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CNN Exclusive: Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather Jr. showdown, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
In an exclusive interview, world champion Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao tells CNN his eldest children are most excited about his upcoming bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., saying they would be on the “front row” at the Las Vegas showdown on May 2. "My son and my daughter, they really wanted this fi  Read Full Story >>>

What Manny Pacquiao’s Camp Is Afraid Of
By Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Put this on the long list of tactics that underdog Manny Pacquiao must be wary of when he faces undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr.: trash-talking. “Manny has not been in with a lot of trash-talkers,” said Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer. “Mayweather is like Ali in the sense that he will talk to yo  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao: Floyd Mayweather bout will be 'the real fight of my life'
By Mike Vorkunov,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Manny Pacquiao called his upcoming bout against Floyd Mayweather "the real fight of my life," and the fight apparently is so big, the two fighters won't be spending much time promoting it. Then again, a fight this big — likely to be the richest in boxing history — doesn't need much promotion.   Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Floyd Mayweather Jr.
By Associated Press,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do -- beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring. Turns out a lot of other people are believers, too. And they're backing their opinions with real money. A flurry of early action on Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

Be Aware, Mayweather-Pacquiao Will Not Look Like Gatti-Ward 1
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
I'm worried, my friends. I am worried that we are in a place where we are setting ourselves up to over-promise, and under-deliver. The Fight, I'm talking about. On May 2, we are going to get a couple million folks who really never watch boxing, maybe never have, or maybe last did when Tyson wa  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: "No sparring partners can prepare Manny for Floyd," states expert trainer
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Yesterday, it was reported by several media outlets that seven-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach chose two sparring partners to assist Manny Pacquiao in his training camp while the Hall of Fame boxing coach was out of the country with IBF Flyweight title challenger Zou Shiming. The two young  Read Full Story >>>

How Ronda Rousey Landed A Ringside Seat For Pacquiao-Mayweather, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
It's been a pretty decent week for Ronda Rousey. First she defended her title by beating Cat Zingano in 14 seconds at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. Then it was announced she would be starring in a new movie called "Mile 22." And somehow her week just got even better. Rousey managed to score a FREE T  Read Full Story >>>

Rapper 50 Cent on his $1.6 million Floyd Mayweather bet: 'He can't lose'
Sports Illustrated, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Ahead of the May 2 match between boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, rapper 50 Cent has placed a $1.6 million bet on a Mayweather victory. Mayweather and 50 Cent exchanged barbs through social media last year, but the rapper said on Tuesday that he would back Mayweather in his bout agains  Read Full Story >>>

Merchant on Lampley Calling Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Steve Kim,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Jim Lampley was reportedly a bone of contention between HBO and Showtime as the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was being negotiated. Lampley has been especially harsh on Mayweather on recent episodes of 'the Fight Game' on HBO. But on the night of May 2nd, Lampley will be calli  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya: Mayweather-Pacquiao Gets 3 Million Buys
By Miguel Rivera,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
According to Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya, the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will break the existing record for pay-per-view purchases. De La Hoya's fight with Mayweather, from 2007, generated 2.4 million buys. Mayweather's 2013 clash with Saul "C  Read Full Story >>>

Frampton's so determined to fight Quigg this summer that he's willing to stage clash in Manchester
By James Robson, Manchester Evening News, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Carl Frampton is prepared to fight Scott Quigg in Manchester to ensure their Battle of Britain goes ahead this summer. The super bantamweight rivals have so far been unable to agree on a world title unification clash - with the venue just one stumbling block. But IBF champion Frampton and his   Read Full Story >>>

Tha Boxing Voice Week in Review
By Nicholas Green, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Mayweather-Pacquiao Update & Info This past week I traveled from the USA through Abu Dhabi and on to Australia. Everywhere I went I was in awe of how people were talking about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. The buzz is truly on a global scale it seems, and it is an eagerly anticipated event witho  Read Full Story >>>

What’s Wrong With Crowdfunding For A Trip To Vegas?
By Charing Ball, Madame Noire, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Lots of people take great pride in not asking or expecting a cot damn thing from the world. I find this especially true with most women. We think it’s noble and dignified to not get what we want out of life. We say things like, “I don’t ask nobody for nothin’” and brag about the struggle we ha  Read Full Story >>>

How History Offers Clues About The May 2 Outcome
By Scoop Malinowski, Ring Observer, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Each Super Fight is its own unique drama, composed of a unique set of factors, circumstances and elements. Manny Paquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather is an original clash of titans which, though it is unique and special, it does have parallels with other historical boxing events. The good guy vs. the vil  Read Full Story >>>

How Mayweather-Pacquiao was made
By Dan Rafael,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
When pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally put pen to paper and showed the world a photo of the contract he signed on Feb. 20 for his long awaited mega fight with Manny Pacquiao -- a deal agonizingly in the making for more than five years -- it was a moment many thought would never happe  Read Full Story >>>

Fortune: Alex Ariza is a Spineless Bastard, Bad Karma, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune is no fan of Alex Ariza. For several years, Fortune was the strength and conditioning coach for Manny Pacquiao. After a disagreement out with trainer Freddie Roach, Fortune left the team and he was replaced by Ariza. In 2013, internal tension boiled  Read Full Story >>>

Is Mayweather allergic to southpaws?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Floyd Mayweather has battled eight southpaws in his professional career and Manny Pacquiao will be ninth in the list when they face off in their much-awaited WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight unification championship fight in Las Vegas on May 2. Top Rank chairman Bob Arum said Maywea  Read Full Story >>>

