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Pacman, Mayweather hit US gyms Monday »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will officially start training on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for their welterweight Super Fight on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles Saturday night and will rest the whole day Sunday for the tough eight-week grind ahead. Waiting for Pacquiao at chief trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood is strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who’ll…

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$300-million revenues expected for Mayweather-Pacquiao bout »

Bob Arum. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines -- The richest fight in boxing history could make about $300 million when it’s all been said and done.   Top Rank honcho Bob Arum sees this as a possibility given the high demand for the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.   "The interest is amazing even from people who do not follow sports, people who do not follow boxing," said Arum in an interview with boxingscene.com. "Wherever you go,…

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Manny Pacquiao back in LA to start training for May 2 super-fight »

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL3vUdF7qZM&feature=youtu.be MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has arrived in Los Angeles to begin his training for his fight against the undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao arrived at the Los Angeles International Airport at 8:05 p.m on Saturday (Sunday on Philippine time) where he was mobbed by members of the media and fans. Upon arriving at Los Angeles, Pacquiao posted a picture on his Instagram account, thanking the Lord for His…

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Pacquiao will force the fight on Mayweather, De La Hoya says »

In this combination of file photos, Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, prepares to spar at a gym in east London on May 22, 2009, and Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines, weighs in for the junior welterweight boxing match against British boxer Ricky Hatton, May 1, 2009, in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing's richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online. (AP Photos/Alastair Grant and Rick Bowmer, File)

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing's Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya believes that anything can happen come May 3 (May 2 US time) once Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. get on the ring of the MGM Grand Garden Arena.   He, however, also believes that Pacquiao can dictate the tempo.   "Pacquiao is going to force the fight. It's a matter of if Pacquiao can cut the ring off and connect them," De La…

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Pacquiao reminds Kia to ‘stay positive’ after loss to Blackwater »

Coach Manny Pacquiao of KIA. PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines—Kia lead assistant coach Chito Victolero said Manny Pacquiao left the players with important reminders following a loss to Blackwater on Saturday before leaving the dugout to catch his scheduled flight to Los Angeles later in the night. Victolero said Pacquiao told the team to remain "positive" despite taking a 115-104 defeat in a game where the Carnivals were expected to win having beaten powerhouse teams San Miguel, Purefoods and…

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Blackwater gets back at Kia, spoils Pacquiao’s sendoff »

LA Revilla of KIA (dark) vs Brian Heruela of Blackwater (light). PBA IMAGE by Nuki Sabio

MANILA, Philippines—Blackwater managed to hold on what it let slip away four and a half months ago. The Elite, who lost to the Carnival in the season opener after blowing a big lead, hung on to win, 115-104, and stop a three-game slide on Saturday in the 2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the San Juan Arena. Rookie Brian Heruela flirted with a triple-double—scoring 27 points and collecting eight rebounds and seven assists for Blackwater,…

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‘Mommy D’ excited to watch Kia live for the first time »

Dionisia “Mommy D” Pacquiao attends the Kia Carnival-Blackwater Elite game on Saturday at the San Juan Arena. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—The mother of Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, Dionisia, was in attendance during the Kia Carnival and Blackwater Elite tiff on Saturday at the San Juan Arena. The 65-year-old Dionisia, fondly called Mommy D, said it's her first time to catch Kia, where her son is the team's playing coach, live in action. "Excited talaga pero parang kinakabahan ako lamang ng 14 (I'm really excited but I'm a bit nervous [Blackwater]…

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