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Unified corner best foil versus Matthysse »

The latest on the “Fight of Champions” in Kuala Lumpur says Justin Fortune has vowed to make Manny Pacquiao score a big win over WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina on July 15. Veteran sportswriter Eddie Alinea, Team Pacquiao confidante, said Fortune, expert conditioning coach, has assured there would be no problem preparing Pacquiao to beat Matthysse. “A puncher, always a puncher. Manny is still very quick with his pair of…

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Manny Pacquiao congratulates Prince Harry, Meghan Markle on royal wedding »

Senator Manny Pacquiao expressed his best wishes for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle. The couple exchanged vows in the much-anticipated royal wedding yesterday, May 19 in Windsor. Pacquiao shared a picture yesterday of him and wife Jinkee, posing with the ginger prince when they met in Buckingham Palace on January 2015. The boxer-politician was invited for dinner and a tour of the palace grounds by Prince Harry himself. Another picture shows…

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Pacquiao dismisses rumors, says fight vs Matthysse will happen »

Manny Pacquiao dismissed rumors that his title fight against Argentine champion Lucas Matthysse is in limbo. A report on TyC Sports, a broadcast channel in Buenos Aires, Argentina claimed the bout slated on July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia could be headed toward postponement due to disagreements between promoters and a group based in Kuala Lumpur. “That is malicious and untrue,” Pacquiao said in a press release. The eight-division champion…

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Pacquiao says Matthysse bout to be ‘basis’ for retirement call »

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao says the outcome of his July bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse will likely determine whether he will hang up his gloves after a storied career. After a one-year hiatus from the ring, the 39-year-old has started training two weeks earlier than usual to bring himself up to peak fighting condition. "I am not saying it will be the last, but it will be the basis for (me)…

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Donaire Sr. now in Pacman corner »

Nonito Donaire Sr. has been named to the team of Manny Pacquiao to help the Filipino ring icon wrest Argentine Lucas Matthysse’s WBA welterweight title in their clash at Axiata Arena in Malaysia on July 15. “Donaire will serve as one of the assistant coaches,” said Pacquiao, who did two trial rounds with the mitts with the father of former world champion Nonito Jr. It was Donaire Sr. who trained and…

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‘Old man’ Mayweather says he’s done fighting »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. had already come out of retirement twice, but don’t expect another comeback happening. Mayweather is in town for vacation but his trip to the Philippines also sparked intrigue of boxing fans and pundits alike that the former pound-for-pound king is meeting with Manny Pacquiao to talk about a possible rematch. READ: Mayweather arrives in Manila to continue 'country hop'  The five-division world champion, however, dismissed the idea even before it could…

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Donaire Sr. joins Pacquiao’s coaching staff »

A new yet familiar face has been tapped to be part of Manny Pacquiao’s corner ahead of the Filipino boxing icon’s title fight against Lucas Matthysse of Argentina. Nonito Donaire Sr., father of four-division world champion Nonito Donaire Jr., joins Pacquiao’s coaching staff which is led by his longtime trainers and closest friends Buboy Fernandez and Nonoy Neri. "Donaire will serve as one of the assistant coaches,” said Pacquiao. "So far, so…

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