PBA Commissioner announces verdict on Cuneta rumble
PBA Commissioner Chito Salud announced his verdict on Friday in connection to the fracas that saw San Mig Coffee star Marc Pingris and Globalport rookie Kelly Nabong throwing punches at each other during their game at the Cuneta Astrodome on Tuesday.
Salud slapped both Pingris and Nabong two-game suspensions and P60,000 fine.
San Mig’s Joe DeVance, who pushed Globalport’s Marvin Hayes will serve a one-game suspension with P30,000 fine while Hayes was slapped with P20,000 fine.
According to Salud, fighting has no room in the PBA because the games are being watched by the youth, not only in the Philippines but overseas.
The free-for-all started in the third quarter when San Mig Coffee import Marcus Blakely pulled down Hayes as both players went down to the floor and shoved each other.
Devance then pushed Hayes that prompted Nabong to push DeVance. After Nabong pushed DeVance, Pingris threw a punch that started the scuffle. (Chris Capulso)
Pacquiao-Mayweather face off possible
The World Boxing Council (WBC) revived hopes of Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. crossing each other’s paths before they retire.
According to WBC President Jose Sulaiman, the long-awaited super fight between the two is possible if both fighters win their separate matches.
Pacquiao is scheduled to battle Brandon Rios in Macau in November while Mayweather will be facing Canelo Alvarez on September 14.
Alvarez holds the WBC super-welterweight division while Mayweather is on the top of the WBC welterweight category.
Aside from facing Mayweather, chances of Pacquiao battling nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez for the fifth time are also possible. (Rommel Fuertes)