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My ideal weight is 140, declares Pacquiao

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PACQUIAO: I can still make 135. AP

The power of his punches remains the same, but bigger opponents can withstand their impact better.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Freddie Roach: I’m satisfied; Manny Pacquiao did well

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Manny Pacquiao may have failed to score a knockout win over Timothy Bradley but he did more than enough to satisfy his chief trainer, Freddie Roach.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Manny Pacquiao: I’ll have everything back

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THE OLD FIRE’S BACK And Manny Pacquiao is only too happy about it. A confident Pacman grins at his cornermen in between rounds of his WBO title fight against Timothy Bradley at MGM Grand. AP

Had Manny Pacquiao been given the go-signal by Freddie Roach, he would have gone all out to finish off Timothy Bradley Saturday night (Sunday in Manila).

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Vindication: A gentleman is born

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The first time Manny Pacquiao took a blazing right hand to the head from Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, he jetted face down to the floor.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Bare Eye,Boxing / MMA,Commentary,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Pacquiao: I’m ready for Mayweather bout

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Manny Pacquiao AP FILE PHOTO

Manny Pacquiao is back to sow fear in the ring—and one of his chief targets is Floyd Mayweather, the undefeated American. “My line is open 24 hours, seven days a week,” the Filipino world welterweight champion said after demolishing the previously unbeaten Timothy Bradley. “All they (Mayweather camp) need to do is call.”

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Mommy Dionisia explains ‘vodoo’ act vs Bradley

Screengrab from the Vine video that has gone viral, showing Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s mother, Dionisia, uttering something in front of TV cameras while her son was trading punches with Bradley in a world welterweight title boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday.

Manny Pacquiao’s mother Dionisia finally explained the secret behind her supposed voodoo act against American boxer Timothy Bradley.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Congratulations, but no promotion yet, for Pacquiao from AFP

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Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines acknowledges the crowd just after his unanimous decision victory over Timothy Bradley during their WBO World Welterweight championship boxing match, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. AP

He may have the golden belt around his waist once more, but there would be no golden badge to pin on his chest this time around.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Apprehensive Pacquiao fans cheer their Manny

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A North Hollywood family gathers for a traditional Pacquiao Fight Night which it has followed for the last 10 years. Photo by Tet Valdez.

More than a few of the fans in the Pacquiao fight party in one Southern California household noticed a change in the fighter’s demeanor, which revealed a deviation from his normal upbeat walk to the ring.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

‘Mommy D’ steals show as son fights

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Screengrab from the short video that has gone viral, showing Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s mother, Dionisia, uttering something in front of TV cameras while her son was trading punches with Bradley in a world welterweight title boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday.

Did “Mommy D” just put a hex on Timothy Bradley? A short video has gone viral, showing Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s mother, Dionisia, uttering something in front of TV cameras while her son was trading punches with Bradley in a world welterweight title boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Filipinos celebrate as Pacquiao avenges loss

Filipinos cheer as they watch the WBO World Welterweight championship boxing match between the Philippines' Manny Pacquiao and American Timothy Bradley at The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live via satellite at Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014. AP

“Manny is still the eighth wonder of the world,” Fr. Joey Faller said as Filipinos jumped from their seats, raised their arms and burst into cheers after the country’s boxing hero, Manny Pacquiao, regained his WBO welterweight title from American Timothy Bradley Jr. in a unanimous 12-round decision in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Pacquiao Files | Read More »

Pacquiao proves critics wrong

Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

Manny Pacquiao’s performance Saturday night (Sunday in Manila) righted one of the biggest perceived wrongs in recent boxing history.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Pacquiao survives sneaky haymaker in 4th round

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Timothy Bradley, left, trades blows with Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, in their WBO welterweight title boxing bout Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. AP

Manny Pacquiao felt it. Freddie Roach saw it. But Timothy Bradley failed to pounce on it.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos,Professional | Read More »

Marquez tiff on horizon for Pacman

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Manny Pacquiao, left, and Juan Manuel Márquez. AP FILE PHOTOT

A fifth edition of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez rivaly became a distinct possibility Saturday after Pacquiao’s victory over the erstwhile undefeated American Timothy Bradley.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Pacquiao Files,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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