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Pacquiao still not on Mayweather’s list

Floyd Mayweather Jr. still refuses to consider Manny Pacquiao as his opponent even after his win over Saul Alvarez.

Mayweather said that Pacquiao is still not in the unbeaten American’s radar.

In fact, Mayweather blatantly said that he’s not considering fighting Pacquiao.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao’s legal counsel Atty. Jeng Gacal also said that chances of Pacquiao fighting Mayweather is getting bleak.

Gacal said that based on Mayweather’s performance last Sunday, Mayweather is keen on keeping his slate unbeaten before he retires. (Rommel Fuertes)

 

Pacquiao prepares for Rios fight

Filipino boxing icon Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao will start his 10-week training today as he prepares for his come-back fight against Brandon Rios on November 24 in Macau.

The Pacman will start his stamina buildup even without hall of famer head coach Freddie Roach and two sparring partners.

Roach and Pacquiao’s sparring partners Chinese Lian Hui and Liam Vuaghan of Great Britain will arrive on October 7.

Pacquiao admitted that Rios is a huge hurdle and that he is not underestimating Rios’ skills.

Pacquiao, who won seven titles in as many divisions, will climb the ring after a devastating defeats in 2012, fist against Timothy Bradley and second against Juan Manuel Marquez. (Rommel Fuertes)

 

Jaworski arrives after winning a seat in the 125th International Olympic Committee session

Mikee Cojuango-Jaworski will arrive today after a successful mission at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 39-year-old Olympian was voted as one of the members of the International Olympic Committee.

Of the total of 97 votes, the daughter-in-law of PBA legend and former senator Robert Jaworski garnered 79 votes.

According to the Philippine Sports Commission, Jaworski’s winning one of the seats in the IOC is a huge success for Philippine sports.

The IOC has 204 member countries. (Rommel Fuertes)

   

Reyes bows out of World 9-ball pool

Pool legend Efren ‘Bata’ Reyes made a cinderella exit in the knockout stage of the 9-ball pool after Nick Van Der Berg of Netherlands beat the Filipino, 11 racks to 5, despite breaks and safety shots made famous by Reyes.

Despite the loss, eight other Filipino billiard masters entered the round of 32 led by world champion Dennis Ocrullo.

Orcullo’s win wasn’t a walk in the park as Cheng Yu Hsuan made life miserable for the Filipino cue artist.

Carlo Biado and seven others also won their respective matches.

Aside from Reyes, Alex Pagulayan bowed to his opponent, Mika Immonen of Finland, 6-11. (Chris Capulso)

 

Phl bags medals in Thailand open athletics championship

Team Philippines ended their 2013 Thailand Open Athletics Championship in Bangkok successfully after bagging a total of 29 medals—10 gold medals, 10 silver medals and nine bronze medals.

20-year-old Jessa Mangsat led the campaign of the 43-member Philippine delegation in the Thai trackfest.

Mangsat set a new record in the said event, after winning the 3000-meter steeplechase. (Rommel Fuertes)

   

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