|Mayweather vs Pacquiao: The clash of the titans|
The New York Times, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
The huge billboards dotted along Las Vegas' neon-lit Strip declare it "the Fight of a Lifetime" and the long-awaited coupling of Floyd Mayweather Jn r and Manny Pacquiao next weekend has the potential to be an epic confrontation.
The build-up has been enormous, with interest phenomenal on both Read Full Story >>>
Why I'm Certain ... Pacquiao Will Destroy Mayweather
By Scoop Malinowski, Ring Observer, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
The pre-fight hype of a fight is like a maze of smoke and mirrors of quotes and psychological warfare, posturing and grandstanding, truth and propaganda, false and real.
The Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather fight is no different.
The underlying theme of this fight is simple and clear to ope Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s promoter frustrated by Mayweather’s adviser, MGM
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
For Bob Arum, Sunday can’t come soon enough.
The 83-year-old Hall of Fame promoter has been exasperated over the handling of the promotion for Saturday’s megafight at the MGM Grand Garden between Manny Pacquiao, who is represented by Arum’s company, Top Rank, and Floyd Mayweather Jr., who Arum pr Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao joins chorus trying to save Filipina death row inmate
By Agence France Press, The Malaysian Insider, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
World boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took time out on Monday from final preparations for his US$400 million (RM1.4 billion) megafight with Floyd Mayweather to plead for the life of a Filipina on death row in Indonesia.
Pacquiao, a national hero in the Philippines, added his voice to a chorus of Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao begs Indonesian leader: Save Mary Jane
By Paterno Esmaquel II, Rappler, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao joined Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, April 27, in "begging" Indonesian President Joko Widodo to save a Filipina set to be executed in Indonesia.
In a message aired by Philippine broadcaster GMA Network, Pacquiao said: Read Full Story >>>
Roger Mayweather says Pacquiao won’t get past 5th rd against nephew Floyd
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS — All Floyd Mayweather Jr. needs is about 15 minutes to dispose of his greatest challenge yet in Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.
Trainer Roger Mayweather doesn’t see Pacquiao lasting longer than five rounds in the ring against his nephew when the two welterweight champions fin Read Full Story >>>
Millions of Mannys, only one Filipino hope: Undisputed World Champion
Emirates 24/7, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Pacquiao is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines both for his punching power and as a national icon of hope after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of world boxing.
Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipelago as ‘The National Fist’, Pacman Read Full Story >>>
Wladimir Klitschko: Dr. Steelhammer diagnoses Brian Jennings in NYC at MSG
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
A star-studded and glamorous crowd of over 20,000 fans packed Madison Square Garden on Saturday night in New York City, as they witnessed long reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko turn back the solid challenge of Brian Jennings.
With Ukrainian flags waving via countless scores of his Read Full Story >>>
Demetrius Andrade: “I don’t want to be the reason why Floyd Mayweather gets his first loss. I want to see the man go undefeated!”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
I recently was afforded an opportunity to speak to undefeated WBO light middleweight champion, Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade about his future and some of the opponents he would like to face. Andrade, 21-0 14 KOs, talks about a possible Erislandy Lara bout, and how he thinks that fight would go if they Read Full Story >>>
“Fighting Words” - Paulie: Concussion, Craving, Comeback
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
For some, it comes after a brush with death. For others, the moment is less about mortality yet changes their lives nevertheless.
Paulie Malignaggi’s moment was a terrifying one, a loss in the boxing ring that left him concussed and hospitalized. That outcome and aftermath had him reconsidering Read Full Story >>>
'Manny Pacquiao the same as when I met him years ago'
By Irish Eden Belleza, GulfNews.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
In less than a week the fight of the century between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will finally happen.
Hardcore boxing fans are pinching themselves to check if it is not a dream. After all, just a few months ago no one would have ever predicted that the most anticipated boxing showdo Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather, Roach Differ on The Worth of Alex Ariza
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
During the pre-fight promotion, strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza was often a topic of discussion for Saturday's mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Ariza had worked with Pacquiao for several years, until the Filipino star's trainer Read Full Story >>>
In this corner: Floyd Mayweather
SuperSport, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather will hit the Las Vegas jackpot once again when he fights Manny Pacquiao on May 2.
The world's highest-paid sportsman and self-styled Money Man, puts his unblemished record on the line in the welterweight title unification bout at the MGM Grand.
"This is not my first dance Read Full Story >>>
In this corner: Manny Pacquiao
SuperSport, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Emmanuel Pacquiao is a national symbol; proof that success is possible with hard work even if you are dirt poor.
Tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines idolise the little boxer who rose from the streets to the pinnacle of boxing.
Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipel Read Full Story >>>
Fil-am from New York to sing Philippine National Anthem alongside singing pastors
By Rich Mazon , PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
New York – Nineteen year-old Gail Banawis of the Bronx has been singing the Philippine National Anthem since she was a kid. She has also performed in a numerous times in various cultural, artistic and sports event Read Full Story >>>
CLETO REYES CELEBRATES 70 YEARS OF PRODUCING GLOVES FOR CHAMPIONS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
The famous Cleto Reyes brand has celebrated 70 years of producing gloves for Champions in addition to quality boxing equipment by unveiling a statue in honor of their founder.
The WBC recalled that “seven decades ago, Do Read Full Story >>>
For Manny Pacquiao, it's about getting a chance to win, not the money
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
For Manny Pacquiao, it wasn't about winning the business deal.
It was about proving he was the better fighter.
