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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 22 Apr 2015

Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya believes that the appointment of referee Kenny Bayless as the third man in the ring in the mega-buck showdown against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2, favors Maywea  
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MAYWEATHER/PACQUIAO: THE LEGENDS SPEAK debuts SATURDAY, APRIL 25 (12:15 a.m. ET/PT), immediately following “HBO World Championship Boxing® The half-hour special will open with Lampley and Kellerman setting the stage for  
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Mayweather v Pacquiao: Freddie Roach delighted with referee choice
By Gareth A Davies,, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
Kenny Bayless was announced Tuesday as the referee who will oversee the Floyd Mayweather Jr megafight with Manny Pacquiao, which is expected to gross $400 million (£273 million). Bayless will earn $25,000 for handling the contest, two-and-a-half times the normal fee a referee might receive for   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao camps happy with judges, referee for May 2 fight
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday assigned three veteran judges and a referee familiar with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao to work their bout May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The judges will be Dave Moretti of Las Vegas, Burt A. Clements of Reno and Glenn Feldman of Connect  Read Full Story >>>

Progress! Top Rank receives ticket manifest for Mayweather-Pacquiao figh
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
There was a major breakthrough in the ticket debacle between Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions that has brought talk about the May 2 mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to a standstill. Top Rank president Todd duBoef confirmed to Yahoo Sports he received a ticket manifest late  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum: Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket snafu all but over, says 'everything's going to be fine'
By David Mayo,, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
A snafu over tickets for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is close to resolution, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum said tonight. Arum said he has received a ticket manifest from officials at MGM Grand and that his concerns about tickets not going on sale yet have been alleviated. "We're m  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao in his own words
By Manny Pacquiao,, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
Despite the length of time it took for him to get here, eight-division titlist Manny Pacquiao will finally enter the most important fight of his career. Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) will face off against Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) on May 2 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (PPV, 9 p.m. ET) in a w  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao: Pacman's first trainer Ben Delgado says Filipino will win on points
By Gareth A Davies,, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
Manny Pacquiao's first trainer Ben Delgado believes that the volume of punches thrown by the Filipino fighter will earn him a points decision over Floyd Mayweather when they collide in the Las Vegas super-fight on May 2. Delgado, now 78, who oversaw the early career of Pacquiao in Manila, when   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao could top $100M in wagers at Westgate alone
By Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
We already know that the Fight of the Century is big in terms of the main players and the money that those players -- Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather -- are set to receive for partaking in the boxing match. But the Fight of the Century is also on pace to become a record-breaker in another area.   Read Full Story >>>

Black Eyed Peas singer says it’s all over for Mayweather in 10 rounds
By Francis Ochoa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD—Singer joined Manny Pacquiao for his early morning run around Pan Pacific Park here early Tuesday morning and got to see first hand just how hard the Filipino ring icon is preparing for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. “Manny’s in good condition,” said the Filipino-Ameri  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach: “Juan Manuel Marquez is much tougher and smarter than Floyd Mayweather.”
By Joseph Herron , Fight Saga, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
When analyzing the upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao super fight on May 2, most fans and pundits will examine how both fighters performed against common opponents. While most Pacquiao fans will understandably place much emphasis on their fighter’s stoppage victories over Hatton, Cotto, and De la H  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao contract still not signed
By Darren Rovell,, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
11 days before the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, an actual contract for the bout to take place at the MGM Grand still has not been signed. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum told on Tuesday that he wasn't signing the contract that he received a draft of on April 15 because i  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao could be as big for the book as the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, and the NBA and NHL Playoffs, Wed, 22 Apr 2015

"We have been holding Mayweather -210 and Pacquiao +170 for over three weeks now and we feel it is quite solid with almost even action on both sides. With Manny paying almost 2/1, our risk on him has been steadily growing and  
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Vegas’ Bayless picked to referee Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
When it comes to the officials, the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will have a local flavor to it. Las Vegas’ Kenny Bayless has been selected by the Nevada Athletic Commission to referee the world welterweight unification title fight at the MGM Grand Garden. The t  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao: Referee, judges assigned
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday assigned three veteran judges and a referee highly familiar with the work of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao to work their bout May 2 at MGM Grand. The judges will be Dave Moretti of Las Vegas, Burt A. Clements of Reno and Glenn Feldman of C  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao And The $100,000 Ticket
By Robert Tuchman,, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
Thanks to rise of MMA, some believe that professional boxing has become less popular over the course of the last decade. However, the match next month between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is shaping up to be a once-in-a-generation sporting and entertainment event. Financially speaking, it  Read Full Story >>>

