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‘Mommy D’ not nervous ahead of Pacquiao- Mayweather fight »

Mommy Dionisia

HOLLYWOOD -- Dionisia wants no less than a victory by her son Manny Pacquiao over Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 as a birthday gift.   Dionisia, who will be celebrating her 66th birthday 13 days after the long-awaited showdown, said that the eight-division champion has managed to win a big bout ahead of her birthday in the past.   "Masaya ako na ang anak ko manalo. Hingin natin ngayon, hiningi ko sa Diyos…

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‘Mommy D’ makes heads turn as she arrives at Wild Card »

Mommy Dionisia

// HOLLYWOOD -- Dionisia Pacquiao, the mother of Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, arrived in style at the Wild Card Boxing Club on Monday (Tuesday Manila time). "Mommy D" caught the attention of onlookers and reporters scattered at the parking area of the world-famous gym the moment her grey Honda Accord pulled up. Sitting in the backseat with her boyfriend Michael Yamson, Dionisia got out of the sedan and a fan…

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Pacquiao conference call abruptly cancelled »

FILE - At left, in a May 4, 2013, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchanges punches with Robert Guerrero (not shown) in a WBC welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. At right, in a Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, Manny Pacquiao exchanges punches with  Juan Manuel Marquez (not shown) during a WBO welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket _ or any other ticket _ at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet to go on public sale, with the two camps and the MGM Grand locked in a standoff over allotments. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

    Manny Pacquiao literally got two words in before a conference call about his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was abruptly cancelled Monday.   A spokesman for Pacquiao's promoter blamed technical difficulties for the cancellation, partly due to the large number of boxing writers and broadcasters who were on the call.   "There were so many calls the system blew," Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuels said. "We've used the same company for 10-15 years and…

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Floyd Mayweather: ‘No one is better than me’ »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. AP

  HOLLYWOOD—The real Floyd Mayweather Jr. has stood up and spoken.   Stripping away the normal trash talk since the announcement of his May 2 (May 3 in Manila) bout with Manny Pacquiao, the undefeated American reverted to his brash self in an interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith that was aired here on Sunday.   Mayweather said he was coming after Pacquiao in highlight fashion after admitting that he was sometimes “not impressed” with…

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Weight no problem for Pacquiao vs Mayweather »

Manny Pacquiao  during his morning training at the Pan Pacific Regional Park in Holywood, California. Rem Zamora/INQUIRER

HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao may be battling bigger foes in the welterweight division but at least, he doesn’t have to worry about his weight.   “There’s no problem with my weight since my natural fighting weight is 140 pounds,” Pacquiao said in Filipino after awarding the winners of his weight-loss challenge on Sunday at Florentine Gardens Hollywood.   “I can even make it to 135. I’m not worried. I’m worried about how much more I need…

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Pacquiao doles out $12,000 each for 2 biggest losers »


// HOLLYWOOD—The biggest losers were also the biggest winners.   Former boxer Arnel Fontanilla and caregiver Kharzma Tan shed off almost 32 kilograms combined in just a span of five weeks to win $12,000 each in Manny Pacquiao’s weight-loss challenge on Sunday night.   Fontanilla dropped close to 15.4 kg as he tipped the scales before a crowd made up of Team Pacquiao members and a throng of reporters both from the United…

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This is what boxing lives for »

IT’S A pity that not many Filipino fans managed to watch a great boxing performance in the United States on Sunday which could’ve scored bigger ahead of the sold-out superbout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Terence Crawford won a second world crown, the WBO junior welterweight (140 pounds) championship in Arlington, Texas. The sixth-round stoppage of the big, power-hitting Thomas Dulorme of Puerto Rico could be the best championship performance…

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