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Pacquiao, Algieri to face media, fans at AT&T Park in San Francisco »

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SAN FRANCISCO, California -- Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri will meet the news media and paying fans on top of the visitor’s dugout at AT&T Park on Friday, August 29, from 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Pacquiao will be defending the WBO welterweight title against one-time kick-boxer Chris Algieri on November 22 at the Venetian in Macao, China. Fans who purchased a special event ticket will have the opportunity to watch as reporters ask both fighters questions…

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Forget Shaolin Temple; China execs tap Pacquiao »

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MANILA, Philippines--The land known for mystical martial arts experts is tapping the Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao to train future world boxing champions.   China, of the kung fu and Shaolin fighting monks fame, is setting up the Manny Pacquiao Boxing Education Institute in Beijing and other major cities like Shanghai and Guangzhou to further intensify its already strong sports program.   Pacquiao made the announcement on ABS-CBN television Wednesday from Shanghai, where he is on…

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Manny Pacquiao tapping World Peace for Kia »

NANJING—Former NBA enforcer Metta World Peace will be tapped by boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to play for the Kia Sorentos in one of the Philippine Basketball Association’s import-flavored conferences this coming season. “He’s a close friend. He’s here in China and we’re going to get him as our import,” said Pacquiao, who will be the playing coach of the Sorentos. The eight-division champ and Sarangani representative said World Peace, formerly known as…

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Boxing: Maidana dares Mayweather to ‘fight like a man’ »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP FILE PHOTO

LAS VEGAS -- Painting unbeaten champion Floyd Mayweather as an evasive coward in the ring, Argentine challenger Marcos Maidana called out his rival Tuesday ahead of their world welterweight title rematch next month. Mayweather, who won a majority decision over his South American rival in May, faces Maidana again on September 13 in Las Vegas for the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council titles. "I'm going to be on him from the opening bell," Maidana said. "I'm going to…

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Manny Pacquiao to open ‘boxing schools’ in China »

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MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino boxing champion and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao will open boxing schools in China in cooperation with its national government. In a television interview, Pacquiao said that the school would be named the “Manny Pacquiao Boxing Education Institute” and its first campus would be opened in Beijing. Pacquiao said that he would share his knowledge to Chinese boxers, adding that they need to be taught about the basics of the sport.   “Nakikita ko na marami silang boxers pero kailangan…

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Algieri: I’ll put up great show »

WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of United States pose for photographers during a news conference in Macau, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The boxers are scheduled to battle in WBO welterweight title match at The Venetian Macao on Nov. 23 in Macau.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

SHANGHAI—Chris Algieri, a winner all his life, is champing at the bit of fighting his best against future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao in a World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight on Nov. 23 at The Venetian Macao. Pacquiao, the eight-division champion, is coming off a pair of compelling victories over Brandon Rios and Timothy Bradley to regain his welterweight belt. “I worked hard to reclaim my title and I will work…

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Pacquiao on fight with Mayweather: ‘Who’s that?’ »

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MACAU -- Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri are on a two-week, globe-trotting tour to promote their welterweight title fight in November, but the match the world truly wants to see looks further away than ever. When Pacquiao met the press in Macau on Monday, questions about his elusive megafight with the undefeated American Floyd Mayweather met with a sharp response. "Who's that?" Pacquiao joked, when Mayweather was mentioned by reporters. Pacquiao's hall-of-fame trainer Freddie Roach was less jovial, conceding bluntly that the two boxing legends, both in the…

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