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Pacquiao could take on Crawford, but … »

Manny Pacquiao during the final press conference at the David Copperfield Theater inside MGM Hotel in Las Vegas, April 6, 2016.    PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

IF PLANS pitting Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford on Nov. 5 pushes through, the Filipino legend will have to shed more weight than he’s used to. After beating Ukrainian Viktor Postol by unanimous decision in Las Vegas Saturday night (Sunday in Manila), Crawford announced that he intends to stay as king of the light welterweight division. Pacquiao has fought as a welterweight (147 lb) since 2012, including his “farewell victory” over Timothy…

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Would Crawford stay with Pacquiao? »


TERENCE Crawford, as reported by former LA Times sports editor Bill Dwyre, drew a $1.7 million windfall from his lopsided win over Viktor Postol of Ukraine to unify the WBO and WBC light welterweight crowns in Las Vegas. They ask now: How much would Bob Arum pay Crawford to fight Manny Pacquiao? Arum, with a very satisfied wide grin, brushed aside questions on the almost-sure Pacquiao-Crawford showdown, claiming the night was…

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Crawford beats Postol in unification fight: Pacquiao may be next »

Viktor Postol, left, hits Terence Crawford during their WBC-WBO junior welterweight unification title boxing bout in Las Vegas on Saturday, July 23, 2016. AP

LAS VEGAS — Terence Crawford was so sure of his victory Saturday night that he spent part of the final round with his hands at his side, taunting Viktor Postol. What he's not so sure of is that Manny Pacquiao will agree to his terms and fight him at 140 pounds in November. "It will be at 140, definitely," Crawford said. "But I'm going on vacation now. We're not worried about Manny…

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Pacquiao’s comeback set at Thomas & Mack—report »

FILE---Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines celebrates his knockout victory against Erik Morales of Mexico during their super featherweight bout at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 18, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao knocked out Morales in the third round. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao’s reported comeback fight on Nov. 5 will be at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. As per RingTV.com, Bob Arum said the stages that would welcome Pacquiao back into the boxing world was down to MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, and Thomas & Mack before they settled for the arena located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Pacquiao knocked Erik Morales out at Thomas & Mack…

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Drilon: OK for Pacquiao to fight, but… »

Manny Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines— For as long as he could perform his duties as a legislator, neophyte Senator Manny Pacquiao may go back to the boxing ring.   Outgoing Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday expressed his support for Pacquiao’s reported plan to go back to boxing, confirming for the first time that the newly-elected senator had sought his permission to fight again.   “He asked me if he can box.  I said ‘there’s nothing to…

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We ain’t seen the last of Pacquiao yet »

ON THE day Sen. Manny Pacquiao denied on national television that he was fighting again before the end of the year, it was announced on BBC News that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum had scheduled a match for November. The date is set, Arum said, and they only have to look for an opponent for the senator, who promised his constituents that he would give priority to his government job unlike…

6 days ago / Read More »

Sen. Pacquiao should fight for the poor »

IS MANNY Pacquiao a senator or a boxer? This question was raised by journalist John Pages in an item in the Sun Star of Cebu yesterday. From the point of view of Pacquiao’s countless loyal fans, their hero could be both—a warrior and a lawmaker—and to hell with those who would disagree. * * * Pacquiao had promised that his third encounter against Timothy Bradley Jr. would be his last fight. “Pacquiao has lied,” Pages…

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