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Pacquiao to arrive a week early for Mayweather camp


According to Dan Rafael of, 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 “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 »


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, 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 on Monday. “If you want to drag this out a ... Read More »

Mayweather-Pacquiao Summit: Talk elevates chances at the fight to a new peak

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By Norm Frauenheim Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao went one-on-one in an old-school way almost forgotten by all the methods offered by social media. Face-to-face. Imagine that. What took so long? It’s a fair question, one that they probably will ask themselves if they finally sign a deal to fight. But Twitter didn’t get in the way of their ... Read More »

Pacquiao – Mayweather have private meeting


According to Dan Rafael of, 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 on ... Read More »

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


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


According to Dan Rafael of, 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 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 »

A forgettable 2014 ends amid hopes for a better year


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


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 »

Mayweather stays unbeaten, keeps his fingers and re-ignites talk about Pacquiao

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LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept alive his pursuit of an unbeaten legacy. Kept his fingers, too. In a rematch full of some unusual twists and Marcos Maidana’s mouth full of more than a mouthpiece, the result Saturday night at the MGM Grand was predictable. Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) shook off some heavy punches from the wild-swinging Maidana (35-5, ... Read More »

Options? Chavez Jr. running on empty


By Norm Frauenheim– There are losers aplenty in the wake of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Gennady Golovkin possibility headed to never-never land, right there alongside the Manny Paquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fantasy. There are the fans, of course. But there’s nothing new about that. Their hopes are always first to take a beating. They’ll be back. But you have to wonder ... Read More »

Trash Talk? Mayweather’s timing says something else

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Never-ending speculation about Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao is boxing’s version of Groundhog Day, the 1993 film starring Bill Murray as a weatherman trapped in time, re-living the same day everyday until he gets it right. Getting it right, of course, means an actual fight. Without one, we’ll only hear more of the same talk. I’d rather be a groundhog. More ... Read More »


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LONDON (21 Nov) – Boxing’s biggest-ever money fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could finally take place according to a key player behind the negotiations. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who promotes the Filipino superstar, admitted to BoxNation that there is genuine will on his part to make the fight happen should Pacquiao overcome the relentless Brandon Rios in ... Read More »

Talk of Pacquiao-Mayweather doesn’t matter if the old Manny doesn’t show up against Marquez


Talk about Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back like a bad hangover. Everybody seems to have an interpretation, if not a prediction, in the wake of a settlement to Pacquiao’s defamation suit and his offer to give Mayweather the lion’s share in a 55-45 split. It’s as if Pacquiao’s rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth meeting on Dec. ... Read More »

Recalling Ali-Frazier while wondering if there will ever be another Fight of the Century

On the 41st anniversary Thursday of the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fight, random reflections and recollections while wondering if there will be ever be a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao anniversary: · Sorry for wondering at all, but at least I didn’t have to wonder for long. Chances aren’t good that history will repeat itself with a fight remembered in the ... Read More »

Bradley’s head might get in the way of any chance at Pacquiao-Mayweather


For the congregation that still prays for Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr., pray a little harder that the born-again Pacquiao isn’t struck by a head butt from Tim Bradley that ruptures old wounds above a right eye with scars that might as well look like a target. A perfect storm of circumstances are aligned for just such a collision in the ... Read More »

Mayweather places phone call to Pacquiao

Dan Rafael of is reporting that Floyd Mayweather placed a phone call to Manny Pacquiao in an effort to make a mega fight between the two superstars for May 5th. “They spoke,” Leonard Ellerbe, one of Mayweather’s advisers, told on Thursday. Mayweather provided details of his conversation with Pacquiao in an email to ESPN anchor Stan Verrett. “I ... Read More »

Mayweather’s tweet just another silly punch line in silly talk


The ever-unpredictable Floyd Mayweather Jr. has given Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum another reason not to use his Twitter account. There might be some unreported negotiations going on somehow, on some planet, for the fight always under discussion, yet still in never-never land Thursday. But I’ll believe that Mayweather is fighting Manny Pacquiao only at the very moment they answer ... Read More »

Pacquiao to decide on Mayweather within 48 hours


According to, Manny Pacquiao could decide today or tomorrow whether he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th — this according to Manny’s trainer. Freddie Roach just told TMZ Manny and promoter Bob Arum are in the Philippines, figuring out if they can put off several deals to fight other boxers … to clear the decks for a ... Read More »

Mayweather calls out Pacquiao on Twitter & Facebook

According to, Floyd Mayweather Jr. just issued the challenge the world has been waiting for — demanding Manny Pacquiao fight him once and for all … May 5th in Vegas. Floyd’s jail sentence was postponed to June so he could fight at the MGM Grand on May 5th — but so far, his opponent hasn’t been determined. Fight fans ... Read More »