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McGregor shuns Pacquiao, wants ‘true fight’ next »

NEW YORK, United States — Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, touted as a potential opponent for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, has indicated he wants his next bout to be a return to the octagon rather than the ring. Caught on video by the celebrity news site while out and about in New York, McGregor was asked about Pacquiao's announcement last week that he had opened talks to fight McGregor. "I…

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Is Pacquiao vs McGregor fake news? »

SOUTHPAW PERCY DELLA

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA—The two top patrons of the plausible do not believe that negotiations are underway for a crossover bout between Conan McGregor and Manny Pacquiao. At least not yet. Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s cunning promoter, says talk that the ring’s idle but again raring for prime time eight-division titlist will face the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s reigning superstar in a boxing match, is not only false. It is also “old news, consisting only of an…

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Pacquiao’s next bout: Where, when, vs who, how? »

  Señor Fernando Beltran, amiable top international boxing promoter, has announced his plan to bring Manny Pacquiao to his hometown Mexico. “Mexico deserves to see him, nothing clear but we’re making the attempt,” Beltran explained, adding there has been initial negotiation. A Pacquiao fight in Mexico would be a ready sell-out, said Beltran. He said Mexican fans have all these years been craving to watch Pacquiao live. Pacquiao has clashed with a slew of…

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Boxing promoter trying to get Pacquiao to fight in Mexico »

Boxing promoter Fernando Beltran is determined to get Manny Pacquiao to fight in Mexico. Beltran, the CEO of Zanfer Promotions, one of the biggest boxing promotion companies in Mexico, is reportedly courting the Filipino boxing legend to fight in the Mexican capital on April 2018. "I do not want to waste [the opportunity to get him to fight here]. I will fight until I secure him," Beltran said in a report on…

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Horn defends WBO welterweight title with 11th round TKO of Corcoran »

BRISBANE, Australia — Jeff Horn followed up his contentious WBO welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense on Wednesday against Gary Corcoran. The Australian former school teacher won by technical knockout in the 11th round when the referee stopped the fight with Corcoran bleeding from a deep cut above his left eye. It was Horn's first fight since his unanimous decision upset over eight-division champion Pacquiao in front…

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Pacquiao vows to help face-lift efforts of Rizal Memorial Complex »

Sen. Manny Pacquiao is endorsing the massive repairs planned for the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and even vowed to help seek more funds for the Philippine Sports Commission. The eight-division champion and global sports hero had a tour of the 83-year-old RMSC including the newly established sports museum where he even posed with an image of himself in a poster of one his super fights. “This should be up in front, so…

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Arum, White deny Pacquiao-McGregor talks »

Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum and UFC president Dana White may not see eye-to-eye on many things, but they agree on one thing. There is not going to be a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor. Amid Manny Pacquiao's admission that he has reached out to McGregor's camp for a possible fight, the two honchos were quick to quell such talk. READ: Pacquiao 'extends' McGregor challenge “That would be weird because he’s…

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