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Big Donaire fan claims Davao City’s lone boxing gold »

TAGUM CITY—Davao City’s Junmilardo Ogayre has an odd choice for a boxing hero considering that most fight fans his age idolize international superstar Manny Pacquiao. “I like Nonito Donaire better. I want to become like him someday,” said Ogayre, who simulated the power and timing of the “Filipino Flash” in capturing the gold medal in the junior boys’ lightweight division at the Philippine National Youth Games-Batang Pinoy Championships here. The 17-year-old Criminology…

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Vera wants to do a Pacquiao »

Filipino-American MMA star Brandon Vera plans to run for senator in 2019. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Brandon Vera wants to follow in the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao, but he’s not planning to crossover to boxing. Vera, the ONE heavyweight champion, bared he’s keen on running for senator just like Pacquiao, who won a Senate seat last May. After retaining his title in the main event of ONE: Age of Domination late Friday night, Vera, who is also trying his hand in acting, was asked what’s his next move. “The…

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After Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Vera plans to run for senator »

Filipino-American MMA star Brandon Vera plans to run for senator in 2019. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Brandon Vera wants to follow in the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao, but he’s not planning to crossover to boxing. Vera, the ONE heavyweight champion, bared he’s keen on running for senator just like Pacquiao, who won a Senate seat last May. After retaining his title in the main event of ONE: Age of Domination late Friday night, Vera, who is also trying his hand in acting, was asked what’s his next move. READ:…

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A changing chamber comes first for Pacquiao »

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Manny Pacquiao’s focus on his lawmaking chores is crystal clear.   A flurry of theories has him facing  Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a rematch soon, or squaring off with either Vasyl Lomachenko or Terence Crawford—pleasing stars with rising stock and momentum.   But Pacquiao is determined that his next bout will again have to fit his time table as a senator.   The “Pacman” would like to make sure everybody in his team gets the memo,…

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Sen. Pacquiao remains the top target »

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While Floyd Mayweather Jr., firmly retired, has stopped entertaining Manny Pacquiao’s desperate taunts for a rematch, another supremely talented top performer has added himself as The Pacman’s possible next opponent. In his recent visit to Tokyo, Pacquiao—brushing off Mayweather’s stark announcement that  he’s totally done with fighting, and would rather help promising boxers reach the next level—continued to harp on a second meeting with the unbeaten Floyd Jr. It could not be…

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Pacquiao to file bill to ensure NSAs get funding straight from PSC »

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SEN. Manny Pacquiao said he will file a bill to make sure all funding from the Philippine Sports Commission goes straight to the national sports associations and not through the Philippine Olympic Committee. Pacquiao said he wants to make sure the POC won’t use that practice to influence other NSA presidents. “What happens is that POC president has control of the NSAs during elections,” said Pacquiao in reference to the recent POC…

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Lomachenko ready for Pacquiao fight »

Vasyl Lomachenko, of Ukraine, celebrates after defeating Nicholas Walters, of Jamaica, in a WBO junior lightweight title boxing match Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Las Vegas. AP

Classy Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko is eager for more ring challenges, including a possible encounter with Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao next year. “I very much respect Manny Pacquiao,” Lomachenko told BoxingScene.com after his seventh round stoppage of Jamaican Nicholas Walters in New York Saturday. “And I would be very proud if somebody would give me that opportunity, to fight Manny Pacquiao.” That somebody could very well be Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters…

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