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5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
After a knockout that had Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao on the canvas, many speculated that he would hang up his gloves once and for all. On the other hand, from recent interviews, Manny Pacquiao still believes he has a fight or two still in him. He has dedicated his life to the sport and leaving that one aspect of his life troubles him. He rose to prominence all thanks to the sport of boxing. Ricky Hatton has said in a recent interview that Manny Pacquiao should retire. Hatton said, The only advice I could give Manny Pacquiao is that his legacy is already secured. The thing is with us fighters is that there is always one more fight. What’s he going to achieve by having one more fight? Probably nothing. He’s an eight-weight world champion. There’s nothing more to be said. Ricky Hatton was knocked out by Manny Pacquiao himself back in 2009. That knockout took Hatton down a dangerous path of drugs and suicide. His life started to spiral out of control. As a fellow boxer, Hatton does not want that happening to Pacquiao. He believes the Filipino boxer has cemented himself into one of the best boxer’s we have seen lately. Taking one more fight could further complicate his life. Leaving something you love that you have put so much time into is difficult for anybody. Pacquiao has millions of dollars to support his family and even help the country of the Philippines. Proving a point is no longer necessary. He has done what he has possibly could in the sport of boxing. A fight against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to further cement his legacy? Not needed. Pacquiao has already let the world know what he is capable of as a boxer and as a person.
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Manny Pacquiao’s adviser and assistant trainer goes after a Getty Images photographer. Apparently, the two did not want the photographer snapping up photos of the boxer as he laid face-first on the canvas after being knocked out. The photographer just wants an apology.
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Manny Pacquiao has returned to the Philippines after his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, saying he will fight again despite some members of his family imploring him to retire.
Shortly after arriving in Manila on Wednesday, Pacquiao told fans ''we will rise again'' and ''there will be future fights.''
He says he will rest for five months before...
Not sure if these funny Pacquiao Photoshops will ever get old, here are a couple more that were to great not to post.
Funny Manny Paquiao Photoshops
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The former eight-division world champion wiped tears from his eyes listening to his wife, Jinkee, make a tearful appeal...
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The knockout heard around the country, in their fourth fight Juan Manuel Marquez finally defeated Manny Pacquiao by knockout in the 6th round. I must say while it was a great punch by Marquez, Manny got caught trying to end the fight early and get out of dodge, and when [...]
As the diminutive idol plummets face first into the mat, a country of 95,000,000 people watch in stunned silence… their breath stolen away by a Mexican fighting god.
Manny Pacquiao lay motionless, unconscious, for almost exactly a minute. In that blackness he is oblivious to hundreds of millions of eyes on him. Ten seconds vanish in a blink as everyone stands...
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To wit: he showed up at Pacquiao/Marquez IV with more muscle than...
Juan Miguel Marquez may have gotten the better of Manny Pacquiao Saturday, but apparently that wasn’t the only punching going on in the ring.
As we all know by now, Marquez knocked out Pacquiao cold at the MGM Grand, taking out the Filipino with a mean right hook that had him dazed and on the ground for well over a minute. Unsurprisingly, as Pacquiao fell and as he lay motionless...
Not an over the top shot to the jaw.
Thanks, Next Media Animation, for rendering much of this blog post redundant. That's quality coverage -- Mitt Romney's losing stink infected Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao lost because he loves cockfighting and women and has the wrong religion and doesn't train hard enough, etc.
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On the 80th episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein talks about the NFL and the future of Manny Pacquiao.
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