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Purefoods import Daniel Orton lashed out at Manny Pacquiao after the latter's Kia team surprised the Purefoods squad, 95-84. "That's a joke," the former Oklahoma City Thunder player said to the press while describing his experience of playing the nine-time world boxing champion in a professional basketball game. Dugout

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Glen Davis predicted Juan Manuel Marquez would beat Manny Pacquiao before the boxers fought each other Saturday night. Sure enough, Marquez knocked out Pacquiao in the sixth round. The victory was sweet for Marquez, who had gone 0-2-1 against Pacquiao in their previous matches. Some Magic players watched the fight together at the team hotel. "I had a hint Marquez was going to win because the fights have been just too close and he had so much to fight for," Davis said. "Pacquiao's a great fighter, and he's won some really good battles with him. But I just felt like it was Marquez's turn." Orlando Sentinel

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A day after Manny Pacquiao's rival Floyd Mayweather tweeted that Jeremy Lin's popularity and hype are solely products of his Taiwanese-American heritage, Pacquiao shared his own view of the Knicks' point guard on Twitter. CBSSports.com

December 2, 2011 Updates

Bynum remade his body with trainer Freddie Roach, who is in three Boxing Halls of Fame and now teaches champions Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan – and maybe more importantly, Roach's strength and conditioning specialist Alex Avila. Often twice a day over five months, six days a week, Bynum took this one healthy offseason that his always-failing knees finally gave him, and he bent them forward to put his nose to the grindstone. Howard can have the "Superman" theme; Bynum will take the "Rocky" music. Orange County Register

November 3, 2011 Updates

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers who shares a passion for basketball with pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and was featured along with Manny as one of the high profile Nike endorsers, visited Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym Thursday. Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz said Bryant spent about an hour and watched Pacquiao train. Bryant who has made several visits to the Philippines including his last visit with a roster of All Stars including Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Derek Fischer among others. PhilBoxing.com

July 24, 2011 Updates

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