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Boxing: Maidana dares Mayweather to ‘fight like a man’ »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP FILE PHOTO

LAS VEGAS -- Painting unbeaten champion Floyd Mayweather as an evasive coward in the ring, Argentine challenger Marcos Maidana called out his rival Tuesday ahead of their world welterweight title rematch next month. Mayweather, who won a majority decision over his South American rival in May, faces Maidana again on September 13 in Las Vegas for the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council titles. "I'm going to be on him from the opening bell," Maidana said. "I'm going to…

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Manny Pacquiao to open ‘boxing schools’ in China »

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MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino boxing champion and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao will open boxing schools in China in cooperation with its national government. In a television interview, Pacquiao said that the school would be named the “Manny Pacquiao Boxing Education Institute” and its first campus would be opened in Beijing. Pacquiao said that he would share his knowledge to Chinese boxers, adding that they need to be taught about the basics of the sport.   “Nakikita ko na marami silang boxers pero kailangan…

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Algieri: I’ll put up great show »

WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of United States pose for photographers during a news conference in Macau, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The boxers are scheduled to battle in WBO welterweight title match at The Venetian Macao on Nov. 23 in Macau.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

SHANGHAI—Chris Algieri, a winner all his life, is champing at the bit of fighting his best against future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao in a World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight on Nov. 23 at The Venetian Macao. Pacquiao, the eight-division champion, is coming off a pair of compelling victories over Brandon Rios and Timothy Bradley to regain his welterweight belt. “I worked hard to reclaim my title and I will work…

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Pacquiao on fight with Mayweather: ‘Who’s that?’ »

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MACAU -- Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri are on a two-week, globe-trotting tour to promote their welterweight title fight in November, but the match the world truly wants to see looks further away than ever. When Pacquiao met the press in Macau on Monday, questions about his elusive megafight with the undefeated American Floyd Mayweather met with a sharp response. "Who's that?" Pacquiao joked, when Mayweather was mentioned by reporters. Pacquiao's hall-of-fame trainer Freddie Roach was less jovial, conceding bluntly that the two boxing legends, both in the…

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Pacquiao dismisses US foe as merely an ‘OK’ fighter »

WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of United States pose for photographers during a news conference in Macau, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The boxers are scheduled to battle in WBO welterweight title match at The Venetian Macao on Nov. 23 in Macau.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

MACAU—Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Monday dismissed his next opponent, undefeated American Chris Algieri, as merely an “OK” fighter as the buildup began to their upcoming contest.   Pacquiao (56-5-2) will put his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title on the line against 30-year-old former kickboxer Algieri (20-0) on Nov. 23 when the Filipino icon returns for his second fight in the southern Chinese gambling haven of Macau.   Algieri seized the WBO…

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Promo tour of Pacquiao-Algieri up »

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Thrust into the limelight after forging a fight with Manny Pacquiao, Chris Algieri will turn into a jet-setter starting today. Algieri and Pacquiao are in Macau to kick off their 27,273-mile, 12-day promotional blitz for their World Boxing Organization welterweight crown showdown at Cotai Arena of The Venetian Macao on Nov. 23. The American challenger of Italian-Argentine descent arrived with his trainer Tim Lane, at the former Portuguese enclave Saturday from New…

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Pacquiaos officially enter PBA »

COACH Pacquiao and PBA commissioner Salud seal KIA’s league debut with a handshake as CAC chair and PalawanGov. Jose “Pepito”Alvarez and president Ginia Domingo look on.

MANILA, Philippines - With the penultimate pick, the KIA Motors selected Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. And with their first pick in the 3rd round, they selected the boxer's Cebuano cousin Rene. Making sure that their coach would not go anywhere, KIA Motors selected the eight-division World Champion with the 11th pick in the Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft 2014 Sunday afternoon at Robinson's Manila. Pacquiao was the first pick of the KIA in the draft,…

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Manny Pacquiao hails high court’s TRO in tax case »

Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines—Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao hailed the Supreme Court’s issuance of temporary restraining order stopping an order from the Court of Tax Appeals last month requiring him to post a cash bond of P3.2 billion or surety bond worth P4.9 billion.   “First, I praise God for giving me and my wife the courage and patience to overcome the problem brought about by the tax case. Second, I thank and…

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