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Manny Pacquiao tests his chess skills against ‘10-year-old Magnus Carlsen’ in exhibition match

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Manny Pacquiao can now add “up-and-coming chess player” to his ever-evolving resume after his recent match against a chess app.

Valiant losing effort: The recently retired boxer, who has filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) to join the Philippines’ 2022 presidential race, fared better than most celebrity challengers during the “Magnus Carlsen Celebrity Charity Challenge,” reported Rappler

Boxing legend Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao to run for president in the Philippines in 2022

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On Sunday, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, a Filipino politician and legendary boxer, officially announced his candidacy for the highest position in the Philippine government.

We need progress: During a livestreamed speech, the 42-year-old Filipino senator claimed to be a fighter both inside and outside the ring before accepting his political allies’ nomination at a national assembly, according to Reuters.

Manny Pacquiao Will Fight Conor McGregor for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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Manny Pacquiao’s camp has confirmed a match between the Filipino boxing legend and Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor is in the works with all proceeds going to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines.

The 32-year-old UFC star first mentioned the match on Sept. 25 on his Twitter account, saying he will be going up against “Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East,” according to ESPN.

Manny Pacquiao Hung Out With Jack Ma and Facetimed Jet Li

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The Philippine’s fighting senator and renowned boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao met with Alibaba’s former CEO Jack Ma for the second time this year and FaceTimed with martial artist Jet Li.

The meet up happened on October 26 at a Chinese restaurant in Hangzhou, China where the 40-year-old Filipino boxer and his wife, Jinkee Pacquiao, had dinner with Ma, according to South China Morning Post.

Adrien Broner Insults Pacquiao’s Fans with R‌a‌ci‌‌st Jokes During Press Conference

In the build-up to his bout with Manny Pacquiao on Jan. 19, American professional boxer Adrien Broner dropped ra‌cia‌lly insensitive remarks directed not only at the Filipino southpaw, but at his supporters too. 

Adrien Broner tells Filipino Pacquiao supporters “I got a cat for you for dinner” and “I got some sautéed German Shepherd for you in the back” #PacquiaoBroner #PacBroner @Sports5PH pic.twitter.com/8EOJTV1r5K

Counting Down the Top 10 Greatest Asian Athletes Of All Time

The Tokyo Olympics may still be a year away, but it’s never a bad time to talk sports. Specifically, we’re talking the greatest of all time in sports, Asian edition.

Rankings are hard enough as it is, but comparing across disciplines is a different ball game altogether — which is why we totally had to give it a go. Here’s our list of the top 10 Asian athletes ever, be it on the court, pitch, pool and everything in between.

Adrien Broner Targets Manny Pacquiao With Racially Insensitive ‘Jokes’ During Fight Conference

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American professional boxer Adrien Broner was recently booed on stage when he dropped a few racially charged and insensitive “jokes” at Filipino boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao during a news conference for their January 19 fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At one part of the conference, Broner, while speaking on stage, dropped a lot of “F” bombs and made an Asian stereotype remark that he passed off as a joke.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Will Fight Undefeated Japanese MMA Kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa

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Japanese Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Rizin Fighting Federation has announced that the long-running undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is set to come out of retirement to fight undefeated Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa.

RIZIN FF just announced that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight undefeated sensation Tenshin Nasukawa on 12/31 at the Saitama Super Arena. The press conference is live right now: https://t.co/NgAahdtrwT

Mayweather is Coming Out of Retirement to Fight Manny Pacquiao Again

Boxing superstars Floyd Mayweather (50-0) and Manny Pacquiao (60-7) are apparently facing each other in the boxing ring once again.

Reportedly set in December of this year, the upcoming bout between the 41-year-old American and the 39-year-old Filipino will be a rematch of their 2015 fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, which Mayweather won via a 12-round unanimous decision.