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By Reni M. Valenzuela,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015

Open your eyes. How relieving that the elusive fight will at last come true, but how disturbing that the pound-for-pound “lord” is being canonized by toxic opinions as a consequence. Contrary to what idolaters insist, Floyd   
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Floyd Mayweather Sr: “Manny Pacquiao is gonna bring his ass to the ring and get it whooped, real bad!”
By Jenna Jay, OTR Boxing Radio, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Transcribed by Michael Readman) Boxing trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr. has the biggest test of his ability coming up, as he will be preparing his son for eight division world champion, Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao, in a fight that will take place on May 2nd. Senior has been asked for years about a potentia  Read Full Story >>>

Is Cotto Now Out In The Cold? Maybe, Maybe Not
By Frank Lotierzo, The Sweet Science, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Now that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to face each other on May 2nd, and Saul Alvarez has signed on to fight James Kirkland the following weekend, WBC lineal middleweight champ Miguel Cotto 39-4 (32) is out in the cold, left with the worst possible opponent option—cough, Golovkin,  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum Talks Mayweather/Pacquiao: $100,000 Seats, 4-5 Million PPV Buys
By Timothy Bartolini, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Bob Arum was interviewed on tonight’s ESPN Friday Night Fights telecast and predicted some pretty staggering numbers for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. “Staggering” may even be an understatement. As someone that has been expecting huge numbers for this fight, every number th  Read Full Story >>>

Oscar De La Hoya looking forward to Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Andrew L. John, The Desert Sun, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
It seems that everybody in the boxing industry has an opinion on what is being billed as the biggest fight ever, between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2. But few of those opinions carry as much weight as Oscar De La Hoya’s. The Olympic gold medalist   Read Full Story >>>

Cautious Pacquiao unafraid of risks in playing in PBA ahead of big fight
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao knows there is a risk of him having an injury playing basketball that could prevent his May 2 super fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. from pushing through. Pacquiao though, said he is not afraid of getting hurt while on the court. “Hindi naman (Not really  Read Full Story >>>

How prime-time TV will help boxing’s new stars
By George Willis, New York Post, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman needed YouTube to learn about what some describe as boxing’s Golden Era. That’s when fighters from Muhammad Ali to Sugar Ray Leonard were consistently featured on network television and became the biggest stars in all of sports. “I’m 26 years old and was born a  Read Full Story >>>

L’Affaire Pacquiao: Dissecting the Cross-Cultural Beef Between Daniel Orton and the Filipino Champ
By Rafe Bartholomew, Grantland, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Start with the obvious: Was Daniel Orton, formerly of the Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers, kicked out of the Philippine Basketball Association for insulting Manny Pacquiao? That’s what the international press concluded earlier this week, when an Agence-France Presse s  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015

“Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona has sparred four rounds with former world champion Sugar Shane Mosley at his Big Bear training camp in California. In a conversation with his manager Dr. Rajan Yraola, Sonsona who has been   
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Tickets for Matthysse - Provodnikov Selling-Out!, Sat, 28 Feb 2015

Some seats still remain for April 18 fight Philadelphia (Feb. 27) -- First day tickets sales for the April 18 showdown between former World Champions Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse and "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan   
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Mayweather vs Pacquiao prediction: Why Manny faces an uphill battle
By Christopher Wirsing, Fight Saga, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Now that the biggest fight in history has been made, fans and experts can start the fun and exciting part of hyping the event via articles, conversations and chat rooms, and debating possible outcomes. Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao - Who do you think will win May 2nd? Trainers In the pa  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao vs Mayweather Fight 2015 Preview, Analysis: Floyd Big Favorite But Pacman Has Style and Speed to Beat Him
By Mercy Soriano, Christian Times, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Boxing experts, analysts, and almost everyone have started weighing in on who will most likely win what promises to be "The Fight of the Century" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Initial analyses point to a win by Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

Roger Mayweather Let The Games Begin: “He [Mayweather] gon’ get rid of Pacquiao. Pacquiao can’t do shit with my nephew.”
By James Allen, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Let the Gaaaaaaames begin. As soon as Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather(47-0, 26KO’s) vs Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao(57-5-2, 38KO’s) was officially announced, the time between then and their May 2nd date at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada was guaranteed to be filled with every imaginable titbit of information  Read Full Story >>>

Dougie’s Friday mailbag
By Doug Fischer,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
MAYWEATHER WINS EASY Okay, it’s a foregone conclusion that Floyd f___s Pac up. The supposed mega-event created by the media will be another boring boxing exhibition by Maywether. He is the best at what he does, limit the action, sharp shoot. Pac cannot beat him and it will be just like most Maywe  Read Full Story >>>

Ex-UFC Star Kenny Florian -- Boxing Is Finished ... After Floyd/Manny Mega-Fight, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Ex-UFC fighter Kenny Florian says boxing's days are numbered ... and the number is 64 ... 'cause that's how many days are left until the Mayweather/Pacquiao showdown, which Florian tells TMZ Sports is the sport's last hurrah. Florian -- who was a UFC badass from '05 to '12 -- was out at The Grov  Read Full Story >>>

Keidel: Boxing Needs Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout
By Jason Keidel, CBS Sports, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
In case you’ve been comatose the last week, a boxing match was announced last Friday. The tectonic bout, pitting Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao – or at least the possibility of it – has been the San Andreas Fault of the sweet science. It has felt like the entire sport has hung on every w  Read Full Story >>>

