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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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Pacquiao lets it all out with version of ‘Let It Go’ »

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MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine boxing champion Manny Pacquiao showed that spoofs never bothered him anyway as sang his heart out with Disney’s Frozen musical hit "Let it Go."   Boxing promotion company Top Rank, which handles Pacquiao’s fights, on Sunday posted on its YouTube channel the video of the eight-division world champion belting the megahit. Curiously, singer-rapper Drake, with username @champagnepapi, posted the video of Pacquiao’s performance on his Instagram account ahead…

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Pacquiao has Algieri next, but Floyd is out there »

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NEW YORK—Even as Manny Pacquiao prepares for undefeated junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, the name Floyd Mayweather is never far away. Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight crown on No. 22 in Macau, the 64th bout of a career that includes titles in eight divisions. None of those has been against the undefeated Mayweather. Pacquiao told The Associated Press on Friday that a matchup with Mayweather "is the fight fans want in…

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Pacquiao-Mayweather fight likely to happen in 2015, says Arum »

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MANILA, Philippines—There is no killing yet the dream match of many boxing fans.   Boxing promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank, said that the highly-anticipated match between eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. may still happen in 2015 depending on the negotiations of the two rival pay-per-view networks tied with the two fighters.   In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle released Thursday, Arum said that HBO,…

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

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