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Records show Pacquiao hits stronger than Mayweather »

#InquirerSeven faces of Pacquiao outside of the ring

MANILA, Philippines—If the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao Super Fight on May 2 (May 3 in Manila) ends by knockout, it’s likely that the unbeaten American will be the one sprawled on the canvas.   That’s because Pacquiao definitely packs the bigger wallop as can be gleaned from his ring record of 57 wins (38 by knockouts), against five losses, 3 draws.   Though Pacquiao’s last stoppage came in 2009 at the expense of Miguel…

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Three serious concerns in PH sports »

There's no problem about ticket and pay-per-view sales, so Manny Pacquiao’s chief adviser, Michael Koncz, announced they are doing away with the press tour for the mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. slated at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.   Time, and money, could be put to better use in ensuring the top world boxing rivals would be at their competitive best when they clash in the richest world boxing championship on May…

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Roach fears Mayweather may run, not engage Pacquiao »

Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao is unlike anyone Floyd Mayweather Jr. has ever faced. Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach believes Mayweather will have his work cut out for him against the power and speed of Pacquiao on their scheduled May 2 megafight. "He (Mayweather) can’t move quite as well as he used to," Roach, who was recently named Trainer of the Year for the seventh time by the Boxing Writers Association…

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Cotto on the fence between Pacquiao, Mayweather »

Miguel Cotto. File photo

  MANILA, Philippines -- WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, one of the several fighters who faced both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, refused to make any prediction on the showdown between his two former opponents. The 34-year-old Cotto said he won’t see the two top pound-for-pound fighters slug it out at ringside on May 2 as he instead will be training for a targeted return in June against an opponent yet…

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Mayweather would’ve won over Pacquiao 5 years ago, but not on May 2—Roach »

Freddie Roach. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Had Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao met earlier in their careers, Mayweather would've emerged victorious. But not on May 2. Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach thinks Mayweather would've beaten his prized ward Pacquiao five years ago back when both fighters were just early in their 30s and were at the peak of their careers. "Five years ago, Floyd would've beaten Manny," Roach told ESPN's Skip Bayless. "But Manny…

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Pacquiao takes jab at Mayweather with Pac-man eating Money shirt »

Pac-man eating Money shirt

(Editors' note: This is the earlier story posted online which we are now correcting with the posting of a new story saying the statement shirt worn by Manny Pacquiao was Photoshopped.) MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao is letting his shirt do the trash talking.   Pacquiao has started his US training in the comforts of the Wild Card Boxing Club, owned by his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, in Los Angeles for his scheduled May 2 showdown against…

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Pacman, Mayweather hit US gyms Monday »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will officially start training on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for their welterweight Super Fight on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles Saturday night and will rest the whole day Sunday for the tough eight-week grind ahead. Waiting for Pacquiao at chief trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood is strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who’ll…

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