WATCH: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from Floyd Mayweather in locker room ahead of fight

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pacquiao was already in his ring gear when Mayweather arrived. They shared an embrace before Mayweather shook the hands of the fighting senator’s staff, as shown on Manny’s Twitter video.Mayweather made his way to the ring to support his Badou Jack.Mayweather and Pacquiao had a storied rivalry as the two fighters exchanged status as the top boxer of the 2000s and early 2010s.Broner, though, is under the American’s company, who is also co-promoting the fight with MP productions.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dillashaw, Cejudo set for champ vs. champ UFC fight View comments LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college As per veteran boxing reporter Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, Mayweather visited and wished Pacquiao good luck as the Filipino boxing icon prepared to defend his WBA World welterweight belt against Adrien Broner Sunday (Manila time) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title #PacBroner pic.twitter.com/ltR8zcCYA9— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) January 20, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Things have yet to transpire on the ring but Manny Pacquiao’s night has essentially been busy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOn top of the usual fight night warm-ups and last-minute preparations, Pacquiao also met with rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the locker room.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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‘Gambia’s Constitution Must Be Respected’

first_imgThe Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that the Constitution of The Gambia must be respected in spite of President Yahya Jammeh’s appeal to the sub-regional body for judges to authenticate the country’s election result.On Sunday, January 15, President Jammeh telephoned President Sirleaf to make an appeal to ECOWAS Authority to make judges available to address the crisis in his country, an Executive Mansion statement has reported.Absurd…As Jammeh carried out his plea with President Sirleaf, he had the call on speaker phone as his television crew and others recorded the conversation for broadcast, unbeknown to the ECOWAS Chair.Gambian newspaper Freedom described the scenario as “absurd in the highest order.” Jammeh told President Sirleaf that he would like for her to contact her colleagues so that his injunction against the Dec. 1 elections at the Gambian Supreme Court should be addressed.“The so-called January 19 inauguration date for Adama Barrow cannot take place until my injunction is decided by the court and until then the status quo must remain,” the outgoing Gambian President begged.He said his argument is premised on the Gambian Constitution and reaffirmed his commitment to uphold and observe the rule of law during the unsettled political impasse threatening Gambia’s peace. Although, Jammeh emphasized that his request for ECOWAS intervention to prevail on member states to send judges to the Gambia should be communicated to the ECOWAS body by President Sirleaf he ruled out the possibility of President-elect Barrow to be sworn in on Thursday, January, 19. In response, President Sirleaf said, that she would consult with all the ECOWAS mediating teams on what the Gambian leader had said. However she advised him that, “it would be a good idea if he put out a statement, making a request to the ECOWAS body that you only want peace and that you are going to follow the constitution; there’s an infraction, they should please try and get the judges for you and the court decision must be the way to go. A small statement like that would make everybody comfortable. Then we can move on and encourage Nigeria and others to get the justices to come there.” She then thanked Mr. Jammeh “for helping us all find peace. Gambia needs peace and ECOWAS wants peace,” she said. To this, Jammeh concurred, promising to “immediately” do as his Liberian counterpart advised. He took to Gambian television and broadcast a message of peace as advised by his “sister and friend, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority.”No change in ECOWAS positionHowever, an Executive Mansion press release quotes President Sirleaf saying, “This was nothing new as he had said the same thing in meetings with the mediating team twice in Banjul.” She said unfortunately, being the person that he is, Jammeh recorded and televised their conversation without advising her of his intent to do so.In her statement, President Sirleaf declared, “Let me make it clear that there is no change in ECOWAS position. The Constitution of The Gambia must be respected.”Meanwhile report from Banjul says Jammeh’s ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) yesterday convened an extraordinary session in Banjul to use his rubber stamp Parliament to legislate a bill that would extend his mandate and also declare a state emergency in The Gambia. In another development, Gambian Army Major Seedy Joof was arrested on Sunday night at his Kombo Lamin home by what is described as “Jammeh’s assassin” team called the jungullars. He was whisked to an unknown destination.Major Joof’s arrest has to do with an alleged statement attributed to him that called on Jammeh to reconsider his decision and peacefully hand over power to President-elect Barrow. Joof is said to be a Barrow loyalist.Latest report from Banjul says Gambia’s Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Abdou Colley yesterday resigned from the Jammeh government with immediate effect.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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