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I CAN HURT PACQUIAO - HORN


JANUARY 25 -Manny Pacquiao 
As the major players lay the foundation of the April 23 title fight starring Manny Pacquiao, Australian Jeff Horn insists that he has genuine chances of upsetting the Filipino legend. Obviously slighted by insinuations that Pacquiao would hardly work out a sweat in dispatching him, Horn told Fox Sports (Australia) that he has the “power to hurt Manny.” Horn, unbeaten in 17 fights against one draw with 11 KOs, is confident he has what it takes to do what Juan Manuel Marquez did to the eight-division champion more than four years ago. “He’s been knocked down and he’s been knocked out and I’m a heavy puncher so I believe I have a real chance to bring the world title to Australia,” said Horn, who is hoping that his hometown of Brisbane in the state of Queensland, will land the fight. READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacquiao says ‘nothing final’ on next fight vs Horn


JANUARY 26 -Manny Pacquiao AFP PHOTO
WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao said Tuesday the details of his next fight have yet to be determined, despite widespread reports he will face Australian Jeff Horn. Asked in an interview with ABS-CBN television about a Horn fight, Pacquiao, said “not yet done, the negotiation is not yet done”. “We are still negotiating about that. Nothing is really final, the date, who is the opponent. There are a lot of offers from other countries.” Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, has been widely quoted in international media as saying that the 38-year-old Filipino dubbed “Pac-Man” will get into the ring with Horn in April, possibly in Australia, but Pacquiao himself has not confirmed this. READ MORE...

ALSO: A delayed flight from GenSan caused Manny Pacquiao to miss playing for Mahindra


JANUARY 24 -MAHINDRA had to give up Ryan Arana's slot to make room for coach Manny Pacquiao's first ever appearance with the franchise this PBA season. Unfortunately, the 38-year-old playing-coach and boxing hero was a no-show in the Floodbuster's Philippine Cup game against Alaska at the PhilSports Arena on Sunday. The reason: A delayed flight from his hometown General Santos City to Manila. "Plano niya talaga maglaro," a close aide of the Pacman disclosed to SPIN.ph the day after the game which Mahindra lost, 107-91, to formally bow out of the race for a quarterfinals berth. "Ang problema umuwi siya sa GenSan nung Friday." READ MORE...

ALSO: UFC chief thumbs down fight between Pacquiao, McGregor


JANUARY 25 -Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor 
Forget about a potential fight between Manny Pacquiao and UFC star Conor McGregor. This after UFC president Dana White said the bout will never happen as long as Pacquiao is handled by Top Rank Inc. chief Bob Arum. “Listen, I love Manny Pacquiao,” White recently told Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. “But I don’t love Bob Arum. You can tell Arum to save his money and not make any calls over here because we aren’t doing business with him,” added the UFC head. White made the comment after Pacquiao said he is open to a fight with McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion. Pacquiao has long been fighting under Arum, and his contract with Top Rank is good for the entire 2017. READ MORE...

ALSO: PACQUIAO SENATE BILL No. 191 - Proposed commission to give boxing big boost


JANUARY 26 -Sen. Manny Pacquiao File photo
   A law establishing the Philippine Boxing Commission (PBC) is in line for approval and with Sen. Manny Pacquiao as principal author of the Senate Bill No. 191, it’s a sure thing that the sport will get a much-needed shot in the arm when the government agency is finally created. Pacquiao has pushed for the creation of the PBC since he was a Sarangani Congressman and filed House Bill No. 59 over three years ago to set up a ring authority, under the administrative supervision of the Office of the President, with the objectives of developing the sport and providing for the welfare and safety of professional boxers. Now that he’s in the Senate, Pacquiao is renewing efforts to pass the bill. With President Duterte’s support, Pacquiao is confident the PBC will be established sooner than later. If and when the bill becomes a law, the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) will surrender its jurisdiction over professional boxing to the PBC. That will leave the GAB to supervise all other professional sports in the country, including basketball, mixed martial arts and horseracing. However, there is a provision in the proposed PBC that three seats in the Board will be for GAB representatives. READ MORE...


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I can hurt Pacquiao – Horn


Manny Pacquiao 

MANILA, JANUARY 30, 2017 (INQUIRER) January 24, 2017, 12:06 AM by Nick Giongco - As the major players lay the foundation of the April 23 title fight starring Manny Pacquiao, Australian Jeff Horn insists that he has genuine chances of upsetting the Filipino legend.

Obviously slighted by insinuations that Pacquiao would hardly work out a sweat in dispatching him, Horn told Fox Sports (Australia) that he has the “power to hurt Manny.”

