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At least 11 solons watching Pacquiao bout live

MANILA (Mabuhay) – House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said only 11 lawmakers have secured travel authorities (TA) from his office coinciding with the upcoming boxing match of Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao. Belmonte declined to name the 11 saying, “nothing spectacular. Eleven...
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Freddie Roach: ‘Pacquiao vs. Algieri is like Boston vs. New York’

‘Just remember…Manny Pacquiao is facing Chris Algieri, not Bobby Thompson, Jerry Koosman Or Joe Namath!” – world-famous Pacquiao trainer GENERAL SANTOS CITY  – “Rocky” is fiction and so is “The Chris Algieri Show,” so says Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s Hall of...
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Pacquiao ‘crossing fingers’ for Mayweather next year

Agnes Bun HONG KONG (AFP) – Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao said he hoped to finally step in the ring with arch-rival Floyd Mayweather next year as he denied he was taking his upcoming opponent Chris Algieri lightly. Pacquiao, mobbed […]
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Pacquiao still ‘hungry’ to fight after PBA debut

MANILA (AFP) – Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he was still “hungry” to fight, despite a dalliance with professional basketball that has had his team worried sick. The 35-year-old, who has world titles in eight weight divisions under […]
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Gracious Donaire humbled by Walters via TKO to snatch title

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Undefeated Jamaican Nicholas Walters knocked out Filipino star Nonito Donaire with one second remaining in the sixth round Saturday to win the World Boxing Association featherweight title. Walters landed a powerful overhand right to the left […]
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Pacquiao scoreless in PBA debut, but his team won

MANILA (AFP) – World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao launched his pro basketball career in the Philippines on Sunday in a scoreless debut spent mostly as a cheerleader. The ring legend, the oldest and shortest player on the floor, had two […]
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Lakers @ Pechanga Recreation Center

LOS ANGELES – (Oct. 16, 2013) – Gearing up for the first game of their regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Los Angeles Lakers made a preseason practice stop at the Pechanga Recreation Center on the Pechanga Indian Reservation in Temecula, […]
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Asian Games: Princess of the PHL gets the royal treatment

Filipino golfer Princess Superal caused panic among Asian Games organizers when she was mistaken for a real royal, the Philippine Star reported. Philippines chef de mission Ricardo Garcia received an unexpected courtesy call from an Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee […]
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Stop blabbing and fight me, Pacquiao tells Mayweather

GENERAL SANTOS (AFP) – Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao threw down a fresh challenge to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Thursday, daring the American world champion to “fight me” instead of setting terms that could torpedo the dream bout. “He’s all […]
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Basketball: Rival vows no easy ride for Pacquiao debut

MANILA (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao will receive no special treatment on his first foray into professional basketball, a rival player has vowed, as the Philippine boxing superstar struggles with a hectic training schedule for both sports. Beau Belga, a 113-kilogram […]