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Mayweather: Fans should be mad at Pacquiao for ‘dud’ fight »

Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines (right) hits Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AP

Boxing's "Fight of the Century” failed miserably to live up to its billing. And after the hoopla that surrounded the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao had subsided, “Money" told Showtime that he wasn’t to be blamed as he pointed the finger at “Pacman.” "The fans have to be mad at Pacquiao," Mayweather told Jim Gray. "They can't be mad at me, I've done my job." "I never said I was…

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2 Dubai games in PBA Philippine Cup schedule »

Calvin Abueva (8) and the rest of the Alaska Aces will play two games in Dubai. Crowd-favorite Barangay Ginebra is also scheduled to play as part of the Philippine Cup schedule. Photo from the Alaska Aces' official website

    Two games in Dubai featuring the Mahindra squad of eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra will be played on Nov. 6 and 7 as part of the PBA Philippine Cup’s elimination-round schedule. The two squads will be joined by Alaska on the league’s return to the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. Two Governors’ Cup games were also held in the emirate two months ago. Though the contract between the league…

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LOOK: Pacquiao, Clarkson play chess »

Pacquiao, Clarkson play chess 2

    Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and rising NBA star Jordan Clarkson went head-to-head in a game of chess.   Playing chess is one of Pacquiao's past times apart from shooting hoops.   The Fil-American Clarkson is in town to sign an endorsement deal with Smart Communications. But part of his trip is also to finalize details for a possible stint with Gilas Pilipinas.   Clarkson joined the national team in training Wednesday night and, as reported by…

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Amir Khan may get crack at Pacquiao—Arum »

Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan. File photos

  Amir Khan may just get the mega-bout with Manny Pacquiao that he's been asking for.   Top Rank big boss Bob Arum confirmed that the eight division world boxing champion's side is now exploring options for a possible fight with Khan.   "This takes time and I will present everything to Manny and we'll see what happens," he told World Boxing Scene.   If this match gets Pacquiao's nod, it would likely be slated next year…

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LOOK: Mayweather shows off new $4.8 million ‘hyper car’ »

Screengrab from Mayweather's Instagram post.

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has added another multi-million dollar car to his already prized collection. In an Instagram post, Mayweather showed off his new silver Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita worth $4.8 million (P216 million). The world's highest paid athlete said that Koenigsegg, which he described as a manufacturer for the "super rich," only made two of those in the world, and the lone one located in the United States is in his…

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Roach wants Danny Garcia for Pacquiao’s comeback fight »

FILE - In this May 2, 2015 photo, trainer Freddie Roach, left, listens as Manny Pacquiao answers questions during a press conference following his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas. Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before the fight. Nevada Athletic Commission Chairman Francisco Aguilar said that the state attorney general’s office will look at why Pacquiao checked “no” a day before the fight on a commission questionnaire asking if he had a shoulder injury. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Manny Pacquiao may still be recovering from his shoulder injury but trainer Freddie Roach already has an opponent in mind. But it's not Amir Khan. Roach told Boxing News Online he wants Danny Garcia as Pacquiao's comeback opponent after the latter's May 2 loss against Floyd Mayweather Jr. "I want Danny Garcia, that's my choice. That's the easiest fight in the f****** world, you can tell his dad [Angel Garcia] that as well,"…

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LOOK: Manny Pacquiao does staredown with two sons »

SCREENGRAB From Manny Pacquiao's Facebook post.

Boxing’s only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao did a staredown with his two sons Emmanuel Jr. and Michael. who appears to have now grown taller than him. The 36-year-old Pacquiao is still recovering from shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff last May. The much-needed rest also gave Pacquiao more time to bond with his family. Pacquiao posted the pictures of him and his two teenage sons on his Instragram and Facebook accounts…

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