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Arum sees Pacquiao retiring in 2016, running for president »

Bob Arum and Manny Pacquiao. File Photo

  Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum said his prized fighter is eyeing the presidency after he retires from boxing.   Talking to TMZ, the Top Rank CEO said Pacquiao would retire in 2016 to become the President of the Philippines.   "He's gonna fight again next year but his goal is to become a senator in the Philippines, which he will be next year, and then to be president," Arum said.   Pacquiao, who is only 36-years-old,…

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Boxing: Floyd seriously taking underdog Andre Berto »

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  WASHINGTON, United States — Floyd Mayweather said Wednesday that he was seriously preparing for his match with Andre Berto, who lost three of his last six fights, and lashed out at critics of the fight set for September 12 in Las Vegas.   Boxing fans and pundits have hit out at the self-styled "Money" and "TBE" ("The Best Ever") Mayweather's choice of Berto (30-3), who was cherry-picked ahead of more exciting --…

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Mayweather Sr. calls Pacquiao a ‘liar with no skills’ »

Floyd Mayweather Sr., left, poses for photos with his father, Floyd Mayweather Jr.  AP File Photo

  Boxing’s most lucrative fight has long been over but  Floyd Mayweather Sr. is not done throwing verbal jabs at Manny Pacquiao.   Floyd Jr. won via unanimous decision over Pacquiao in what was called as the Fight of the Century but the fight proved to be a dud as Mayweather stayed on the defensive and prevented Pacquiao, who later admitted that he was nursing a shoulder injury, from executing his frenetic offense.   In…

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Pacquiao could see action for Aguilas team in ABL »

Manny Pacquiao (right) could suit up and play for his Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas team in the Asean Basketball League (ABL), which opens its new season this October. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

KUALA LUMPUR — Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is not passing up on the chance to show his basketball chops in the Southeast Asian stage.  Pacquiao, the team owner of the newest addition to the ASEAN Basketball League the Pacquiao Powervit Pilipinas Aguilas, is planning to suit up for a few games in the regional tournament.  "According to him, we will play in some games. He will definitely play,” Aguilas team manager Bien Orilla…

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Mayweather: Fans should be mad at Pacquiao for ‘dud’ fight »

Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines (right) hits Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AP

Boxing's "Fight of the Century” failed miserably to live up to its billing. And after the hoopla that surrounded the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao had subsided, “Money" told Showtime that he wasn’t to be blamed as he pointed the finger at “Pacman.” "The fans have to be mad at Pacquiao," Mayweather told Jim Gray. "They can't be mad at me, I've done my job." "I never said I was…

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2 Dubai games in PBA Philippine Cup schedule »

Calvin Abueva (8) and the rest of the Alaska Aces will play two games in Dubai. Crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra is also scheduled to play as part of the Philippine Cup schedule. Photo from the Alaska Aces' official website

    Two games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule. The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago. Though the contract between the league…

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LOOK: Pacquiao, Clarkson play chess »

Pacquiao, Clarkson play chess 2

    Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and rising NBA star Jordan Clarkson went head-to-head in a game of chess.   Playing chess is one of Pacquiao's past times apart from shooting hoops.   The Fil-American Clarkson is in town to sign an endorsement deal with Smart Communications. But part of his trip is also to finalize details for a possible stint with Gilas Pilipinas.   Clarkson joined the national team in training Wednesday night and, as reported by…

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