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Pacquiao finally meets challenger »

Manny Pacquiao, right, an 11-time boxing champion across eight weight divisions and now a member of the Philippines senate, speaks at a press conference in Brisbane, Australia, Wednesday, April 27, 2017, about his coming bout against Australia's Jeff Horn, left. Their world title bout is scheduled for July 2. (AP Photo/John Pye)

  Promoter Bob Arum likened the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn collision for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia, to a young lion challenging the alpha male for control of the pride. “This fight certainly has that theme,” Arum told AP Wednesday, when Pacquiao, 38, and Horn, 29, met for the first time. The eight-division world champion admitted he didn’t know Horn at all. But Horn knows Pacquiao well. Since…

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Fans start fearing for Pacquiao »

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Who faulted in Osaka? His handlers claim the physique of former world bantamweight boxing champion Marlon Tapales, 25, popped up ahead, thus causing him to fail in making the 118-pound limit for the WBO championship fight in Osaka on Sunday. That was hard to buy, because the disaster could’ve been prevented with clinical monitoring and stricter control. The fact that Tapales had been allowed to report in Osaka 10 lb…

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Pacquiao tells Horn: Work hard so we can entertain people »

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2016 file photo, Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, celebrates after defeating Jessie Vargas in their WBO welterweight title boxing match, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao will fight Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 at Brisbane’s 52,500-capacity Suncorp Stadium in a defense of Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Even Manny Pacquiao himself admitted he hardly knows about his Australian challenger Jeff Horn, who is a former schoolteacher in Brisbane and unheralded boxer. Pacquiao arrived in Australia Monday (Manila time) to promote his fight against Horn, who holds a record of 16 wins, zero losses and a draw with 11 knockouts but hasn’t really faced an opponent that even comes close to the caliber of the Filipino ring superstar. “I don't…

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Pacquiao says Horn fight will show he’s not done yet »

Manny Pacquiao during ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

[ventuno id='OTI1MjgzfHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno] The 38-year-old Pacquiao, an 11-time champion across eight weight divisions and now a member of the Philippines senate, had intended the fight in Brisbane with local school teacher Horn to be a stepping stone to a more lucrative bout with former welterweight world champion Amir Khan. But Pacquiao now says the bout gives him a chance to let the boxing world know he's still at the top. "I want to…

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Gavina frustrated over another listless showing from Mahindra »

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Mahindra coach Chris Gavina blasted his players after a "disappointing" loss to San Miguel Beer sent the Floodbuster to their sixth loss in seven games. Gavina felt his players failed to put the team in a position to win resulting in a 109-80 rout to the Beermen, who led by as much as 34 points. "It was disappointing considering we had three of our most efficient practices in a few weeks. Coming…

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An order for a monster boxing bout »

A former PE teacher, Jeff Horn took up boxing to defend himself from school bullies.

      Jeff Horn of Australia, who challenges Manny Pacquiao for the WBO world welterweight championship in Brisbane on July 2, said the Filipino boxing superhero often dropped his guard whenever he went for the kill. Horn did not specify how often Pacquiao makes this mistake, the killer kind that caused the horrifying knockout defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez in December 2012. Horn, an unbeaten former school teacher (16-0-1), however, said he would prefer…

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Pacquiao not underestimating Horn, says Roach »

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He may be facing a little-known Australian boxer, but Manny Pacquiao is not underestimating Jeff Horn. Pacquiao, who is on a two-fight win streak, is defending his WBO welterweight crown against Horn in July 2 in Brisbane, Australia. "He is working his ass off for this fight and we will be keeping the world title. Manny doesn’t underestimate anyone. He knows upsets can happen in boxing and that Horn is a good…

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