Pacquiao sure to get $20M for April 9 fight »

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  NO MATTER who Manny Pacquiao fights next, the Filipino icon stands to get a $20 million purse, guaranteed. That’s the only thing certain as far as Pacquiao’s return to the boxing ring on April 9 is concerned, according to promoter Bob Arum. Interviewed by ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Arum said he would prefer that Pacquiao choose between Terence Crawford or Timothy Bradley because the two fight under his Top Rank Promotions. While Amir Khan…

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Fans wish Pacquiao happy exit »

(MAN WITH GOLDEN HEART: American William “Bill” Austin will receive the distinguished Golden Cross Award from the University of Santo Tomas tomorrow for his immense contribution to humanity. Austin, founder of the Starkey Foundation, has been donating 10,000 hearing aids annually to needy Filipinos for the last five years. Austin spreads goodwill in other parts of the world.) * * * It was surprising how majority of Filipino boxing fans did not…

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Cotto vs Alvarez in big middleweight fight in Las Vegas »

Miguel Cotto, of Puerto Rico, left, and Canelo Alvarez, of Mexico, pose for photographers during a weigh-in Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a WBC middleweight title bout Saturday in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS — The grand plan for Canelo Alvarez is to win Saturday night, then set up his pay-per-view franchise on the same Mexican holiday weekends that Floyd Mayweather Jr. always made his millions.   The plan for Miguel Cotto isn't nearly as ambitious, though it could be almost as lucrative. After reinventing himself with famed trainer Freddie Roach, Cotto will be in the mix for even more big money fights should…

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