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Pacquiao camp predicts Horn fight will be ‘short and sweet’ – Knockout likely: Roach

BRISBANE, Australia, June 28, (AP): Manny Pacquiao isn’t saying it publicly, preferring not to dwell too much on landing a knockout blow. His trainer, Freddie Roach, isn’t pulling any punches, though. Roach reckons the WBO welterweight world championship fight against Jeff Horn on Sunday will be “short and sweet.” “Manny …

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Pacquiao dazzles in ring return – Vargas’ size, reach advantage dismantled

LAS VEGAS, Nov 6, (AFP): Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jesse Vargas in his comeback fight on Saturday. The 37-year-old Pacquiao systematically dismantled the former welterweight champion despite Vargas’ size and reach …

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Pacquiao returns to claim WBO welterweight title

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao put on a dazzling display in his return to the ring after a brief retirement, scoring a unanimous decision over champion Jessie Vargas to claim the WBO welterweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday. Despite giving away 10 years to his opponent, the 37-year-old …

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Pacquiao plans to fight again this year – Arum – Manny denies media reports

LOS ANGELES, July 13, (AFP): Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao plans to come out of retirement to fight, his promoter said Tuesday, though the boxer said no fight has yet been set. Bob Arum told American sports broadcaster ESPN that the former welterweight champion plans to fight on either Oct …

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Philippines’ gold dream fades as Pacquiao rules out Rio – Boxing legend skips Olympics to focus on politics

MANILA, May 27, (AFP): Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said Friday 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. Pacquiao, who was this month elected to his nation’s Senate and harbours dreams of becoming …

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Philippines probes Pacquiao for poll violations

MANILA, Feb 22, (Agencies): The Philippines’ election commission said Monday it would consider a complaint accusing boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of violating election regulations by promoting his upcoming fight in the thick of the campaign. It was the latest blow to Pacquiao’s bid for the Philippine Senate after he drew …

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