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Jet lag can`t` stop Pacquiao, goes into overdrive in US training camp

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By Ponciano Melo Jr.

LOS ANGELES, California — Manny Pacquiao knows the crucial stretch is nigh.
That’s why the action in his training camp is following suit, as the Fighting Pride of the Philippines is grinding it out with legendary coach Freddie Roach to further solidify his stake at his upcoming bout with Keith Thurman Jr. next month.
Being the only eight-division world champion in eight different weight classes in professional fistic arts, the fighting Senator and many-time WBA welterweight champion “Pac Man” knows, that when he returns to the ring on July 20 against the younger Thurman at the MGM Grand Las Vegas, he is up for one helluva challenge.
What for is this fight billed as one of the biggest this year then, right?
Pacquiao, who challenges undefeated “One Time” Thurman for his Super WBA Welterweight World Championship belt, is all out in his training camp which continued here after a brief camp in Manila. The training camp, scheduled for six weeks, is two weeks shorter than the traditional two months.
But by the looks of it, this writer sees Pacquiao hitting his stride just at the right time.
The US training camp, which kicked off with eight rounds of sparring, comes at the heels of Pacquiao arriving at LAX after a grueling 19-hour flight. Brushing off jetlag, the Pacman ran some laps before heading back into Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.
He is now preparing for his third world championship fight in the past 12 months.
But that fact does not seem to faze Manny (61-7-2), who has begun the most intense part of his training and conditioning in preparation for his much-awaited bout with Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs).
As per reports, this is the first time in recent year that Pacquiao, 40, and ten years the senior of Thurman, has been pegged as an underdog by major race and sports books around the globe.
But if you ask coach Freddie who’d he put his last penny on, he’d pick otherwise.

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DAVIS VS. GARCIA IS FINALLY HAPPENING

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After two years of social media teasing, Gervonta Davis vs. Ryan Garcia appears to be
a reality.
Garcia made the announcement on Thursday that he and Davis would square off in Las
Vegas in 2023. When Davis enters the ring on January 7 to face a yet-to-be-determined
opponent, he will declare the fight “done deal.”
“I’m so pumped this fight is finally in place I want it more than anything right now,”
Garcia wrote. “I’ve put in the work, I’m at the prime of my career, and I know I’m going to
be the biggest boxer in the world. That legacy starts today.”
Davis and Garcia were praised by Showtime Sports president Stephen Espinoza for
their perseverance in making the bout materialize despite obstacles.
Davis is looked after by Al Haymon and Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions,
and Showtime broadcasts his fights.
Garcia is being managed by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, and DAZN is
airing his fights.
The two teams have been at odds for a while, but they have finally come to an
understanding and put their differences aside to engage in combat.
According to reports, they will cooperate to stage the fight.
Both are stars in boxing at the moment and with the hype around each of them, the fight
is expected to be a blockbuster one.

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Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 officially in talks?

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Pacquiao-Mayweather 2 officially in talks?

It has been made known that FLOYD MAYWEATHER is formally in discussions to face
Manny Pacquiao again in Las Vegas the following year with his record on the line.
After waiting for the two superstar adversaries to come to terms for half a decade, the
American defeated Pacquiao in 2015 over the course of 12 rounds.
But after eight years, the two boxing greats plan to resume their fight for a sequel to
their £500 million box office hit.
The negotiations between the two camps are being facilitated by Global Titans, who are
marketing Mayweather’s upcoming exhibition fight in Dubai.
We’re already working on Floyd and Manny Pacquaio, their CEO Uday Singh told
SunSport.
And a huge fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao might be announced
as early as December. A second match, not a demonstration.
After defeating former UFC champion Conor McGregor, 34, in 2017, Mayweather, 45,
decided to retire. Since then, he has fought four exhibition matches.
Additionally, he has never discussed going back to the ring to defend his pristine 50-0
record, especially versus Pacquiao, 43.
However, Mayweather’s perspective was altered after meeting Singh in Vegas prior to
his exhibition match with YouTuber Deji on November 13.
Since Manny Pacquiao was initially hesitant as well, Singh stated: “I’ve already had the
first meeting with Manny Pacquiao.
“It’s just egos, nothing else. But at the end of the day, Floyd’s a good guy, he’s a good
fighter.
“Once you’ve satisfied him with his purse, he’s happy to fight whoever. But it’s to his
interest as well, he said, ‘Why not? Let’s do it.’
“He hasn’t had a real proper fight since 2017, the last one was with Conor McGregor.”
Singh admitted he initially faced a fight to get Mayweather to agree to a pro bout
opposed to an exhibition, but won him over eventually.
He said: “Yeah, it was hard. But then again, at the end of the day he knows what people
want and he’s an entertainer.

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Ruiz downs Ortiz in heavyweight title eliminator

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Ruiz downs Ortiz in heavyweight title eliminator

Andy Ruiz Jr. is slowly getting back as a heavyweight title contender after dominating Luis Ortiz.

The former unified heavyweight world champion knocked down “King Kong” Ortiz thrice to win via unanimous decision.

Next in line for the boxer who had one of the greatest upsets in boxing history is to face the former WBC king Deontay Wilder.

Wilder, who has been out of the picture since being destroyed by Tyson Fury in their rematch, will make a return to face Robert Helenius before eventually fighting the Mexican Ortiz.

The Ruiz-Wilder bout is a big chance to happen as both heavyweights are under the boxing promoter Al Haymon.

“We’re always looking for great exciting fights we love to give the fans,” said Wilder, who was on ringside during the Ruiz-Ortiz clash.

“So if that’s what is lined up next, I’ve got to handle business and after that, we can get it on.”

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