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Pacquiao runs, trains as Fortune hits town »

Manny Pacquiao stepped up his physical conditioning yesterday, doing some running in the morning at Acharon Sports Complex oval before doing routine workouts at his Wild Card gym in General Santos City. Still building up his stamina, the eight-division world champion shadow-boxed under the supervision of trainer Buboy Fernandez and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who arrived with Mike Koncz, Pacquiao’s adviser, from Los Angeles just a few hours earlier.…

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Pacquiao says he ‘pities’ ‘uneducated’ Mayweather, vows to play pro basketball »

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. FILE PHOTOS

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Floyd Mayweather's recent jabs at Manny Pacquiao have forced the Filipino boxing legend to respond with a counterpunch.     Pacquiao also assured fans that he would play a few minutes of professional basketball when the new season opens next month even while he trains for a match in Macau in November against unbeaten American Chris Algieri.     Despite calls by boxing fans for the two biggest names in the…

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Kia Sorentos pay playing-coach Pacquiao a visit in GenSan »

GEN. SANTOS CITY—The Kia Sorentos may be bereft of stars, but they will be competitive in the PBA. Coach Glenn Capacio made this assessment Monday as he and the Sorentos paid playing-coach Manny Pacquiao a surprise visit at the world champion’s mansion at Barangay City Heights here. “We may not be as talented and experienced as the other teams, but we’ll be competitive,” said Capacio. “The players are all dedicated and…

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Pacquiao trains through pain, challenges Mayweather again »

Manny Pacquiao complained of body pains in the early phase of his light training yesterday but just like in his TV commercial, the eight-division world champion ignored the discomfort to finish his workout at his Wild Card Gym in General Santos City.   Barely four days into the physical conditioning aspects of his preparations for defending the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Chris Algieri on Nov. 23, Pacquiao emerged with aching…

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When will they ever fight? »

Aren’t you sick and tired of it?   Every time Floyd Mayweather Jr. finishes off one of his hand-picked opponents to stretch his unbeaten record, he calls out to any one who’s listening that it’s time to do Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao.   Let’s give the people the fight they want, he says. Let’s make it happen, he yells loud and clear, whetting the appetite anew of boxing fans who are hoping that the…

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Unbeaten US boxer joins Pacquiao camp »

Unbeaten American Jose Carlos Ramirez will be a key figure in Manny Pacquiao’s preparation for his Nov. 23 showdown with Chris Algieri in Macau.   According to a fresnobee.com report, Ramirez, a 2012 London Olympian, will be heading to General Santos City to join Pacquiao’s training camp as sparring partner on Oct. 27, two days after appearing in “Fight for Water 3” at Selland Arena, California.   Only 22, Ramirez, of Mexican descent, packs…

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Pacquiao undergoing ‘light’ training for now, says trainer »

Manny Pacquiao  AFP FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Buboy Fernandez, said he does not expected Chris Algieri to be much different from the Mexican boxers that the Filipino southpaw had demolished in the ring.   This is the same reason Pacquiao would be training the way he did prior to his fights with Erik Morales and Antonio Margarito — light compared with how he trained against other opponents.   “I watched the Chris Algieri-Ruslan Provodnikov fight…

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