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Arum says Floyd Mayweather is a ‘chicken’ »

Bob Arum was right there was going to be a knockout. AP Photo

At 83 years of age, Bob Arum finds no need to sugarcoat his words.   The Hall of Fame promoter called Floyd Mayweather a “chicken” for once again making negotiations difficult for his projected megabuck bout with Manny Pacquiao to push through this year.   “Everybody knows that Manny accepted the terms that were negotiated for the fight, including CBS and his management with Al Haymon, but Floyd Mayweather once again throw the fight…

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But Khan poor Amir take a big one? »

BEST seller in the Manila streetside tabloid stands on Friday was the headline which cried: Mayweather due for a ban. (Abante Tonite: “Mayweather iba-ban”) Nothing new there, of course. The big question is: Who imposes the ban? It could be done only if all major boxing bodies join (clean) hands, a distinct impossibility nowadays that boxing also continues to be regarded as the dirty district of sports. * * * What’s truly odd was this…

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Is Manny Pacquiao dabbling in wrestling this time? »

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MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has been known to pursue different interests. Aside from being a champion boxer, he is now a congressman, a professional basketball player, a businessman, and an occasional singer.   But is he dabbling into the entertainment sport of wrestling?   He is, at least in the name of comedy.   Comedy site Funny or Die posted a video of Pacquiao exploring the world of professional wrestling while getting mentored by…

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When Manny met Harry: Pacquiaos dine with British prince »

Manny Pacquiao is flanked by his wife Jinkee and Prince Harry. Screengrab from Pacquiao's Instagram account.

MANILA, Philippines—When a champion meets British royalty, they have some tea.   And probably some fish and chips.   As the lore of Manny Pacquiao only gets larger, it’s no surprise that Prince Harry would want the eight-division World Champion to dine with him at the Buckingham Palace.   On his Instagram page, Pacquiao, together with wife Jinkee, said that their dinner with Harry was “so nice” and he thanked the Lord for the opportunity to…

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For video on safety, Pacquiao is named top communicator »

Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—“Safe Steps” ambassador Manny Pacquiao was named Communicator of the Year by Public Affairs Asia at the recent Gold Standard Awards 2014 in Hong Kong. The eight-division world boxing champion and representative of the lone district of Sarangani bested other short-listed nominees for the category and was cited for being “a highly-effective ambassador” whose eloquence, intuition, and celebrity status “combine with his charisma and sense of commitment to generate a…

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Manny Pacquiao: I can ‘easily beat’ Floyd Mayweather »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines -- A confident Manny Pacquiao believes he can do what every boxer who had faced Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn't.   Pacquiao said he believes he can "easily beat" the undefeated Mayweather, who has won 47 fights, 27 of which came by knockout.     "I can easily beat @FloydMayweather, I believe that," boxing's only eight-division champion posted on his Twitter account early Wednesday morning. The tweet has been retweeted for over 75,000 and…

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Pacquiao: Mayweather has until Jan. 31 to OK fight »

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Manny Pacquiao will not wait for Floyd Mayweather Jr. forever. He is giving the unbeaten American champion until the end of the month to sign up on their megabuck fight or forget about it. Having agreed to all the terms imposed by the Mayweather camp, Pacquiao feels it is time to finalize the deal that would seal their respective legacies. If nothing comes up, Pacquiao is ready to fight another man, including Amir…

4 days ago / Read More »
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