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Manny Pacquiao v Floyd Mayweather: all you need to know about the fight
By Gareth A Davies, Telegraph.co.uk, 22 Feb 2015
Where is it?
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Last Vegas, the most iconic boxing venue, at the end of the Las Vegas strip. Floyd Mayweather has had his last 10 fights there; eight of the last 12 of Manny Pacquiao's contests have been held there. Mayweather would never have agreed to the fight taking place i Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather vs Pacquiao finally here, but not here to save boxing
By Albert Alvarez, Diamond Boxing, 22 Feb 2015
Back in 2007, when Oscar De La Hoya locked horns with Floyd Mayweather Jr., the big fight was often mentioned by media and fans as the fight to save boxing.
I never really understood what they meant by that. Fast forward to today a day after the official announcement of what many are already callin Read Full Story >>>
Arum: No rematch provision for Mayweather v Pacquiao
By Phil D. Jay, World Boxing News, 22 Feb 2015
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has informed World Boxing News that the recently announced clash between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao has no return stipulation whatever the outcome on May 2 in Las Vegas.
WBC and WBA welterweight champion Mayweather, 37, produced a signed document featuring Arum's name Read Full Story >>>
R. Guerrero: If Mayweather Boxes, No Problems Winning
By Ryan Burton, BoxingScene.com, 22 Feb 2015
All indications are that the big fight the world has been waiting for will be announced in the next day or two. That fight of course is Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao.
BoxingScene.com recently spoke to top trainer Ruben Guerrero - who's son lost a 12 round decision to Mayweather in 2013 - Read Full Story >>>
THE MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO STORY: FINALLY IT’S ON MAY 2!
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Feb 2015
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao is a dream boxing megafight between undefeated, five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather-Pacquiao extravaganza will be th Read Full Story >>>
“MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO”: STEPHEN ESPINOZA AND KEN HERSHMAN MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS
PhilBoxing.com, 21 Feb 2015
“We believed this day would come, we worked hard to make it happen and we’re thrilled that it is here.” – Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager SHOWTIME Sports®
“This is the biggest boxing event of all Read Full Story >>>
Ko Withstands Biado, Cops World 10-Ball Crown
PhilBoxing.com, 21 Feb 2015
GENERAL SANTOS CITY--Ko Pin-Yi of Chinese-Taipei weathered Carlo Biado's mighty comeback, reserved enough strength to muster an 11-9 victory to crown himself 2015 World 10-Ball champion Saturday at the SM City Mall here.
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Column: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao made us wait, but fight still will be historic
By David Mayo, mlive.com, 21 Feb 2015
The odyssey in getting here can be worth the trouble.
It was on a sultry night in Manila, when Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier pummeled each other until their heads ballooned in their belated third fight in 1975. It was on a spring night behind Caesars Palace in 1987, when Sugar Ray Leonard outhustl Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO'S GRANDMA PASSES AWAY
By Eddie Alinea, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Feb 2015
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The matriarch of the large Dapidran clan in General Santos City is gone.
Aleng Cristina Dapidran, grandmother of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and whose union with the late Florencio produced eight siblings, including the eight-division world champion’s mother Dionesia, Read Full Story >>>
How CBS' Leslie Moonves helped seal Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb 2015
IT began innocently last fall, a waiter at Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood telling Leslie Moonves, the president and president and chief executive of CBS Corp., that he should talk with another frequent diner, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach.
They had a drink together, Roach assuring Read Full Story >>>
All eyes on Vegas for Mayweather v. Pacquiao fight
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, 21 Feb 2015
The first punch hasn’t been thrown and there’s already a winner in the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
The city will play host to the biggest event in boxing history, which is expected to shatter records for purse, live gate and pay-per-view buys. At Read Full Story >>>
Roger Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao will get ‘damn near killed’ by Floyd on May 2
By Chris Robinson, Hustle Boss, 21 Feb 2015
Finally, the fight the world has been waiting for is upon us.
Floyd Mayweather will face off with rival Manny Pacquiao on May 2 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The sport’s perennial pound for pound king took to his personal shots page on Friday night to announce the news, stating the Read Full Story >>>
Michael Koncz speaks on the turning point for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao negotiations...
By Johnny Benz, DogHouseBoxing.com, 21 Feb 2015
If you recall, last month in what was reported as a chance meeting at an NBA game, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Mann Pacquiao ran into each other. After the game, Mayweather met with Pacquiao in his hotel room where they discussed fighting one another. Pacquiao's advisor, Michael Koncz credits that enco Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao tickets on market for up to £17,200 each
By Kieran Gill, Daily Mail (UK), 21 Feb 2015
Fancy tickets to the fight in Las Vegas that took five years to confirm? Think again.
Tickets for the $250million (£160m) bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand on May 2 are already being flogged for as much as $26,500 (£17,200) on ticketnetwork.com.
Mayweather offic Read Full Story >>>
No rematch clause, no problem for Arum: Pacquiao will beat Mayweather
GMANews.tv, 21 Feb 2015
Bob Arum is not bothered that there is no rematch clause in the deal for the megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2.
The Top Rank promoter is confident that the eight-division champion will defeat the yet unbeaten Mayweather in the single Read Full Story >>>
This early, Mayweather already favored over Pacquiao in betting odds
By Bong Lozada, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines–Just hours after the mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather was announced, the undefeated American has been the clear favorite in the betting circuits.
According to Sportsbook, a popular sports betting site, Mayweather is listed as the favorite at -280 while Pa Read Full Story >>>
PHOTO: PACQUIAO SHOWS UP AT WORLD BILLIARDS FINALS
PhilBoxing.com, 21 Feb 2015
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Boxing superstar, congressman and local boy Manny Pacquiao (in stripe shirt) is an interested spectator of the world 10-ball pool championship game between Carlos Biado (L) of the Philippines and Ko P Read Full Story >>>
MP CUP WORLD BILLIARDS: IT'S BIADO vs KO PING YI IN FINALS
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Feb 2015
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Carlo Biado of the Philippines solidly kept his eye to the world title after he streamrolled David Alcaide of Spain, 11-2 in their semi-final match in the ongoing Manny Pacquiao Cup World 10- Read Full Story >>>
Early predictions: Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Marv Dumon, Examiner.com, 21 Feb 2015
Who will win the megafight between Floyd Mayweather (47 wins, 0 losses) and Manny Pacquiao (57 wins, 5 losses, 2 draws) on May 2 in Las Vegas? We make early predictions below.
In my view, Mayweather will do the necessary things that will disrupt Pacquiao's unorthodox attack and cruise to a unanim Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Mayweather finally give fans what they want
By Ryan Songalia, Rappler, 21 Feb 2015
MANILA, Philippines – It was what the world had been waiting for.
Several rounds of discussions over the course of 6 years finally brokered the deal that cynics said could never happen. A single sheet of paper bearing the signatures of Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao, posted to the Shots s Read Full Story >>>