Breaking It Down: Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao for All the Marbles
By Ivan G. Goldman, Boxing Insider, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
Let’s forget those hundreds of millions of dollars, the persistent odor of a tickets scandal, the soap operas about the fighters’ private lives, and the totality of the May 2 spectacle. What about the fight itself? If you’re like me, you’ve changed your mind eleven or twelve times about how i  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao can’t wait for megafight
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao shadow-boxed and danced inside an imaginary ring as his fans watched on a very cold Monday morning here. Pacquiao put on a show for one hour for those who came to see him do road work at Griffith Park. Then he tapered off from the workout and later capped his training  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao confidence, optimism rooted in God
By Francis Ochoa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD—There was a palpable air of optimism at Wild Card Boxing Gym on Monday as doors were opened to journalists for the first time since Manny Pacquiao held a media workout several days ago. A television reporter asked what Pacquiao’s plans were after beating Floyd Mayweather Jr., and the Pa  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao: ‘Best condition that I have ever been’
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
LOS ANGELES — Fear is a feeling completely alien to Manny Pacquiao. Twelve days before colliding with Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Pacquiao expressed readiness to wage a war with the pound-for-pound king, assuring everyone that all is well. “If I feel that I am not 100 perce  Read Full Story >>>

How the Mayweather-Pacquaio fight will help Las Vegas get up off the canvas
By Jerry Izenberg,, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
LAS VEGAS — What is the real meaning to this town of the May 2 blockbuster fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao? To understand that, you first have to understand what Las Vegas is, where it's been and to what it seeks to return. This is the home of "the other'' American West -  Read Full Story >>>

Oscar De La Hoya blames Mayweather camp for megafight ticket snafu
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
Another day has passed without any word of when – or even if – tickets will go on sale for the Floyd Mayeather-Manny Pacquiao fight that is scheduled for May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya, who fought Mayweather in 2007 in the top-selling pay-per-view event of all  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather Sr. vs Ariza ”That son of a bitch ain’t strengthening nobody”
By Victor Salazar, Tha Boxing Voice, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
Is there dissension in the Mayweather camp? That seems to be the feeling in Floyd Mayweather Sr’s latest interview with On The Ropes Boxing. In the interview, Mayweather takes verbal shots at the strength and conditioning coach. “Strengthening him?” Mayweather Sr. said. ”That son of a bitch ain’t  Read Full Story >>>

20 lawmakers in US for Pacquiao bout
By Llanesca T. Panti, The Manila Times, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
At least 20 lawmakers will be in the United States on May 2 or the day when their colleague, Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao would take on undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in a fight that would define his legacy in boxing. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. confirmed to The Manila Times that  Read Full Story >>>

3 ex-Pacquiao men now work for Mayweather
By Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 22 Apr 2015
THERE are at least three men in the training staff of Floyd Mayweather Jr. who used to work in Manny Pacquiao’s camp. One is a Filipino videographer while the other two are Latinos: conditioning coach Alex Ariza and his brother Alex Di Ciero, a former Pacquiao bodyguard who moved to the camp of M  Read Full Story >>>

By Eddie Alinea,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

LOS ANGELES, Cal. -- On the day he was supposed to start tapering off with his training routine, the extremely energetic eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao Monday (Tuesday in Manila) did the mitts for 12 rou  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Well known but sometimes controversial strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza who is working with undefeated pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr, isn’t bothered by the tirade against him by Floyd Mayweather Sr,   
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By Rob Cruz,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Toronto, Canada – The Shaw Festival Boxing Event is an annual fund raising boxing card held at the prestigious downtown Toronto Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The black tie event includes a full course gourmet dinner and was  
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By Reni M. Valenzuela,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

Weigh the pros and cons. In the face of a gluttonous “sport” that salivates before our face, everything nice that is being said and written about the Mega Bout seems for naught. Wherefore, to people who can afford: Watch th  
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Randy Petalcorin and his team arrived in Beijing April 20 for fight against Ma Yi Ming of China on April 24. Petalcorin (22-1-1, 17KOs) from Gen.Santos City, will make the first defense of his WBA interim world light   
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By Kerry O'Connor, New York Magazine, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
We like Emanuel Pacquiao because he is small. We admire him because he will tuck his head and duck inside the dangerous space made by a much larger man, where he will punch upward, like a deranged songbird pecking away at a cat. We like Manny because this situation reminds us of his childhood, where  Read Full Story >>>

Can Mayweather-Pacquiao match the prefight hype?
By Ray Brewer, Las Vegas Sun, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Boxing’s fight of the decade, century, or whatever fans want to label it, is inching closer with each day. The prefight hype has reached never-seen-before levels and it’s still more than a week away. At the MGM Grand, where Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will finally meet May 2 in the me  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I'm better than Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson
By Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
It's hard not to be overwhelmingly confident when your last defeat in the ring came at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, so it makes sense that Floyd Mayweather Jr. sees himself as possibly the greatest boxer of all time. In an interview with ESPN, Mayweather said he's better than boxing legends Mu  Read Full Story >>>

NBA Playoffs -- Warriors dust off slow start, take Game 2
By Laurence Agbulos,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

OAKLAND - The Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 13-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 97-87, and win Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinals on Monday night at the Oracle Arena. Gold  
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NBA Playoffs -- Butler shines, Bulls soar to 2-0 lead
By Anthony Rozic,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015

CHICAGO -- The Butler did it. Jimmy Butler's star continued to rise on Monday night, leading the Chicago Bulls to a hard-earned 91-82 Game 2 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the United Center. With 7:13 left t  
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