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Who cares about Pacquiao vs Vargas? »

WHO THE hell is Jessie Vargas? The sidestreet Pinoy boxing fanatic wants to know the caliber of this fighter whom Manny Pacquiao will meet in a championship duel in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. “Sino ba si Vargas, tindero o sapatero?” wondered Louie Sanyano, shortish, peppery meat-cleaver in the Mandaluyong City wet market. First time he has heard about the Las Vegas-based WBO welterweight champion. Going by what has transpired on the…

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Pacman starts gym work »

Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

MANNY Pacquiao is raring to prove that fighting in the ring again won’t interfere with his legislative duties in the Senate. Stepping up his preparations for his Nov. 5 showdown with World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas, Pacquiao jogged yesterday morning, attended a Senate hearing on extrajudicial killings and then sweated it out at the gym. The tiring grind will be Pacquiao’s routine in the coming days as…

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Pacquiao, Mahindra target PBA title, not just playoffs »

Mahindra playing-coach Manny Pacquiao shoots a 3-pointer over Blackwater big man Kyle Pascual. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Mahindra is on track to make its first appearance in the playoffs after improving to 5-2 with a win over Blackwater on Sunday. But for Enforcer playing-coach Manny Pacquiao said the team won’t be contented by just making the playoffs. “Hindi lang sa playoffs, siyempre ang goal namin is mag champion,” said Pacquiao after Mahindra’s 97-88 victory. With the win, the Enforcer arrested a two-game losing skid to move into a tie with…

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Mahindra stops skid, beats Blackwater »

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Mahindra snapped its two-game losing skid after a 97-88 rout of Blackwater in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. James White had 23 points and 19 rebounds for the Enforcer, who improved to 5-2 following losses to the Phoenix Fuel Masters and NLEX Road Warriors. Enforcers assistant coach Chris Gavina said his team was “extra motivated” to play with playing-coach Manny Pacquiao joining them on the floor for better than…

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Pacquiao wants end to corruption, disunity in PH sports »


If the country wants that elusive Olympic gold, sports officials must get their acts together.   World boxing champ and now Senator Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday took sports officials to task in getting rid of corruption and forging unity within the sports officialdom, citing his first-hand knowledge about the many ills in the sector as a longtime athlete.   Pacquiao, chair of the Senate committee on sports freshly split from games and amusement, minced…

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Training won’t alter Pacman’s Senate sked »

MANNY Pacquiao catches his breath after a morning jog in Hollywood’s Pan Pacific Park on Saturday, a week before his fight against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. REM ZAMORA

DON’T be surprised if you chance upon Sen. Manny Pacquiao jogging or running along Roxas Boulevard in the coming days. The eight-division world champion will begin his preparations for his Nov. 5 showdown with World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. According to Mike Koncz, Pacquiao’s business consultant, the lawmaker will be doing roadwork to regain his stamina and get back into shape for the…

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Boxing needs total reprogramming, genuine change »

IT MAY be a disaster, a debacle, an anomaly, disgrace and scandal. By any name, the shameful showing of the two over-hyped, over-traveled, overfed Filipino boxers in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics was a super boo-boo that caused a horrible stink. With the monumental foulness, the head of the national amateur boxing agency had no choice but try and step out of the unbearable scene. Ricky Vargas, president of the Association of…

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