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Pacquiao arrives in Australia, set for title fight vs Horn »

BRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao was expected to attend church and have a light training session in Brisbane on Sunday after arriving late Saturday for his July 2 world title fight defense against Australian Jeff Horn. The reigning WBO welterweight titleholder left his hometown of General Santos City in the Philippines and landed at Brisbane International Airport on Saturday night. He was escorted to his chartered A330 plane — emblazoned with "PacMan"…

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Taking it slow, Pacquiao leaves for Australia underweight »

GEN. SANTOS City—Intermittent rains led to the cancellation of Manny Pacquiao’s scheduled hilly morning run Saturday, hours before his chartered plane took off for Australia. To make up for that, strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune made him do several laps around his covered basketball court within the confines of his mansion here. The unexpected break may yet turn out to be a blessing in disguise as Pacquiao is already primed up…

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Two Filipinos in ‘Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs Horn’ undercard »

The spotlight falls on reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Jeff Horn, who will headline the "Battle of Brisbane," scheduled on July 2 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. But the main event featuring the Philippines' eight-division champion Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) and unbeaten hometown boy Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), who is out to make a name for himself, is not the only bout to watch out for. Another Filipino…

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100% fit and ready »

  GEN. SANTOS CITY—Manny Pacquiao swears his speed is back and so are the hard punches after the conclusion of his gym work here Friday. Still, Pacquiao wouldn’t guarantee that the long-awaited knockout will come when he dangles his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Australian Jeff Horn in Brisbane on July 2. “Let’s see,” said Pacquiao. “We can’t underestimate our opponent, he’s unbeaten (16 wins, one draw, 11 knockouts). What I did…

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End of Pacquiao reign is here, Horn claims »

  Has schoolteacher Jeff Horn made efforts to correct and improve his predictable shielding stance in time for his July 2 challenge to WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao? It may never be known until the day of the championship if Horn and his imaginative trainer, Glenn Rushton, have found time to work on adjustments to what had been viewed as a robotic style of defense. Of course, Team Horn continued to make…

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Pacquiao fight to air on free TV for first time in 12 years »

Manny Pacquiao has been a pay-per-view staple for more than a decade during his prime as boxing’s unquestioned pound-for-pound king. His biggest haul came in 2015 when his mega fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. reached 4.4 million PPV buys. Pacquiao’s next fight, however, will be broadcast live on network television for the first time since 2005 when the then-super featherweight star knocked out Hector Velazquez for the WBC International title. ESPN announced the other…

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Pacquiao punishes spar mates »

Manny Pacquiao unloaded hard punches against George Kambosos and Adrian Young on Monday, leaving his spar mates battered and bruised. His training team was delighted, of course, especially chief trainer Freddie Roach, who decided to scrap a planned sparring session in Brisbane, where Pacquiao will dangle his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Australian Jeff Horn on July 2. “Binugbog. Binira na (They were roughed up),” was how training assistant Jonathan Peñalosa…

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