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Pacquiao to arrive a week early for Mayweather camp

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Manny Pacquiao will arrive in Los Angles on before his expected March 8 arrival for his May 2 mega showdown with Floyd Mayweather. “Manny called me and said it’s been so crazy in the Philippines that he is going to come over here early and probably start at Wild Card on March 2,” Roach ... Read More »

Mayweather-Pacquiao: It’s OK to be happy

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By Bart Barry– The announcement came sometime Thursday, or maybe Tuesday, the announcement there would be an announcement coming soon from a professional athlete about a future sporting event. It was a reminder how unserious our time is that adults awaited such silliness, but there we were, men who are otherwise grandfathers, fathers, professionals, role models, even, collectively saying, “Whatever ... Read More »

Mayweather – Pacquiao details and quotes

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The following are some details and quotes according to Dan Rafael of espn.com. “I am glad my decision to meet with Manny and discuss making this fight happen helped get the deal done,” Mayweather said, referring to a chance Jan. 27 meeting with Pacquiao at a Miami Heat game followed by a private discussion after the game. “Giving the fans ... Read More »

“MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO”: STEPHEN ESPINOZA AND KEN HERSHMAN MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS

NEW YORK (Feb. 20, 2015) — It’s a done deal! Undefeated Floyd Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) will fight longtime rival Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) in a Welterweight World Championship Unification Bout live on Pay-Per-View on Saturday, May 2. Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports, and Ken Hershman, President of HBO SPORTS, were made available ... Read More »

May 2nd: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Live on PPV

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Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports: “Everyone involved, including Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, knows this fight simply had to happen. All of us are thrilled to be able to deliver this event to boxing fans around the world. Now, for the second time under his current deal with Showtime Networks, Floyd Mayweather has agreed to ... Read More »

Mayweather-Pacquiao: Negotiations have been the biggest show

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By Norm Frauenheim– A nervous rash escalated to full-blown panic on social media Thursday when speculation about the Floyd Mayweather Jr.- Manny Pacquaio negotiations reached a new high. Or is that a low? Whatever it was, the monster got fed, leaving the world atwitter with anxious expectations that at any minute, any second, Mayweather would announce the May 2 fight ... Read More »

No announcement yet for Mayweather – Pacquiao fight

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, there is no imminent announcement for the much talked about fight featuring Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. “The thing that really concerns me is that we are running out of time for May 2,” Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who represents Pacquiao, told ESPN.com on Monday. “If you want to drag this out a ... Read More »

Pacquiao – Mayweather have private meeting

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather held a private meeting inside of Pacquiao’s hotel suite on Tuesday night in Miami. They met inside Pacquiao’s hotel suite and “it was very pleasant and very encouraging, and we give Floyd credit for coming over,” Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz, who was present at the meeting, told ESPN.com on ... Read More »

Pacquiao-Mayweather talks continue, but what’s left to say?

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By Norm Frauenheim– It’s hard to recall when there wasn’t talk about Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado are about to fight for a third time. We’re still talking. Gas prices fall from $5-a-gallon to less than $2. Cheap talk continues. A German Pope quits the Vatican and a pope from Argentina moves in. Still talking. Maybe ... Read More »

Pacquiao agrees to terms for Mayweather bout

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the long awaited much anticipated mega battle between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could be closer to happening as reportedly Pacquiao agreed to all terms of a proposed contract. Pacquiao and Top Rank, his promoter, have agreed to terms for a May 2 bout, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com on Tuesday ... Read More »

GGG Rx: Golovkin is the relief to boxing’s never-never land

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By Norm Frauenheim– Gennady Golovkin’s stop in Los Angeles Wednesday at the end of an international tour for his Feb. 21 bout with Martin Murray in Monaco was an anti-dote, timely relief from speculation about what’s happening or not happening in negotiations for Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto. Boxing is stuck in never-never land these days, but ... Read More »

Manny Pacquiao Selected to Judge 63rd Miss Universe Pageant – Jan. 25

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New York, NY–January 8, 2015—NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today performers and some of the celebrities who will judge the 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant, airing Sunday, January 25 (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. The Miss Universe contestants will be hosted in Doral, Florida and the pageant will air live ... Read More »

A forgettable 2014 ends amid hopes for a better year

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By Norm Frauenheim It’s a year that will be remembered for what didn’t happen. There was still no Manny Pacquaio-Floyd Mayweather Jr., despite the resumption of tired talk. Andre Ward, in his prime and perhaps the sport’s greatest pure talent, didn’t fight at all. Take 2014, put it in a hefty bag and bury it where nobody can ever find ... Read More »

Unlike the Pacquiao-Mayweather riddle, Keith Thurman is a real answer to the real question about who and what is next

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By Norm Frauenheim- LAS VEGAS – Boxing’s chessboard is full of potential moves Saturday with dueling cards that include 18 bouts televised by competing networks and each promoted by rivals who are learning how to cooperate. Look for more lessons than solutions, more possibilities than answers, for a business confronted by declining pay-per-view numbers and no resolution to the tired ... Read More »

