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SEVEN YEARS AGO: An up-and-coming star boxer Manny Pacquiao sends Juan Manuel Marquez to the canvas during their 2004 fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout ended in a draw. Both fighters are future Hall of Famers.  (AP file photo)

 

MANILA — Manny Pacquiao is already looking forward to his third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.

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Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., seen here, will fight Filipino star Manny Pacquiao after all, although it will be a legal dispute after a federal judge denied a motion to dismiss the case.  (AFP/Getty Images/File/Ethan Miller)

 

One very big issue for Floyd Mayweather that has hurt him deeply was that despite being the supporter of Barack Obama in his presidential campaign, it was the Filipino boxer who got the honor of meeting with the president.

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Manny Pacquiao watches as Shane Mosley goes down during their bout for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 7. Pacquiao retained the crown via a unanimous decision to extend his winning streak to 14 bouts.  (AFP/Gabriel Bouys)

 

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Did you ever think you’d see a Manny Pacquiao fight end in boos?

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Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines watches as Shane Mosley goes down during their bout for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the Garden Arena in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao retained the crown to extend his winning streak to 14 bouts.  (AFP/Gabriel Bouys)

 

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao toiled long and hard for his Showtime return only to find a veteran Shane Mosley on the run for most of the fight, retaining the WBO welterweight belt with a unanimous decision marked by an emphatic third round knockdown here yesterday.

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NAAZIM RICHARDSON

 

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LAS VEGAS — There is a quiet dignity that characterizes Naazim Richardson as he grabs a brief moment of respite at the final media engagement Thursday morning before his charge "Sugar" Shane Mosley faces pound for pound kingpin Manny Pacquiao Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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