Manny Pacquiao

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Paddy Barnes has no issue with the decision to include professionals in Rio. Photograph: Ian McNicol/Inpho

Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan have welcomed the decision to allow professional boxers to compete at the Rio 2016 Games, but both Irish Olympians hav(...)

Presidential candidate    Rodrigo Duterte at the tomb of his  father, governor Vicente Duterte,   in Davao, the Philippines: He     has a reputation for a hands-on style of leadership  that has endeared him to many Filipinos and helps   explain his success despite some off-colour outbursts. Photograph:  Kiwi Bulaclac/AFP/Getty Images

As mayor of Davao City in the southern Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte sometimes drove a taxi at night, to observe at first-hand what was happening in hi(...)

 Rodrigo  Duterte: often likened to Donald Trump, he ran a controversial campaign in which he joked about raping a missionary and backed extrajudicial killings to keep crime under control.  Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Exit polls in the Philippines presidential election point to a huge victory for Rodrigo Duterte, the hard-man mayor of Davao City, whose administratio(...)

Conor McGregor has announced his retirment from Dana White’s UFC organisation. Photograph: Getty

For three years, Conor McGregor and the UFC have been very good for each other. McGregor’s searing wit and feisty charm mixed with an uncanny ability (...)

Patrick Hyland: “I said, ‘how can it get bigger for me?’ I come from Jobstown and I’m fighting on pay-per-view in Las Vegas. It’s a dream.”  Photograph: Inpho

Dubliner Patrick Hyland is taking inspiration from a pair of Mexican ring legends as he bids to upset the odds in his world-title bout Saturday night(...)

Manny Pacquiao earned a unanimous decision against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. Photograph: AP

If it was indeed the final fight of an unforgettable career that launched him from unspeakable poverty in the rural Philippines to worldwide fame and (...)

Manny Pacquiao has said Saturday night’s fight will  be his last. Photograph: Nict UT/AP)

Manny Pacquiao returns to the ring Saturday night nearly a year after his mega-fight loss to Floyd Mayweather to take on Tim Bradley in Las Vegas agai(...)

Nike announced that it has ended its contract with Manny Pacquiao following his comments on same-sex marriage. Photograph: Janis Alano/Reuters

Nike said it had ended its contract with Manny Pacquiao after the Filipino boxer described gays as “worse than animals”. “We find Manny Pacquiao’s c(...)

Manny Pacquiao, who is running for senator, on the campaign trail in the Philippines. Photograph: Reuters

Boxer and Philippine Senate candidate Manny Pacquiao has apologised for denouncing people in gay relationships as “worse than animals” but said he sto(...)

Conor McGregor (left) knocks out  Jose Aldo during a featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at in Las Vegas. Photograph: AP

After 14 months of build-up and 13 seconds of combat, Conor McGregor is the undisputed featherweight champion of the world after levelling the legenda(...)

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