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Confident Roach sees late KO Pacquiao win »

When Miguel Cotto lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2012, the Puerto Rican icon cited the unbeaten American’s foot speed as his major problem. Against Manny Pacquiao, however, Mayweather may find himself being beaten in his own game. That’s according to seven-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach, who’ll man Pacquiao’s corner when the Filipino ring icon tangles with Mayweather in their Fight of the Century on May 2 at MGM Grand…

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Pacquiao, Mayweather pushing hard in training »

SCREENGRAB from Manny Pacquiao's Facebook video

      After reportedly missing his routine roadwork session due to leg cramps over the weekend, Manny Pacquiao is back working on his conditioning as he prepares for the biggest fight of his life against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2. READ: Pacquiao suffers cramps during jogging—report Pacquiao posted a two-minute video of his morning workout where he is seen running on an oval track, doing plyometric routines and shadowboxing. "Morning training. Training hard now…

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Roach has a ‘secret weapon’ sparring partner for Pacquiao »

    Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach claims he has a "secret weapon" in store that will be of great help to Manny Pacquiao as he prepares against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2. Roach told On The Ropes Boxing Radio that he currently has six sparring partners working with Pacquiao and all of whom have a style similar to Mayweather's. "I got the guys that I wanted. We selected good…

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Muhammad Ali is ‘Team Pacquiao all the way’ »

In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Muhammad Ali is shown before the Ali Humanitarian Awards ceremony in Louisville, Ky. A family spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been released from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection. AP

Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer of all time l, is rooting for Manny Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2. Rasheda Ali told TMZ Sports that her father and former heavyweight champion is "Team Pacquiao all the way." "My dad really likes Manny. He's a huge fan of his," Rasheda said. READ: Muhammad Ali dares Mayweather: Fight Pacquiao More than Pacquiao's accomplishment inside the ring, it is the Filipino boxing champion's work…

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Marquez: Mayweather will beat Pacquiao if… »


MEXICAN boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez has no doubt Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Manny Pacquiao if their May 2 megafight goes the distance. Marquez is familiar with both welterweight titans being one of five boxers whom Mayweather and Pacquiao faced in the ring. "It is difficult to give a conclusion on the result because if the fight [reaches the judges it will] it will undoubtedly be a unanimous decision win for Mayweather," the four-division titleholder…

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Former PBA import Orton: Martin Luther King comparison to Pacquiao ‘absurd’ »


  Former PBA import Daniel Orton opened up about his short stint in the Philippines while suiting up for the Purefoods Hotshots. Orton, a former NBA veteran, will mostly be remembered for insulting Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. READ: Purefoods import calls Pacquiao the professional basketball player a 'joke' In an interview with The Oklahoman, Orton recalled being under heavy fire for his post-game rant last month when he called Pacquiao as a professional…

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Pacquiao secures Beverly Hills mansion with four tickets to May 2 megafight »

A LONGWAY FROM GENSAN People flock to this Beverly Hills house and take selfies. The grand estate with the spiral staircase is the latest acquisition of boxing legendManny
Pacquiao, who snapped up the Beverly Hills mansion that used to belong to rapper Diddy back when he and Jennifer Lopez were still together. Pacquiao said he liked the property,
with its semicircular pool (right photo) and “quiet location.” It has seven bedrooms aside from themaster’s suite. AQUILES Z. ZONIO/INQUIRER MINDANAO

  Just how valuable is a ticket to see Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off on May 2 in Las Vegas? Pacquiao reportedly bested two other bidders to secure the $12.5-million Beverly Hills mansion by offering four tickets to its previous owners. READ: Beverly Hills Pacquiao’s new address "No doubt it helped," Elsa Nelson, Pacquiao's realtor, told USA TODAY. "The sellers are great fans of boxing and of Manny, so it was a…

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