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Sports Loop : Roach says Pacquiao will KO Mayweather


“I think Manny will win by knockout,” said the 55-year-old Roach, who declined to say exactly what round but made the assurance that Mayweather will end up sporting a 47-1 record afterwards. “I don’t have a round but the thing is, we have to break him down, and then knock him out in the later rounds. I believe Manny will knock him out,” Roach added in story that was posted on boxingscene. Manila Bulletin

“Some boxers fight for personal glory, others fight for fortune. But since the beginning, Manny Pacquiao has also fought for his countrymen. Now, more than ever, we Filipinos should let him know that we are proud of him and are with him all the way,” said Smart executive vice president and wireless consumer business head Charles Lim. Phil Star

“I would continue to be myself. I would continue to be myself…and I would still deal with my friends and things like that,” he told Mayo. “I’m gonna be honest with you, that would be a big…I have to say it would shock the (expletive) out of me. It would shock the hell out of me. But you’ve still got to live on, man,” Floyd Sr. added. Phil Star

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are taking different routes toward attaining optimum fighting form for their gigantic showdown on May 2 in Las Vegas. Inquirer

“Syempre hindi labag sa loob ko gumastos. Kung kinakailangan nga umuwi, uuwi ako,” Randy Iblasin is a Filipino architect who works as a consultant in Hong Kong,  related to on Sunday at The Arena in San Juan during the opener of the Shakey’s V-League Season 12 Open Conference. 

“Pinalitan ko ang rotation ko sa paglagay ko kay Aganon sa right sa right side. Nawala ang diskarte nila,” said Petron coach George Pascua. Shopinas fell behind on a pair of errors at the net as Petron picked its way out of a 4-all tie. Manila Standard

Start pa lang naman, kasi ‘yung iba nasa bakasyon pa pero baka by the next days makumpleto na kami,” said Valdez. Other members of the pool are Bea de Leon, who’s still in vacation in the United States, Kim Fajardo, Dindin and Jaja Santiago, Myla Pablo, Tin Agno, Alyssa Eroa and Christine Rosario.

“I told my players to use our previous losses as motivation to strive more,” Cignal coach Sammy Acaylar said. “Fortunately, they responded. I think they just need a little more time together to develop their chemistry and start working as a team.”

“Sa team sports tayo malakas eh,” said PSC Chairman Richie Garcia, noting that aside from basketball and rugby, softball is also aching to deliver. “The problem is that that’s only one gold medal,” said Garcia, who believes the country will be fortunate to reach sixth. Manila Bulletin

“We are prepared to win all our games until the end of the season,” said Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez. “We have the talent and the confidence to do so.”  “Beating Madrid is obviously a huge challenge, but we are in very good form right now and when we are playing like this we are unpredictable,” said Rayo coach Paco Jemez. “We have tons of respect for Madrid, but not one bit of fear. If they have to put five goals past us, so be it, because they are very good, but we will go out there to win.” Phil Star