Roach: Mayweather won’t be ready for Pacquiao’s speed and power
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Freddie Roach is banking on Manny Pacquiao’s speed and power to carry him to an upset victory over Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Roach, who is in Macau helping Chinese boxer Zou Shiming prepare for his challenge of IBF flyweight titleholder Amn  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao plans to baffle Mayweather with punches
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao intends to overwhelm Floyd Mayweather Jr. with the sheer volume of his punches. Make that hard punches. The Filipino ring icon bared the simple plan, part of a web of strategies and techniques which he’d use on May 2 against Mayweather, to Kevin Iole of Yahoo   Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Sr: “I think that my son will probably stop Pacquiao, he’s never fought nobody with the mind that Floyd’s got”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
The long awaited super fight between Floyd Mayeather Jr and Manny Pacquiao is getting closer by the day, and as the fight gets closer the coaches for each fighter get a chance to iron out the final details of their game plan for May 2nd. In part 2 of my “On The Ropes” boxing radio interview with Flo  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Warriors' comeback fall short in Brooklyn
By Joan Secuya-Medida,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- After coming back from 26 points down to beat the Boston Celtics on Sunday, the Golden State Warriors had no miracles left on them on Monday night. Former Warrior Jarrett Jack drilled a contested jumper  
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NBA -- Bulls' Butler to miss 3-to-6 six weeks with sprained elbow
By Anthony Rozic,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
CHICAGO -- After losing star point guard Derrick Rose to a meniscus tear for at least four months, the Chicago Bulls received more bad news on Monday when an MRI revealed a sprained left elbow to another prominent player. According to an ESPN report, Jimmy Butler was diagnosed with a "Grade 2/3 u  Read Full Story >>>

NBA -- Heat rise as Suns set in Miami
By Homer D. Sayson,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015

CHICAGO -- When he demanded a ticket out of Phoenix prior to this year's February 19 trading deadline, Goran Dragic went out of his way to explain that he no longer trusts the Suns organization. So when he met his former  
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For Nonito Donaire, father really knows best
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - “Am I at this level, or am I at the elite level?” That’s the question Nonito Donaire Jr asked publicly of himself at a press conference at Araneta Center on Monday, March 2. It’s probably a question he’s been asking himself privately for the last several months The 32-ye  Read Full Story >>>

Even Pacman kids want megafight – CNN
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines - From the Big Dome to the narrow streets of Manila to the tightly guarded Forbes Park, a CNN crew followed Manny Pacquiao around last week. Pacquiao, the only boxer in history to win world titles in eight different weight classes, will face Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 in La  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard backs Mayweather to beat Pacquiao
By Sean Wallace, Evening Express, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
RING legend Sugar Ray Leonard today backed Floyd Mayweather Jnr to triumph in boxing’s richest ever fight. Undefeated Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas on Saturday, May 2 in one of the sport’s most anticipated fights. Talking to the Evening Express from his Cali  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao: My children wanted Floyd Mayweather fight to happen... it will be one of the most important fights in my career
By Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK), Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Manny Pacquiao is not only one of the two greatest pound-for-pound boxers in the world but a master of understatement. Such is the modesty of the multi-tasking Filipino – he is also a congressman, the world's shortest professional basketball player, a singer, actor and philanthropist – that he de  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya: Mayweather-Pacquiao “It could be a very boring fight,”
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao is the biggest fight financially to make, so big that all those involved feel there is no need to do a gigantic press tour. So big that there will be only one press stop in Los Angles next week open to media only. Most fans that have waited for this fight may not be a  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Jr. begins training for Manny Pacquiao fight
By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr. began training Monday for his highly anticipated bout with Manny Pacquiao, and a couple of famous faces stopped by to see the champ. Mayweather, it seems, will only be posting most of the pictures of his training for the May 2 fight on the social media app, Shots. Before h  Read Full Story >>>

Thurman: This is Mayweather's Toughest Foe in Years
By Lyle Fitzsimmons,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
It’d be easy for Keith Thurman to be irritated come May 2. After all, the fact that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are finally getting together later this spring means an indefinite delay on the Floridian’s ascension to the top of the welterweight division. Now 26, Thurman has long be  Read Full Story >>>

One record Money can’t buy
By Ron Jackson, SuperSport, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Floyd Mayweather may retire as one of the most successful boxers in history but he’ll never come close to one world record. The 38-year-old American hopes to retain his WBC and WBA welterweight titles and remain undefeated in 48 fights when he meets Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas in May. He m  Read Full Story >>>

Outside the Ring: Mike Tyson
By Jill Diamond ,, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
“Because of the sport I was able to make the impossible tangible. This sport helped me dream bigger than anything I could have dreamed of without it…” Sports and Philanthropy: A series of articles dedicated to those who’ve given their all and still give more. Each article will feature a diffe  Read Full Story >>>

Ronda Rousey getting only free ticket to Floyd Mayweather -Manny Pacquiao fight from Bob Arum: report
By Bernie Augustine , New York Daily News, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
The pound-for-pound best fighter in the world might not be in the ring on May 2 in Las Vegas. She might be sitting ringside. UFC sensation Ronda Rousey has scored the only free ticket to the highly-anticipated prizefight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, landing the golden ticket f  Read Full Story >>>

Donaire gives advice to young Pinoy boxers
By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire will share the stage with some young, up-and-coming Filipino fighters when he fights in Manila for the first time since 2009 on March 28 in Pinoy Pride 30 at the Araneta Coliseum. Donaire will face off against Brazil's William Prado in a s  Read Full Story >>>

Donaire says Pacquiao needs to finish Mayweather via KO, Wed, 04 Mar 2015
Either Manny Pacquiao beats Floyd Mayweather by knockout or he loses by decision. That is how former world champion Nonito Donaire sees the much-awaited mega fight between the two pound-for-pound stars playing out. "Mayweather has to figure him (Pacquiao) out, use his boxing intelligenc  Read Full Story >>>


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