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Op-Ed: Pacquiao could figure in tune-up fight before end of the year

Top Rank Promotions owner Bob Arum could be exploring the possibility of doing a tune-up fight for Manny Pacquiao before the end of the year following Pacquiao's revelation that he is recovering quickly from his recent shoulder injury.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao-Arum ties showing signs of breaking apart

Top Rank Pomotions owner Bob Arum has never criticized Manny Pacquiao in public since 2005 when the Filipino boxing star first inked a contract to fight under Top Rank. But late last week Arum castigated Pacquiao for failing to see his orthopedic doctor.

Arum lawsuit signals death knell to Mayweather-Pacquiao rivalry

The lawsuits filed by boxing promoters Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions (TR) and Oscar de la Hoya of Golden Boy Promotioins (GBP) could effectively end the Mayweather-Pacquiao rivalry and signal the death knell for boxing.

Manny Pacquiao vs Amir Khan fight in Dubai looms

Intentional boxing promoter Bob Arum is targeting Dubai of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for his next star-studded boxing card penciled for March or April next year featuring Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan in the main event.

Filipino lawyer spares Pacquiao in lawsuit against Team Pacquiao

A Filipino lawyer based in California has filed a lawsuit against members of Team Pacquiao including Promoter Bob Arum, Pacquiao's Manager/Adviser Michael Koncz and Trainer Freddie Roach for misrepresentation and concealment of Pacquiao's injury.

Tickets for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight out this week

The public's long wait for the release of tickets for the Mayweather-Pacquiao super fight is finally over. Promoters and other stakeholders for the historic fight have agreed on the terms of a contract for the venue that includes distribution of tickets.

Op-Ed: How would Floyd Mayweather take first career loss

Despite talk that Floyd Mayweather's boxing career will be over if he loses to Manny Pacquiao in the "Fight of the Century" on May 2 in Las Vegas, Nev., the world's richest boxer would still stay popular and marketable in a post-fight scenario.

Jinkee, children join Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles

Sarangani Vice-Governor Jinkee Pacquiao and her children are joining Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles as the eight-division world champion prepares for his fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Op-Ed: Conditions that may trigger Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch

Regardless of the verdict on the upcoming Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, there will always be possibility of a rematch or even a trilogy but there are at least three conditions or scenarios in this situation that could trigger a rematch.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather's shoulder roll defense won't work with Pacquiao

Unbeaten American fighter Floyd Mayweather has won most of his 47 pro fights using "shoulder roll defense" that his father taught him when he was just starting out in the sport many years ago.

Op-Ed: Why Timothy Bradley has slim chance against Miguel Cotto

As soon as the planned Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is finalized and announced over the weekend or early next week, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto will have freehand to choose his next foe and his top challenger could be Timothy Bradley.

Op-Ed: Mayweather-Pacquiao super fight may no longer be feasible

If no fight contract is signed by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in the seven days, the super fight that Mayweather has calendared for May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada may no longer happen as planned.

Op-Ed: Why HBO,CBS/Showtime should support Bob Arum for promoting fight

HBO, CBS/Showtime and the camp of Floyd Mayweather should appreciate what Bob Arum is doing in keeping fight fans hooked to the potential Mayweather- Pacquiao fight instead of hating the longtime promoter for his updates on the long-delayed fight

Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather deal near done

It's next to impossible to determine if the information coming out of the camps of boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is simply pre-fight hype, or an honest evaluation of the negotiations. The latest quote comes from none other than Bob Arum.

Mayweather and Pacquiao meet in hotel room, address PPV issues

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had a meeting lasting over an hour in Pacquiao's hotel room on Tuesday night and the third party in the room, Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz, told media it was a promising and productive meeting.

Op-Ed: Did Bob Arum step aside to allow Mayweather's access to Pacquiao?

Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum was absent when Floyd Mayweather talked with Manny Pacquiao during the break of the Miami Heat-Milwaaukee Bucks game at the American Arena in Florida Tuesday and speculations are high that the meeting had the blessing of Arum.

Floyd Mayweather says Pacquiao no longer gets many Pay Per Views

Manny Pacquiao and his promoter, Bob Arum, have claimed they signed a deal to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. but that Mayweather refuses to. It's not surprising to hear Mayweather deny that but recent quotes from him may reveal he is to blame after all.

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."
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