Pacquiao cut his losses in negotiations to secure a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. So on Saturday night, fittingly in Las Vegas, the gamble Pacquiao made gives him a chance to go all Read Full Story >>>
#MayPac: The Impossible Waltz
By Matt McGrain, The Sweet Science, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
“I wanted to give the fans what they wanted to see – they wanted to see a toe-to-toe battle. Fans don’t want to see me moving. They want to see me coming forward, so that’s what we did tonight.”
This is Floyd Mayweather talking to Larry Merchant after his 2010 mismatch with Shane Mosley. Merchant Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao preview: What’s on the line for both men
By Charles Paisley, The Roar, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Mayweather versus Pacquiao is expected to be the richest fight in boxing history.
Numerous financial boxing records stand to fall to this event; total pay per view buys (currently 2.5 million for Mayweather-De La Hoya), total live gate (currently $20 million for Mayweather-Alvarez), pay per view Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather: Boxing's polarizing pound-for-pound king
By Agence France Press, Los Angeles Times, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather, the world's highest-paid athlete and self-styled "Money Man," will hit the Las Vegas jackpot once again when he puts his unblemished record on the line to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2.
"This is not my first dance. You got two future hall of famers and a mega fight. Read Full Story >>>
Roach: No Surprise if Pacquiao Wins Every Single Round
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxinScene.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
How confident is Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach of victory on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas? Confident enough that he won't be surprised if Manny Pacquiao dominates the entire fight and wins every single round over undefeated WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The meg Read Full Story >>>
Roads to stardom for Mayweather, Pacquiao took divergent paths
By Santos A. Perez, MiamiHerald.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Don’t count Manny Pacquiao among those who argue that his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. took too long to happen.
In fact, Pacquiao believes the five-year tease that consummated the highly anticipated fight helped create a nonstop buzz among hardcore, casual and indifferent boxing fans. Boxin Read Full Story >>>
Every single detail to know about Mayweather-Pacquiao
By George Willis, New York Post, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Fight week for Mayweather-Pacquiao officially begins on Tuesday. Here’s the skinny on what you need to know about the richest bout in boxing history.
Undefeated and 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather, 38, will carry a 47-0 record with 26 knockouts into the ring against 36-year- Read Full Story >>>
'You're a woman, you should feel that way': ESPN's Stephen A. Smith defends Mayweather's history of domestic violence to female co-host
By Kelly Mclaughlin, Daily Mail (UK), Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Broadcaster Stephen A. Smith has once again taken a controversial stance on domestic violence on ESPN's First Take.
Nine months after Smith received a one-week suspension for claiming women can play a role in provoking men into violence, Smith tried to to claim that boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr's c Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather Jr. critics get louder as Pacquiao fight nears
By Matt Moreno, WSB Radio, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
It's being called the fight of the century. But the closer the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight nears, the more scrutiny it's getting.
If a $100 price tag to watch the bout on Pay-Per-View wasn't enough to make people angry, Mayweather's past involving domestic abuse and boxing's do-no Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao are main event of jam-packed sports week: Play It Forward April 27-May 3
By Tom Hoffarth, L.A. Daily News, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Ranking top 10 sports events April 27-May 3 you won’t want to miss:
NO. 1: BOXING: MANNY PACQUIAO vs. FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.
Details/TV: At Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena, Saturday, 6 p.m., pay-per-view TV ($99.95 HD):
The New York Post’s George Willis wrote this weekend: “Let’s hope Floy Read Full Story >>>
Top 10: Floyd Mayweather’s Biggest Wins
By Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Because past is prologue, it’s worthwhile to revisit it in advance of Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, May 2 on pay-per-view.
Here, we examine a list of Floyd Mayweather’s biggest wins, in reverse order from #10 to #1. By biggest here, we mean — the best opposition he defeated, based on that f Read Full Story >>>
‘Fight of the Century’ not really ‘of the Century’
By Ron Kantowski, Las Vegas Review Journal, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Are you ready for the “Fight of the Century”? At least this latest one?
If Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao is indeed the Fight of the Century, it will mean that over the next 85 years, nothing in boxing (and/or the mixed martial arts and White Sox vs. Royals) will approach it in terms of Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao: Is The Fix In? Magno’s Monday Rant
By Paul Magno, The Boxing Tribune, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Back when George Foreman was making his infamous comeback, a teenage me approached my boxing mentor after hearing that some of Big George’s early opponents had been accused of taking a dive.
“I don’t see it,” said a wide-eyed me. “There’s too much money involved to have these fights fixed.”
Th Read Full Story >>>
'Manny Pacquiao could beat Floyd Mayweather with one arm behind his back!' Says legendary trainer Freddie Roach
By Jeff Powell, Daily Mail (UK), Mon, 27 Apr 2015
The bravest of all men in boxing today will be inside the ropes only for those taut 60-second intervals which separate the rounds during the richest fight of all time.
One of the most forthright personalities in the hardest game will spend those fleeting minutes galvanising and guiding Manny Pacq Read Full Story >>>
There's a way to fight back against Floyd Mayweather's exploits
By Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Sports fans were furious about the callous insults ESPN's Britt McHenry recently was caught on camera hurling at a tow company employee. She was suspended for a week.
Running back Ray Rice was suspended by the NFL and his career likely is finished after the public outcry following video that show Read Full Story >>>
Fight week begins for Manny Pacquiao with a caravan on freeway to Las Vegas
By Associated Press, The Province, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS — The last time Freddie Roach was on the interstate linking Los Angeles with this boxing capital, he was written up for going 140 mph.
Roach will be driving a lot slower Monday as part of a colorful caravan of hundreds of cars heading down Interstate 15 with Manny Pacquiao for his showd Read Full Story >>>
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