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PH returns to ABL with Pacquiao-backed Mindanao Aguilas »

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Manny Pacquiao continued to put his stamp on the Philippine basketball scene, this time paving the way for the country's return to the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL). The eight-division boxing world champion extended his influence, this time striking a deal with the regional league to form the PACMAN Mindanao Aguilas. Owned by businessmen Mark Chiong and Rolando Navarro Jr., the Aguilas are eyeing to form a formidable squad consisting of talents from…

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Pacquiao to lobby for Philippines’ FIBA World Cup bid »

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GENERAL SANTOS, Philippines--Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he would promote the Philippines' bid to host the 2019 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup.   "Yes, I'm going to Tokyo with the Philippine delegation to help in our bid to host FIBA 2019," he said in a statement.   Pacquiao, 36, said he would travel next month to the Japanese capital where FIBA would announce the host.   The basketball-crazy Philippines qualified for last year's FIBA…

6 days ago / Read More »

Pacman to Arum: No need to worry In Huddle »

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has been so busy doing a thousand different things, he could not find time to keep his appointment with his surgeon in Los Angeles. Pacquiao’s shoulder injury, which required an operation last May after his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. , was due for a checkup last July 4 to determine how it was healing. It was announced in some papers about two weeks ago that the…

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Pacquiao downplays Arum criticism, says in ‘self-rehab’ »

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    GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao downplayed criticism from promoter Bob Arum on Monday after the injured Philippine boxing hero missed a doctor's visit for a shoulder injury, saying he was carrying out his own rehabilitation.   Arum hit out at his own boxer last weekend for missing a rehab visit and said he has no idea when "Pacman" might fight again after his right shoulder was hurt fighting Floyd Mayweather…

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Bob Arum slams Pacquiao for skipping rehab »

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MACAU — Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum has blasted the injured Manny Pacquiao for missing a planned rehab visit to his doctor and says he has no idea when "Pacman" might return to the ring.   After watching Argentina's Cesar Cuenca beat China's "IK" Yang to lift the IBF junior welterweight title in Macau's Cotai Arena on Saturday night, the 83-year-old Top Rank chief Arum responded angrily when asked when Pacquiao might…

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Pacquiao confirms ring return, but sched rules out Mayweather rematch »

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  Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao has made it known that he will return to the ring, but the schedule of his comeback dims the possibility of a rematch against undefeated American star Floyd Mayweather Jr. Various websites have reported that Pacquiao has slated his return on 2016.   READ: Pacquiao feeling better, may be back in ring in 2016–Arum "I'm ready to fight, next year. I'm fine," Pacquiao was quotes by websites as telling Viva.co.id. Pacquiao and…

3 weeks ago / Read More »

WBO stripping Floyd of title a ‘disgrace,’ says Mayweather camp »

Floyd Mayweather poses for the photographers after winning his fight with Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s camp was disgruntled crew after the pound-for-pound king was stripped of his WBO welterweight belt Tuesday (Manila time). Mayweather earned the WBO crown after outpointing Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision last May in a bout that broke boxing's existing financial records. READ: WBO strips Mayweather of title he won vs Pacquiao "It's a complete disgrace," CEO of Mayweather Promotions Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN.com. "Floyd will decide what, or if any,…

3 weeks ago / Read More »
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