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Tuesday March 27, 2012
MANILA: Manny Pacquiao, widely regarded as the world’s best pound-for-pound boxer, said on Monday he would fight charges filed against him by the Philippines’ main revenue agency and that the case had affected his training for his next fight.
Pacquiao, who has won world titles in eight different weight divisions, is facing contempt charges for what the Bureau of Internal Revenue calls his refusal to provide documents relating to his sources of income and tax payments.
“I shall fight this case to the finish, until the last and final round,” Pacquiao told a news conference in Manila. “I cannot train hard with this excess baggage.”
Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas on June 9. — Reutters
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