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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

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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 »

MAYWEATHER FIGHT COULD FINALLY HAPPEN REVEALS PROMOTER ARUM AHEAD OF MACAU CLASH BETWEEN SUPERSTAR PACQUIAO AND RIOS LIVE ON BOXNATION

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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

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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

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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 espn.com 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 ESPN.com 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

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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

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According to TMZ.com, 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 TMZ.com, 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 »

Pacquiao not looking for Mayweather bout next

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, WBO Welterweight champion and his team are looking in another direction rather than tp face Floyd Mayweather in a bout that the whole world has been clamoring for the better part of three years. Leonard Ellerbe, one of Mayweather’s advisors, and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer both told ESPN.com Monday that they were ... Read More »

Mayweather to fight May 5th; could Pacquiao be in the cards?

Dan Rafael of espn.com is reporting that Floyd Mayweather will fight May 5th and would like to the biggest fight possible and his adviser indicated a fight with Manny Pacquiao could loom for that date. Mayweather’s opponent has not been determined but Mayweather’s adviser Leonard Ellerbe said, “We’re looking to make the biggest fight possible and everyone knows what that ... Read More »

Mayweather says 100 million things, but one bet says he’ll have to fight Pacquiao

It’s hard to know what Manny Pacquiao thinks about all the mixed signals coming from Floyd Mayweather Jr. these days. First, Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum tells the Filipino media that Mayweather wanted $100 million in undisclosed talks for the biggest fight nobody has yet to see. Then, Mayweather brags on twitter by displaying a winning ticket for $37,272.75 on a ... Read More »

HBO’s Greenburg acknowledges Pacquiao – Mayweather negotiations

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, attempts to make a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather did occur through intermediary Ross Greenburg of HBO despite denials from the Mayweather camp. “Fights like Mayweather vs. Pacquiao are significant because of these fighters’ ability to connect with sports fans around the world. It’s unfortunate that it won’t happen in 2010,” Greenburg ... Read More »

Call to discuss “super”fight, anything but

No news is good news. At least that has been the case for the last year and a half with regards to a possible Manny Pacquiao – Floyd Mayweather superfight. Last Friday, Top Rank boss Bob Arum held a conference call to update boxing aficionados on the latest happenings in the sorry attempt to put together the one fight that ... Read More »

Deadline passes with no word from Mayweather

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said early Saturday that he had not heard from Floyd Mayweather, Jr., by a midnight deadline about whether he would fight Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 13, but Arum said the fight could still happen on the proposed date. Arum said the deadline – midnight Friday in Las Vegas – was only the end of a ... Read More »

Tick-talk-tick-talk, Mayweather on his own clock

There is Greenwich Mean Time and Daylight Savings and maybe even “Money” Time, but there is nothing standard about the digital countdown Top Rank added to its website in an attempt to get a decision, yea or nay, from Floyd Mayweather, Jr., about a proposed fight with Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 13. Mayweather has his own clock. From minute-to-minute, it ... Read More »

Mayweather-Pacquiao: Talks are back at a familiar crossroads

A reported agreement on terms for Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. should be reason for optimism. Maybe, the biggest fight in years will finally happen. But skepticism is the only reasonable reaction. We’ve been here before, haven’t we? We’re back at the scene of an old accident, waiting on Mayweather all over again. I’d prefer to wait on a root canal. ... Read More »

Nevada, USADA meeting is first step in a renewal of talks for Pacquiao-Mayweather

The silence isn’t exactly deafening. But it is encouraging. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer isn’t saying anything at all. Bob Arum is commenting only on location- location- location, which was one piece of real estate agreeable to all before negotiations for Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. got messy enough to demand that everybody go straight to drug testing. It even ... Read More »

Pacquiao wins the election, but he still has to get Mayweather’s vote

Campaign promises in politics are like noses in boxing. They are there to be broken. But Filipino Congressman-elect Manny Pacquiao has one promise he can’t break: He has to fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr. If the Mayweather promise wasn’t exactly stated in Pacquiao’s successful run for the seat representing the Sarangani province, it was there, everywhere. Few would have paid as ... Read More »

Olympic-style drug testing sounds good, but can it last?

To say that Olympic-style drug testing is the right thing to do is the equivalent of a beauty-pageant contestant saying she believes in world peace. Between believing in it and doing it, however, there are arguments about procedure, ego and potential rancor, otherwise known as devils in the details. If it was so obvious and so righteous, we already would ... Read More »

Consistency about blood testing looms as a mandatory for Mayweather

There’s been plenty of speculation about whom Floyd Mayweather Jr. could or should fight in the wake of abortive talks for a showdown with Manny Pacquiao, yet no talk about whether Mayweather will continue to demand Olympic-style blood-testing. Let’s just say that the demand is a mandatory defense. Without it, Pacquiao, Bob Arum, Freddie Roach and a gallery full of ... Read More »

Mayweather to face Pacquiao on March 13; Just not in the same ring

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, the saga that is or was a proposed bout between pound for pound kings, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather took even a stranger turn on Sunday night as just hours after it was announced that Pacquiao would fight Joshua Clottey on that date on Pay- Per-view, Golden Boy Promotions announced that Mayweather would be ... Read More »

Mega-fight canceled: Why boxing set itself back twenty years

So Floyd Mayweather is going to fight Manny Pacquiao? Awesome. Finally, there is a fight that the sports world and beyond could really get into. As a displaced boxing fan, I was extremely excited by the prospects of the match-up. The two best boxers in the world were going to fight. In a world where people love to argue the ... Read More »

MAYWEATHER – PACQUIAO IS OFF!!!

According to various reports, the much anticipated bout between Pound for Pound King’s Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will NOT happen on March 13th after a last ditch mediation session on Tuesday provided no resolution to save the bout. The two camps met for nine hours in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday with a compromise on the table for which ... Read More »