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Pacquiao inspired by Ali’s backing in Fight of the Century »

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (C) celebrates his victory over Chris Algieri of the US (not pictured) after their world welterweight championship boxing bout at the Cotai Arena in Macau on November 23, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / XAUME OLLEROS

Manny Pacquiao was light on his feet and ultra-quick with his fists during sparring session Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) at Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. He was happy and inspired by the expression of support from “The Greatest.” Thoroughly motivated for his megabuck bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, Pacquiao got an additional inspiration Monday when Muhammad Ali, dubbed “The Greatest,” picked him to win the Fight of the Century…

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Pacquiao sons meet Warriors’ Steph Curry »

Manny Pacquiao's sons with Stephen Curry. Screengrab from Manny Pacquiao's Facebook account.

    What does Manny Pacquiao, one of the greatest boxers of all time, do when his sons meet NBA superstar Steph Curry? Well, he posts it on Facebook just like any other parent. READ: Steph Curry sends Pacquiao autoraphed Warriors' jersey Right after Curry’s Golden State Warriors dumped rival Los Angeles Clippers 110-106 in another installment of this era’s better rivalries, Jimuel and Michael Pacquiao caught up with the MVP candidate. “Thank you Stephen Curry…

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HBO to air documentary ‘Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last’ »

MayweatherPacquiao At Last

HBO Sports is set to unleash the ultimate hype machine for the mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. as they start the production of the one-hour special “Mayweather/Pacquiao: At Last.”   In a statement, HBO said “At Last” will debut on April 18 in the United States with actor Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Salt) narrating the documentary which details Pacquiao’s stellar career and his journey to this historic…

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Pacquiao fight about legacy and children’s future, says Mayweather »

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum

MANILA, Philippines—Floyd Mayweather Jr., will, for once, not live up to his Money nickname and it’s on the biggest fight of his life.   Speaking to mlive.com Mayweather said that his fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 3 (Manila time) at MGM Grand Garden Arena is for the legacy that he will leave in the sport and for the reputation of his children.   “When you’re young, you look at everything like you want…

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Confident Roach sees late KO Pacquiao win »

Manny Pacquiao,  with coach Freddie Roach. AP FILE PHOTO

    When Miguel Cotto lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2012, the Puerto Rican icon cited the unbeaten American’s foot speed as his major problem. Against Manny Pacquiao, however, Mayweather may find himself being beaten in his own game. That’s according to seven-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach, who’ll man Pacquiao’s corner when the Filipino ring icon tangles with Mayweather in their Fight of the Century on May 2 at MGM Grand…

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Pacquiao, Mayweather pushing hard in training »

SCREENGRAB from Manny Pacquiao's Facebook video

      After reportedly missing his routine roadwork session due to leg cramps over the weekend, Manny Pacquiao is back working on his conditioning as he prepares for the biggest fight of his life against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2. READ: Pacquiao suffers cramps during jogging—report Pacquiao posted a two-minute video of his morning workout where he is seen running on an oval track, doing plyometric routines and shadowboxing. "Morning training. Training hard now…

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Roach has a ‘secret weapon’ sparring partner for Pacquiao »

    Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach claims he has a "secret weapon" in store that will be of great help to Manny Pacquiao as he prepares against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2. Roach told On The Ropes Boxing Radio that he currently has six sparring partners working with Pacquiao and all of whom have a style similar to Mayweather's. "I got the guys that I wanted. We selected good…

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