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Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown dims as Jan. 31 deadline expires

The deadline that was imposed by Manny Pacquiao on Mayweather to sign their fight contract that was calendared for May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena has expired today (Philippine time) fueling speculations that Pacquiao will no longer pursue the fight.

Floyd-Pacman fight announcement expected on Sunday's Super Bowl

The official announcement for the fight deal between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could be made on Sunday's Super Bowl between Seattle Seahawks and the three-time titlists New England Patriots.

TMZ says Floyd Mayweather - Manny Pacquiao deal done, fight May 2

It has been some five years in the making but boxing fans will just be happy it is here: a contract between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather has been negotiated. TMZ Sports said a source told them the two sides came to an agreement Friday afternoon.

Pacquiao to join National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will be in Washington DC next week to join the National Prayer Breakfast with President Barack Obama and other heads of state including the Dalai Lama.

Op-Ed: Everything changes once opponent feels Pacquiao's speed and power

Now that everything appears to have been worked out minus the official announcement for the world's biggest boxing event featuring Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, it is time to find out who between them would prevail in the ring on May 2.

Op-Ed: Provodnikov vs.Matthysse could be a blockbuster fight

A potential blockbuster fight could happen on March 28 between welterweight contenders Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

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.

Mayweather, Pacquiao talk briefly at ringside of Miami Heat game

After more than five years of exchanging pleasantries (or trash talk?) with each other, unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao have finally met and talked ringside at the Miami Heat game in Florida Tuesday.

Fight fans restive as deadline for Mayweather fight nears

Three days before the expiration of the January 31 deadline for Floyd Mayweather to sign the contract for the fight that the unbeaten American boxer has set for May 2 against Manny Pacquiao, fight fans have been restive as the deadline draws near.

Pacquiao says fight with Mayweather is 80-20 to happen

Less than a week before the deadline he gave Floyd Mayweather to sign the fight contract, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao said he is 80 percent confident the fight will happen on May 2.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao could fight Mayweather at least twice this year

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has given Floyd Mayweather until the end of this month to sign the contract for their long-delayed fight which Mayweather had calendared for May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hollywood stardom awaits Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao may soon join Hollywood's elite entertainers after a film producer offered him a three-film deal right after he beats pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather.

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao will win in first encounter against Mayweather

While Floyd Mayweather has not signed the contract to fight Manny Pacquiao, fight fans who are privy to the ongoing fight negotiations believe that the long-delayed fight is bound to happen on May 2 as Mayweather had earlier announced.

Brandon Rios dispatches Mike Alvarado in 3 rounds

Former WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios needed only three rounds to dispatch archrival Mike Alvarado in a dominating fashion that clearly proved who between them is the better fighter.

Op-Ed: Why Brandon Rios will prevail over Mike Alvarado in rubber match

After getting a boxing lesson from WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in 2013, Brandon Rios took a lengthy break to recover from his two losses in a row that tainted his previously unbeaten record,

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.

Pacquiao's adviser explores options for next fight

Manny Pacquiao's longtime adviser Michael Koncz is exploring all options in search for Pacquiao next opponent in case Floyd Mayweather fails to sign their fight contract by the end of this month.

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: Pacquiao has done everything to give fans the fight they wanted

For over five years, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have fought tirelessly off the ring but they may end up not facing each other inside the squared ring for the fans to know and see who really is the best fighter between them.

Op-Ed: What's stopping Mayweather from signing fight deal with Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather is a 3-1 favorite to win on May 2 if he signs a contract to fight Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in what appears to be the richest fight in boxing history.

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: Watch Floyd Mayweather, Sr vs. Freddie Roach fight off the ring

The moment Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao affix their signatures above the dotted line of their fight contract, expect Floyd Mayweather, Sr., who acts as Floyd's trainer to attack Freddie Roach with his usual "below the belt" trash talk.

Pacquiao says Mayweather is a friend and 'brother in Christ'

Manny Pacquiao has no bad blood against Floyd Mayweather but as a professional boxer he has a job to do and his fight against Mayweather is nothing personal as he considers him his brother in Christ.

Pacquiao asks Mayweather to sign fight contract

Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is now in the US along with Adviser Michael Koncz and appeared on NBC's "The Today Show" to promote his documentary movie "Manny." a film about his rise from poverty to fame in the sport.

Pacquiao takes 40% of gate to get Mayweather fight

Las Vegas - Maybe it’s just fitting that the last hurdle before the long-awaited welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is the highest one of all.

Op-Ed: Stiverne-Wilder fight a boost to heavyweight boxing

On January 17, heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali will celebrate his 73rd birthday and on the same day the sport is giving him a birthday present with a match that could bring back luster to heavyweight boxing that he once dominated and popularized.

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.
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