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Pacquiao in better shape than Broner fight, says Fortune

Jul 19, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune thinks Manny Pacquiao is 'more lethal' than in his January bout with Adrien Broner

ALL SET. Work is done for Manny Pacquiao just a couple of days before his welterweight showdown with Keith Thurman. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao battling age, hungry Thurman in title showdown

Jul 19, 2019 - 9:56 AM

'I would love a collision because Manny will beat him to the punch every time,' trainer Freddie Roach on the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman welterweight duel

STILL PUSHING. Manny Pacquiao doesn’t see himself hanging up the gloves soon, knowing that he can still fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao won’t be super champ, says Thurman

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:08 PM

Keith Thurman hints he might just combine the counterpunching strategies of Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather to stop Manny Pacquiao

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

FALSE: Karen Davila ‘speechless’ after Pacquiao questions her earnings

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The transcript claiming that after being 'insulted in public' for not having a college degree, Pacquiao asked how much Davila has earned is not real

Pacquiao: Killer instinct, fire in my eyes are there

Jul 18, 2019 - 5:14 PM

'He’s not really tall. He’s not really big,' Manny Pacquiao says of undefeated champion Keith Thurman

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao saw 2 weaknesses on Thurman's fight vs Garcia

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Keith Thurman boasts he’s going to trade punches, but Manny Pacquiao doesn’t see it happening

UPPER HAND. A confident Manny Pacquiao says speed will be his key advantage over Keith Thurman. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather 'zero interest' in Pacquiao rematch

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:06 AM

Trainer Freddie Roach hopes Manny Pacquiao gets another crack at Floyd Mayweather, but apparently, there's no luring the American legend out of retirement

BLOCKBUSTER. Even another hefty payday isn’t tempting Floyd Mayweather to go for a rematch against Manny Pacquiao. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

New legends in the making ready to take over – Thurman

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:39 PM

'Pacquiao isn’t that dude anymore,' says unbeaten American Keith Thurman

ACTION-PACKED. Keith Thurman says he's ready to trade punches with Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Technicality gets Dionisia Pacquiao off the hook in P1.39-M tax case

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals says there is no proof that a certain Analyn Abrera was authorized to receive the notice about Dionisia Pacquiao's tax case on her behalf

OFF THE HOOK. Dionisia Pacquaio is off the hook in a P1.39 million tax case. File photo by Josh Villanueva

Betting odds spike Pacquiao’s way upon his Las Vegas arrival

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:59 AM

Ring pundits say the betting gap may get even bigger in the run-up to the Pacquiao-Thurman bout

ADORED. Manny Pacquiao gets a lot of love in his return to Las Vegas. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

'Confident' Pacquiao seeks 3rd fight before year ends

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:50 PM

Retirement is out of Manny Pacquiao's thinking right now as he guns for his 4th Fighter of the Year honors

3RD FIGHT? Nothing is stopping Manny Pacquiao from pursuing his love for boxing. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

'I am going to be Thurman’s teacher,' says Pacquiao after closing LA camp

Jul 16, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'I have 3 jobs. I am a fighter. I am a public servant. And on Saturday, I am going to be Keith Thurman’s teacher,' says Pacquiao

DETERMINED. Manny Pacquiao shows off how he's better than Keith Thurman. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Thurman ready to take Pacquiao's place

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:19 PM

'To become a legend you have to beat a legend,' says Keith Thurman

GOING DOWN. Keith Thurman eyes the legendary status that Pacquiao currently has. Photo by Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

KO victory up to Pacquiao – Fortune

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Even at 40, Manny Pacquiao is a 'very tough guy to beat,' says his strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune

WINNING STREAK. Manny Pacquiao guns for his third straight victory. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao: My opponent is myself

Jul 15, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Manny Pacquiao dismisses the insults hurled against him by Keith Thurman, saying, 'Ang ilog na mababaw, maingay 'yan'

LIKE FINE WINE. At 40, Manny Pacquiao looks to prove he can still pack a punch. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao ready if Thurman adapts Marquez’s strategy

Jul 14, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Team Pacquiao thinks Keith Thurman may just use as blueprint Juan Manuel Marquez’s stunning 2012 knockout of the Filipino icon

NO REPEAT. Head trainer Buboy Fernandez says he won’t let a devastating Pacquiao loss happen again. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Just days before his Thurman bout, Pacquiao takes a breather

Jul 13, 2019 - 8:49 PM

Manny Pacquiao takes a day off as the Filipino fighter's camp claims he already reached optimum form last week

BREAK. Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach find time to recharge. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP

Thurman won't mind dropping 0, but Pacquiao must knock him out

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:27 PM

'I’m a real fighter, I’m a real boxer, I’m educated and Manny Pacquiao is going to get a piece of it one by one,' says unbeaten American Keith Thurman