Matthew Aguilar: How big is Mayweather-Pacquiao fight? Check the list
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
After more than five years of lawsuits, countersuits, PED accusations, defamation rulings, YouTube insults and negotiations, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will finally meet for the welterweight championship of the world May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Some are calling it th  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to spar Sims, Ellis for Mayweather fight
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Two unbeaten fighters have been tabbed by trainer Freddie Roach to help Manny Pacquiao prepare for his May 2 super-fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Welterweight Rashidi Ellis (13-0, 10 knockouts) of Lynn, Massachusetts and lightweight Kennet  Read Full Story >>>

Peñalosa sees Pacquiao kayo win
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines–Manny Pacquiao by stoppage. That’s the bold prediction blurted out by two-time world division champion Gerry Peñalosa yesterday as to the outcome of Pacquiao’s megabuck bout with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 (May 3 in Manila) at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I see Mayweather being   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao Without Larry Merchant, Is Like Michael Buffer Not Announcing
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Unlike the “hipster boxing world” that proclaims its love for “true fight fan’s fights” and publically denounces the idea of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao as a commercially saturated farce, I can and do freely admit I am excited about the May 2nd date and will be watching live on HBO/ShowT  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather Brings Back Garcia For Pacquiao Bout
By Miguel Rivera,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Mexican cutman Rafael Garcia, who was responsible for wrapping Floyd Mayweather's hands for the last 15 years, was told to report to Mayweather camp on Monday. The pound-for-pound king will begin his training camp for the May 2nd welterweight super-fight with Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las V  Read Full Story >>>

Thai fighters have played bit-part roles in history between rivals
By Wanchai Rujawongsanti, Bangkok Post, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
American Mayweather is unbeaten in his professional career with a 47-0 record. His last defeat was at the 1996 Olympics on home soil when he was a young 19-year-old amateur. Mayweather was a favourite in the featherweight class in Atlanta but lost 10-9 to Bulgaria’s Serafim Todorov in the semi  Read Full Story >>>

Team Crawford Cool With WBO's Plan of 4-18 Winner Fighting Algieri
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
The WBO 140 pound crown will be up for grabs when Terence Crawford and Thomas Dulorme clash for it, site TBD--we are hearing Texas is in the top spot as platform--and you can check out the scrap on HBO. The winner off that Nebraska vs. Puerto Rico tangle must face off with Chris Algieri, we learn  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao records his own entrance song ahead of $250 million showdown with Floyd Mayweather
By Gareth A Davies,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao has recorded his own entrance song ahead of the $250 million showdown with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 in Las Vegas. On Thursday the Filipino fighter recorded a song 'Lalaban Ako Para sa Pilipino' (I Am Going to Fight for Filipinos) which was written by composer, and frequent songw  Read Full Story >>>

Keith Thurman thinks he can make prime-time boxing cool
The Bohol Chronicle, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman needed YouTube to find out about what some describe as boxing’s Golden Era in the 1970s and 1980s. That is when fighters from Muhammad Ali to Sugar Ray Leonard were consistently featured on network tv and became the biggest... Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurma  Read Full Story >>>


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Pacman skips workout; Gerry sees knockout
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao got stuck in traffic yesterday afternoon and missed his scheduled workout at the MP Tower Gym in Sampaloc, Manila. Members of the press, both foreign and local, waited at the gym for over two hours until they received word that Pacquiao wasn’t coming. Telev  Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
"You know, if you talk to the trainers and fighters who know this sport, there's a reason why they're all picking Floyd to win. For me, the guy that I trained five years ago, the guy that was walking through walls and that was literally breaking bones with shots and comatizing people with single sho  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be too good for Manny Pacquiao on May 2
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
The world of Twitter was overloaded Feb. 20 when it became known the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao was a done deal. One particular tweet was thought-provoking. It came from actor Freddie Prinze Jr., who tweeted, “i already saw grudge match. #AARPFight.” Hyperbole? Sure. Bu  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao – Hopefully More Exciting Than Teddy Atlas
By DMarco Farr,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
How’d you receive the news that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao were finally throwing down? It came to me via boxing analyst Teddy Atlas, who showed only slightly more life in delivering the news than the title character of Weekend at Bernie’s. Atlas was moderating an otherwise uneventful  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, cheerleading: the price of democracy
By Bill Velasco, The Philippine Star, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
This week, small sober celebrations were held commemorating the People Power revolution of 1986. It appears that great numbers of people were either unwilling or unable to celebrate, primarily because it was a working holiday and millions spent their day fuming in gridlock. Also, the headlines for t  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao records entrance song for fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr
By Bryan Armen Graham, The Guardian, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Manny Pacquiao is leaving no detail unattended as he prepares for his showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas. On Thursday, the Filipino puncher recorded a song that will be played while he walks to the ring on 2 May at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, GMA News reported. Lalaban Ako Para sa   Read Full Story >>>

Blood is thicker than water for heavyweight Tyson Fury ahead of his Christian Hammer fight on Saturday
By Gareth A Davies,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Family. Blood is thicker than water, as we have heard so many times. It is played out in every corner of humanity day after day, for good, bad, or worse. But in sporting terms, it is nowhere more visible, or emotional, than in fight sports. Tyson Fury was joined at the 02 Arena press conference  Read Full Story >>>

Crawford-Dulorme for WBO title at 140; Algieri gets next
By David P. Greisman,, Sat, 28 Feb 2015
The April 18 bout between lightweight champion Terence Crawford and junior-welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme will be for the vacant World Boxing Organization title at 140 pounds, according to a tweet from Jose R. Izquierdo II, the WBO’s general secretary. The winner must face Chris Algieri ne  Read Full Story >>>


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