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Crawford beats Postol in unification fight: Pacquiao may be next »

Viktor Postol, left, hits Terence Crawford during their WBC-WBO junior welterweight unification title boxing bout in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 23, 2016. AP

LAS VEGAS — Terence Crawford was so sure of his victory Saturday night that he spent part of the final round with his hands at his side, taunting Viktor Postol. What he's not so sure of is that Manny Pacquiao will agree to his terms and fight him at 140 pounds in November. "It will be at 140, definitely," Crawford said. "But I'm going on vacation now. We're not worried about Manny…

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Pacquiao’s comeback set at Thomas & Mack—report »

FILE---Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates his knockout victory against Erik Morales of Mexico during their super featherweight bout at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 18, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao knocked out Morales in the third round. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao’s reported comeback fight on Nov. 5 will be at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. As per RingTV.com, Bob Arum said the stages that would welcome Pacquiao back into the boxing world was down to MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, and Thomas & Mack before they settled for the arena located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Pacquiao knocked Erik Morales out at Thomas & Mack…

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Drilon: OK for Pacquiao to fight, but… »

Manny Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines— For as long as he could perform his duties as a legislator, neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao may go back to the boxing ring.   Outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday expressed his support for Pacquiao’s reported plan to go back to boxing, confirming for the first time that the newly-elected senator had sought his permission to fight again.   “He asked me if he can box.  I said ‘there’s nothing to…

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We ain’t seen the last of Pacquiao yet »

ON THE day Sen. Manny Pacquiao denied on national television that he was fighting again before the end of the year, it was announced on BBC News that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum had scheduled a match for November. The date is set, Arum said, and they only have to look for an opponent for the senator, who promised his constituents that he would give priority to his government job unlike…

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Sen. Pacquiao should fight for the poor »

IS MANNY Pacquiao a senator or a boxer? This question was raised by journalist John Pages in an item in the Sun Star of Cebu yesterday. From the point of view of Pacquiao’s countless loyal fans, their hero could be both—a warrior and a lawmaker—and to hell with those who would disagree. * * * Pacquiao had promised that his third encounter against Timothy Bradley Jr. would be his last fight. “Pacquiao has lied,” Pages…

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‘Passion’ for boxing fuels Pacquiao as he eyes comeback »

BOWING OUT IN STYLE Manny Pacquiao celebrates after beating Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. REM ZAMORA FOR CAFE PURO

Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao has declared he still has the passion for the sport and may come out of retirement, although there are no plans for a fight this year. Pacquiao, 37, a newly elected senator in the Philippines, told AFP on Wednesday night that his top priority was his political career but that his love for boxing had not diminished. "When you put your passion and your dedication in one…

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Pacquiao plans return to ring, says promoter »

Pacquiao Bradley Boxing

LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao isn’t ready to give up his night job just yet.   Pacquiao, who said before his last fight in April that he would retire, now plans to return to the ring in November against an opponent who has yet to be selected.   Promoter Bob Arum on Tuesday said that Pacquiao got permission to take a break from his new duties as a senator in the Philippines to take another fight.…

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