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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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Bradley trainer believes Pacquiao will return to the ring »

Manny Pacquiao, left, shakes hands with trainer Teddy Atlas, right, during a news conference to promote an upcoming boxing match Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, in New York. Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Timothy Bradley on April 9, 2016,  in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Teddy Atlas was standing on the same boxing ring at MGM Grand Garden Arena when Manny Pacquiao stood by his decision to retire after beating Timothy Bradley in their third fight last month. Atlas, Bradley’s trainer, was also on the podium with Pacquiao when the Filipino boxing icon reiterated — although with a hint of […]…

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Mayweather confident troubled UFC star Jones will join ‘Money team’ »

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. sounds almost sure interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be one of The Money Team’s newest recruits. “Of course,” Mayweather, the former pound-for-pound king, said in an interview with TMZ Sports on the possibility of Jones signing with his lifestyle brand. “I mean, there couldn’t be a better team than […]…

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ABAP to respect Pacquiao’s decision on Olympic stint »

BOWING OUT IN STYLE Manny Pacquiao celebrates after beating Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. REM ZAMORA FOR CAFE PURO

Whether Manny Pacquiao opts to come out of early retirement and suit up for the Philippine men’s national boxing team or not, the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) assured it won’t stand in the way of whatever the Filipino ring icon’s decision may be. Pacquiao, who retired following his lopsided win over […]…

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