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With Pacquiao injury, boxing had a shot to do right thing; it ducked
By Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 04 May 2015
The morning after the fight here became yuck-it-up time. The legendary P.T. Barnum line seemed a perfect fit: There is a sucker born every minute.
Included in those suckers were the 16,507 who filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena, generating a paid gate of $74 million, all to watch Floyd Mayweather Read Full Story >>>
Commentary: Floyd Mayweather Jr., ‘the Bad Guy,’ wins again
By Andreas Hale, RingTV.com, 04 May 2015
After the final bell sounded and Floyd Mayweather Jr. pumped his right fist into the air as he went back to his corner, the boos filled up the MGM Grand Garden Arena from a crowd – a fiscally affluent crowd, might I add – displeased by what took place in the squared circle for 36 minutes. Social med Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Essay: On Manny Pacquiao
By Mark F. Villanueva, PhilBoxing.com, 04 May 2015
The marching tune of the Philippine National Anthem filled the boxing arena, re-broadcast worldwide, in hotels, restaurants, pubs, and shanties, such as the ones I passed by on my way to a resort where poor children played al Read Full Story >>>
Manny tells fans: Thank you.. don't worry about me
By Davinci S. Maru , Sun.Star Cebu, 04 May 2015
A DAY after losing to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in the "Battle for Greatness," Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao thanked his fans for always supporting him.
He also assured fans that after yesterday's fight, he is okay.
"Sa tanan nakong mga kaigsuonan sa Cebu, sa mga Cebuano, ayaw mo kabalaka Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Sparring Partner Says Injury is Legit
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, 04 May 2015
Following Saturday's twelve round decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao claimed that his performance was hindered by a right shoulder injury. He had an MRI and a tear was found.
Pacquiao and his team claimed he injured the shoulder Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao sparring partner Dashon Johnson recounts Manny’s shoulder injury in camp pre-Mayweather
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, 04 May 2015
The night of Saturday, May 2 appeared to be a bit of a humbling one for Manny Pacquiao.
After 12 rounds of action, or lack thereof, the Filipino icon suffered the sixth loss of his professional career, dropping a unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather by scores of 118-110 and 116-112 twice.
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For all his success, there’s one fight Floyd Mayweather will never win
By Agence France Press, The 42, 04 May 2015
FOR ALL THAT Floyd Mayweather says it’s not in his make-up to lose, there’s one fight he just can’t seem to win.
Mayweather burnished his perfect ring record and reputation as a consummate craftsman with a 12-round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday only to depart the MGM Grand Ga Read Full Story >>>
“Fighting Words” - Mayweather: And Then There Was One
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, 04 May 2015
For years, for longer than seemed necessary, for what felt like a lifetime, two questions were asked about Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao: Why had they not fought yet? And what would happen if they did?
Once the bell rang to open the first round, the first question and its many answers n Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather defeats Manny Pacquiao and the critics
By Kirk Jackson, Boxing Insider, 04 May 2015
Floyd Mayweather 48-0 (26 KO’s) defeated rival Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2 (38 KO’s) in what was deemed the “Fight of the Century.”
“Everyone was saying that I was scared and that Floyd going to lose. They said this guy could beat Floyd. Floyd is a coward. Floyd is a chicken,” said Mayweather.
“I m Read Full Story >>>
Boxing: Mayweather brushes off fans' boos, says the sport no longer gets his passion
By Agence France Press, The Straits Times, 04 May 2015
LAS VEGAS (AFP) - For all that Floyd Mayweather says it is not in his make-up to lose, there is one fight he just cannot seem to win.
He burnished his perfect ring record with a 12-round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, only to depart the MGM Grand Garden Arena to a chorus of j Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Rakes in $400 Million in Pay-Per-View Revenue for HBO/Showtime
Celebeat, 04 May 2015
Saturday night's Mayweather-Pacquiao championship fight raked in more than $400 million in pay-per-view revenues for HBO and Showtime, potentially the largest haul ever for PPV, according to Deadline. Unfortunately, the cable companies like Time Warner Cable, Comcast Xfinity, DirectTV, Dish, Cox, Ch Read Full Story >>>
Streaming sites Meerkat, Periscope got shots in during the big fight
By Mike Snider, USA Today, 04 May 2015
Floyd Mayweather wasn't the only one piling up hits in Saturday night's big boxing match.
Fledgling online video apps Meerkat and Periscope both hosted a flurry of live streams of the fight, resulting in thousands getting to view portions of the pay-per-view event for free.
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Prayers in rain go unheard as fans keep faith in hero
By Rohit Brijnath, Asia One, 04 May 2015
No picture. No way. Not now. Not in the fifth round when we're wrapped tightly in the embrace of the fight. In a praying nation, a thousand pleas silently travel upwards through the rain. But the TV screen is unmoving and it is unmerciful.
Heaven isn't weeping, it's su Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan: I'll put Floyd Mayweather in his place
By Kevin Garside, Belfast Telegraph, 04 May 2015
If you take him at his word, Floyd Mayweather Jnr has just one more fight in him. Having seen off the challenge of Manny Pacquiao with imperious ease, winning on unanimous decision, Mayweather is targeting the pipe and slippers, claiming his 49th fight in September at the age of 38 will be his final Read Full Story >>>
In the Loop: Pacman bravest fighter ever - Rocky
ABS-CBN News, 04 May 2015
Bettina Magsaysay subs for TJ Manotoc to keep you in the loop on reactions from Hollywood celebrities and boxing greats to Manny Pacquiao's disappointing loss to undefeated American boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather.
See what HBO reporter Max Kellerman has to say about the flak he got from his po Read Full Story >>>
Jimmy Kimmel’s Manny Pacquiao T-shirt goes viral – Watch
Sport Act, 04 May 2015
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao : Jimmy Kimmel’s shirt goes viral.
The comedian and host of Jimmy Kimmel Live joined Manny Pacquiao’s entourage on Saturday, walking out behind the boxer before Saturday night’s big match in Las Vegas. While Pacquaio may have lost the “Fight of the Century” to opponent Flo Read Full Story >>>
MayPac effect: Las Vegas airport had to be closed as it gets flooded with private jets
Rush Lane, 04 May 2015
As the celebrities and rich headed to Las Vegas for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on Saturday night, the airport was teaming with private jets to the extent that the airport had no more room for airplanes. A tweet on the official account for McCarran International Airport stated that it was closed t Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Australia hope Mayweather-Pacquiao fight boosts numbers
By David Polkinghorne, The Age, 04 May 2015
Boxing Australia development coach Don Abnett says Jeff Fenech's three world titles brought a "massive increase" in boxers and he expected the "Fight of the Century" to have a similar flow-on effect.
BA chief executive Kable Kelleway is also looking at trying to turn people doing boxing-related f Read Full Story >>>
Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Pacquiao Post Edition
By Stephen "Breadman" Edwards, BoxingScene.com, 04 May 2015
A new mailbag from Stephen "Breadman" Edwards in the aftermath of the most lucrative fight in boxing history, as Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a twelve round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao to unify the WBO/WBC/WBA welterweight titles on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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Mayweather wins, but boxing loses
By Tim Graham, The Bufallo News, 04 May 2015
LAS VEGAS – The carcass, barely breathing and so near death, is kept alive only to drain its blood.
On the surface, this would appear to be torture. But that would assume boxing cares how anybody else feels.
Boxing’s chief concern is keeping interest alive merely to harvest every nickel, to bl Read Full Story >>>