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February 20, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
When last we left Manny Pacquiao, darling of the fight world, he was flat on his face, out cold in the corner of a boxing ring. It was the night of Dec. 8, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It was such a startling moment that even the most rabid fans of Juan Manuel Marquez, who threw the punch that put Pacquiao in that situation, had to have a fleeting moment of dread that something really bad had just happened. Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's Hall of Fame trainer, was just a few feet away and was horrified.
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April 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather, preparing for his May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana, was humorously diplomatic this week when asked about promoter Bob Arum's latest gambit to force a superfight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. Arum suggested this month that boxing fans should boycott the Mayweather-Maidana fight, suggesting they not buy tickets to see it live at the MGM Grand or watch it on Showtime pay-per-view. “Only thing we can do is pray for Bob Arum,” Mayweather said this week during media day for his 12-round world championship unification bout with Maidana.
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December 8, 2012 | By Times staff
    Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico lands a hard right as Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines was moving forward, knocking out the former welterweight champion. Marquez, a 39-year-old who improves to (55-6-1 with 40 knockouts, had lost two fights and earned a draw in another against Pacquiao, who is 33 and is now 54-5-2.
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April 22, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions hasn't worked on a fight of substance with his former promoter and on-again, off-again rival, Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions, in five years. But De La Hoya, declaring himself “back and better than ever” as the president of Golden Boy, told The Times on Tuesday that he recently engaged Arum in conversation about ending boxing's cold war that has blocked several attractive fights from happening. One fight that De La Hoya says he's interested in pursuing is a super-bout between Arum's star fighter, Manny Pacquiao, and Golden Boy's top star, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
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September 26, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. settled some of their differences Tuesday when the world's top two pound-for-pound boxers struck a deal for Pacquiao to drop the defamation lawsuit he filed against Mayweather. Pacquiao slapped Mayweather with the lawsuit in December 2009 when Mayweather accused the Filpino star of using performance-enhancing drugs. A statement obtained by The Times and released by Mayweather Jr., his father and uncle/trainer Roger Mayweather, said the men “wish to make it clear that they never intended to claim that Manny Pacquiao has used or is using any performance-enhancing drugs.
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December 14, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
After Juan Manuel Marquez delivered the punch that sent Manny Pacquiao to the canvas head first on Saturday, Pacquiao's wife, Jinkee, frantically tried to climb into the ring. "It's the first time I've seen him like that, lying on the canvas, and I was scared," Jinkee told USA Today. That incident apparently has shaken her up so much that she wants her husband stop fighting. "I know he is still [capable] of fighting, but for me there is nothing to prove," Jinkee told the newspaper.
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December 10, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
People are still talking today about the stunning knockout of Manny Pacquiao at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday. Times columnist Bill Dwyre and boxing writer Lance Pugmire will discuss Pacquiao's future today in a live Google+ Hangout at 10 a.m. Is there a fifth Pacquiao-Marquez fight in the future? As Lance Pugmire wrote over the weekend , "Marquez, at 39, might never have an opportunity to walk away from fighting on such a high after his dramatic moment of vindication that followed three bitter decisions against Pacquiao: two losses and a draw.
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August 28, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Manny Pacquiao's fall opponent was supposed to be known by now. He's not, and neither is the date of the fight. Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum told The Times on Tuesday he's still "waiting to hear" from Pacquiao about his intentions. Arum said he remained in "conversations" with possible opposing fighters, including Miguel Cotto, but gave little information beyond that. "I can't go blabbing to the press, who will trust me?" Arum said. "I have no date set, nothing. This is what happens when you're dealing with a politician.
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June 12, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co.will discuss Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision victory over Manny Pacquiao in the WBO welterweight title fight Saturday night. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. POLL: Should there be an investigation of the Manny Pacquiao fight? Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times The best case that promoter Bob Arum makes in seeking answers regarding the judging of Duane Ford and C.J. Ross is that the same type of officiating accountability exists in major sports.
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December 21, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Justin Bieber has made it clear that he's a Floyd Mayweather fan, but when he Instagrammed two Photoshopped images poking fun at Manny Pacquiao, some of his followers thought he went too far. Bieber posted an image of Pacquiao lying face down on the canvas -- after Juan Manuel Marquez knocked him out earlier this month -- with an image of Simba from "The Lion King" reaching for him. Bieber captioned the photo "Dad wake up," referencing the...
