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The Superfight Edition: Pacquiao vs. Mayweather [Vol.XXX] "Ut-0"
By John Gatling, Examiner.com, 05 May 2015
I'm Leaving Las Vegas
Lights so bright
Palm sweat, blackjack
On a Saturday night
Leaving Las Vegas
Leaving for good, for good
I'm leaving for good
I'm leaving for good
Sheryl Crow, Leaving Las Vegas
And that... About sums things up.
Not to go all Benjamin Franklin on you, but he on Read Full Story >>>
“MONEY MAY” AND THE PROFITABLE POWER OF HATE
By Bernard Fernandez, The Sweet Science, 05 May 2015
The power of love is a curious thing
Make a one man weep, make another man sing
Change a hawk to a little white dove
More than a feeling, that’s the power of love
“The Power of Love,” Huey Lewis, 1983
Lewis, front man for the News, the San Francisco-based rock group that had a string Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao Saved Boxing
By Scoop Malinowski, Ring Observer, 05 May 2015
The fight ended. It was far from his best performance, in fact, it was disappointing. He didn't land as many punches as he needed or expected to.
But the fans inside the MGM applauded and cheered the visitor Manny Pacquiao as the winner. And they even booed the hometown champion Floyd Mayweather Read Full Story >>>
Panes: The Century’s post mortem
By Joel Panes, Sun.Star Baguio, 05 May 2015
WE, I mean the majority of the Filipino nation would like to believe that after “Money” Mayweather methodically kept the Pambansang Kamao at bay by staying and dancing away from Manny’Pacquiao’s power zone, another boxing bout could make things right. A rematch could never rectify what this sports t Read Full Story >>>
Atlas: Forget Khan, Mayweather Should Face Golovkin
By Edward Chaykovsky, BoxingScene.com, 05 May 2015
Fans waited for five long years. Last Saturday night it finally happen, as Floyd Mayweather Jr. won a twelve round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mayweather is looking at the month of September to stage the final fight of his pro career. With a record of 48- Read Full Story >>>
Report: Cambodia PM refuses to pay $5,000 Pacquiao-Mayweather bet
Asian Correspondent, 05 May 2015
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says he will not pay up on a US$5,000 bet he placed on Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr fight in Las Vegas because the result – given to Mayweather in a unanimous decision – was unfair.
The Cambodia Daily reports that Hun Sen launched into a 15-minute Read Full Story >>>
Deafeated boxer Pacquiao keeps faith, as do his fans
By Mark A. Kellner, NewsOK.com, 05 May 2015
After he lost the latest "fight of the century" to undefeated American heavyweight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saturday night, Filipino boxer (and legislator) Manny Pacquiao went to church.
Granted the service was not at the usual Shepherd of the Hills Church campus in West Los Angeles that he attends Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs. Mayweather on Facebook: 37 Million People Generate 115 Million Interactions
By Adam Flomenbaum, AdWeek, 05 May 2015
While 21 million people took to Facebook for the Oscars and 65 million people did for the Super Bowl, 37 million people generated more than 115 million Facebook interactions for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. These are global numbers and are measured from the start of the day of the event through 30 minut Read Full Story >>>
Thoughts On The Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight
By Bob Matthews , WHAM 1180, 05 May 2015
THOUGHTS ON THE MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO FIGHT
A lot of people figured Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao would be a boring fight. By all accounts, they were right.
I didn’t watch the fight because I didn’t think it would be worth $100 for pay-per-view and never understood why we were suppose Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather-Pacquiao breaking all limits, will be seen in space
By Sean Wagner-McGough, CBS Sports, 05 May 2015
For a few hours on Saturday night, the eyes of the boxing world were collectively centered on one location -- a relatively small arena, known as the MGM Grand, located in the heart of Las Vegas. Several thousand spectators were lucky enough to be able to afford tickets to the Fight of the Century. M Read Full Story >>>
Tax expert to politicians: Declare purchase of May-Pac tickets
ABS-CBN News, 05 May 2015
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine politicians were among those in attendance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and tax expert Ramon Abrea is urging them to declare their purchase of tickets in their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is one of them, wh Read Full Story >>>
Letting Pacquiao fight Mayweather injured dealt damaging blow to boxing's future
By Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 05 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 >>>
Deadly sins of Manny's apostles (Team Pacquiao)
By Marv Dumon, Examiner.com, 05 May 2015
Manny Pacquiao's terrible performance against Floyd Mayweather, Jr had several root causes.
The Pacman could have beaten Mayweather if he had (a) a better gameplan, (b) a more competent/smarter team, (c) hired outside trainers to supplement Freddie Roach and Buboy Fernandez, (d) an honest promote Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquaio gives paying public 'Shoulder Roll,' mishandling prefight injury
By Michael Marley, Examiner.com, 05 May 2015
In what may be the ultimate boxing irony, after their 12 slumbering rounds, it is Manny Pacquiao and not Floyd Mayweather Jr. who is giving the paying public the "Shoulder Roll."
Mayweather sued his patented Shoulder Roll during the less than inspiring "Fight Of The Century" and now Pacman, or mo Read Full Story >>>
Did Mayweather-Pacquiao kill the sport of boxing?
By Darren Hunt, KVIA, 05 May 2015
EL PASO, Texas -
Did we all just witness the death of boxing?
Fans all over the world are saying yes! A reporter for USA today with choice words over the weekend.
"Boxing is dead and Mayweather-Pacquiao killed it," he wrote. "Never again will people shell out $100 to watch two old men grab Read Full Story >>>
Amir Khan: I've been asked to fight Floyd Mayweather
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, 05 May 2015
Given the unprecedented success of Floyd Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao, indications from Sin City are that the world will be watching a rematch between the Filipino and the American in the autumn.
While both camps were playing down the rematch in public post-fight, behind the scenes the pla Read Full Story >>>
May-Pac Aftermath: Rampant feelings of bitterness and disappointment
By Wil Esco, Bad Left Hook, 05 May 2015
suppose it should only be expected that millions of Filipinos and others worldwide would take Manny Pacquiao's loss to Floyd Mayweather rather harshly. So many people (not just Filipinos) wanted Manny to win sooo badly. There are those who are understandably disappointed with the outcome, and there Read Full Story >>>
May 2 – Was It Worth The Wait?
By Vitali Shaposhnikov, Hustle Boss, 05 May 2015
This question does not call for an involved debate or a complicated answer. Aside from becoming the most financially successful sporting event in sports history, Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao was also the most discussed one as well.
#MayPac blew up Twitter, with the fight being mentioned ov Read Full Story >>>
Greg Cote: Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was sad end to Super Saturday
By Greg Cote, The Bellingham Herald, 05 May 2015
Nobody got hurt.
This is a good thing in almost all other aspects of life, but this is not a good thing in a championship boxing match.
Pain should be de rigueur. A fight without pain is an auto race without speed. "Nobody got hurt" is a letdown, a damnation, not to mention almost unheard of Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao: Why was he denied that shot, again?
By Lee Cleveland , Fight Saga, 05 May 2015
Why, when and how many times did the Nevada Athletic Commission refuse Manny Pacquiao of injecting legal numbing agents in his injured shoulder prior to his mega showdown with Floyd Mayweather?
According to the superstar boxer, who suffered a tear in his right rotator cuff three weeks before the Read Full Story >>>