. Pacquiao shared his vision for the pro league during a recent visit by GAB chairman Atty. Richard Clarin to attend a “Blow By Blow” show at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City.

Pacquiao said MPBL continues to grow and its fifth season opened in Lucena last Saturday with 30 teams. With the pandemic at an ebb, Pacquiao said teams that took a leave of absence previously and aren't joining the current campaign will forfeit their franchise fees. Quezon makes its MPBL debut this season and Negros Occidental enters the fray after seeing action in the 2021 Invitationals. Bicol, Bulacan, Iloilo, Panay, Cebu and Paranaque are back in the fold.

Pacquiao said he’s still mulling the ideal format for an international MPBL but an option would be to line up at least five Filipino players for every overseas team. In a preview of the coming campaign, MPBL held an eight-team preseason tournament two weeks ago to coincide with the staging of the Kalilangan Festival to celebrate the founding of General Santos City. Zamboanga beat Nueva Ecija, 88-80, for the championship and the first prize of P3 million. Nueva Ecija took the runner-up prize of P500,000. Pacquiao saw action for guest team Bulalakaw and hit 35 points in a 72-70 win over Batangas City. Pacquiao, still a hardcourt threat at 44, scored 11 points, including two triples, in the last quarter to lift Bulalakaw to an improbable victory from a 25-point deficit.

Clarin assured Pacquiao of his support for MPBL and “Blow By Blow.” He came from supervising a boxing show in Bohol. The next “Blow By Blow” card will be during the Elorde Awards Night at the Okada Hotel on March 25. Clarin said he intends to spruce up the GAB office in Makati with boxing memorabilia to inspire youngsters to follow in the footsteps of legends like Pacquiao, Flash Elorde, Pancho Villa and Gerry Penalosa.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Joaquin Henson.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • DEVIN HANEY VS. RYAN GARCIA FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Filipino cue master Richard Alinsub wins Bali International 9-Ball Open, pockets P350,000
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Suarez closer to title shot
    By Joaquin Henson, , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • World Title Challenger Brandon Adams Weighs in for OTX Junior Middleweight Tournament with Ismael Villareal
    , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Bangkok Chess Open: Three Pinoys Still in Contention as Arca Loses Again
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • HALL OF FAMER JULIAN “THE HAWK” JACKSON RETURNING TO CANASTOTA FOR 2024 HALL OF FAME WEEKEN
    , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • 2 Division World Champion Oscar Valdez Confirmed for Seventh Annual Box Fan Expo, During Cinco De Mayo Weekend, Saturday May 4, in Las Vegas
    , Fri, 19 Apr 2024
  • Former interim world bantamweight champion Reymart Gaballo is eagerly anticipating his upcoming fight against Mexican boxer Kenbun Torres on May 10 at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Manila.
    , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Lim is top seed in 1st Daneea Balabaran Sinsuat Tennis Championship at Toril
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Cagayan ready to host PCAP Champions League
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Tsutsumi KOs former WBA super champion "Chemito" Moreno in Japan (Video)
    By Gabriel F. Cordero, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Sixers Edge Heat for 7th, to Face #2 NY in Playoffs; Bulls Eliminate Hawks
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • WEIGH-IN RESULTS FOR TOMORROW'S BROADWAY BOXING FROM THE 2300 ARENA IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
    , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • IIEE Metro Central Invitational Chess tourney set for May 1
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • HANEY VS. GARCIA MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
    , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Pierce Egan, Sr. In Memoriam, 1772-1849
    By Emmanuel Rivera, RRT, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • June 8: Xander Zayas-Patrick Teixeira Junior Middleweight Showdown Kicks Off Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend at The Theater at MSG LIVE on ESPN
    , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Arca bounces back, wins again
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Unbeaten Super Lightweight Kurt Scoby Signs Exclusive Glove Deal with ENGAGE
    , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Macs post 2nd win, ISD Pacman triumphs
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Thu, 18 Apr 2024
  • Paradero leaves for Masbate to fight Malupague
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Wed, 17 Apr 2024
  • Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis To Attend Broadway Boxing Tomorrow Night at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia
    , Wed, 17 Apr 2024
  • WBO Super Lightweight Champion Teofimo Lopez Confirmed for Seventh Annual Box Fan Expo, During Cinco De Mayo Weekend, Saturday May 4, in Las Vegas
    , Wed, 17 Apr 2024
  • The Past Week in Action 16 April 2024: David Papot Wins WBO Global Welter Title; Anderson Outpoints Merhy; Ajagba Edges Vianello
    By Eric Armit, , Wed, 17 Apr 2024
  • LA Lakers Beat Pelicans for 7th Seed, Secure Rematch With #2 Denver Nuggets; Kings Eliminate Warriors to Face Pelicans for 8th Seed
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 17 Apr 2024




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2024 philboxing.com.