U.S.A. Page 8 n THE ASIAN REPORTER February 17, 2014 Pacquiao out to show Bradley his killer instinct WELTERWEIGHT REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, right, lands a punch against Timothy Bradley from Palm Springs, California in their World Boxing Organization world welterweight title fight on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas. Pacquiao was in New York this month as part of a media tour to pro- mote his rematch with Bradley on April 12 in Las Ve- gas. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) By Ralph D. Russo AP Sports Writer EW YORK — Manny Pacquiao is out to show Timothy Bradley that he still has a “killer instinct.” Pacquiao was in New York this month as part of a media tour to promote his rematch with Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas. Bradley beat Pacquiao in 2012 in a hotly disputed split decision. At a news conference in southern California, Bradley said the 35-year-old Pacquiao still has skills, but the former welterweight champion’s “killer instinct is gone.” In an interview with The Associated Press, Pacquiao said he takes that as a challenge. “The aggressiveness and killer extinct, I have that, but sometimes I’m too nice with my opponent,” Pacquiao said. “But this fight he challenged me to do that. But this fight, he’ll get it.” Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs), who is a congressman back home in the Philippines, lost to Bradley in June 2012 and was knocked out by Juan Manuel N Marquez six months later in December. He didn’t fight again for almost a year before beating Brandon Rio in a decisive unanimous decision in November. During that time he ran for re-election — unopposed — and he helped his wife run for office, too. “I don’t lose my passion or my desire Japan’s Hanyu is first to break 100 points, wins Olympic gold Continued from page one It wound up there mainly be- cause his nearly four-point lead after the short program was enough to overcome his short- comings in the long program. Hanyu fell on his opening jump, a quad salchow, and crashed on his third, a triple flip. That left plenty of room for Canada’s Chan to skate through to the top of the podium, but he made three errors in his program to finish second. “I had that chance and it slipped out of my hands,” Chan said. Kazakhstan’s Denis Ten, the world silver medallist, won bronze in Sochi in a final that was a two- man showdown between Hanyu and 23-year-old Chan. Few skaters performed close to their peak on the second con- secutive night of competition. Most of them appeared fatigued, particularly at the end of their four-and-a-half-minute routines. Hanyu skated around the rink draped in a Japanese flag after the flower ceremony. Around the Iceberg rink were about two dozen banners supporting him and the Japanese team. Ten, who has Korean heritage, surged from ninth to third with a busy free skate with three spot-on combination jumps. He won Kazakhstan’s first Olympic figure skating medal. “This medal is my gift to my country,” said Ten, 20. “I hope this is not the highest achievement of my life.” Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi, the 2010 bronze medallist and among the most popular skaters in the event — there were Dice-K signs throughout his cheering section — had a flawed if gorgeously choreographed program to a Beatles medley. He finished sixth, one spot behind countryman Tatsuki Machida. That gave Japan half of the top six finishers, spectacular for a nation that until 2010 never stepped on the men’s podium. Not on the ice, of course, was Russian star Evgeni Plushenko. He dropped out before the short program with a back injury. AP Sports writer Rachel Cohen and freelancer Marie Millikan contributed to this story. to fight,” Pacquiao said. “It’s part of boxing. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.” Pacquiao said at 35 years old he has changed his training routine to allow himself more time off, but his workouts are as intense as ever. Still, he said he plans to retire in two or three more years. “I feel in my body I can still fight, by god’s grace,” he said. That doesn’t leave much time for the match fight fans have longed for: Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather. The two have never been able to come to an agreement and each fighter’s camp has blamed the other for it not getting done. Pacquiao said he suggested the two fight for charity. “My line is (open) 24/7,” he said. “He can contact us to say, ‘Yes, I’d love to fight.” Beckham visits survivors in Tacloban Continued from page 16 former street children in Ma- nila during his first visit in 2011 and played an exhibition game with the Philippine na- tional soccer team. “He felt very touched by what happened and that he wanted to come back, not do anything else — no meeting, no media — just to focus on children and meet them, encourage them, and see for himself the situation,” Manila UNICEF spokeswoman Zafrin Chowdhury said. Beckham was scheduled to visit a World Food Program warehouse in nearby Palo town, which also was heavily devastated. Beckham and his wife, Victoria, have donated designer clothes and shoes to help raise funds for the ty- phoon victims. The storm displaced more than 4 million people in more than 40 provinces in the central Philippines. At least 1,700 are still missing. Beckham’s visit followed separate trips to Tacloban in December by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Japanese defense minister Itsunori Onodera, Australian foreign minister Julia Bishop, and teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. Associated Press writers Jim Gomez and Oliver Teves in Manila contributed to this report.