Pacquiao-Mayweather has everybody’s vote but the one it needs

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By Norm Frauenheim– Manny Pacquiao has spoken. Freddie Roach has spoken. Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya have spoken. They’re still speaking. We’ve yet to hear from the Republicans and Democrats, but even they’d agree. The bandwagon demand for a Pacquaio-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight is back at the top of the noise meter. It’s as loud as ever. But ... Read More »

HBO BOXING® PRESENTS TWO HOT SHOWDOWNS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND WHEN HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®: TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. RAY BELTRAN AND EVGENY GRADOVICH VS. JAYSON VELEZ IS SEEN SATURDAY, NOV. 29 PLUS THE REPLAY OF MANNY PACQUIAO VS. CHRIS ALGIERI

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HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise visits Omaha, Neb. for the second time in less than six months to present an all-action doubleheader of world title bouts when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. RAY BELTRAN AND EVGENY GRADOVICH VS. JAYSON VELEZ is seen SATURDAY, NOV. 29 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from CenturyLink Center, exclusively on HBO. The ... Read More »

Full gonzo: Sleeping through Pacquiao-Algieri

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By Bart Barry– FORT WORTH, Texas – The understated perfection of architect Louis I. Kahn’s soft marble masterpiece, Kimbell Art Museum, known round the world as The Kimbell, is so palpable one cannot fathom hoarding its charms, if architectural charms were somehow hoardable, and feels a compulsion to share. Long a fan of friend and mentor Thomas Hauser’s accounts of ... Read More »

HBO SPORTS® PRESENTS THE REPLAY MANNY PACQUIAO VS. CHRIS ALGIERI, SATURDAY, NOV. 29

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HBO Sports presents MANNY PACQUIAO VS. CHRIS ALGIERI, the replay of their high stakes world welterweight title fight, SATURDAY, NOV. 29 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The HBO Sports broadcast team, which was ringside at the Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macau, China, calls all the action. The telecast will be available in HDTV. The highly anticipated and intriguing ... Read More »

FOLLOW PACQUIO – ALGIERI LIVE FROM RINGSIDE

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Follow all the action live from Ringside as Manny Pacquiao defends the WBO Welterweight title against undefeated WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri. The show begins at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT / 10 AM in Macau with a three fight undercard that will feature two world title bouts. Jessie Vargas defends the WBA Super Lightweight title against ... Read More »

Pacquiao drops Algieri six times and retains Welterweight rown

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MACAO, CHINA (NOVEMBER 23, 2014)–Manny Pacquiao dominated Chris Algieri by knocking him down 6 times en-route to a 12-round unanimous decision at the Cotai Arena inside Venetian Hotel and Casino. Pacquiao looked quick and powerful and was able to catch up Algieri whose strategy was to move and jab at a great distance and use his nearly five inch height ... Read More »

BOXING LEGEND PACQUIAO LABELS ALGIERI ‘MOST DANGEROUS OPPONENT OF HIS CAREER’ AHEAD OF THRILLING BOXNATION CLASH THIS WEEKEND

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LONDON (Nov 21) – Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao believes that Chris Algieri is the most dangerous opponent of his career. The all-action Filipino has shared the ring with some of the biggest names in world boxing including the likes of Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto but now faces what he thinks is his trickiest test in the unbeaten ... Read More »

THE FINAL WORD — FREDDIE ROACH and TIM LANE TRAINERS MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL Thursday, November 20

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MACAO, CHINA (November 21, 2014) – FREDDIE ROACH and TIM LANE, trainers for undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI and Fighter of the Decade Congressman and defending WBO welterweight champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, respectively, hosted an international Media Conference Call on Thursday, from The Venetian Macao. Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), from Huntington, NY on Long Island, ... Read More »

Pacquiao not Algieri’s toughest challenge, says trainer

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By Norm Frauenheim– Chris Algieri has had tougher fights than Manny Pacquaio, Algieri trainer Tim Lane said Thursday before Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach said the Filipino would score a a knockout within three rounds. From opposite corners, the trainers had widely — wildly too — different views on how things will play out in a 144-pound bout scheduled for midday ... Read More »

‘PACQUIAO IS ONE OF THE GREATEST TO HAVE EVER FOUGHT BUT I KNOW WHAT I NEED TO DO TO WIN’ – ROARS UNBEATEN ACE ALGIERI AHEAD OF BOXNATION CLASH

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LONDON (Nov 20) – Unbeaten ace Chris Algieri has hailed Manny Pacquiao as ‘one of the greatest fighters ever’ but says he is ready to upset the boxing legend this weekend. The pair do battle at the Venetian Resort in Macau, live and exclusive on BoxNation, as Filipino hotshot Pacquiao puts his WBO welterweight belt up for grabs against the ... Read More »