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Sylvester Stallone calls Manny Pacquiao ‘the best’ »

Actor Sylvester Stallone is seen at the Wild Card Boxing Gym after visiting Manny Pacquiao who is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, 2015. - See more at

  HOLLYWOOD — After going against Manny Pacquiao the last time out, Sylvester Stallone has learned his lesson and is now siding with the Filipino icon. Best remembered for his mega-hit Rocky series, the legendary Stallone visited Pacquiao on his training at Wild Card Gym Saturday afternoon. READ: Stallone drops by Pacquiao camp Still fit and sprightly at 68 years old, Stallone was accorded the privilege of watching Pacquiao spar for 12 rounds against…

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LOOK: PHLPost’s Pacquiao stamps available Monday »

MP Final Stamp

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)  is releasing half a million copies of Manny Pacquiao postage stamps and some 30,000 copies of a souvenir sheets dedicated to the upcoming "Fight of the Century." READ: Pacquiao special postage stamps to be issued by PHLPost The stamps, which show Pacquiao in a fighting stance along with the words "Pilipinas" and "People's Champ," will be sold at P10 each.   The souvenir sheet, which also features Pacquiao's personal…

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Stallone drops by Pacquiao camp »

Stallone drops by Pacquiao

When two epic people meet, they don't say long and articulate messages, one of them just shouts the other one's name. And maybe put a little cute emoji.   Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone dropped by Wild Card Gym to visit WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao.   Unlike Pacquiao's previous posts of the usual "thank yous," the eight-division world champion wrote a simple Facebook post.   "Sylvester Stallone!" with a fist emoji to back it up.   It was…

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Bizarre: Still no tickets out for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

LAS VEGAS—Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket—or any other ticket—at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.   Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to go on public sale, with the two camps and the MGM Grand locked in a standoff over allotments. When they are finally put on sale, only a few…

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(No typical) Day in the stateside life of Pacquiao »

MANNY’S HOLLYWOOD MANOR (BY HOI POLLOI STANDARDS)  A world away from his impoverished beginnings, Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles home on Plymouth Blvd—where a Mercedes and a Ferrari cool their engines in the California spring—is abuzz nowadays with fight talk, prayed-over feasts and playtime with the “Pacman” family. But the Pacmans are moving up to a real mansion in Beverly Hills before the month ends. REM ZAMORA

      LOS ANGELES—The lawns are well manicured but the community is neither gated nor affluent. Very few other celebrities are known to live in this neighborhood, which is just off the more upscale Hancock Park, but there’s no mistaking who lives in one of the few gated houses around.   The neighbors are used to living next to this celebrity, so they don’t mind the crowd that gathers outside his house or the…

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Pacquiao gets good run up to iconic Hollywood sign »

Manny Pacquiao and his dog Pacman lead the pack down a stretch of dirt road from the Hollywood sign in Friday morning's hill road run. Jun Engracia/Philippine Daily Inquirer

// Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao spent his Friday morning with a road run up to the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles. Assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez said that Pacquiao's conditioning is already where it needs to be with a little over 2 weeks left before the megabuck bout against…

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Simple pleasures: Pacquiao wolfs down a burger »

Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, smiles during a workout Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

        HOLLYWOOD—A hamburger before dinner is a luxury for most boxers but for Manny Pacquiao it’s a simple pleasure he relishes for not being on a restricted diet.   Famished after more than two hours of training, Pacquiao wolfed down the burger with gusto, savoring every bite without any guilt.   Pacquiao, as ardent fight fans know, has a problem which other boxers would love to have. He needs to eat as much and as…

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