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

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. FILE PHOTOS

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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From Boxing to baseball: Pacquiao throws first pitch in Dodgers-Nationals game »

Manny Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino boxing champion and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California Monday night (Tuesday in Manila), according to Top Rank’s website. Pacquiao said he was excited to throw the first pitch in the game between the LA Dodgers and the Washington Nationals. Before the match, Pacquiao was given an honorary Dodgers shirt with Pacquiao's name and the number eight printed on the back. The lawmaker posted…

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Pacquiao, Algieri to face media, fans at AT&T Park in San Francisco »

Pacquaio-Algieri Media Event_Flyer

SAN FRANCISCO, California -- Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri will meet the news media and paying fans on top of the visitor’s dugout at AT&T Park on Friday, August 29, from 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Pacquiao will be defending the WBO welterweight title against one-time kick-boxer Chris Algieri on November 22 at the Venetian in Macao, China. Fans who purchased a special event ticket will have the opportunity to watch as reporters ask both fighters questions…

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Forget Shaolin Temple; China execs tap Pacquiao »

Manny Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines--The land known for mystical martial arts experts is tapping the Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao to train future world boxing champions.   China, of the kung fu and Shaolin fighting monks fame, is setting up the Manny Pacquiao Boxing Education Institute in Beijing and other major cities like Shanghai and Guangzhou to further intensify its already strong sports program.   Pacquiao made the announcement on ABS-CBN television Wednesday from Shanghai, where he is on…

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Manny Pacquiao tapping World Peace for Kia »

NANJING—Former NBA enforcer Metta World Peace will be tapped by boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to play for the Kia Sorentos in one of the Philippine Basketball Association’s import-flavored conferences this coming season. “He’s a close friend. He’s here in China and we’re going to get him as our import,” said Pacquiao, who will be the playing coach of the Sorentos. The eight-division champ and Sarangani representative said World Peace, formerly known as…

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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 »

Manny Pacquiao

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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