Pacquiao says post fight taxes should not be a problem

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

April 7, 2014

LOS ANGELES – While Manny Pacquiao puts the final touches on his game plan for his April 12 showdown against Timothy Bradley, he’s already got another battle lined up for him right after — this time with the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Last week Commissioner Kim Henares issued a reminder for the Pacman to make sure his taxes are in order after he fights Bradley next week.

Pacquiao said he believes it should not be an issue.

“Here in America it’s no problem because the IRS automatically takes it from our purse,” he explained.

Roach says he has been impressed with the Pacman’s Los Angeles training camp.

Though they say they’re not looking for the knockout win, a stoppage is possible.

“I’m not going to predict that we’re going to knock him out but I think if we fight the right fight, if we fight at a fast pace in three minutes of every round, I think we will knock him out in 8 rounds,” Roach said.

Pacquiao’s mother and father arrived in the US last week and will accompany him for the fight.

Pregnant wife Jinkee will not be at her usual ringside seat, but Mommy Dionisia says she will be there on fight night.

“I’ll be there because there’s no other support like a mother’s support for her child,” Mommy D said. “I want to be in front so the whole Philippines can see me wearing a filipiniana dress.”

Pacquiao’s caravan left for Los Angeles for Las Vegas on Monday night after a mitts session at the Wild Card gym.

A grand arrival ceremony at the MGM Grand awaits the Pacman on Tuesday.

You can contact Steve Angeles at steve_angeles@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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