‘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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‘Muy Rapido’: Pacquiao still marvels at his own speed

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:30:42 +0000

By Nick Giongco LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao could not help but marvel at himself on Thursday while training at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood. “Muy rapido (Very fast),” Pacquiao said in Spanish less than 10 days before clashing with Adrien Broner on Jan. 19 in Las Vegas. Pacquiao had just unleashed a […]

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Fernandez won’t be Pacquiao’s ‘water boy’

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:34:49 +0000

By Nick Giongco LOS ANGELES – His back against the ropes, Buboy Fernandez’s left hand twitched uncontrollably for about five seconds, his whole body the recipient of a dizzying display of lightning-quick and thunderous punches from a man you’d mistake to be in his twenties. And not from a 40-year-old guy like Manny Pacquiao, who […]

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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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All’s well in Pacquiao camp

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 08:16:11 +0000

By Nick Giongco Manny Pacquiao’s travelling circus has settled down at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood amid fears that team members would feel uneasy with the new training setup. With the elevation of Buboy Fernandez’s role to chief trainer and Hall of Famer Freddie Roach as consultant, the atmosphere at the Wild Card […]

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