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Mayweather: I’m a ‘rich coward'; Pacquiao is financially troubled »

Floyd Mayweather

MANILA, Philippines -“I don't mind being a rich coward.” That was undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather’s frank remark in an exclusive interview with a sports online website when asked to react to criticisms that he is evading to fight Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. The five-time division world champion, in an interview with FightHype.com on Wednesday, said that by being a “rich coward,” he was able to provide a better life for…

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No Mayweather talk as Pacquiao turns 36 »

Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—All Manny Pacquiao wanted was peace and quiet on his birthday yesterday.   The mere mention of Floyd Mayweather Jr. was enough to make him uneasy.   “I don’t want to talk and think about him because it will only spoil my day,” said Pacquiao, who turned 36.   Instead, the Sarangani representative and eight-division world champion opted to give gifts to his destitute constituents in Maasim town.   Pressed for comment on Mayweather’s recent tirade…

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Time to junk cowards and puppets »

Honest victories must be kept simple and pure. On the other hand, ugly defeats in whatever form need not be played back.   Like the shameful multiple fall suffered by the boastful Chris Algieri against Manny Pacquiao in Macau last month.   The least heard about it, the better, if they’re to pursue growing demands for a makeover of boxing.   * * *   But listen again, here: “I did not look like myself. I want to…

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Capacio wishes ‘cool’ coach Pacquiao a happy birthday »


MANILA, Philippines - Celebrating his 36th birthday on Wednesday, Manny Pacquiao must have heard all the well-wishers since the break of day.   On this special occasion, his assistant coach at his PBA team KIA Sorento, Glenn Capacio, was all praises for the boxing champion.   Capacio said that even in the midst of Pacquiao's sporting success, the KIA head coach admits that there are so many people better than him in basketball.   "He always…

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Pacquiao twits ‘humbug’ Mayweather on Twitter »


LOS ANGELES, United States – Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao wants to give faithful fight fans a Christmas present -- the promise of a blockbuster world title face-off with Floyd Mayweather.   The talk of the long-anticipated bout between the two gained steam in recent days, with Mayweather on Friday proposing a May 2 date and Pacquiao responding with a vow to chase him into submission.   On Tuesday, Pacquiao tweeted another teaser:   "@FloydMayweather, don't…

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Pacquiao Las Vegas betting underdog vs Mayweather »

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight

Manny Pacquiao will reprise the role of the underdog when he climbs the ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr.   Though official negotations have yet to start, Mayweather-Pacquiao has captured the fancy of fight fans and bettors alike.   This early, betting lines have opened in Las Vegas, with Mayweather installed as favorite over Pacquiao, the unbeaten American’s pound-for-found rival.   Sportsbook.ag put Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) at minus 270 and Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 knockouts) at plus…

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Alcano-Pacquiao posts 9-0 rout, gains Rd. of 16 »

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Two-time world champion Ronnie Alcano and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao scored an improbable 9-0 shellacking of John Rebong and Angelo Ariola yesterday and barged into the Round-of-16 of the star-studded MP (Manny Pacquiao) Cup 10-Ball doubles event at SM City mall here.   Coming from the losers’ bracket, Alcano and Pacquiao’s feat was the first 9-0 score of the tournament.   Superstar pairings of Shane Van Boening and Dennis Orcollo, Thorsten Hohmann…

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