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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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Justin Fortune says Mayweather can’t keep up with Pacquiao’s speed
By Mark Giongco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune knows Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t be able to keep up with Manny Pacquiao’s pace on May 2. Mayweather may be undefeated at 47-0, but it will be his first time to face an opponent with Pacquiao’s speed. “No, not at all. Floyd’s never experienced some  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather using £4,000 Cryosauna chilled to -115C at 4am to aid his recovery for Manny Pacquiao fight
By Martin Domin, Daily Mail (UK), Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Floyd Mayweather might insist his skills haven't diminished with age but at 38, the world's best boxer does need a little help to keep niggling injuries at bay. With his $300 million mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao less than two weeks away, Mayweather is using a cryotherapy bath after training.  Read Full Story >>>

Arum on Top Rank VS ‘PBC’ – “We’ll Match Our Stable with Any Stable in the World”
By Mario Mungia, Tha Boxing Voice, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Top Rank is prepared to continue their dominance in boxing, and they still maintain their position as one of boxing’s most prestigious promotions, despite the new competition over at Haymon Boxing. Al Haymon has really shifted the boxing landscape in just a matter of months, although his plans were   Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather vs Pacquiao Secret Weapons: Pacquiao's Defense
By Connor Ruebusch , Bad Left Hook, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
If you were to approach a random fight fan, point to a Mayweather vs Pacquiao poster, and ask "which one has good defense?" there's no question that they'd answer "Mayweather," without missing a beat. And while it is true that Floyd isknown for his superb defense, Manny Pacquiao has a subtly effecti  Read Full Story >>>

Roach: Mayweather not in top 100 in boxing
By Associated Press, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
HOLLYWOOD–For Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not even close to his claims that he is the best ever to put on a pair of boxing gloves. In an interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Mayweather said that “no one is better me,” not even former champions Muhammad Ali and S  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya has high praises for 'No Mercy' Gesta
By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
SAN DIEGO, California – San Diego-based Cebuano boxer Mercito "No Mercy" Gesta is looking to get back to world title contention in the lightweight division. Standing in his way is Mexican-Argentine warrior Carlos Molina, who is trying to earn another shot at a belt. "I love boxing," Gesta said  Read Full Story >>>

Carl Froch says he will be happy if he never fights again, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
Carl Froch has said he would be "one of the happiest men going" if last year's Wembley showdown with George Groves proves to be the final fight of his career. Froch's dreams of a lucrative Las Vegas bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. seem to have come to an end after the Mexican was stopped after n  Read Full Story >>>

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas predicts a KO for Floyd Mayweather over Manny Pacquiao
By Branson Wright,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland Cavaliers are heavy favorites to end their first-round series against the Boston Celtics in four or five games. And the Cavaliers got a step closer with a double-digit victory over the Celtics on Sunday night at The Q. Game 2 is at 7 tonight and at least one Celtic  Read Full Story >>>

Movie review: Blow by blow with ‘Kid Kulafu’
By Mikhail Lecaros ,, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
The roar of the crowd mixed with the sweet taste of hard-earned victory can make for a euphoric mixture best described as nothing less than intoxicating. Hot on the heels of last year’s Liam Neeson-narrated documentary “Manny” and released mere weeks before Pacquiao’s long-awaited bout with Floyd Ma  Read Full Story >>>


April 20, 2015, Hollywood, Calif. --- Superstar Manny Pacquiao trains with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Monday at the Wild Card Boxing Club as he prepares for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship   
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Dave Bontempo: “I think Pacquiao’s gonna have a moment in the Mayweather fight where he can not have it go to the judges”
By Robert Brown, OTR Boxing Radio, Tue, 21 Apr 2015
I recently had an opportunity to speak to award-winning commentator, Dave Bontempo, who entered into broadcasting in 1985 with ESPN. Bontempo has called major bouts worldwide for HBO’s international division, and has covered events like Ortiz-Mayweather and Tyson-Lewis. In my interview with Da  Read Full Story >>>


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