Horn, unbeaten in 17 fights against one draw with 11 KOs, is confident he has what it takes to do what Juan Manuel Marquez did to the eight-division champion more than four years ago.

“He’s been knocked down and he’s been knocked out and I’m a heavy puncher so I believe I have a real chance to bring the world title to Australia,” said Horn, who is hoping that his hometown of Brisbane in the state of Queensland, will land the fight.

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Horn’s promotional outfit, Duco Promotions, has struck a deal with Bob Arum of Top Rank to stage the fight in Australia although the bout could end up being held in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai or Abu Dhabi, if it doesn’t find a financier Down Under.

Unknown outside Oceania, Horn is ranked No. 2 by the World Boxing Organization and is being groomed by no less than Arum to bring back the glory days of Australian boxing.

A member of the Australian team to the 2012 London Olympics, Horn also competed in the 2011 world championships.

Pacquiao has expressed his desire to strut his stuff in Australia provided that he doesn’t end up being served peanuts as his guaranteed purse.

Two weeks ago, Horn and his trainer-manager Glenn Rushton presided over a press conference in Brisbane where it was announced that Pacquiao is going to be pad a measly $5 million.


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Pacquiao says ‘nothing final’ on next fight BY AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ON JANUARY 26, 2017 SPORTS


Manny Pacquiao AFP PHOTO

WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao said Tuesday the details of his next fight have yet to be determined, despite widespread reports he will face Australian Jeff Horn.

Asked in an interview with ABS-CBN television about a Horn fight, Pacquiao, said “not yet done, the negotiation is not yet done”.

“We are still negotiating about that. Nothing is really final, the date, who is the opponent. There are a lot of offers from other countries.”

Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, has been widely quoted in international media as saying that the 38-year-old Filipino dubbed “Pac-Man” will get into the ring with Horn in April, possibly in Australia, but Pacquiao himself has not confirmed this.

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The Philippine boxing hero, who parlayed his sporting fame into election to the influential Senate last year, also reiterated his willingness to fight mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor if his potential superfight with Floyd Mayweather fails to materialise.

“It could be possible if there is an intention to negotiate (for) the fight but definitely in boxing, not in an MMA fight,” he said.

But the 1.69 metre (5ft 6in)-tall Pacquiao also said he was not giving up his position as a playing coach in the Philippines’ highly-competitive professional basketball league, despite criticism of his hardcourt performance and Senate duties.

Pacquiao, who plays for the Mahindra Floodbuster team but who has missed practice because of his other roles, said he was not giving up his place on the squad.

“I just make sure that whatever I do outside does not affect my work in Senate,” he said.

Pacquiao has previously used his fame to earn a fortune as a TV host and has even made forays into singing and acting.

The Filipino southpaw briefly retired from the ring after beating American Tim Bradley in Las Vegas in April but soon made a comeback, saying he still felt like a youngster.

In his last fight in November, Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous-decision victory over former champion Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas. AFP


SPIN.PH

A delayed flight from GenSan caused Manny Pacquiao to miss playing debut last Sunday for Mahindra



MAHINDRA had to give up Ryan Arana's slot to make room for coach Manny Pacquiao's first ever appearance with the franchise this PBA season.

Unfortunately, the 38-year-old playing-coach and boxing hero was a no-show in the Floodbuster's Philippine Cup game against Alaska at the PhilSports Arena on Sunday.

The reason: A delayed flight from his hometown General Santos City to Manila.

"Plano niya talaga maglaro," a close aide of the Pacman disclosed to SPIN.ph the day after the game which Mahindra lost, 107-91, to formally bow out of the race for a quarterfinals berth.

"Ang problema umuwi siya sa GenSan nung Friday."

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Expecting Pacquiao to suit up Sunday, Mahindra was quick to reactivate him and relegate Arana to the reserve/injury list barely 24 hours before the Alaska match.

Come game time, the playing senator was nowhere to be seen.

"He was scheduled to go back Sunday to Manila kaso na-delay yung flight," said assistant team manager Jo Ramos. "Eh first game pa naman kami."

Mahindra still has two games left in the eliminations against NLEX this Friday and Alaska on Sunday.

As to whether Pacquiao will be showing up for those twin matches to play or not, your guess is just as good as ours.


PHILSTAR

UFC chief thumbs down fight between Pacquiao, McGregor 35 SHARES 0 1 0 Dino Maragay (philstar.com) - January 25, 2017 - 12:26pm


Manny Pacquiao and Conor McGregor 

MANILA, Philippines – Forget about a potential fight between Manny Pacquiao and UFC star Conor McGregor. This after UFC president Dana White said the bout will never happen as long as Pacquiao is handled by Top Rank Inc. chief Bob Arum.

“Listen, I love Manny Pacquiao,” White recently told Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.

