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Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Is the welterweight challenger a heavyweight contender to the President of the Philippines?
By Kathy Marks, The Independent, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Manila’s traffic-choked streets will be almost deserted next Saturday. Across the violence-racked Philippines, the crime rate will plummet. And on Manny Pacquiao’s home island of Mindanao, separatist rebels will come down from the hills and just for one day join with their enemies to cheer on the  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather v Pacquiao: Floyd cannot keep gambling, he should retire once he has 'schooled' Manny Pacquiao
By Gareth A Davies,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather Snr and Roger Mayweather, father and uncle respectively of the world’s most enigmatic and gifted boxer, are holding court at the Mayweather Boxing Club off Valley View, in a strip mall on the edge of Chinatown. This is the Las Vegas office of the Mayweather clan. The rectangular  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Week Survival Guide for the real boxing fan
By Frank Ingiosi,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
How to Survive Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao Mania for the Next 7 Days: This time next week you’ll be waking up from your usual Friday night bender to what amounts to Christmas/birthday/pro football -championship-game-that-we-legally-can’t-put-into-writing-lest-we-be-sued, all rolled into one.   Read Full Story >>>

Raissman: Whoever wins Mayweather-Pacquiao, fans will lose
By Bob Raissman, New York Daily News, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
In the run-up to next Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, media minds are more concerned about how much moo-la-dee the event will generate than whether you, the fan, can even afford to watch it. The consumer can go directly to hell. There is almost as little concern for financial r  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather eyes Las Vegas jackpot against Manny Pacquiao
By Kevin Mitchell, The Guardian, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather is not often called Junior these days, which is a pleasing development for a 38-year-old father of four who is responsible for the financial well-being of an entire sport as well as his adopted city. (Even his publicist calls him “Mister” in public.) From the garden of his echoin  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao has won so much, some wonder what he might have lost
By Rick Maese, Washington Post, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood strip mall near Sunset and Vine contains a nail salon, a massage parlor, a Thai takeout joint, an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting place and, for several hours every afternoon, one of the best fighters on the planet. Manny Pacquiao is training for what will surely be the b  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather 2015: 10 Thoughts Opinionated Viewers Should Consider Before Watching Fight
By Bobby Ilich, International Business Times, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
The upcoming megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will at the very least be a memorable event in boxing history. The sight next week of the two superstar welterweights in the ring together after five years of contentious debate to get the fight signed will make for perhaps one of th  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Jr is (still) a terrible person
By Jordan Freiman , Death and Taxes, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao are gearing up for their fight that comes about 8 years after everyone wanted it. Boxing is in such a dismal state though that this is still the only fight people care about. It would be really great if everyone would just refuse to watch it though, if for no o  Read Full Story >>>

Too late to count: Mayweather's Pacquiao bout can’t match the greatest fights
By Neil Fissler,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Social media has been in meltdown since the showdown – almost six years in the making – was finally announced. The bout is set to make around £273million in revenue, with the 1,000 tickets that went on sale to the general public selling out in less than a minute and then starting to change hands   Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather on his Manny Pacquiao battle:
By Simon Boyle,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
It’s the biggest sporting event in history, with the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world ready to do battle. And Floyd “Money” Mayweather tells me he’s completely confident of a win on May 2 – and is worth every penny of the £100million he’s set to pocket. Floyd, 38, who takes on Manny   Read Full Story >>>

Running with Pacquiao: Excuse his dust, swallow your pride
By Artemio T. Engracia, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD—It was 6:30 on Thursday morning and the Kayote Boyz had gathered on the street, stretching and warming up in front of Manny Pacquiao’s house in West Hollywood. They were waiting for the champion to come out for his short run to a nearby park and they were to make sure that nothing bad happ  Read Full Story >>>

Five sponsors of Mayweather-Pacquiao fight chip in a record $13.2M
By Dan Rafael,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao welterweight unification megafight on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is expected to shatter all revenue records in boxing history, including for most money generated by sponsors. Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank, Pacquiao's promoter, told on Fri  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao Turns To God, The Bible, And His Faith For May 2 Fight Against Floyd Mayweather
The Inquisitr, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
According to the Christian Post, Manny Pacquiao has turned to God, the Bible, and his faith in preparation for what has been called “The Fight of the Century” to settle the debate about who is the best boxer. The highly anticipated boxing match that has been talked about for five years between Fl  Read Full Story >>>

By Eddie Alinea,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015

LOS ANGELES, Cal. – Problems? What problems? This, in essence was how Manny Pacquiao’s chief trainer Freddie Roach reacted to reports that all is not well in the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion’s camp and th  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015

Watch the second pre-fight primer on ‘BATTLE FOR GREATNESS’ over Pinoy Box Office (OBO) over Sky Cable nationwide at 10:30 today, Sunday. Listen to boxing analysts Ryan Sngalia of Ring Magazine and Rappler as well as Mik  
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No heroes’ welcome for Petalcorin in Gensan
By Lito delos Reyes,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015

Petalcorin. DESPITE retaining his title via a sensational first round knockout, World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim junior flyweight champion Randy “Razor” Petalcorin will not get a heroes’ welcome in Gener  
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Palembang, Indonesia- Nesthy Petecio continued to dominate at the Indonesia President's Cup for Boxing at the Palembang Sports and Convention Center winning the gold in the women's bantamweight class while M  
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Money, ego, and a boxing-starved public: Why Mayweather v Pacquiao took so long to arrive
By Steve Luckings, The National, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
The popular saying goes that all good things come to those who wait. And for fans who have longed to see the world’s two best pound-for-pound boxers meet to determine who takes ownership of that title, that long wait is nearly over. There has been many obstacles placed in the way, hurdles to over  Read Full Story >>>

