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Challenger sneezes at Pacquiao firepower »

(HELP, PLEASE: This is an appeal on behalf of printing machine operator Jay M. Vera, 39, who urgently needs funds for an angioplasty procedure to save his life. Vera, a poor father to two kids, has been diagnosed at the Philippine Heart Center, where he was rushed on July 18, with two blocked coronary arteries. Donors may please contact his wife, Alicia Vera, a public school teacher, at 0918-6255888. Our…

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Blackwater scoops up Danny Ildefonso from PBA Expansion Draft »


  MANILA, Philippines – It's official, the Philippine Basketball Association is up to a dozen teams and one veteran is smack in the middle of things. Blackwater Sport and KIA took to Tito Chef at Microtel Libis for the PBA Expansion with the former choosing two-time Most Valuable Player Danny Ildefonso. Sport head coach Leo Isaac said grabbing the Demolition Man for the first pick is like winning the lottery. "Getting Danny I is…

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Pacquiao officially enters PBA Rookie Draft »

Manny Pacquiao (left) addresses the media after being named head coach of Kia Monday in a press conference. MARK GIONGCO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines-It's official, Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao could put on new kicks for the parquet floor instead of the squared ring. Pacquaio, the eight-division world boxing champion, has officially entered the rookie draft of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Friday afternoon. Kia Team Manager Eric Pineda and Joe Ramos submitted Pacquiao's eligibility papers to the PBA office in Eastwood just before the dispersal draft for Kia and Blackwater Sports. "We wish him luck, as he previously…

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Fil-Am nurse-turned-boxer ready for first pro fight »


SAN LEANDRO, California -- Why in the world would Filipino-American Joel Siapno, a bright young 22-year-old who recently graduated with a nursing degree from Oakland’s Samuel Merritt University, want to put his career on pause all for a shot at boxing, perhaps the most violent and dead-end of all sports? To chase a dream, that’s why. A successful amateur fighter from the past few years, the Bay Area product will fight in…

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Redecorating a budding mismatch »

Sorry, but this piece on Manny Pacquiao proceeding with what originally had been thought to be a budding punching picnic in his calendared fight in Macau on Nov. 23 comes in stale.   Typhoon “Glenda” lustily cut off power and communication lines around our flood-prone area by the Pasig on Wednesday, so this column on Pacquiao’s next opponent is here a day late.   Yes, Pacquiao’s next foe will be Chris Algieri, 30, an…

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Pacquiao stakes welterweight title vs Algieri »

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/Screengrab from Youtube

Fighting Manny Pacquiao with a crown on the line and big money on the side are too hard to pass up for Chris Algieri.   The 5-foot-11 American of Italian and Argentine descent finally agreed to tangle with Pacquiao for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on November 23 at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena.   Algieri, 30, a former kickboxer and wrestler, and his co-promoters, Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing and Banner Promotions’…

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Pacquiao ready to face taller Chris Algieri »

Rep. Manny Pacquiao. FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – World eight-division boxing champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao is ready to face Chris Algieri atop the ring on Nov. 23 if this is what his promoter Bob Arum wants.   “As long as it is OK with Bob Arum, there’s no problem with me. I’m not afraid to face anybody in the ring,” Pacquiao told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone.   Pacquiao said he has always faced…

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