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Op-Ed: Manny mouthing more hype but Mayweather vs. Pacquiao still likely

Here's this: Manny Pacquiao and his camp are not simply engaging in hype when they take shots at Floyd Mayweather, when they are accusing him of ducking the fight every boxing fans wants to see. They're also engaging in, frankly, self-serving bullshit.

Op-Ed: Why Khan is best option for Pacquiao if Mayweather fight fails

In a quick trip to England over the weekend, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, met with potential foe and former sparring partner Amir Khan to discuss a possible fight at the huge Wembley Stadium if the ongoing Pacquiao-Mayweather talks fail.

Mayweather to make announcement on Pacquiao talks in Australia

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather is traveling to Australia next week to make make his official media announcement on the ongoing fight negotiations between him and the camp of Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Op-Ed: Why can't Arum step aside to see if Mayweather will sign contract

Alex Ariza, Manny Pacquiao's former strength and conditioning coach — who is now working with the camp of Floyd Mayweather — said the long-awaited Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will never happen as long as Bob Arum represents Pacquiao in the ongoing talks

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight contract could be signed this week

While former Pacquiao's Strength and Conditioning Coach Alex Ariza is painting a grim scenario of the ongoing Mayweather-Pacquiao fight talks, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum believes the contract will be signed this week.

Op-Ed: Fight fans may have been misled about Mayweather-Pacquiao talks

Fight fans may have been misled into believing that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight negotiations are still in progress but the truth is that both of them had already agreed to fight and the fight contract is now signed and sealed.

Op-Ed: What happens if Mayweather decides to renege on fight deal

By publicly announcing his decision to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2, unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather is bound to honor his commitment or he will suffer a painful rejection by fight fans that could lead to massive boycott of his future fights.

Op-Ed: Why HBO and Showtime won't impede the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout

The long-delayed Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is almost a done deal as the negotiating parties have agreed on the major issues in the ongoing fight negotiations. Discussions are now shifting to issues that need to be resolved between CBS/Showtime and HBO.

Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown calendared for May 2

After initially rejecting the date set by Floyd Mayweather for his long-delayed showdown with Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank Promotions owner Bob Arum has finally accepted May 2 as the date and it will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Nonito Donaire starts buildup for next fight

Five-division world champion and former WBA (Super) featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire has started training for his comeback fight following his devastating loss to Nicholas Walters last year.

Op-Ed: Mayweather risks unbeaten record with decision to fight Pacquiao

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather faces the toughest hurdle of his pro career as he continues to resist mounting pressure from CBS/Showtime to face Filipino boxing superstar Many Pacquiao in the ring this year.

Op-Ed: Cotto, Alvarez likely to give way to Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown

The long-delayed Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will likely happen on May 2 as Floyd Mayweather specified during a live interview on CBS/Showtime event last month in Texas where he announced his acceptance of Pacquiao's challenge to rumble.

Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach says Mayweather fight 'very close'

We've been down the path of saying that a Mayweather-Pacquiao superfight is close before. But this time it sounds really close. Why? Because Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach says it is "closer than ever."

Op-Ed: What must Pacquiao do to entice Mayweather to fight?

In his eagerness to please his million of fans across the globe, WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao has agreed to everything that Floyd Mayweather wanted in order to entice the unbeaten champion to face him in the ring this year.

Op-Ed: Good quality boxing fights are what fans want to see

Boxing fans do not care who are making money or who are losing among boxing promoters or how they are treating each another to gain headway in promoting their fights. They only want to see and enjoy watching good fights and fair officiating.

Op-Ed: Floyd Mayweather likely to finally walk away from Pacquiao fight

After accepting Manny Pacquiao's fight challenge on live TV interview, unbeaten champ Floyd Mayweather has failed to agree on certain issues concerning the timing and venue which could prompt him to walk away from the fight for good.

Manny Pacquiao to serve as judge in Miss Universe beauty pageant

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao is set to travel to the US in the next few days to confer with his promoter Bob Arum on his next fight as well as a possible judging stint at the Miss Universe beauty pageant in Florida on January 25.

Bob Arum says Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao can't fight May 2

Floyd Mayweather Jr. very much wants to fight Manny Pacquiao and various reports have suggested the two sides were negotiating a date of May 2. But Pacquiao's manager Bob Arum, who once managed Mayweather, appears to have nixed that idea. Yet again.

Top 5 obstacles to hurdle in Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown

At least five major roadblocks are standing in the way to the long-delayed Mayweather-Pacquiao fight and each one requires careful handling and expertise.

Op-Ed: Shrinking pay-per-view numbers need promoters' immediate action

The unstoppable decline of pay-per-view revenues on major boxing events in the last 12 months is getting alarming and with continued bickering by competing promoters, boxing would vanish faster than any industry player could imagine.

Manny Pacquiao tweets Floyd Mayweather that time to fight is now

Floyd Mayweather has made statements urging Manny Pacquiao to agree to fight him and now Manny Pacquiao is making statements urging Floyd Mayweather to fight him. Is boxing's richest fight finally going to happen?

Op-Ed: Why date and venue could scuttle Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown

In the early stages of the ongoing Mayweather-Pacquiao fight negotiations, two major issues stood in the way of the world's most anticipated boxing fight. These include the purse sharing issue and the random blood and urine testing that Mayweather wanted.

Mayweather dares Arum to hold Alvarez-Cotto fight in Mexico

The long-delayed fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao hits another snag as the undefeated American dared promoter Bob Arum to hold the proposed Alvarez-Cotto fight on May 2 in Mexico on the occasion of Cinco de Mayo holiday celebrations.

Op-Ed: Why fight fans doubt Floyd Mayweather's sincerity

While attending a CBS/Showtime sponsored boxing event in San Antonio, Texas, unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather announced his acceptance of Manny Pacquiao's challenge to face him in the ring, potentially ending five years of failed negotiations.

Mayweather breaks silence, calls out Pacquiao for May 2 showdown

Unbeaten American boxer Floyd Mayweather breaks his silence today by calling out Manny Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum to make the long-delayed fight between him and Pacquiao happen on May 2.

Op-Ed: Fans need to give Mayweather more time to decide on Pacquiao bout

Fight fans are getting restless and impatient with Floyd Mayweather's failure to decide whether he will take Manny Pacquiao's challenge to face him in the ring or not as he remains tight-lipped about the fight.

Op-Ed: Fight deal with Mayweather would allow Pacquiao to retire early

A fight deal with unbeaten American champion Floyd Mayweather that binds him to face Manny Pacquiao in the ring early or mid next year would allow the Filipino boxing star to retire in less than a year.

Chris Algieri's first comeback fight could be against Crawford

WBO champion Chris Algieri may be returning to the ring early next year for his first comeback fight since losing to Manny Pacquiao last month in Macau, China via a unanimous decision.

Roach, Arum believe Pacquiao will knock out Floyd Mayweather

Right after Manny Pacquiao's sterling performance over former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri in Macau, China last Nov. 22, Pacquaio's trainer Freddie Roach predicted a knockout win for Pacquiao in a possible clash with Mayweather next year.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather-Pacquiao super fight won't happen outside US

The reported Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao super fight happening in Dubai or Abu Dhabi early next year won't happen unless the sponsors are doing it to promote investments or tourism in their country and not to profit from it.
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