‘Pac’ ready for Vegas

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:25:05 +0000

LOS ANGELES – On the eve of his departure for Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao held a Sunday feast for his family, members of his training team and their families and closest followers in a chic Japanese restaurant in Hollywood. Less than a week before he defend the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown against Adrien […]

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Broner vows to showcase weapons of destruction

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:33:09 +0000

By Nick Giongco LOS ANGELES – Besides his counter-punching skills, Adrien Broner vows to display an arsenal of weapons when he and Manny Pacquiao go to war next week in Las Vegas. “It (counterpunching) will definitely play a big part but we’ve got more in store to beat Pacquiao and I will show that January […]

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Slow down? Not in Pacquiao’s mind

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:25:28 +0000

By Nick Giongco LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao requested to jump rope on Friday afternoon but lead trainer Buboy Fernandez politely turned down his request. Pacquiao tried his luck with conditioning coach Justin Fortune and was given the same dry answer. With a little over a week before facing Adrien Broner in Las Vegas, Pacquiao […]

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Pacquiao plays down presidency talk, eyes on beating Broner

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 02:24:13 +0000

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao played down reports linking him to a bid for the presidency of the Philippines on Wednesday, insisting he remained solely focused on the twilight of his boxing career. The 40-year-old boxer, already a member of the Philippines Senate, has been repeatedly linked to a future run for the presidency […]

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Pacquiao remains on the go

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:28:55 +0000

By Nick Giongco Before heading off to a Filipiniana event at Staples Center, Manny Pacquiao went the whole nine yards in training at the Wild Card Boxing Club. Ten days before facing Adrien Broner to defend his WBA welterweight crown in Las Vegas, Pacquiao racked up eight rounds of sparring, four apiece against Australian George […]

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Pacquiao eyes knockout win against Broner

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:38:22 +0000

By Nick Giongco Manny Pacquiao says his near decade-long knockout spell has almost made him forget about the thrill of scoring a stoppage. Unable to post a knockout since 2009 until he brutalized Argentine Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia in July last year, Pacquiao is aiming to keep his renewed zest for ring savagery going when […]

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Pacquiao trains with ‘maestro’

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2018 09:05:29 +0000

By Nick Giongco Jetlagged and all, Manny Pacquiao stepped on the gas on a day when most people sat in front of the table feasting on holiday treats and exchanging pleasantries. But barely four weeks before he meets Adrien Broner in the first defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown, Pacquiao towed along […]

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No Christmas break for Pacquiao in LA

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 20:00:06 +0000

It was business as usual for Manny Pacquiao on Christmas Eve as the Filipino eight-division champion woke up early for a trek to Griffith Park and reported for his first gym session in the afternoon at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.

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