Sports World: Pacquiao game for one last bout next year

Pacquiao game for one last bout next year

MANILA • Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao, a winner of world titles in eight different weight categories, said he is likely to retire from the sport after one more fight next year.

Pacquiao, 36, last fought in May when he lost to American Floyd Mayweather in the "Fight of the Century". He said in an interview with ABS-CBN yesterday: "I think I'm ready. I've been in boxing for more than 20 years."

Pacquiao's manager Bob Arum said last month that he expected Briton Amir Khan and American Terence Crawford to be among the possible opponents.

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Messi cleared, dad faces 18 months for fraud

MADRID • The father of Argentina football star Lionel Messi could face 18 months in prison for fiscal fraud following a request by the Barcelona public prosecutor on Tuesday.

Messi himself, however, will not face charges after being exonerated of all accusations, with the prosecutor saying he had blindly followed his father's "instructions".

The pair were accused in 2013 of evading €4.16 million (S$6.64 million) in taxes related to Messi's image rights between 2007 and 2009 through the creation of fake companies in Belize and Uruguay.

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Bayern say Mueller has Alzheimer's disease

BERLIN • Former Bayern Munich striker Gerd Mueller is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday.

The 69-year-old was the most feared striker in world football in the 1970s, scoring a phenomenal 68 goals in 62 games for West Germany.

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