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Pacquiao back for KIA Sorento Wednesday vs P’foods »

Just three days after putting on a boxing clinic in whipping Chris Algieri in Macau, Manny Pacquiao resumes his pro basketball career today for a KIA Motors side that is gasping for air in the PBA Philippine Cup.   After retaining his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at Cotai Arena last Sunday, Pacquiao will play his second PBA game at Ynares Center in Antipolo when the Sorento battle defending champion Purefoods, according…

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Pacquiao gives self a ‘7’ against Algieri »

HONG KONG—Satisfactory but not exemplary.   That was how Manny Pacquiao assessed his performance against Chris Algieri on Sunday at Cotai Arena of the The Venetian Macao.   “If I rate myself, I’ll give myself a 7,” Pacquiao said in Filipino at the masters bedroom of his suite before his departure for General Santos City on Monday.   “I’m satisfied with what I did. However, I felt I could have done better had Algieri not run.”   Algieri…

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Pacquiao will KO ‘Money,’ says Roach »

HONG KONG—Back in 2012, Freddie Roach thought that a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather encounter would be anybody’s fight.   Now, Roach is convinced that Pacquiao will win by knockout over Mayweather.   Roach, a six-time Trainer of the Year who is now enshrined in boxing’s Hall of Fame, based his analysis on the two boxing giants’ recent performances.   Pacquiao’s six-knockdown demolition of Chris Algieri on Sunday and Mayweather’s twin victories, both by unanimous decision, over Carlos…

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Algieri bout an insult to Pacquiao »

Hong Kong (on board Cebu Pacific flight AJ190)—Cries of “foul, trash, farce” against the sham of a world welterweight boxing championship in Macau on Sunday started to resonate as the tailend of Manila boxing fans headed home on Tuesday.   Many die-hard followers of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao made it a point that their displeasure over the tasteless bout be heard or felt as they lined up to board this flight.   There…

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Pacquiao back as playing-coach for Kia vs Purefoods »

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MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao will make his PBA return when his Kia Sorento take on the Purefoods Star Hotshots on Wednesday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo. Pacquiao, the team's playing-coach, played in the Sorento's first game in the 2015 Philippine Cup opener last Oct. 19 but has missed the next seven games after shifting his focus on his training for his title fight against Chris Algieri. The eight-division world…

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Senate commends Pacquiao for ‘convincing win’ vs Algieri »

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MANILA, Philippines — Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara has filed a resolution, commending Saranggani Representative Manny Pacquiao for “Winning in convincing fashion against American boxer Chris Algieri and for retaining his World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Welterweight title belt last Sunday (Manila time).   In Senate Resolution 1028 filed on Tuesday, Angara said “continually expressing the sense of the Senate for each of Pacquiao’s conquest is never an insignificant exercise.”   The senator heads Senate committee on games, amusement and…

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Team Pacquiao: It’s all up to Mayweather »

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, center, celebrates after defeating WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States during their welterweight title boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.  AP

MACAU—Manny Pacquiao is opening all avenues so that his dream fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. can push through. Pacquiao won’t mind it even if the undefeated American bides his time, takes the bigger purse, or sets other terms, according to Mike Koncz, the Filipino superstar’s Canadian adviser. “I don’t want to put a timetable on it,” Koncz said. “We have to fight Floyd to cement Manny’s legacy.” Pacquiao is already assured of his…

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