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Roach taps unbeaten boxer for Pacquiao sparmate—report »

Manny Pacquiao talks to his trainer Freddie Roach and strength and conditioning coach Justine Fortune inside the Wild Card gym after his training on Thursday, 23 April 205. Photo by Rem Zamora

Freddie Roach is ready to bring out the heavy guns as he prepares Manny Pacquiao for his farewell fight. As per PhilBoxing.com, the Hall of Fame trainer is set to bring in undefeated welterweight Frankie Gomez as Pacquiao’s sparring partner to prepare him for his bout against Timothy Bradley in April. Gomez is expected to arrive at General Santos City soon, depending on how quickly Top Rank, Pacquiao’s promoter, processes the boxer’s…

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Arum sees Crawford as perfect foe for Pacquiao »

Terence Crawford (left) against Yuriorkis Gamboa (right) during the WBO world lightweight championship boxing bout June 28, 2014. AP PHOTO

Though many is looking at Manny Pacquiao's third fight against Timothy Bradley on April as his swan song, Top Rank big boss Bob Arum still isn't sold on the idea of the eight-division world champion walking away from the sport of boxing. In a report of BoxingScene.com, the boxing kingmaker remains skeptical about Pacquiao's retirement plans, but is leaving the decision up to the famed fighter. READ: 3rd fight vs Pacquiao no lose…

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Roach doesn’t think Bradley will be Pacquiao’s final foe »

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  Manny Pacquiao has been adamant his fight against Timothy Bradley would be his last as he would now concentrate on his political career in the Philippines. His trainer Freddie Roach, however, thinks the eight-division world champion is far from over. Roach told Ring Magazine Pacquiao’s boxing career still hangs in the balance in the event the boxer fails to win a senatorial seat. “A lot depends on whether he becomes a senator or…

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A growing urgency for Pacquiao »

FILE - In this June 9, 2012, file photo, Timothy Bradley, left, from Palm Springs, Calif., lands a punch against Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their WBO world welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Nearly two years after Bradley won in a disputed split decision, promoters announced Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, that the two will fight again on April 12. AP

Has Timothy Bradley junked his predictable slap shots to start developing a spear punch similar to the one Juan Manuel Marquez threw in stopping the great Manny Pacquiao cold in 2012? Latest info from the rival camp says the 32-year-old Bradley “is in pretty good shape already.” Bradley officially starts training on Feb. 15 but has been locked in solemn sessions with trainer Teddy Atlas in Palm Springs, California. * * * “Tim runs…

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Mayweather says ‘will make 7 figures a month’ despite retirement »

FILE: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero WBC championship welterweight bout at Staples Center January 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.   Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s nickname is "Money" and he backed it up quite nicely. Talking to Joe Moore of talkSPORT, the retired boxer reiterated he’s out of the sport for good and his financial status is one of the reasons he’s staying off the ring. “I will make seven figures a month for the rest of my life,” Mayweather told the radio station as reported by Bleacher Report. “I’ve made some very smart…

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Jinkee Pacquiao giddy over Manny’s retirement »

Manny Pacquiao and Jinkee wait for boarding time of their New York-bound flight at LAX. Photo by Roy Luarca

NEW YORK CITY—If there’s one person who’d be happy when Manny Pacquiao bows out of the ring, it’s his wife Jinkee. The Sarangani Vice Governor, who’s no longer seeking reelection, couldn’t hide her elation when Pacquiao announced his retirement on Tuesday at Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and affirmed it Thursday at Madison Square Garden here. “I was really surprised when he said in yesterday’s (Tuesday) presscon in LA. “He didn’t…

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Bradley trainer likens Pacquiao fight to Super Bowl »

Manny Pacquiao, left, shakes hands with trainer Teddy Atlas, right, during a news conference to promote an upcoming boxing match Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in New York. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Timothy Bradley on April 9, 2016,  in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BEVERLY HILLS, Los Angeles—Fighting Manny Pacquiao is just like getting into the Super Bowl. You’re given the opportunity to be the best. Trainer Teddy Atlas made this comparison as to the third chance accorded to his ward, Timothy Bradley, by Pacquiao. “You aspire to be the best try to get to the Super Bowl,” Atlas said in Tuesday’s press conference at Beverly Hills Hotel. “When you get the opportunity to get to…

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