I’ve never seen a better Manny, says trainer Roach
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao came late for training then left early but he still went all-out atop the ring which impressed trainer Freddie Roach with barely seven days to go before his historic fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas. “It was well worth it. He beat me up a little bit,” said  Read Full Story >>>

Editor's view: Pacquiao victory could be Mayweather’s costliest
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Should Floyd Mayweather's worst fears be realised on May 2 and he goes down to a maiden career defeat to arch-rival Manny Pacquiao, the 'Money' man can take a hefty solace in the fact that his bank balance will be considerably better off. The American, whose C.V stands at a perfect 47-0, is in po  Read Full Story >>>

Triple H can't believe how relaxed Mayweather is before big fights
By Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
On the night of May 2, as the time ticks and ticks away, as it gets closer and closer to fight time, there's no telling what Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will be doing with their last few hours. But if past behavior is an indicator of how one might behave in the future, well, we might jus  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao - 24 things you didn't know
By Gareth A Davies,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Manny Pacquiao grew up with his family in a shanty town, sleeping on cardboard boxes. His father, Rosalio Pacquiao, was a farmhand. His mother, Dionisia Dapigaran, a deeply religious woman, had a number of odd jobs. Pacquiao's mother is so religious she wanted Manny to become a priest.   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao come together in Kentucky Derby starting gate
Fox Sports, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
orse racing and boxing have been intertwined throughout the years. Next Saturday, they will come together in the Kentucky Derby starting gate. That's because Itsaknockout will enter the Run for the Roses and will a sponsor of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather grudge match later that night in La  Read Full Story >>>

ESPN's Keith Olbermann calls for boycott of NFL Draft, Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight
By Nick Schwartz,, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
The NFL Draft is just five days away, and Floyd Mayweather will meet Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in boxing history next Saturday. ESPN’s Keith Olbermann argued on his show that fans can take a stand against domestic violence by boycotting both events. “The choices are about where we as sp  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao weigh-in sells more than 10,000 tickets, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
The MGM Grand has also sold more than 50,000 tickets for fans to watch the fight at its hotels and casinos. The money keeps rolling in for Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao's long-awaited fight. Normally a free event under Nevada law, both Mayweather and Pacquiao's camps agreed to charg  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao: No politics, please
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – There’s no room for politics. Not now when he’s just seven days away from the biggest boxing match of all time. Manny Pacquiao has appealed to his friends in government to let him focus on his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 in Las Vegas. “After the fight, please ,” s  Read Full Story >>>

Klitschko – Jennings : A Lot to Lose
By Phil Woolever, The Sweet Science, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
IF HE CAN MAKE IT THERE – Anyone who believes Wladimir Klitschko is anything more than a 3 – 1 favorite over Bryant Jennings could be in for a rude awakening tonight. Odds favoring Klitschko by more than 10 -1 are ridiculous. Jennings is a very live underdog, and not because of any specific styli  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Mega-fight has the media mayhem of Super Bowl
By Jon Saraceno,, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
When the long-anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight was officially announced, it became shockingly apparent that this would not be your pedestrian 'Fight of the Century'. For many years, I was fortunate enough to chronicle some of the most-important fights in boxing history for U  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs
By Associated Press, Northwest Asian Weekly, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence and excitement Wednesday at the   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao betting: How Las Vegas sports books are handling all the action
By David Mayo,, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS — If you walk up to the window at MGM Grand sports book and want to place a $200,000 straight wager on Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, your bet will be taken without managerial approval. Next in line, please. Around Las Vegas, oddsmakers expecting such wagers contend there will b  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum unwilling to call MayPac the biggest of all time
By Dom Farrell, World Boxing News, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
Top Rank founder Bob Arum is realistic over the position Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao will assume within boxing's rich history. The highly anticipated showdown between the two pound-for-pound superstars in Las Vegas on May 2 stands unquestionably as the defining match-up of the mode  Read Full Story >>>

Quijano: Making a case for either man
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
YOU must be just as excited as I am with the biggest fight in the history of the sport exactly one week away. And regardless of the outcome, you should be just as proud that one of the protagonists in the fight of the century is a Filipino. Manny Pacquiao is the greatest Pinoy fighter ever, an  Read Full Story >>>

Roach sees end of ‘pretty boy’ Mayweather
By Francis Ochoa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD—The end of “Pretty Boy” Floyd? Trainer Freddie Roach said Friday he doesn’t believe undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. will stick with the Pretty Boy moniker once he steps into the ring with Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao on May 2in Las Vegas. “I don’t think so,” Roach told   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao moves ‘like a young man,’ says Nonoy Neri
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD—Apart from being an assistant trainer, Nonoy Neri plays another crucial role for Manny Pacquiao. He cooks for the eight-division world champion during training camp, especially on fight week in Las Vegas. This time, Neri’s in-born culinary skills are pitted against a culinary graduate,   Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather: I've got Manny Pacquiao worried ahead of superfight, Sat, 25 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr believes he already has the psychological advantage over Manny Pacquiao ahead of their May 2 superfight in Las Vegas. What is widely expected to be the biggest fight in boxing history was finally made after Mayweather and Pacquiao accidently crossed paths at a Miami Heat baske  Read Full Story >>>


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