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JULY 10: Keith Thurman works out for members of the media ahead of his fight against Manny Pacquiao on July 20th at St Pete Boxing Club on July 10, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Thurman going down, says Pacquiao sparring partner

Jul 12, 2019 - 4:43 PM

'There’s no way Thurman can prepare for Pacquiao,' says AB Lopez, the Filipino boxing icon’s chief sparring partner

PRIMED UP. Manny Pacquiao is good to go as early as this weekend, his camp says. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao to mix De La Hoya, Hatton tactics vs Thurman

Jul 11, 2019 - 7:43 PM

Manny Pacquiao's lead trainer warns that undefeated American Keith Thurman should brace for a lethal attack

OLD FIRE. Manny Pacquiao’s camp claims that the eight-division champion is in superb condition. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Roach eager for Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch

Jul 11, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Four years on, Freddie Roach says he's still bothered by Manny Pacquiao's defeat to Floyd Mayweather

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Thurman has appetite for destruction of 'legend' Pacquiao

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:05 AM

'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to destroy a legend and create my own legacy,' unbeaten American Keith Thurman on Manny Pacquiao

INSPIRED. Keith Thurman admits that he’s impressed that Manny Pacquiao keeps 'reaching for greatness' at 40 years old. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Roach: Thurman 'slower than Heinz ketchup'

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Freddie Roach claims Manny Pacquiao will beat Keith Thurman '57 ways' when they clash in their welterweight unification bout

CHAMPS COLLIDE. Manny Pacquiao seeks to prove age is number when he faces the significantly younger Keith Thurman. Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions

LOOK: Manny Pacquiao reunites with old foe Erik Morales

Jul 03, 2019 - 5:37 PM

The Filipino boxing legend teases of a fourth clash with the Mexican icon, who has been retired since 2014

REUNION. Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales link up years after their memorable trilogy. Photo from Pacquiao's Instagram account (@mannypacquiao)

Thurman looks past Pacquiao, says he wants to fight Spence

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Keith Thurman claims he will 'crucify' Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight unification bout

WORD WAR. Keith Thurman proclaims he will make 'easy work' of Manny Pacquiao. Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions

Batangas joins MPBL games in Dubai; Pacquiao attending

Jun 23, 2019 - 2:06 PM

The inaugural MPBL champions join the Davao Occidental Tigers and Imus Bandera in the Dubai showcase this September

ACTION-PACKED. Expect a thrilling duel when a solid Batangas side battles an Imus squad bannered by former Ginebra player Jayjay Helterbrand and celebrity Gerald Anderson. Photo from MPBL

People power fuels Pacquiao for Thurman battle

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:52 PM

Manny Pacquiao says the ever-present throng energizes him, but those closest to him have mixed feelings about the cast of extras milling around

NICE GUY. Manny Pacquiao doesn’t mind even if a crowd of a 100 people gather during his regular morning workouts. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

LOOK: Japan football star Shinji Kagawa meets Pacquiao in PH visit

Jun 21, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Shinji Kagawa takes time to meet with Manny Pacquiao after lending support to children's education in Yolanda-struck Tacloban City

STARSTRUCK. Shinji Kagawa pays Manny Pacquiao a visit before he flies to Los Angeles for his upcoming Thurman fight's final training. Photo from Shinji Kagawa's Instagram (@sk23.10)

Riled-up Pacquiao taps 'aggressive' streak for Thurman

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:42 AM

As the one-month fight countdown begins, Manny Pacquiao gets fuel from Keith Thurman's trash-talking

ON FIRE. Trainer Freddie Roach says Manny Pacquiao no longer has the same killer instinct,  but the Filipino boxing icon has upped his aggression. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao flies to Los Angeles for final training vs Thurman

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Pacquiao will continue training in Los Angeles for the next 4 weeks

LAST DAY. Manny Pacquiao trains for the last time in Manila before flying out to Los Angeles. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao to hold free concert with Pac token launch

Jun 15, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Manny Pacquiao pursues new ventures in music and cryptocurrency

NEW VENTURES. Manny Pacquiao takes his talents to music and global finance. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Arum fears brain damage for veteran Pacquiao

Jun 14, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Manny Pacquiao faces one of his most dangerous opponents in years in unbeaten American Keith Thurman, and promoter Bob Arum feels worried

RISKY. The legendary Bob Arum warns Manny Pacquiao that it’s dangerous for any boxer to still be fighting in his 40s. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Duterte meets with Pacquiao to discuss PDP-Laban Speaker bet

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:59 PM

The President will choose from 3 names – Lord Allan Velasco, Dong Gonzales, and Pantaleon Alvarez

PDP-LABAN BET. President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Senator Manny Pacquiao to discuss their party PDP-Laban's candidate for House Speaker in the 18th Congress. Photo courtesy of Senator-elect Bong Go

