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DONE DEAL: PACQUIAO AND MAYWEATHER TO FIGHT IN LAS VEGAS — FOR CHARITY (UPDATED)

Pacquiao, left, and Mayweather
Pacquiao, left, and Mayweather

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – The biggest and most anticipated sports event of the century is a done deal.

Manny Pacquiao will fight American Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2.

The champion boxers came to an agreement regarding the much-hyped fight earlier today. The two sides have been trying to work out a deal for a while to square off in Las Vegas  due primarily to their different networks.

The Adobo Chronicles also learned from sources close to Pacquiao that neither boxer will receive a single cent from this mega fight. Instead, both fighters have agreed to donate one hunded percent of their anticipated earnings to a charity of their choosing. That’s more than $200 Million to charity, more than the money raised through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last summer.

Pacquiao is reportedly considering donating his earnings to the street children and homeless families who were rounded up and sent to camp at an upscale resort by the Department of Social Welfare to hide them from Pope Francis when he visited the Philippines last month. “The money would be sufficient to build permanent homes for these families and keep the children off the streets for good,” Pacquiao said.

Mayweather has yet to pick his charity.

WILL THE REAL MANNY PACQUIAO PLEASE STEP FORWARD?

Pacquiao, left, and his lookalike Onesongchaigym, center

Macau, China  (The Adobo Chronicles) – On November 22, boxing’s only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao faces American boxer Chris Algieri for the WBO Welterweight title in Macau, China.

Algieri told reporters today that he is very confident he “will defeat the 5’2″-tall Filipino champion boxer.”

Wait. Manny Pacquiao is 5’7″ tall.

Apparently, the 5’10” tall Algieri met the wrong boxer during yesterday’s press conference to promote the upcoming title fight.

Algieri came an hour early to the press conference at the Venetian Macau and he came face to face with Thai boxer, flyweight Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym who fights in the undercard against two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming.

If Shiming wins over Onesongchaigym, can he claim he defeated Pacquiao? Better still, if Algieri loses to Pacquiao, can he claim he was defeated by Onesongchaigym?

The world will be watching closely. On Pay-Per-View.

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT WILL SOON BE 58 STATES OF THE UNION

635495041240943233-floridamapMiami, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles) – Since Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America on August 21, 1959, there have been a lot of statehood movements and speculation about which jurisdiction will become the 51st.

Today, more than half a century later, the U.S.A. is looking to welcome not only its 51st,  but its 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th, 56th, 57th and 58th state of the Union.

An unreleased Gallup poll shows that majority of Americans are in favor of adding up to 8 states to the Union as a way of boosting America’s overall economy. Many believe that the more U.S. citizens there are, the more taxes the government can collect, thus helping reduce the deficit while increasing the Gross National Product (GNP).  Americans are also confident that adding states to the Union will surely create new jobs. Think of all the additional bureaucratic offices that will have to be created by the new states, not to mention the legions of new elective posts.

article-2563649-1BAB833600000578-311_634x402Initially, there were only 7 jurisdictions being considered for statehood — the Philippines, Puerto Rico and 5 new states in California.  But this week, a new statehood candidate emerged: South Florida.

South Miami Vice Mayor Walter Harris proposed a resolution dividing Florida into two states, and it passed with a 3-2 vote at the city commission meeting on Oct. 7. He says Tallahassee, the state capital, isn’t doing enough to deal with the problem of global warming.

The proposal would chop off the bottom half of Florida — roughly from the city of Orlando down. The new state would include 24 counties.

Previously, there were multiple calls to chop off the entire state of Florida from the U.S. map because of problems it was causing the rest of the country, not the least of which was the problematic election count during the 2000 presidential elections.

This new proposal will chop off just half of the state but the chopped off part will still remain a part of the Union.