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Pacquiao trains through pain, challenges Mayweather again »

Manny Pacquiao complained of body pains in the early phase of his light training yesterday but just like in his TV commercial, the eight-division world champion ignored the discomfort to finish his workout at his Wild Card Gym in General Santos City.   Barely four days into the physical conditioning aspects of his preparations for defending the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Chris Algieri on Nov. 23, Pacquiao emerged with aching…

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When will they ever fight? »

Aren’t you sick and tired of it?   Every time Floyd Mayweather Jr. finishes off one of his hand-picked opponents to stretch his unbeaten record, he calls out to any one who’s listening that it’s time to do Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao.   Let’s give the people the fight they want, he says. Let’s make it happen, he yells loud and clear, whetting the appetite anew of boxing fans who are hoping that the…

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Unbeaten US boxer joins Pacquiao camp »

Unbeaten American Jose Carlos Ramirez will be a key figure in Manny Pacquiao’s preparation for his Nov. 23 showdown with Chris Algieri in Macau.   According to a fresnobee.com report, Ramirez, a 2012 London Olympian, will be heading to General Santos City to join Pacquiao’s training camp as sparring partner on Oct. 27, two days after appearing in “Fight for Water 3” at Selland Arena, California.   Only 22, Ramirez, of Mexican descent, packs…

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Pacquiao undergoing ‘light’ training for now, says trainer »

Manny Pacquiao  AFP FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Buboy Fernandez, said he does not expected Chris Algieri to be much different from the Mexican boxers that the Filipino southpaw had demolished in the ring.   This is the same reason Pacquiao would be training the way he did prior to his fights with Erik Morales and Antonio Margarito — light compared with how he trained against other opponents.   “I watched the Chris Algieri-Ruslan Provodnikov fight…

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Algieri ‘will get hurt’ »

WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of United States pose for photographers during a news conference in Macau, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The boxers are scheduled to battle in WBO welterweight title match at The Venetian Macao on Nov. 23 in Macau.  AP PHOTO/VINCENT YU

It was only their second day at the gym, but this early, trainer Buboy Fernandez exudes confidence Manny Pacquiao has got what it takes to beat challenger Chris Algieri in their showdown on Nov. 23 in Macau. Handling the mitts with chief trainer Freddie Roach still to arrive, Fernandez said in a television interview Tuesday night that he already felt the power and intensity of the eight-division world champion’s Pacquiao’s punches. Though…

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Which side of his mouth did Floyd Jr. speak out? »

Listen again, please: “If the Pacquiao fight materializes, let’s make it happen.” That was the supremely evasive Floyd Mayweather Jr. making a startling declaration on the century’s most elusive boxing bout. Yes, Mayweather really said that after the final bell of his ho-hum second meeting with wild Marcos Maidana of Argentina. It was totally unexpected, and all of us have every reason to be very excited. * * * But hold it for another moment. Did…

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Pacquiao starts light training for Algieri fight »

When Manny Pacquiao reported back to the gym Monday, Filipino coach Buboy Fernandez was pleasantly surprised by the eight-division world champion’s demeanor. “He projected a positive aura,” Fernandez told the Inquirer in Filipino. “He was always smiling.” It was Pacquiao’s first light workout in preparation for his defense of the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against unbeaten American Chris Algieri on Nov. 23 in Macau. Fernandez is taking charge of Pacquiao’s training until…

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