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April 15, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Former pro wrestling star Ultimate Warrior, who collapsed while walking to his car last week and pronounced dead at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., died of cardiovascular disease. Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick announced the finding Monday after an autopsy was conducted by the county medical examiner's office. There was no alcohol or drugs in his system. Warrior, 54, died last Tuesday. Witnesses say he clutched his chest before collapsing. Born James Hellwig, he legally changed his name to Warrior several years ago. ALSO: Manny Pacquiao's mom was, um, intense during fight [Video]
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April 13, 2014 | BILL DWYRE
The old guy prevailed. Manny Pacquiao's boxing journey, at age 35, will continue. In a show of incredible speed, willpower and condition, he took a unanimous decision over the man who had shocked him two years ago and taken a controversial decision, the quick-hitting Timothy Bradley of Palm Springs. This time, in front of 15,601 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there could be no doubt. The congressman from the Philippines province of Sarangani, the boxer who had held eight world championships and was the new WBO welterweight titlist after this one, had met the challenge.
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April 13, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao may not have returned entirely to his dominance of a half-decade ago in beating Timothy Bradley, but the performance easily had enough credibility to “go there” once more. Yes, with unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a fight he's heavily favored to win May 3, a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is back on the table even if it's uncertain anyone who could successfully negotiate the sport's ultimate fight will sit at that table. By taking Bradley's World Boxing Organization welterweight title Saturday with a unanimous-decision victory by scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110, Pacquiao (56-5-2)
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April 12, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS - Last year, boxing promoter Bob Arum took a Manny Pacquiao fight to China and its rich casinos. Wednesday, he lashed out at the go-to boxing site in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand and its massive Garden Arena, with such vitriol that you might assume Top Rank Promotions and its large stable of name fighters won't be back there. Arum, furious that the bulk of the signage in the MGM Grand was not for his Saturday night headliner between Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, but for the May 3 battle between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marco Maidana, was asked if this was it for him and the MGM. “Never say never,” he said.
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April 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Can Manny Pacquiao regain the ring savageness that made him a star, or will Timothy Bradley gain some redemption after taking so much heat over his 2012 controversial split-decision victory over Pacquiao? The Times is ringside tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout between Coachella Valley's Bradley (31-0, 12 knockouts) and Filipino star Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) and will provide live round-by-round updates. Pacquiao hasn't knocked anyone out in seven fights, dating to 2009, and his decision to cruise through the final rounds of an apparent one-sided win in the first meeting against Bradley cost him valuable points on the scorecards.
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April 11, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
LAS VEGAS -- Timothy Bradley changed his fighting nature from boxer to brawler following the criticism of his controversial split-decision win over Manny Pacquiao in 2012. So, if he fought with such hostility in going toe to toe with Ruslan Provodnikov in last year's fight of the year, doesn't it make sense he'll do the same against Pacquiao himself in their Saturday rematch? “You're damn right,” Bradley told The Times inside MGM Grand Garden Arena, site of the unbeaten (31-0)
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May 16, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Timothy Bradley has questions to answer about his ability to maintain his speed with seven more pounds on, along with how he will fare under the hot lights of a pay-per-view main event in Las Vegas. The unbeaten Cathedral City boxer readying for his June 9 world welterweight title bout against Manny Pacquiao shrugged off that scrutiny, instead expressing the advantages he'll have over the Filipino superstar who labored to a victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in November. "I can box, I can brawl, I'm well-conditioned -- no one is more conditioned than me," Bradley, 28, said.
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April 11, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
LAS VEGAS - They are asking all the wrong people here to predict the outcome of Saturday night's fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley. Sportswriters? Are you kidding? This analysis demands a bit more depth than arguing the merits of the designated hitter. Too bad Sigmund Freud has departed us. His insights into these two fighters could be both learned and insightful. In the blue corner, from the Philippines, is the congressman from the Sarangani district, Manny Pacquiao, with a record of 55-5-2 and 38 knockouts.
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April 11, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Saturday night is fight night, with the highly anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley set to be broadcast on big screens across the nation. As thousands of fans traipse into bars and restaurants to catch the big fight, a small army of corporate detectives will be lurking in the background, hoping to catch something else. Paid by the promoters of the closed-circuit televised event, these sleuths will be on the lookout for bar owners who show the Pacquiao-Bradley fight without paying the commercial rate, which dwarfs the fee to watch in your living room.
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