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Pacquiao arrives in Australia, set for title fight vs Horn »

BRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao was expected to attend church and have a light training session in Brisbane on Sunday after arriving late Saturday for his July 2 world title fight defense against Australian Jeff Horn. The reigning WBO welterweight titleholder left his hometown of General Santos City in the Philippines and landed at Brisbane International Airport on Saturday night. He was escorted to his chartered A330 plane — emblazoned with "PacMan"…

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Taking it slow, Pacquiao leaves for Australia underweight »

GEN. SANTOS City—Intermittent rains led to the cancellation of Manny Pacquiao’s scheduled hilly morning run Saturday, hours before his chartered plane took off for Australia. To make up for that, strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune made him do several laps around his covered basketball court within the confines of his mansion here. The unexpected break may yet turn out to be a blessing in disguise as Pacquiao is already primed up…

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Two Filipinos in ‘Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs Horn’ undercard »

The spotlight falls on reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Jeff Horn, who will headline the "Battle of Brisbane," scheduled on July 2 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. But the main event featuring the Philippines' eight-division champion Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) and unbeaten hometown boy Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), who is out to make a name for himself, is not the only bout to watch out for. Another Filipino…

16 hours ago / Read More »
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