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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:51 pm 
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On Wednesday afternoon, UFC president Dana White revealed that he has yet to hold talks with Mayweather’s team.

During an appearance on Fox Sports’ ‘The Herd’, White also admitted that a deal to see McGregor lock horns with the Olympic bronze medallist may not be struck.

McGregor, who last graced the Octagon at UFC 205 back in November, is more than aware of that fact his pursuit of a fight with Mayweather might fall through.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:11 am 
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Manny Pacquiao: Mysteriously missing from RING's pound-for-pound list

Written by Lee Cleveland

One name is missing from The RING's fabled pound-for-pound list.

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Manny Pacquiao.

Was the loss to Floyd Mayweather THAT bad. Many thought he fought well, especially considering his injured shoulder.

Why is PacMan off the list?

Has The RING forgetten Manny's convincing win over Tim Bradley a year ago? Keep in mind, Bradley, too, was a top 10 pound-for-pound fighter at the time. In fact, Pacquiao's three losses over the last 12 years have come at the hands of 10 pound-for-pound fighters: Tim Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:12 am 
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NNADY GOLOVKIN (37-0-0 (33 KOS)
4. ROMAN GONZALEZ (46-1-0 (38 KOS)
5. TERENCE CRAWFORD (30-0-0 (21 KOS)
6. VASYL LOMACHENKO (8-1-0 (6 KOS)
7. GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX (17-0-0 (11 KOS)
8. CANELO ALVAREZ (48-1-1 (34 KOS)
9. SHINSUKE YAMANAKA (27-0-2 (19 KOS)
10. NAOYA INOUE (12-0-0 (10 KOS)

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In boxing, the term "pound-for-pound' was historically used to describe a fighter's value in relation to fighters of different weight classes based on:

1) quality of opposition
2) record and consistency, and
3) (sometimes) margins of victory (i.e. Is he crushing all of his opponents or winning split decisions?)

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Historically, in order to be considered among the best in the world, a boxer has usually been consistently successful for a number of years and tallied wins against a handful of other elite-level opponents, or has been incredibly dominant over normal contenders (i.e. Gennady Golovkin).

Does anyone in boxing fit those descriptions better than Manny Pacquiao?

In addition to wins years ago over Shane Mosley, Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez, Ricky Hatton, Oscar De La Hoya, Marco Antonio Barrera and Eric Morales, Manny has been solid and impressive in his last six fights.

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Last 6 fights
Won UD 12 Jessie Vargas (then 27-1 0) 
Won UD 12 Timothy Bradley Jr (then 33-1-1)
Loss UD 12 Floyd Mayweather Jr (then 47-0-0)
Won UD 12 Chris Algieri (then 20-0-0)
Won UD 12 Timothy Bradley Jr (then 31-0)
Won UD 12 Brandon Rios (then 31-1)

And none of Manny's last six opponents had more than one loss at the time nor were any of those wins the least bit controversial.

Perhaps with only six fights in 3 1/2 years, Manny hasn't been active enough? But Andre Ward, the RING's top ranked fighter, hasn't exactly been a ball of activity either. And given most elite level fighters step in the ring just twice per year, Pacquiao isn't far behind.

Is it Manny's lack of knockouts lately?

Floyd and Manny were at Nos. 1 and 2 for a long time despite not scoring knockouts for years.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:46 pm 
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Pacquiao vs Horn
Date: July 2, 2017
Venue: Suncorp Stadium 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Division: Welterweight
Title: WBO
Champion: Manny Pacquiao
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Let's hope Manny's controversial comments last year didn't play a role in his removal. 

Perhaps Pacquiao is not deserving of a Top 3 ranking but his resume, past and recent, certainly eclipes that of several of the fighters on RING's list.

For the exception of Andre Ward, has anyone on that list has defeated another Top 10 guy?


All ten of RING's chosen pugilists are great fighters who are worthy of being there but Manny Pacquiao, even at 38, is certainly more deserving than several of them.

C'mon RING!

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HUMBLE PACQUIAO PROMISES TO DO HIS BEST AGAINST HORN

By Eddie Alinea of Spin.ph
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One of the many reasons that endeared Filipino ring great Manny Pacquiao to sports fans worldwide is his humility. Never hear him speaks bad on anybody, not even guys whom he disposed of or one he’s about to face. 

