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Roach wants earlier Australia trip for Pacquiao »

Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

  Dissatisfied with Manny Pacquiao’s sparring session Tuesday, chief trainer Freddie Roach is thinking of reverting to their original training plan. That is, for them to conduct the crucial stages of preparations in Gen. Santos City and proceed to Australia two weeks before Pacquiao stakes his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane. Thus far, decision on both counts still hangs as there’s a proposition for…

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Sports Briefs: Manny spars for 5 rounds »

It took Manny Pacquiao just five rounds Tuesday to convince chief trainer Freddie Roach that their preparations for Australian Jeff Horn will go on smoothly. Pacquiao sparred for three rounds with welterweight Kenneth Simms (12-0, 4 KOs) and two against lightweight Edis Totli (29-2, 10 KOs) at Elorde Gym near SM Mall of Asia. “Manny looked so fresh today. I’m very happy with what he showed me,” Roach said. —ROY…

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Roach trains Pacquiao »

Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao AFP FILE PHOTO

Manny Pacquiao’s training shifted to a higher gear Monday following the arrival of chief trainer Freddie Roach from Los Angeles. The Fighting Senator, preparing for his defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia, worked the mitts with Roach at the Elorde Gym near SM Mall of Asia. While Roach was pleased with Pacquiao’s physical condition, the Hall of Fame trainer cautioned that…

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Crawford stays unbeaten, dominates Diaz »

Terence Crawford, left, punches Dominican Republic’s Felix Diaz during the second round of a super lightweight championship boxing match Saturday, May 20, 2017, in New York. Crawford won after the fight was stopped after the 10th round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK — Terence Crawford patted Felix Diaz on the head and pounded uppercuts into his eye in his latest dominant victory. His next fight could bring him all four 140-pound belts. Or it could bring him Manny Pacquiao. Crawford remained unbeaten when Diaz's corner stopped the fight after the 10th round of the 140-pound fight and looks ready for whichever of his options comes later this year. "I've been saying that for years…

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Yes, Pacquiao is taking Jeff Horn seriously »

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

Manny Pacquiao said he would first review the past three fights of Jeff Horn, whom he had heard of for the first time. This was before Pacquiao started training for his July 2 fight with the unbeaten but obscure Australian hope. It was unclear if Pacquiao found time to watch the Horn fight tapes; and what he saw, if he ever found time to view them. For his part, Hall-of-Fame trainer Freddie…

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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 »

Manny Pacquiao FILE PHOTO

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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