Manny Pacquiao is Senate's top absentee

Jun 09, 2019 - 1:40 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Manny Pacquiao records 12 absences from July 2018 to June 2019, according to data released by the Senate as Congress adjourns

WORST ATTENDANCE. Senator Manny Pacquiao is known for registering bad attendance records in Congress, usually attributed to training for his continuing boxing career. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sparmate sees Pacquiao stopping Thurman

Jun 08, 2019 - 12:42 AM

Manny Pacquiao’s power and speed are already evident during his sparring sessions with unbeaten Australian Tim Tszyu

Pacquiao vows to thrash 'loudmouth' Thurman

Jun 07, 2019 - 1:06 PM

'I'm so motivated for this training camp because of his trash talk,' Manny Pacquiao says of the brash, unbeaten American Keith Thurman

FUELED. Piqued by Keith Thurman’s insults, Manny Pacquiao says he’ll make sure his fists do the talking. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao kicks off sparring with 4 rounds vs Tszyu

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The son of former world champion Kosta Tszyu spars with Manny Pacquiao

GETTING READY. Manny Pacquiao gives it his all in his first day of sparring. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao to start sparring in run-up to Thurman fight

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has less than two months to prepare before he vies for the WBA super world welterweight belt

PACK A PUNCH. Strength and condition coach Justin Fortune says Keith Thurman will run once he feels that Manny Pacquiao is too strong and fast. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

‘Angry’ Pacquiao to ram Thurman

Jun 01, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Manny Pacquiao shows renewed fury and intensity after unbeaten American Keith Thurman hurled insults against him

FUELED. Manny Pacquiao goes all out in his first week back in training. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao: 'I'll make Thurman eat his words'

May 28, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Manny Pacquiao grinds it out in training as he is motivated to knock out Keith Thurman

DETERMINED. Manny Pacquiao continues his intense training for the Pacquiao-Thurman fight. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Lean Pacquiao sweats it out; Thurman way overweight

May 25, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Less than two months before his WBA title bout with Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao already looks fit to step into the ring

Pacquiao Opens Manila Training Camp in Preparation for Thurman. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Thurman says ready to 'crucify' Pacquiao

May 23, 2019 - 4:38 PM

'I know he likes to quote Bible verses so I'll let you know – he's getting crucified,' unbeaten American Keith Thurman says of Manny Pacquiao

BOLD. Keith Thurman believes he can destroy ‘the legend’ of the Filipino eight-division champion. Photo by Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Penciled to lose, Manny Pacquiao relishes underdog role

May 23, 2019 - 11:49 AM

‘I'm excited to be the guy who shows Manny Pacquiao where the exit is,’ American champion Keith Thurman on the Filipino boxing icon

Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions

Thurman wants one-punch KO, hires two conditioning coaches

May 22, 2019 - 6:01 PM

Unbeaten American Keith Thurman plans to send Manny Pacquiao into retirement with one punch

TOP FORM. Expect to see ‘the best’ Keith Thurman against Manny Pacquiao, promises the American champion. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao gives Thurman hints of his fight strategy

May 22, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Despite Keith Thurman’s imposing knockout record, Manny Pacquiao thinks he has the edge over the bigger and younger American

UNDERDOG. The 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao thinks he can beat Keith Thurman in the same way he disposed of Oscar De La Hoya in 2008. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Pacquiao likes underdog label vs Thurman

May 17, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Oddsmakers pick American Keith Thurman as the slight favorite over Manny Pacquiao in their July bout for the WBA welterweight crown

Manny Pacquiao heads back to the gym with trainer Buboy Fernandez for the July 20 bout in Las Vegas. File photo from MP Promotions

'Christian-Muslim differences' to blame for Mangudadatu loss, says Pacquiao

May 16, 2019 - 3:42 PM

PDP-Laban campaign manager Senator Manny Pacquiao adds that they failed to 'introduce' senatorial bet Zajid Mangudadatu enough to the electorate

TRAILING. Congressman Zajid "Dong" Mangudadatu of 2nd District of Maguindanao at a Pandesal Forum in Quezon City, on Friday, August 24, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Team Pacquiao scores victory in 2019 Philippine elections

May 15, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Those close to the fighting senator have found success, with family and friends winning government posts

INFLUENTIAL. Manny Pacquiao has a massive effect both on the local and national levels. File photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao-Thurman fight in Vegas, press tour in New York, LA

May 12, 2019 - 1:29 PM

Owing to his youth and clean slate, Keith Thurman has been tagged a slight favorite over the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao to fight Thurman in WBA welterweight showdown

May 12, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao takes on American Keith Thurman on July 20

The Pacquiao-Thurman fight comes 6 months after the eight-division champion dominated Adrien Broner. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP