|NBA Playoffs -- Warriors sweep Pelicans, coast to second round|
By Absalon Inocian, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
NEW ORLEANS -- How sweep it is.
The Golden State Warriors are through to the second round of the playoffs.
Steph Curry pumped in 39 points to lead his team to a four-game sweep of the No.8 ranked New Orle Read Full Story >>>
NBA Playoffs -- Bucks stave off elimination, win Game 4 thriller, 92-90
By Hector Posa, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
MILWAUKEE -- The Chicago Bulls were 1.3 seconds away from sweeping their first-round series on Saturday afternoon. But 1.3 seconds can be an eternity in the NBA and the improbable always happens.
And that's exactly wha Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather difficult to peg entering fight with Manny Pacquiao
By Todd Harmonson, OCRegister.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Labels are as easy to throw at him as punches and every bit as difficult to land.
For a brief moment, Floyd Mayweather aptly is defined in 140 characters or a six-second video. In the next, a five-act Shakespearean tragicomedy is required to begin to understand one of the most complex athletes of Read Full Story >>>
Pacman could score a stoppage
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Oddsmakers are laying a 1-to-4 betting line on Manny Pacquiao knocking out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their WBC/WBA/WBO unification welterweight title fight in Las Vegas this Saturday (Sunday morning, Manila time) so that a $100 wager on the Filipino scoring a stoppage earns $400. Read Full Story >>>
Factors that can decide Pacquiao-Mayweather fight which you won't see in tale of the tape
By Ed C. Tolentino, Spin.ph, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
IN professional boxing, the tale of the tape is considered the repository of the basic details about the boxers and is usually used by fight fans to assess the boxers’ strengths and weaknesses in a snap of a finger. Of course, if you are a hardcore follower of the fight game, you know very well that Read Full Story >>>
Now for the main course
By Reuters, SuperSport, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
There was a heavyweight title fight in New York at the weekend but all the talk was about Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Even Wladimir Klitschko joked about his title defence against Bryant Jennings playing second fiddle to this week’s superfight in Las Vegas.
Klitschko understood hi Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao is ready and raring to go ahead of super-fight with Floyd Mayweather
By Rohan Banerjee, Mail Online (UK), Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Manny Pacquiao has stepped up his preparations for the match being billed as 'fight of the century' with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The 36-year-old posted an intense training video of himself on his official Instagram account, sending a clear signal of intent to his rival.
Pacquiao and Mayweather Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao winding up camp, heading to Las Vegas on Monday
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Fight week has finally arrived, and if you're on Interstate 15 heading north between Los Angeles and Las Vegas sometime late Monday afternoon, you might catch a glimpse of Manny Pacquiao and his entourage en route to Las Vegas for the mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Pacquiao has a custom-pai Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao ready for all Mayweather will dish out
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD—If Floyd Mayweather sticks to his original fight blueprint, Manny Pacquiao will find a way to crack it.
This is the belief of many ring pundits who think the plan hatched by Team Mayweather in secrecy is vulnerable to Pacquiao’s repeated attacks.
As reported by guardian TV, Mayweathe Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao a better fighter
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – The back-to-back losses suffered by Manny Pacquiao in 2012 actually made him a better fighter, according to the Filipino icon’s Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.
As time winds down towards May 2 in Las Vegas, where Pacquiao attempts to become the first fighter to deal Floyd Maywea Read Full Story >>>
Fortune: Mayweather won’t last 12 rounds
By Dino Maragay, The Philippine Star, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said that the Filipino icon is in tremendous shape that Floyd Mayweather will have a hard time keeping up with him in their duel next Saturday (Sunday in the Philippines).
Speaking to Filipino reporters after Pacquiao’s Read Full Story >>>
What if Mayweather and Pacquiao had fought in 2010?
By Andrew R. Davis , ESPN.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Peyton Manning was the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. LeBron James made "The Decision" to play for the Miami Heat. Tiger Woods had 14 majors to his name. And after two years of back-and-forth discussions, we were finally going to find out who the No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer was when Floyd M Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao 101: What you need to know
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES, United States – The hours are counting down to the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao fight, which takes place Saturday, May 2 (May 3 in the Philippines) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
From now until the final bell, it’ll be difficult to turn on a news program and not hear Read Full Story >>>
Floyd warned: Here come ‘Manny’s Angels’
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – They came from all over to see him in person, took souvenir selfies and simply soaked in the sights and sounds of his training in a public park here.
And Manny Pacquiao loved every moment of it, feeding on the crowds’ energy and affection, calling them his “ten thousand angels” that Read Full Story >>>
Epps a big fan of the sweet science
By Norm Whitehurst, ESPN.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
He's an actor and a rapper. You may know him as Dr. Eric Foreman on the TV series "House," or as the immigration and customs agent J. Martin Bellamy on his latest series "Resurrection."
But boxing fans know him as fighter Luther Shaw in the 2004 drama "Against the Ropes." Omar Epps doesn't have a Read Full Story >>>
Miguel Cotto Determines The X-Factor In Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Manny Pacquiao Fight
By Rolly Gacelo, Franchise Herald, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr. - Manny Pacquiao fight features two boxers that are completely different from each other.
From lifestyle to the way they are viewed by the public, Pretty Boy and Pacman are like black and white. When it comes to fighting style, these two are also very different from each oth Read Full Story >>>
Bure a fan of Pacquiao's character
By Norm Whitehurst, ESPN.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
In 1994, "Full House" was still going strong on television. A then 18-year-old Candace Cameron Bure (who played D.J. Tanner) went to her first hockey game, a charity game featuring then-Montreal Canadien Valeri Bure.
She had no idea her world was about to change. The two met and two years later, Read Full Story >>>
Canine celebrity may be fittest in dogland
By Francis Ochoa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD—One by one, people at Pan Pacific Park posed for photos beside Pacman as he paraded in a grassy area under the shade of a huge tree. He had just completed another lung-crushing run around the park and it was time to soak up the attention.
“For his age, he’s got a lot of strength in him, Read Full Story >>>
FILIPINOS TROOP TO L.A. TO GIVE PACQUIAO A WARM SENDOFF
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – The Pan Pacific Park, one of two venues where Manny Pacquiao does his on the road training regimen thrice a week, was transformed into a virtual Filipino community during the penultimate day of Filipino ring Read Full Story >>>
PETALCORIN WANTS TO AVENGE THE LOSS OF CLAVERAS BY FIGHTING WBC CHAMPION GUEVARA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
Exceptionally tough and talented Filipino southpaw Randy “Razor” Petalcorin who retained his WBA light flyweight interim title with a devastating first round knockout of Chinese challenger Ma Yi Ming on Friday in Beijing Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, five years in the making and finally less than a week away
By David Mayo, mlive.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS -- If you don't have Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fatigue yet, just wait.
Media outlets around the world are converging upon this desert boxing capital in numbers unseen for a fight, though there is no indication how many actually will be admitted to MGM Grand Garden Arena to cover S Read Full Story >>>
Melson to speak at Rutgers Student Society for Stem Cell Research!
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 27 Apr 2015
New York, NY (April 26, 2015) – Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson will serve as a special guest speaker Tuesday, April 28 as part of a special fundraiser for the Rutgers Student Society for Stem Cell Research. The event is named “Knocking out Spinal Cord Injury One Punch at a Time” and benefits Rutgers’ W.M. Read Full Story >>>
Foreman ranks Mayweather-Pacquiao among top three fights of all time
By Andre Vergara, Fox Sports, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
George Foreman knows a thing or two about big fights, and he says the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout will rank among the top three of all time.
Foreman, interviewed for the HBO documentary "Mayweather-Pacquiao: Legends Speak," predicted the fight will rank alongside the first Ali-Frazier fi Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather makes millions being the biggest villain in sports
By Maureen Callahan, New York Post, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
It’s been more than two decades since America has seen a fighter like Floyd Mayweather: larger-than-life, villainous and vulgar, bigger than the sport, happy to offend.
For the past three years, he has been the highest-paid athlete in the world, worth an estimated $300 million. He goes by “Money” Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao Pay Per View Should Fall Short Of Expectations
By Darren Heitner, Forbes.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
On Saturday, May 2, Manny Pacquiao faces off against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the most anticipated fight of the decade. For a price of $90 (standard definition) – $100 (high definition) one can purchase the fight on Pay Per View. The expectation is that Pay Per View sales will break records, and th Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. told to retire after fight with Manny Pacquiao
ESPN.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather Snr. hopes his son decides to hang up his gloves after his superfight against Manny Pacquiao.
Long-time rivals Mayweather Jr and Pacquiao will finally touch gloves at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2 in what is widely expected to be the richest fight in boxing his Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao fight: How the Kentucky Derby might be oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro's secret weapon
By Jerry Izenberg, nj.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS — Talk about basic training: Jimmy Vaccaro hit the ground running. Trafford, was a small Pennsylvania mill town with all the blue-collar distractions. Jimmy Vaccaro shot pool for money. He played the numbers at 50 cents and a dollar a shot daily. So did everyone else on his block.
''I w Read Full Story >>>
Klitschko wins, but not easily
By Charles Saunders, Boxscorenews.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
SONAHR: April 26, 2015 - Wladimir Klitschko stowed another successful title defense under his belt – make that belts, plural – on Saturday with a clear-cut unanimous decision over challenger Bryant Jennings of Philadelphia at storied Madison Square Garden. On the judges’ scorecards, which read 116-1 Read Full Story >>>
Manny better than any ‘medicine,’ says Roach
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
Boxing Writers Association of America seven-time trainer of the year winner Freddie Roach said his long-term relationship with Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao as his student for 14 years is better than any medicine that treats his serious illness.
Roach, 55, who is suffering from Parkinson’s di Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao a champion at eight weights, but to what legitimacy?
By Steve Luckings, The National, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
As boxing’s first and only octuple-division champion, Manny Pacquiao is revered as a doyen in his profession.
In 64 fights the “Pac Man” has had his hand raised in victory 57 times, with five defeats, although one of those should have been chalked off as a no contest, and two draws. He has boxed Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight smashes TV records
The Australian, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
The mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has attracted a record-breaking number of Australian pay-per-views for an overseas sports event.
A week before the $US400 million ($511m) “fight of the century”, the event is also threatening the highest overall record for PPV buys, held Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao notes: Freddie Roach would like a look at Floyd's custom gloves
By David Mayo, mlive.com, Sun, 26 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather threatened to pull out of his first fight with Marcos Maidana over a gloves dispute, and Manny Pacquiao's trainer would like a look at Mayweather's custom-made gloves for their fight Saturday night.
Freddie Roach will get to see the eight-ounce Grant-brand gloves when Read Full Story >>>
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