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South African calls out Pacquiao »

Chris van Heerden makes his entrance during Premier Boxing Champions bout against Errol Spence Jr. at the Ricoh Coliseum on September 11, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.   Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

For boxers seeking instant international recognition, fighting Manny Pacquiao is a prime option. South African Chris van Heerden, hardly known like Australian Jeff Horn, has joined the line of probable opponents for the Filipino ring icon this year. While Pacquiao, the sport’s only eight-division world champion, has yet to pick from among four candidates proposed […]…

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Pacquiao guest of honor at Elorde awards »

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

Fighting senator Manny Pacquiao will be the guest of honor and speaker when the 17th Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards Banquet of Champions is held this Saturday at Manila Hotel’s Tent City.…

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Arum options for Pacman: Horn, Broner or Crawford »

Manny Pacquiao AP FILE PHOTO

Promoter Bob Arum still thinks Manny Pacquiao should face Jeff Horn in Australia in his first fight of the year.…

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The canary in Pacquiao’s aborted fight »

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Amir Khan. AFP FILE PHOTOS

I realize it now. A short e-mail message Aquiles Zonio sent me 11 days ago was probably the canary in the coal mine for Manny Pacquiao’s aborted bout in Dubai with Amir Khan of Great Britain.…

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Pacquiao-Khan off »

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Amir Khan. AFP FILE PHOTOS

Manny Pacquiao liked it. Amir Khan wanted it. The fans demanded it. Both fighters had even already announced they would be clashing on May 20 in the United Arab Emirates.…

3 weeks ago / Read More »
Pacquiao-Khan fight off—report » New foe proposed vs Pacquiao » Hatton thinks Pacquiao ‘too much’ for Khan » It’s now May 20 for Pacquiao-Khan bout, says Manny’s adviser » Arum says Pacquiao-Khan not yet official » Pacquiao’s faith and political bias » Pacquiao falls in ‘Amir Khan fight’ » Questions for Pacquiao » Pacquiao should stay in the ring—not in politics »

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