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Pacquiao applies brake in training »

Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

Having reached the apex of his training, Manny Pacquiao started to apply the brakes in sparring last night under the coaxing of Freddie Roach.   From a high of 10 rounds with Jose Ramirez and Leonardo Doronio last Saturday, Pacquiao settled for eight this time with the same partners at the Elorde Gym near Mall of Asia.   Pacquiao, who is gunning for Jessie Vargas’ World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on Nov. 5 in…

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After skipping two days because of illness, Pacquiao returns to form »

Manny Pacquiao AP photo

After hitting a snag, Manny Pacquiao’s training for his comeback fight against Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 is again in full swing.   Pacquiao, who skipped gym work on Friday and Saturday owing to a bout with colds, resumed sparring last night and was clearly back in his element.   Despite a slight runny rose, Pacquiao engaged unbeaten American Jose Ramirez in a spirited scrimmage for six rounds then spent two more against Filipino…

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Can Pacquiao hit 100 percent? »

Welterweight Manny Pacquiao and Jesse Vargas pose after a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel on September 8, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.   Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images/AFP

AFTER trainer Freddie Roach cried that Manny Pacquiao appeared tired and flat in training, the eight-division world title winner next came up with solid results in the gym. Roach was visibly displeased on Thursday, after Pacquiao reportedly allowed himself to be outclassed by the unbeaten Jose Ramirez in sparring. Veteran sportswriter Eddie Alinea, who witnessed Pacquiao’s training on Saturday, reported that it was the same old Pacquiao again out there—sharp, speedy,…

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UAAP first-timer Roach roots for La Salle: ‘I like green’ »

Hall of Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach watches the Ateneo-La Salle game in the UAAP Season 79 men's basketball tournament Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena. Tristan Tamayo/

It's been said an Ateneo versus La Salle match is a social event. So it is normally attended by a wide range of celebrities. On Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena, Manny Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach was one of those personalities part of the 20,000-strong crowd. The decorated boxing mentor watched the game with sports columnist Quinito Henson, a La Salle alumnus, and proudly wore green. When asked why he was picking…

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Roach says Pacquiao is tired »

Caption: Manny Pacquiao and Hall of Fane trainer Freddie Roach laugh at the custom-made speed ball that has Floyd Mayweather's face on it. AP

There’s a jumpy twist in the otherwise energetic preparations of Manny Pacquiao for his world welterweight title challenge in Las Vegas on Nov. 5. This concern was delivered by trainer Freddie Roach and promoter Bob Arum themselves. First, Arum confided he was not confident if Pacquiao can continue to manage his career in the Senate with his career in boxing. Then, in his turn, Roach said Pacquiao appeared tired in training. * *…

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Tax lien on Pacquiao assets stays, court rules »

Manny Pacquiao at the meeting of top-level sports executives on Thursday at Century Park Hotel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

The tax lien on the properties of Sen. Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee stays.   This after the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) put on hold its resolution of Pacquiao’s bid to have the tax liens lifted, until the preliminary hearing into the main tax case shall have been terminated.   “Petitioner’s motion to lift notices of tax lien annotated on properties registered in the name of petitioners is held in abeyance until…

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Pacman builds up power punches »


BUBOY Fernandez is well over 200 pounds, but the extra weight hardly helped minimize the impact of Manny Pacquiao’s power punches when they did the mitts yesterday. As usual, Fernandez’s palms and wrists turned red and ached owing to the speed and velocity with which the Senator Pacquiao unloaded his punches, including three solid blows to his bosom buddy’s mid-section. Fernandez, who supervises Pacquiao’s training pending the arrival of chief trainer Freddie…

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