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Cambodia PM says Mayweather only won because megafight was held in US »

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen. AP FILE PHOTO

  A leader of an Asian country slammed the result of the “Fight of the Century,” saying that judges should have given the victory for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and not to undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. In a report published in the Cambodia Daily on Tuesday, Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen said Dave Moretti, Burt Clements and Glenn Feldman, the judges of the historic fight, would only side with…

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Surgery for Pacquiao cancels November fight »

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HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao usually forgets about time when he's playing chess. He can play on up to early morning. On Monday, however, Pacquiao, no longer donning a right shoulder sling, cut short his games against former PBA player Zaldy Realubit before midnight. The throbbing pain that affected his performance against Floyd Mayweather Jr., who won their colossal battle by unanimous decision, Saturday night was still bothering him. READ: LOOK: Pacquiao nursing ‘torn’ right shoulder That…

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Pacquiao, Top Rank shed light on rotator cuff injury »

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    Shortly after announcing that people's champ Manny Pacquiao will undergo surgery for a torn rotator cuff, the Filipino boxer and Top Rank Promotions released a joint statement on the circumstances surrounding the injury.   Pacquiao has said the injury on his right shoulder affected his performance during his fight with American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May 3, Philippine time.   Pacquiao and Top Rank said that despite obtaining an approval from the United…

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Mayweather’s pop admits he thought fight much closer »

Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, sits in his corner with his father, head trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., left, during his welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. Mayweather Sr. admitted he thought things were much closer in the fight between his son and Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena.  AP PHOTO/ISAAC BREKKEN

        LAS VEGAS—Floyd Mayweather Sr. admitted on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) he thought things were much closer in the fight between his son Floyd Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena here.   “I told Floyd he needed to do a lot more because we know some judges are crooks,” the trainer said after the bout.   Dave Moretti scored it 118-110 while Glenn Feldman and Burt Clements saw it 116-112 all for…

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Pacquiao cries conspiracy »

UNDAUNTED  Manny Pacquiao answers questions during a news conference after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their welterweight unification bout in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).  AFP

        LAS VEGAS—Team Pacquiao has accused the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. of conspiring to ensure the victory of the unbeaten American in their celebrated fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.   The accusation came on Sunday (Monday in Manila), a day after Mayweather scored a unanimous decision over Pacquiao in a 12-round bout where the Filipino supposedly fought for 10 rounds with an injured right shoulder.   A source…

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Belmonte: Not yet time for Manny to retire »

Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, waits after the welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/John Locher)

MANILA, Philippines--Even though Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. wants to see more of Manny Pacquiao on the plenary floor, he does not want the Filipino hero to leave the boxing ring for good.   The leader of the House of Representatives on Monday said it was not yet time for Pacquiao, the representative from Sarangani, to retire, in spite of his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas.   “We should think twice about…

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Pacquiao to go under knife? »

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  LOS ANGELES--Whether Manny Pacquiao will need surgery or not on his right shoulder will be known Monday afternoon (Tuesday Manila time). Pacquiao will have the shoulder examined at an undisclosed hospital here to find out the gravity of the injury he sustained in the fourth round of his Fight of the Century with Floyd Mayweather Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. READ: LOOK: Pacquiao nursing ‘torn’ right shoulder If…

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