Pacquiao never promised to kick any man atop the ring. He lets the other guy do all the boasting. He simply gets in the ring and gives the other fellow a lesson how to be humble. 

“He’s never raised his voice, not once,” his former Sarangani Vice Gov. wife Jinkee swore in an interview. “I’ve never even heard him P….. i.. m., not once.” 

The Pacman is battling unheralded Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane and to hear him talk, you’d think he’ll be the one challenging the champ, not the other way around. 

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“What do you mean Horn would be easy picking? He’s young, yes, but he has a perfect, no-loss record in his resume,” Pacquiao told a few sportswriters in Tagalog in a brief interview when chanced upon during a game between his Team Mahindra and San Miguel Beer in the on-going A Commissioner’s Cup last Wednesday at the Cuneta Astrodome. 

“You and I know that in boxing, anybody who won 16 of his 17 fights so far, 11 of them by KOs, is, certainly not a lemon, the reigning World Boxing Organization crown-holder stressed. “I still need to prepare and prepare hard for the fight.” 

Asked for comment on statements attributed to Horn’s camp that he (Pacquiao) has already had his days, the three-time ‘Fighter of the Year’ honoree of the Boxing Writers Association of America retorted: “If that will make them happy, so be it.” 
“I have been in boxing for more than two decade and I always welcome those statements and comments because, for one, they sell tickets which is good for promotion so, many fans will be lured to see the fights,” the two-time congressman now senator said rather philosophically. 

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“I also welcome reports that he’s been training hard. That’s good news because it means he’ll be giving me a good fight. Meaning, too, that fans will enjoy the fight,” Pacquiao added. 
“That’s exactly is what boxing is all about. That’s exactly is what professional sport is all about. To make people happy,” the father of five with Jinkee explained. 

“As for me, rest assure that I will do the best I could do to prepare and give boxing fans what they expect of me,” Pacquiao vowed. 

Pacquiao pointed out that, while boxing makes him what he is now, rich and famous, it is making people happy that makes him happier. That he has dedicated all his life in making people, especially the poor and downtrodden, happy and forget the problem confronting them. 

“This also the reason why I am in the government service. To serve the people as a government servant. Being a boxer and a public servant is the only way I know to repay our people for the support they’ve been giving me all my life,” he said. 

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Manny Pacquiao arrives in Brisbane with message for Jeff Horn

Grantlee Kieza, The Courier-Mail

April 24, 2017 12:22am

Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn: Manny takes out fight insurance

MANNY Pacquiao hit Brisbane today ready for battle with Fighting Schoolteacher Jeff Horn but also prepared for defeat at Suncorp Stadium on July 2.

The pair will meet in the biggest fight in Australian history and Pacquiao had a brief message for Horn yesterday ahead of their World Boxing Organisation welterweight title fight.

“My message for him is to work hard,’’ Pacquiao said.

“Make sure you are in 100 per cent condition on July 2 so we can give a good fight and entertain the people.

“I am motivated and here to do my best.’’

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Pacquiao said he hadn’t studied Horn closely as yet but planned to watch his last three fights as soon as possible while he is in Australia this week on a promotional tour.

He said the prospect of fighting before 55,000 people at Suncorp Stadium would help the challenger and boosted his chances of scoring an upset victory.

“That’s good for him. They’ll be cheering for him and that’s what I want,’’ Pacquiao said.

“I love it. That’s what motivates me.’’

The world champion, who is also a leading Filipino senator, said he was prepared for a slugfest with Horn but he has also insisted on a rematch clause in his contract in case the undefeated Aussie manages to score a major upset.

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Pacquiao said he hadn’t studied Horn closely as yet but planned to watch his last three fights as soon as possible while he is in Australia this week on a promotional tour.

He said the prospect of fighting before 55,000 people at Suncorp Stadium would help the challenger and boosted his chances of scoring an upset victory.

“That’s good for him. They’ll be cheering for him and that’s what I want,’’ Pacquiao said.

“I love it. That’s what motivates me.’’

The world champion, who is also a leading Filipino senator, said he was prepared for a slugfest with Horn but he has also insisted on a rematch clause in his contract in case the undefeated Aussie manages to score a major upset.

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