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Mayweather hints at comeback: ‘You just never know’ »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends a news conference Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on May 2. AP

Floyd Mayweather teasingly hinted Saturday that he might be tempted to return to the ring, but said only a "nine-figure" payday could lure him out of retirement. The 39 year-old Mayweather, who walked away from boxing eight months ago with a perfect 49-0 record, was on hand as a promoter of Badou Jack's majority draw with Lucian Bute in a super middleweight world title fight at the DC Armory in Washington. He…

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Covering Kobe, Manny: 2 farewells in a week »

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    LOS ANGELES—All my life as a sports fan, it had always been headlines about Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, or Manny Pacquiao and his stunning knockouts, that I woke up to.   I’m 26, and Kobe had played 20 years with the Lakers, trying passionately to become the next Michael Jordan.  Pacquiao, meanwhile, had been a pro boxer for about 21 years, 15 of those spent headlining Philippine newspapers as…

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Arum disappointed with PPV buys of Pacquiao-Bradley 3 »

Bob Arum

If indeed Manny Pacquiao’s retiring after his recent victory over Timothy Bradley, he will be walking away from the sports with a dud. Sure, Pacquiao showed moments of brilliance when he knocked Bradley down twice but if pay-per-view (PPV) buys are to be measured, it wasn’t exactly a blockbuster. As per BoxingScene.com, it’s estimated that 400,000 pay-per-view buys were registered for the third fight between Paquiao and Bradley.   READ: Pacquiao-Bradley 3 gets less…

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Pacquiao gets twin requests for a KO »

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MANNY Pacquiao may have no choice but heed this fresh calls for a knockout. Fresh from his sensational win over Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, Pacquiao has firmed up his shot at a Senate seat in the May 9 national polls. In short, he doesn’t have to come up with a KO effort in order to score a victory in the next elections. * * * But there indeed is a call for a…

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Pacman leaves Rio door open »

Manny Pacquiao during the post-fight press conference of Pacquiao-Bradley 3 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

DEPRIVED of a gold since the Philippines joined the Olympics in 1924, many are excited over the prospect of winning our elusive first gold medal in Rio De Janeiro, should Manny Pacquiao decide to fight there this August. As of today, Manny has not decided if he will or he won’t. His trilogy with Tim Bradley over with, his immediate concern is to catch up on the campaign trail of the fast…

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LOOK: Pacquiao pays tribute to ‘legend’ Kobe »

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Greatness recognizes greatness. Manny Pacquiao paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on his Instagram account just two days after one of the greatest basketball players of all time had played his final NBA game. READ: Mamba out: One final show of greatness for Kobe Bryant Pacquiao and Bryant's retirement was just four days apart with the Filipino ring icon hanging up his gloves after outclassing Timothy Bradley anew last Sunday and the Los Angeles…

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Pacquiao back on the campaign trail »

Manny Pacquiao during the final press conference at the David Copperfield Theater inside MGM Hotel in Las Vegas, April 6, 2016.    PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

ONE OF THE biggest election undercards to the main events of the national polls—the presidential and vice presidential derbies—is the senatorial run of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who scored a unanimous decision over Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last Sunday. The bankable boxer said his third encounter with Bradley was his last, although many are skeptical, including his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and his…

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