“But I don’t love Bob Arum. You can tell Arum to save his money and not make any calls over here because we aren’t doing business with him,” added the UFC head.

White made the comment after Pacquiao said he is open to a fight with McGregor, the reigning UFC lightweight champion.

Pacquiao has long been fighting under Arum, and his contract with Top Rank is good for the entire 2017.

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In an interview with ABS-CBN the other day, the Filipino icon said he is willing to lock horns with McGregor – but in the boxing ring and not the octagon.

"It could be possible if there is an intention to negotiate (for) the fight but definitely in boxing, not in an MMA fight," he said.

McGregor has recently been making noise about crossing over the boxing and taking on the retired Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao, for his part, is set to return to the boxing ring on April 23, with Australian Jeff Horn as a possible opponent.

The fighting senator, however, said nothing is final yet with regards to his foe and the fight venue.


PHILSTAR

Proposed commission to give boxing big boost 4 SHARES 0 0 0 Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) - January 26, 2017 - 12:00am


Sen. Manny Pacquiao File photo
 

MANILA, Philippines – A law establishing the Philippine Boxing Commission (PBC) is in line for approval and with Sen. Manny Pacquiao as principal author of the Senate Bill No. 191, it’s a sure thing that the sport will get a much-needed shot in the arm when the government agency is finally created.

Pacquiao has pushed for the creation of the PBC since he was a Sarangani Congressman and filed House Bill No. 59 over three years ago to set up a ring authority, under the administrative supervision of the Office of the President, with the objectives of developing the sport and providing for the welfare and safety of professional boxers. Now that he’s in the Senate, Pacquiao is renewing efforts to pass the bill. With President Duterte’s support, Pacquiao is confident the PBC will be established sooner than later.

If and when the bill becomes a law, the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) will surrender its jurisdiction over professional boxing to the PBC.

That will leave the GAB to supervise all other professional sports in the country, including basketball, mixed martial arts and horseracing. However, there is a provision in the proposed PBC that three seats in the Board will be for GAB representatives.

READ MORE...

THE BILL

The recommendation is the PBC Board will be headed by a chairman with six members.

An executive director will be named to manage the PBC. The Board may also include individuals from the private sector and a nominee from the Department of Health, preferably a neurosurgeon familiar with medical cases that are pertinent to boxers. Boxing promoters, managers and matchmakers will not be invited to join the Board because of conflict of interest issues.

An annual budget of P150 Million will be earmarked for the PBC.

A monthly pension of P20,000 is being proposed for former Filipino world champions recognized by the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF.

This will exclude former Filipino world champions recognized by other governing bodies like the WBF, WBU and IBO, including Rey Loreto (IBO lightflyweight), Edrin Dapudong (IBO superflyweight), Amado Cabato (IBO lightweight), Ronnie Magramo (WBF minimumweight), Dondon Sultan (WBF welterweight), William Magahin (WBF welterweight), Joselito Rivera (WBF superfeatherweight), Rolando Toyogon (WBU minimumweight), Orlando Villaflor (WBF featherweight) and Rico Siodora (WBF featherweight). Since the coverage is exclusively for professional fighters, it will not include former Olympic medalists like Onyok and Roel Velasco and Leopoldo Serrantes.

The PBC will set aside an amount for death benefits, life insurance, livelihood opportunities and medical services. It will issue and renew licenses, clear fighters for overseas bouts and look into the concerns of trainers, cutmen, coaches and other stakeholders.

An area that the PBC will look into is the staging of more major boxing events in the country. Last year, Filipinos figured in 13 world title fights and only four were held here. The win-loss record was 9-4 and Filipinos won the four hometown bouts which were Nonito Donaire over Hungary’s Zsolt Bedak by knockout to retain his WBO superbantamweight title in Cebu last April, Donnie Nietes over Mexico’s Raul Garcia by technical knockout to retain his WBO lightflyweight crown in Bacolod last May, Jerwin Ancajas over Puerto Rico’s McJoe Arroyo by unanimous decision to win the IBF superflyweight belt in Taguig last August and Milan Melindo over Thailand’s Fahlan Sakkreerin, Jr. for the interim IBF lightflyweight throne in Cebu last November.

There is a plan to stage a Pacquiao fight at the 55,000-seat Philippine Arena in Bulacan in November and it could be against Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez.

The PBC will play a key role in making the event a reality if and when it is already established.

Retired professional boxers who are destitute and sickly will be beneficiaries of the proposed law.

Former WBC superflyweight and WBO bantamweight champion Gerry Peñalosa is being eyed to join the PBC Board because of his experience as a fighter, his success as a boxing entrepreneur and his knowledge of the nuances of the fight game.


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