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Boxing icon, Pacquiao, takes over as head of Philippine ruling party
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Boxing icon, Pacquiao, takes over as head of Philippine ruling party

Philippine boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao has taken over as head of the ruling political party in Phillippines, it was announced on Thursday. . Pacquiao, who is a senator in the Philippines, was sworn in as the national president of the political party of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night, said Ron Munsayac, Executive Director of the PDP-Laban party. . The takeover took place more than one year before the country’s next presidential elections in 2022. . When asked if the takeover was a prelude to Pacquiao’s presidential run, Munsayac said, “It’s still too early to talk about the presidential elections. . “What we can expect is more activities and avenues to help our countrymen in the grass-roots levels. . “Senator Pacquiao will bring not only more energy to the part...
Floyd Mayweather Jnr Rated Greatest Boxer Of All Time
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Floyd Mayweather Jnr Rated Greatest Boxer Of All Time

Undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jnr has been ranked the greatest boxer of all time while former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson did not make the cut. The top 10 list, compiled by respected boxing outlet BoxRec, sees Mayweather Jnr come out comfortably on top, having never tasted defeat during 21 years as a professional. Philipino great Manny Pacquiao ranks second, Argentine great Carlos Monzon is ranked third ahead of legendary fighter Muhammad Ali who is in fourth. Aside Tyson – who is plotting a comeback to the ring this year at the age of 53 – other notable absentees are Evander Holyfield, Rocky Marciano and Roberto Duran. Tyson, who retired in 2005, holds the record for being the youngest heavyweight champion of the world at the age of ...
Amir Khan Calls Out Manny Pacquiao For A Fight And Hopes Pair Finally Meet In Ring
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Amir Khan Calls Out Manny Pacquiao For A Fight And Hopes Pair Finally Meet In Ring

Amir Khan has reveled his desire to face Manny Pacquiao in a blockbuster bout as he looks to secure another world title . The 33 year old hasn’t fought since stopping Billy Din last July In Saudi Arabia , and the Bolton based boxer has revealed he would like to return to the Middle East to showcase his talent . A mega bout against the eight weight world champion has constantly eluded Khan , who stayed in November that the time is right to face the Filipino legend . Appearing on BEIN SPORTS, the former IBF and WBA light – welterweight stated that Pacquiao remains his No1 target . When he was asked who he feel his next opponent will be he said , “ I want to fight Manny Pacquiao, he’s the champion. I want to get to a level that I can fight anyone without fearing anything. ...
Manny Pacquiao graduates from the university with a degree in political science
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Manny Pacquiao graduates from the university with a degree in political science

Boxer-turned-senator, Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Makati in Philippines. The boxer who majored in Local Government Administration, said back in December he had embraced education so as to understand the problems and situations of his country. He was flanked by his wife and son as he received his certificate.      
Mayweather Could Have Manny Pacquiao Rematch To Help Build Casino Empire
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Mayweather Could Have Manny Pacquiao Rematch To Help Build Casino Empire

Floyd Mayweather wants to build a casino empire in Japan and it could be launched with a huge fight against Manny Pacquiao. SunSport have revealed in an exclusive report that Mayweather is keen to launch his casino empire with a huge fight. One of the candidates is Pacquiao who Mayweather defeated back in 2015. But the 42-year-old is also keen on exhibition fights against non-boxing opponents as he has in the past against Conor McGregor and Japanese martial artist Tenshin Nasukawa. Mayweather launched The Money Team (TMT) Japan in Tokyo this June, as well as a partnership with management company Libera and Kyoei boxing gym. Hong Kong based promoter Jay Lau told SunSport: "In Asia more and more casinos are setting up. "Mayweather came to Tokyo to set up TMT Japan because...
‘You fight because you have to, I fight when I want to’ – Floyd Mayweather brutally replies Manny Pacquiao’s rematch demand
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‘You fight because you have to, I fight when I want to’ – Floyd Mayweather brutally replies Manny Pacquiao’s rematch demand

Floyd Mayweather has hit back at Manny Pacquiao after his demand for a rematch. Pacquiao inflicted a first defeat on Keith Thurman last weekend to enhance his legacy at the age of 40 and his victory immediately led to calls for a second fight with Mayweather, four years after the American comfortably outpointed his long-time rival. Pacquiao himself called out the retired fighter, before Mayweather responded with a lengthy Instagram post that reads; "I find it real ironic how every time Pacquiao's name is brought up in the media, my name is always attached to it. This man's entire legacy and career has been built off its association with my name and it's about time you all stop using my brand for clout chasing and clickbait and let that man's name hold weight of its own". In a...
Manny Pacquiao tells his 19-year old son ‘Don’t go into boxing’
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Manny Pacquiao tells his 19-year old son ‘Don’t go into boxing’

