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  • Fighting Congressman Manny Pacquiao has not officially announced his intention to seek a senate seat in the 2016 national elections but presidential aspirant and incumbent Vice-President Jejomar Binay has already included him in his senatorial slate. Pacquiao, who is an incumbent congressman representing the province of Sarangani, has previously admitted...

    Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao needs senate seat in 2016

    Fighting Congressman Manny Pacquiao has not officially announced his intention to seek a senate seat in the 2016 national elections but presidential aspirant and incumbent Vice-President Jejomar Binay has already included him in his senatorial slate. Pacquiao, who is an incumbent congressman representing the province of Sarangani, has previously admitted...

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  • Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has started to hype his upcoming fight scheduled for May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, possibly against British fighter Amir Khan, by continuously attacking Manny Pacquiao for the wrong reasons. But late last year Mayweather advised Pacquiao to trash his promoter Bob Arum so...

    Op-Ed: Mayweather continues to attack Pacquiao for wrong reasons

    Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has started to hype his upcoming fight scheduled for May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, possibly against British fighter Amir Khan, by continuously attacking Manny Pacquiao for the wrong reasons. But late last year Mayweather advised Pacquiao to trash his promoter Bob Arum so...

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  • The reported face-to-face meeting between unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao won’t lead to their final showdown in the first half of 2014 but it could be part of a buildup for a megafight by year end. Both fighters have earlier announced their designated fight...

    Mayweather-Pacquiao reported meeting part of buildup to megafight

    The reported face-to-face meeting between unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao won’t lead to their final showdown in the first half of 2014 but it could be part of a buildup for a megafight by year end. Both fighters have earlier announced their designated fight...

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  • Boxing fans from around the world are not giving up on the long overdue Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight. But pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather said, it won’t happen unless Manny Pacquiao signs up with his own Mayweather Promotions company. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/354751#ixzz2ZX7RcESz                        ...

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  • Popular Polish tennis player Agnieszka Radwanska has been dropped by a Catholic youth movement in her native Poland for posing nude in the “Body Issue” of ESPN magazineRead more: http:/ www.digitaljournal.com/article/354418#ixzz2Z8IxiqhM                                        ...

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  • On November 24, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring after almost one year of inactivity since he lost via a sixth round stunning knockout against long-time foe Juan Manuel Marquez last December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/354404#ixzz2Z8HYMtti                ...

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    On November 24, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring after almost one year of inactivity since he lost via a sixth round stunning knockout against long-time foe Juan Manuel Marquez last December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/354404#ixzz2Z8HYMtti                ...

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  • Miami Heat’s basketball star LeBron James is all set to visit the Philippines for the first time on July 23 as part of Nike’s “Leave a Message” campaign. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/354395#ixzz2Z7HpeFve                                      ...

    Miami Heat superstar LeBron James to make first visit to Manila

    Miami Heat’s basketball star LeBron James is all set to visit the Philippines for the first time on July 23 as part of Nike’s “Leave a Message” campaign. Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/354395#ixzz2Z7HpeFve                                      ...

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  • Manny Pacquaio wants a maximum of three more fights before finally retiring from boxing but he did not disclose the names of his three possible opponents. Responding to a query from media if he is good for five more fights, Pacquiao said, five is too much..”Maybe, one or two or the...

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  • Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez has what it takes to break the record of his fellow Mexican, legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., as the highest-paid boxer in Mexican history. Chavez made a record-breaking paycheck of more than $9 million when he fought Oscar de la Hoya in 1996 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marquez could...

    Marquez Could Break JC Chavez Sr.’s Record as Highest-Paid Mexican Boxer

    Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez has what it takes to break the record of his fellow Mexican, legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., as the highest-paid boxer in Mexican history. Chavez made a record-breaking paycheck of more than $9 million when he fought Oscar de la Hoya in 1996 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marquez could...

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Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao needs senate seat in 2016

Fighting Congressman Manny Pacquiao has not officially announced his intention to seek a senate seat in the 2016 national elections but presidential aspirant and incumbent Vice-President Jejomar Binay has already included him in his senatorial slate.
Pacquiao, who is an incumbent congressman representing the province of Sarangani, has previously admitted his desire to run for president of the Philippines.

In his revelations to Agence France-Presse (AFP) via InteAction, in an exclusive interview after the kick off ceremony in Macau, China, to promote his upcoming fight against Brandon Rios on Nov. 24, Pacquiao said he has indeed entertained the idea of joining the 2022 presidential election.
Pacquiao’s admission is not actually new. In 2011, his promoter Bob Arum revealed Pacquiao’s political plan.

“It’s 2022, that’s the year Manny would become eligible to run for the presidency,” Arum said before Pacman’s open media workout according to Examiner.com back in 2011.
“That would be, to me, the biggest achievement of my career, to see this kid how far he has come and how far he can go.
“But I hope I will be alive to see it. I will be age 91. I won’t be dancing, I will be in the hospice by then,” Arum said with a hearty laugh. Read more:


If indeed he is serious on his future presidential bid, he needs to win a senate seat first in order to have a national constituency. This was also the advice of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte when asked about Pacquiao’s presidential bid.
“He should be a senator first, get some training [in the Senate],” Belmonte told reporters when sought for comment on Pacquiao’s political plans.
A senate seat is almost always a prerequisite for candidates seeking the vice presidency or the presidency as it one of the three executive posts that are voted by a national constituency.
A senate candidacy would be a crucial test for Pacquiao’s chances of winning in a national election and if he is successful in his senatorial bid, it would be the best barometer for his 2022 presidential bid.
Pacquiao. who is a high school dropout but passed the equivalency test, is eligible to run for president of the Philippines in accordance with the constitution.

