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Broner vows  to showcase  weapons of destruction

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

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

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’

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

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

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.

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