Philippine boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao says he has urged his eldest son to stay out of the ring after the 19-year-old’s foray into fighting made his mother cry. Pacquiao, the only fighter to win world titles in eight different weight divisions, said he and his wife have even made a point not to have gloves and equipment at home because he's trying to push his son Emmanuel Jr, who is known as Jimuel, to choose another path. “It pains me that he is boxing because I know how hard it is. I told him, ‘Daddy only went into boxing because of poverty… You, you don’t need to box'. But he said: ‘Daddy, like you boxing is my passion also. I want to be a representative of this country as an athlete”, Pacquiao said. Pacquiao made the comments after a video of Jimuel sparring during an exhibi...
Nigerian Boxing Fans to Watch Pacquiao, Adrien Fight Live
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Nigerian Boxing Fans to Watch Pacquiao, Adrien Fight Live

Manny Pacquiao will again look to exploit his enduring relationship with Father Time as he fights Adrien “The Problem” Broner in a compelling welterweight bout in Las Vegas on tomorrow morning 1 at 03:00am WAT. The bout will be broadcast live on Supersport and GOtv. Aged 40, Pacquiao looks as fast as ever and proclaims to still love boxing, factors that will be important as he steps in against former three-weight champion Broner. The American, at 29, may be younger than “Pacman”, but he might well have more to lose in this crossroads fight. Despite his talent, he has come up short in his biggest fights and needs a major win to retain his status as an elite welterweight. He comes equipped with excellent skills, chiefly a powerful straight right hand that could be critical again...
Amir Khan Wants A Fight With Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao But They Are Avoiding Him
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Amir Khan Wants A Fight With Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao But They Are Avoiding Him

Amir Khan has reiterated his belief that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are avoiding a fight with him. The Brit has tried and failed to secure bouts with both men when they were at the peaks of their careers. And he looks set to miss out again after Pacquiao confirmed he will fight Adrien Broner in January before taking on Mayweather later in the year. Khan has repeatedly set he would rather face Pacquiao or Mayweather than domestic rival Kell Brook - but will likely have to settle for a showdown with the Sheffield star. "Pacquiao and Mayweather are the names I want to fight,” he told World Boxing News . "They are both the names I’ve been chasing. I’ve been very close to making the Pacquiao fight happen years ago but I don't want to wait around. "At the end of the da...
Manny Pacquiao Announces Lucas Matthysse Fight, But Doubts Emerge
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Manny Pacquiao Announces Lucas Matthysse Fight, But Doubts Emerge

Manny Pacquiao announced a world title fight against Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia, but doubts quickly emerged over the self-promoted bout on Friday. Pacquiao, 39, called himself the “underdog” for the June 24 fight against Matthysse, the World Boxing Association welterweight champion from Argentina. “This is going to be a tough fight. Matthysse is also a knockout artist. But I’m excited to fight and be a world champion again,” Pacquiao said in a statement. “I’m the underdog in this fight but I’m used to it. It serves as a big motivation for me to train and fight hard to win the crown,” added the Filipino great. Pacquiao said that unusually, he will be co-promoting the fight along with Golden Boy Promotions, which represents the 35-year-old Matthysse. It signals an...
Manny Pacquiao Calls Out Conor McGregor For #Realboxingmatch
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Manny Pacquiao Calls Out Conor McGregor For #Realboxingmatch

Manny Pacquiao threw down the gauntlet to Conor McGregor — and took a dig at Floyd Mayweather — as he promised to give the mixed martial arts star a “real boxing match”. McGregor lost a megabucks fight in August against the unbeaten Mayweather, who defeated Pacquiao in their disappointing ‘Fight of the Century’ in 2015. “Happy Thanksgiving! Stay fit my friend. #realboxingmatch #2018 @thenotoriousmma,” Pacquiao posted on Twitter and Instagram, using McGregor’s social media handle. There was no immediate reaction from McGregor on social media, and Pacquiao’s media team told AFP Friday that there were “no negotiations yet” about a McGregor match. Pacquiao, who turns 39 in three weeks, lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight title to Australian former teacher Jeff Horn in J...
Anthony Joshua Responds To Amir Khan After Being Accused of Having A Relationship With His Wife Following Split
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Anthony Joshua Responds To Amir Khan After Being Accused of Having A Relationship With His Wife Following Split

Anthony Joshua denied having any involvement in the row between fellow British boxer Amir Khan and his wife, Faryal Makhdoom Khan, after their marriage appeared to end in a public spat on Twitter. 27-year-old Joshua was accused by Khan of having a relationship with his wife after their recent break-up, which 30-year-old Khan announced via social media on Friday afternoon. Former light-welterweight world champion Khan posted a series of accusations on Twitter while in Dubai, to which 26-year-old Ms Khan responded with her own claims against him that included accusations that he has cheated on her in the past. After the war of words appeared to end, Joshua took to Twitter to make light of the situation, posting a video of the song ‘It Wasn’t Me’ by Shaggy, before adding: “Bantz aside, ...
Amir Khan Accuses Wife Of Having Relationship With Anthony Joshua After Announcing Separation On Twitter
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Amir Khan Accuses Wife Of Having Relationship With Anthony Joshua After Announcing Separation On Twitter

Amir Khan appears to have accused fellow British boxer Anthony Joshua of having a relationship with his wife, Faryal Makhdoom Khan, after announcing they are separating in a fiery exchange on Twitter. Former world champion Khan took to his account on Friday to post a series of accusations against his wife that dragged in current heavyweight world champion Joshua. The 30-year-old Khan posted an initial message that announced he and his wife were ending their four-year marriage, writing: “So me and the wife Faryal have agreed to split. I'm currently in Dubai. Wish her all the best.” The post appeared to suggest an amicable break-up, but Khan followed up with a series of messages accusing Ms Khan of having a relationship with 27-year-old Joshua following their break-up, and labelled ...
Mayweather Accuses McGregor Of Racism
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Mayweather Accuses McGregor Of Racism

Floyd Mayweather directed a homophobic slur at Conor McGregor after accusing him of making racist comments during the media tour to promote their Las Vegas fight. Former five-weight boxing world champion Mayweather will face UFC lightweight title-holder McGregor in 12 rounds under boxing rules in August. “He called black people ‘monkeys’,” said the American, 40, during a news conference at Wembley Arena on Friday. Then, once the pair entered a boxing ring at the event for the official promotion, Mayweather addressed McGregor as: “You punk. You faggot. You ho.” The two men have conducted a series of news conferences in recent days to promote the fight, with stops in Los Angeles and Toronto before the trips to New York and London. The 29-year-old Irishman has attracted critici...
Pacquiao Not Surprised By WBO Review, Blasts Referee
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Pacquiao Not Surprised By WBO Review, Blasts Referee

Manny Pacquiao is “not surprised” the World Boxing Organization affirmed the loss of his welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn, but the Philippine ring legend railed at large at judges who “manipulated results”. The WBO ordered a review of the scoring of the July 2 Brisbane bout at the request of the Philippines’ Games and Amusements Board, which criticised the judges and the referee. The WBO set up a panel of independent and anonymous judges to watch the bout without sound and determine who won each round. On Tuesday it said the judges found Horn won seven rounds to Pacquiao’s five. “We have seen worse judgments in the past where judges manipulated results. Nothing surprises me now,” Pacquiao said in a statement late Tuesday. He did not name the judges nor mention the spe...
Beaten Pacquiao To ‘Think Hard’ About Retiring
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Beaten Pacquiao To ‘Think Hard’ About Retiring

Eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has said he will “think hard” about retiring after his stunning and controversial defeat to unheralded Australian challenger Jeff Horn. Arriving home in the Philippines a day after losing his World Boxing Organization welterweight title in a major upset in Brisbane on Sunday, the 38-year-old Pacquiao said he was thinking about hanging up his gloves for good. “I am also considering the opinion of people, the opinion of my family and my body,” Pacquiao told ABS-CBN television on Monday night when asked about retirement. “I plan to relax first and recover from the pains in my body and then after that, when I have already relaxed, that’s when I will think hard about it.” Immediately after the fight, Pacquiao had said he wanted a remat...
Boxing continues to knock itself out with bewildering, incorrect decisions
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Boxing continues to knock itself out with bewildering, incorrect decisions

