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Unbeaten US boxer joins Pacquiao camp »

Unbeaten American Jose Carlos Ramirez will be a key figure in Manny Pacquiao’s preparation for his Nov. 23 showdown with Chris Algieri in Macau.   According to a fresnobee.com report, Ramirez, a 2012 London Olympian, will be heading to General Santos City to join Pacquiao’s training camp as sparring partner on Oct. 27, two days after appearing in “Fight for Water 3” at Selland Arena, California.   Only 22, Ramirez, of Mexican descent, packs…

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Pacquiao undergoing ‘light’ training for now, says trainer »

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Buboy Fernandez, said he does not expected Chris Algieri to be much different from the Mexican boxers that the Filipino southpaw had demolished in the ring.   This is the same reason Pacquiao would be training the way he did prior to his fights with Erik Morales and Antonio Margarito — light compared with how he trained against other opponents.   “I watched the Chris Algieri-Ruslan Provodnikov fight…

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Algieri ‘will get hurt’ »

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

It was only their second day at the gym, but this early, trainer Buboy Fernandez exudes confidence Manny Pacquiao has got what it takes to beat challenger Chris Algieri in their showdown on Nov. 23 in Macau. Handling the mitts with chief trainer Freddie Roach still to arrive, Fernandez said in a television interview Tuesday night that he already felt the power and intensity of the eight-division world champion’s Pacquiao’s punches. Though…

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Which side of his mouth did Floyd Jr. speak out? »

Listen again, please: “If the Pacquiao fight materializes, let’s make it happen.” That was the supremely evasive Floyd Mayweather Jr. making a startling declaration on the century’s most elusive boxing bout. Yes, Mayweather really said that after the final bell of his ho-hum second meeting with wild Marcos Maidana of Argentina. It was totally unexpected, and all of us have every reason to be very excited. * * * But hold it for another moment. Did…

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Pacquiao starts light training for Algieri fight »

When Manny Pacquiao reported back to the gym Monday, Filipino coach Buboy Fernandez was pleasantly surprised by the eight-division world champion’s demeanor. “He projected a positive aura,” Fernandez told the Inquirer in Filipino. “He was always smiling.” It was Pacquiao’s first light workout in preparation for his defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against unbeaten American Chris Algieri on Nov. 23 in Macau. Fernandez is taking charge of Pacquiao’s training until…

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Mayweather says he isn’t evading Pacquiao »

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LAS VEGAS – Boxer Floyd Mayweather, fresh off his lopsided victory over Marcos Maidana, denied he is trying to safeguard his undefeated record by avoiding Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather has admitted he handpicked opponents in the past but says there is nothing unscrupulous about not fighting Pacquiao, one of the few fighters who can match the American's hand speed. "I am not ducking or dodging no opponent," said Mayweather, who turns 38 in February. "If a Pacquiao fight presents…

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Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz on Filipino Heritage Night »

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OAKLAND, California – The Golden State Warriors will celebrate Filipino Heritage Night on Friday, November 21 as they take on the Utah Jazz, the NBA basketball team’s management announced. There will be a pre-game tailgate festival with Filipino food trucks, entertainment and free Filipino Heritage Night T-shirts designed by SAVS. Tickets must be purchased through the Filipino Heritage Night event website to receive the ticket. Individual and group tickets are available now…

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Pacquiao returns to Gen. Santos City »

Eight-Division world champion Manny Pacquiao arrived in Manila early yesterday morning from Los Angeles and immediately took a connecting flight to Gen. Santos City.  In a television interview, Pacquiao said he’s going to start  physical conditioning next week in preparation for the heavy training to be supervised by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach, who will arrive on Oct. 6.  Pacquiao and unbeaten American Chris Algieri, who’s eyeing his World Boxing…

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  • 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 Leonisa Daga-as , 42, paddles a dug-out canoe at Lake Mihaba deep inside the Agusan marshland in the southern Philippines. Inset is 21-foot crocodile now called Lolong. AFP

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    Pacquiao has Algieri next, but Floyd is out there

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    Dionisia Pacquiao a scene stealer on Sona red carpet

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    Pacquiao urges Aquino to focus on education reforms

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  • Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Leonisa Daga-as , 42, paddles a dug-out canoe at Lake Mihaba deep inside the Agusan marshland in the southern Philippines. Inset is 21-foot crocodile now called Lolong. AFP

    Arroyo, Dimaporo, Pacquiao lead House members in absences

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    Pacquiao only billionaire in House

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  • Manny Pacquiao and President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Leonisa Daga-as , 42, paddles a dug-out canoe at Lake Mihaba deep inside the Agusan marshland in the southern Philippines. Inset is 21-foot crocodile now called Lolong. AFP

    No talk of tax during Pacquiao’s courtesy call to Aquino

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  • Throng of devotees flock to the 'Kamay ni Hesus' shrine in Lucban, Quezon on Good Friday to climb the spiritually sanctifying 300-step 'Stairway to Heaven' to reach the 50-foot statue of the resurrected Christ on top of the hill. DELFIN T. MALLARI JR./Inquirer Southern Luzon Leonisa Daga-as , 42, paddles a dug-out canoe at Lake Mihaba deep inside the Agusan marshland in the southern Philippines. Inset is 21-foot crocodile now called Lolong. AFP

    Healing priest invites political leaders to join ‘prayer for nation’

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  • BIR Commissioner Kim Henares. AP FILE PHOTO Leonisa Daga-as , 42, paddles a dug-out canoe at Lake Mihaba deep inside the Agusan marshland in the southern Philippines. Inset is 21-foot crocodile now called Lolong. AFP

    Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this

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  • Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO Leonisa Daga-as , 42, paddles a dug-out canoe at Lake Mihaba deep inside the Agusan marshland in the southern Philippines. Inset is 21-foot crocodile now called Lolong. AFP

    Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano

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  • Timothy Bradley (R) and Manny Pacquiao battle during their 12 round World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, April 12, 2014. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. AP Leonisa Daga-as , 42, paddles a dug-out canoe at Lake Mihaba deep inside the Agusan marshland in the southern Philippines. Inset is 21-foot crocodile now called Lolong. AFP

    Aquino, Pacquiao to meet if time permits – Palace

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  • Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines, trades blows with Timothy Bradley, in their WBO welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won the bout by unanimous decision. (AP Leonisa Daga-as , 42, paddles a dug-out canoe at Lake Mihaba deep inside the Agusan marshland in the southern Philippines. Inset is 21-foot crocodile now called Lolong. AFP

    Pacquiao’s tax woes cloud latest victory

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    Henares tax reminder not meant to spoil Pacquiao’s win, Palace says

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