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Arum saves Oct. 15 for Pacquiao’s return bout »

With the Philippine National flag in background, Filipino boxing great and now Senator Manny Pacquiao stands while a citation is being read to him during ceremony at the Commission on Elections Thursday, May 19, 2016 in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao has won a seat in the Philippine Senate based on an unofficial count bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency. Pacquiao said he will retire from boxing to become a full-time politician. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

IF EVER Manny Pacquiao decides to make a ring comeback, he need not worry about an opponent or a date for the fight. Promoter Bob Arum has figured out the possibilities, naming Terence Crawford, Adrien Broner and World Boxing Council welterweight champion Danny Garcia as the leading candidates in an interview with Review-Journal. Arum, Top […]…

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IBF to punish boxers who compete in Rio Olympics »

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014, file photo, Artur Beterbiev, right, of Russia, lands a punch on United States' Jeff Page Jr. during a light heavyweight fight in Quebec City. Unbeaten light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev is the latest professional boxer to decide he won't try to win a spot in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The two-time Russian Olympian announced his decision through his Canadian promoter, Yvon Michel, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

The International Boxing Federation will punish pro boxers who compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by removing them from the sanctioning body's rankings or vacating their titles.…

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Pacquiao on Ali’s passing: We lost a giant today »

Muhammad Ali (left) and Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTOS

Muhammad Ali’s contributions transcended boxing and his greatness won’t be appropriately defined alone by his heavyweight titles and the epic battles he had won inside the ring. Ali, 74, passed away Saturday (Manila time) after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease and as the tragic news of his death broke, heartfelt tributes to the greatest […]…

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Pacquiao declines Rio slot, focuses on Senate »

Manny Pacquiao during the post-fight press conference of Pacquiao-Bradley 3 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORA

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao Friday said he would skip the Rio Olympics even if professionals were allowed to compete, knocking out the Philippines best chance of winning its first gold medal. The newly elected senator said he would focus on his legislative duties instead. “I have decided to prioritize my legislative duty as I owe […]…

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Pacquiao rules out Rio Olympics stint, sets focus on Senate »

With the Philippine National flag in background, Filipino boxing great and now Senator Manny Pacquiao stands while a citation is being read to him during ceremony at the Commission on Elections Thursday, May 19, 2016 in suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. Pacquiao has won a seat in the Philippine Senate based on an unofficial count bringing him closer to a possible crack at the presidency. Pacquiao said he will retire from boxing to become a full-time politician. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Manny Pacquiao won’t be making any Olympic glory anytime soon as the eight-division world champion passed up on a chance to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Games. Ed Picson, Amateur Boxing Alliances of the Philippines president, said late Thursday night Pacquiao would not compete in the 2016 Summer Games and instead would focus on […]…

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