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Manny Pacquiao Stunned By Jeff Horn In Controversial Unanimous Decision
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Manny Pacquiao Stunned By Jeff Horn In Controversial Unanimous Decision

Jeff Horn stunned Manny Pacquiao in a bloody Brisbane battle early Sunday to claim a controversial unanimous 12-round decision and become the new WBO world welterweight champion.In front of a 50,000-packed Lang Park on Sunday, Horn, 29, was awarded the win over the legendary Filipino by scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113, much to the surprise of the boxing world. The former school teacher who improves his record to 17-0-1 after his most famous victory, said ringside he never lost faith. “I’ve just believed since I was very young that I could do this,” Horn said in an interview, before welcoming the prospect of a rematch with Pacquiao. Pacquiao now (59-7-2) was initially dazed by the raw aggression of the taller and heavier Australian, but looked to have weathered the storm as the fi...
Pacquiao Vows To Leave Australia As World Champion
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Pacquiao Vows To Leave Australia As World Champion

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao arrived in Australia ahead of his title fight with Jeff Horn and declared: “I will be going home as world champion.” The “Pac Man” touched down in Brisbane late Saturday from Manila with a large entourage for his World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane next weekend. “In all my years of boxing, I have never been as motivated and fired up as this fight,” he told reporters at the airport. “My team is very happy with my preparation. I am looking forward to this and I will be going home as world champion.” Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 knockouts) is a clear favourite against Horn, although the Filipino great has not stopped an opponent since his 12th round TKO of Miguel Cotto in 2009. The eight-weight world ch...
Organisers Withdraw From Floyd Mayweather Charity Fight
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Organisers Withdraw From Floyd Mayweather Charity Fight

Some organisers of the planned charity boxing fight involving American champion, Floyd Mayweather, on Tuesday announced their withdrew from the event. The fight tagged: “Floyd Mayweather Charity Boxing Match,’’ was scheduled to hold on June 14, at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. The organisers including Play Network Nigeria, Transcorp Hilton, George Okoro Media, and Eddie Madaki PR announced their pull-out in a statement. Extracts from the statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, reads: “Due to circumstances completely beyond our control, we have made the decision to withdraw entirely from the above scheduled event with sincere apologies to all members. “The play Network prides itself in upholding the absolute best standards and industry practices regardless of...
Music Star, Tiwa Savage Becomes Rotary Celebrity Ambassador For Polio Eradicatio
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Music Star, Tiwa Savage Becomes Rotary Celebrity Ambassador For Polio Eradicatio

Music Star, Tiwa Savage Becomes Rotary Celebrity Ambassador For Polio Eradication Music star and Marvin goddess Tiwa Savage is the newest face to join Rotary’s ‘This Close’ public awareness campaign for polio eradication. Tiwa Savage who is Nigeria's biggest pop star according to CNN has joined the Rotary cause in achieving a polio-free world. Ms Savage will raise awareness about the vaccine-preventable disease. According to the Rotary press release "Her participation in this program comes at a critical juncture. Last year, Nigeria experienced a polio outbreak that paralysed four children after passing nearly two years without a case of the disease. Her involvement in the campaign will raise important awareness that will help ensure the outbreak is stopped." Tiwa Savage also sp...
Pacquiao to be The First Senator to Win a World’s Title if he Defeats Jessie Vargas
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Pacquiao to be The First Senator to Win a World’s Title if he Defeats Jessie Vargas

Boxing champ, Manny Pacquiao, who is currently serving as Senator in the Philippines will be the first ever Senator to win a World title if he wins when he takes on America’s Jessie Vargas, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Pacquiao is generally considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time as he is the first and only eight-division world champion in which he has won ten world titles, as well as being the first to win the lineal championship at five different weight classes.
Manny Pacquiao Wins Senate Seat In The Philippines
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Manny Pacquiao Wins Senate Seat In The Philippines

On Thursday, boxing great Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao stood before a cheering crowd and flashing cameras, his arm hoisted above his head. The "people's champion" was a winner once again. Only this time, he hadn't won a boxing title, but a Senate seat in his home country of the Philippines. The political victory brings the 37-year-old, who had previously served in the Philippines' House of Representatives, ever closer to an eventual shot at the presidency. "The Filipino slugger garnered more than 16 million votes, landing 7th among 12 new members of the Senate, a traditional springboard to the presidency," The Associated Press reports, adding that Pacquiao demurred when asked about his future political ambitions. Judging by his popularity in his country, the presidency could be wel...