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Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17 »

Manny Pacquiao AP FILE PHOTO

HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao sure is giving serious thought to this plan of making it to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He already has a jersey number picked out. “No. 17,” revealed the global boxing icon and congressman. Pacquiao’s birthday is Dec. 17. “I might play in the PBA with Kia,” Pacquiao told Filipino sportswriters, confirming a story that came out in a news outlet that one of the three expansion teams accepted by…

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My ideal weight is 140, declares Pacquiao »

PACQUIAO: I can still make 135. AP

HOLLYWOOD—The power of his punches remains the same, but bigger opponents can withstand their impact better. Manny Pacquiao admitted this Monday as he explained why he hasn’t scored a knockout in his last eight fights, two of which ended in losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012. After a long layoff due to that brutal sixth round knockout by Marquez, Pacquiao rebounded by ravaging Brandon Rios in Macau last…

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Freddie Roach: I’m satisfied; Manny Pacquiao did well »


HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao may have failed to score a knockout win over Timothy Bradley but he did more than enough to satisfy his chief trainer, Freddie Roach. The six-time Trainer of the Year said he saw Pacquiao’s grim determination to finish off Bradley but the American was just too tough to nail on the canvas. Still, the convincing unanimous decision win was enough to make Roach happy. “I’m satisfied,” said Roach, who had hoped…

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After Pacquiao, BIR chief Henares runs after boxing fans »

BIR Commisioner Kim Henares INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Revenue commissioner Kim Henares has another target after bugging welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao about his undeclared tax liabilities – the boxing champion’s fans. This as the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief claimed even the gambling income among bettors during boxing bouts should be taxed. Gambling money under the National Internal Revenue Code is considered taxable. It’s just a matter of enforcing it, Henares said in a phone interview with INQUIRER.net…

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Manny Pacquiao: I’ll have everything back »

THE OLD FIRE’S BACK And Manny Pacquiao is only too happy about it. A confident Pacman grins at his cornermen in between rounds of his WBO title fight against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand. AP

LAS VEGAS—Had Manny Pacquiao been given the go-signal by Freddie Roach, he would have gone all out to finish off Timothy Bradley Saturday night (Sunday in Manila). “I wanted to attack and attack, but my corner (Roach) prevented me,” Pacquiao told sportswriters on the customized bus emblazoned with his image that took him and his party back to Los Angeles on Sunday. “He feared that I might get caught by a sneaky…

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Vindication: A gentleman is born »

The first time Manny Pacquiao took a blazing right hand to the head from Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, he jetted face down to the floor. The result was a lightless night journey, one of the most chilling knockouts in modern boxing. Pacquiao took a similar right to the face on Sunday, but he hung tough to finish strong and reclaim his stolen WBO welterweight crown by unanimous decision. His gaping…

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Pacquiao: I’m ready for Mayweather bout »

Manny Pacquiao AP FILE PHOTO

LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao is back to sow fear in the ring—and one of his chief targets is Floyd Mayweather, the undefeated American.   “My line is open 24 hours, seven days a week,” the Filipino world welterweight champion said after demolishing the previously unbeaten Timothy Bradley. “All they (Mayweather camp) need to do is call.”   Pacquiao is expected to return to Manila on Friday. He will leave for General Santos City the next…

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