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Pacquiao courtesy call to Aquino set for Monday »

Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao pays a courtesy call on President Aquino in Malacañang on Dec. 18. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III will finally come face-to-face with boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao on Monday for a customary courtesy call after the new World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterwaeight champion’s win last April 12.   The President’s schedule sent to media on Sunday afternoon showed that Pacquiao’s courtesy call is scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 21.   Palace spokespersons earlier said the meeting was already being arranged and…

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Pacquiao top Mayweather contender »

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. FILE PHOTOS

With his clear victory over Timothy Bradley in their grudge rematch on Saturday in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao vaulted back as top contender to American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the latest pound-for-pound rankings of Ring Magazine in the welterweight division. Pacquiao rebounded from seventh to fourth overall in the list, trailing Mayweather, World Boxing Association super middleweight champion Andre Ward, also of the US, and unified heavyweight titlist Wladimir Klitscho of…

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‘Pacquiao a great ambassador for basketball’ »

PBA Media Bureau head Willie Marcial said his office has been receiving calls and e-mails trying to confirm the veracity of a report that came out recently announcing that “People’s Champ” Manny Pacquiao will suit up for Columbia Autocar Corporation (Kia), one of the three new teams accepted by the league for the incoming season. The PBA has no answer for the curious.   “We cannot make a confirmation or issue a denial…

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Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction »

Manny Pacquiao's blood-stained shorts, which he wore during his fight and victory over Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand last April 12, 2014, was sold for P1.7 million in a Los Angeles auction. AP/Eric Jamison

MANILA, Philippines—  The shorts Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao wore in his victory over Timothy Bradley last weekend sold for $40,000 or at least P1, 750,000 in an auction in Los Angeles, a report said.   Entertainment site TMZ reported that Pacquiao's donation of his blood-stained fight night trunks were purchased by a "private bidder" at the auction in Victorino Noval in Beverly Hills.   Aside from the shorts, Pacquiao also donated his gloves…

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Pacquiao back in PH, heads home to wife, kids »


MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao arrived in Manila before dawn of Good Friday.   According to reports, Pacquiao left Los Angeles with his family late Wednesday aboard a Philippines Airline flight. They arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 a little before 5 a.m.   The 35-year-old fighting congressman is headed straight home to General Santos City where his pregnant wife Jinkee and kids are waiting.   "I am looking forward to going home…

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Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17 »

Manny Pacquiao AP FILE PHOTO

HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao sure is giving serious thought to this plan of making it to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He already has a jersey number picked out. “No. 17,” revealed the global boxing icon and congressman. Pacquiao’s birthday is Dec. 17. “I might play in the PBA with Kia,” Pacquiao told Filipino sportswriters, confirming a story that came out in a news outlet that one of the three expansion teams accepted by…

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My ideal weight is 140, declares Pacquiao »

PACQUIAO: I can still make 135. AP

HOLLYWOOD—The power of his punches remains the same, but bigger opponents can withstand their impact better. Manny Pacquiao admitted this Monday as he explained why he hasn’t scored a knockout in his last eight fights, two of which ended in losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012. After a long layoff due to that brutal sixth round knockout by Marquez, Pacquiao rebounded by ravaging Brandon Rios in Macau last…

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