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Op-Ed: Mayweather continues to attack Pacquiao for wrong reasons

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather has started to hype his upcoming fight scheduled for May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, possibly against British fighter Amir Khan, by continuously attacking Manny Pacquiao for the wrong reasons.
But late last year Mayweather advised Pacquiao to trash his promoter Bob Arum so that the fight that every boxing fan wants to see can be made.
Pacquiao has a live contract with Top Rank Promotions which will expire at the end of 2014.
Mayweather, who was once promoted by Arum’s Top Rank Promotions said he will never do business with Arum again. Obviously Mayweather knows that Pacquiao isn’t getting a fair share of his partnership with Arum.
Of all the things that Mayweather wants Pacquiao to do before he signs a fight contract with the Filipino star, his latest call for Pacquiao to leave Top Rank and become a free agent, is by far the most sensible condition he has put forward.
For over three years, Mayweather has been demanding and setting up conditions for him to face Pacquiao in the ring. These include, the random blood and urine testing to be done all the way up to the day of the fight, the sharing of the fight purse, venue of the fight, among others.
To critics and observers, these demands are nothing else but a camouflage or an excuse by Mayweather to evade Pacquiao because of the danger of actually losing to the Filipino fighter, who is known for his power and speed.
Others say Mayweather has no intention of facing Pacquiao in the ring and would be happy retiring with his unblemished record. For marketing purposes, Mayweather believes that being undefeated in his professional career, makes his fights even more salable to the public.
Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao

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Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao
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If indeed Mayweather has no intention of facing Pacquiao in the ring despite enormous monetary rewards at stake, then it is becoming crystal clear that he is just using Pacquiao to hype his upcoming fights.
Mayweather is a brilliant marketing guy and he will continue to find a way to keep himself visible in media as a way selling his fights to the public. The more he creates controversy, the better for him because he remains popular even with negative publicity coming from opposing fans.
As Larry Merchant says, Mayweather is not really scared of Pacquiao as some fans claim but he is afraid he might not be able to preserve his untainted record if he agrees to face Pacquiao in the ring.
“I think Floyd Mayweather thinks he’s going to beat Manny Pacquiao. He will be the favorite. What Mayweather is afraid of more than anything else is an L, a loss.”
“He has marketed himself as this unbeaten and unbeatable fighter, and to a lot of new fans or unsophisticated fans, they think that’s a big, big deal, which it never has been, because if you fight enough good, young fighters in their prime, somebody’s gonna beat you. It happened to Pacquiao even in a bad decision, but against a tough, good kid.” Merchant added.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao is getting closer to a rematch with Timothy Bradley as the choice has been reduced to two from the original four in the Arum shortlist. Pacquiao has to choose between Bradley and Ruslan Provodnikov for his April 12 ring date at the MGM Grand. Read more.
Likewise, Mayweather has narrowed down his choice to Marcos Maidana of Argentina and Amir Khan of Great Britain for his scheduled fight on May 3.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/sports/op-ed-mayweather-continues-to-attack-pacquiao-for-wrong-reasons/article/365331#ixzz2puLoz2CF

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Mayweather-Pacquiao reported meeting part of buildup to megafight

The reported face-to-face meeting between unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao won’t lead to their final showdown in the first half of 2014 but it could be part of a buildup for a megafight by year end.
Both fighters have earlier announced their designated fight venues and dates of their fights for the first half of of 2014. Pacquiao is booked for April 12 while Mayweather will see action on May 3 possibly at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather has not named his opponent for his May 3 fight but British boxing idol Amir Khan is being groomed as his next opponent.
Pacquiao is bent of accepting a long-standing rematch offer by Timothy Bradley, who snatched his WBO welterweight title in a controversial fashion last year in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao is coming off an impressive unanimous decision win over American Brandon Rios in Macau, China last Nov. 23, while Mayweather has scored another victory against Canelo Alvarez last Sept. 14 to keep his unblemished record.
If indeed it is true that Pacquiao is meeting with Mayweather and his camp in Las Vegas as reported by spin.ph, it won’t be a fight that will happen in the first half of 2014.
A Mayweather-Pacquiao fight needs a longer time to prepare and promote as the stakes and hurdles are high in terms of revenue targets to cover the huge purses of Mayweather and Pacquiao.
The interesting question is: Will Mayweather and Pacquiao cancel their scheduled fights in early 2014 to finally give way to the long public clamor for the fight that everyone wants to see?
The possibilities are endless but it would be better for Pacquiao to first avenge his loss to Bradley before facing Mayweather.A more exciting scenario would be for Pacman to silence Juan Manuel Marquez for good before facing Mayweather.
But the Mexican is happy with his historic knockout win over the Filipino boxing superstar.Pacquiao has more to prove in terms of ring accomplishments while Mayweather anchors his promotional spins on his immaculate record.Pacquiao’s statement about his meeting with Mayweather in Las Vegas brings more questions than answers.
Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao

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Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao
Boxing analysts and observers believe that Pacquiao has the blessing of his promoter Bob Arum to explore possible scenarios of cooperation with or without him and Top Rank in the equation.
Arum is under extreme pressure from fight fans to work out a mutually acceptable solution to problems that stand in the way of the fight.
A possible option is for Arum to accept a “step aside” fee and to let Mayweather handle the bulk of the work needed to promote the fight.
Arum’s Top Rank Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions are the top US boxing promoters and are presently embroiled in intense business rivalry resulting in non-competitive in-house matches to the detriment of fighters under their care.
Arum has promotional rights over Pacquiao until the end of 2014. Pacquiao has an outstanding offer from Mayweather to move over to his promotions company in order to make the fight happen.
Will Pacquiao’s upcoming meeting with Mayweather pave the way for the mega fight to happen? Let’s wait and see.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/363865#ixzz2nMIESMsO