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Op-Ed: Why Mayweather won't go toe-to-toe with Pacquiao

The least that Floyd Mayweather can do when he squares off with Manny Pacquiao in the ring on May 2 is to engage the Filipino star in a toe-to-toe fight as he knows that Pacquiao will attack him without letup from all angles.

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: Pacman has the speed but still lacks power to knock out Floyd

Manny Pacquiao has quickly attained his normal speed in the ring and may have even surpassed the kind of speed that he showed during his fight against Chris Algieri last year, but people around him, including his brother Bobby, says he still lacks power.

Pacquiao getting ready for Mayweather and 'Saint Manny's Day'

Manny Pacquiao is continuing his workouts at his trainer Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in L.A. and after a few days of training he is sounding very confident. His sparring partners, he said, are giving him a dose of what he expects from Floyd Mayweather.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao's anger could be sign his killer instinct is back

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach could not believe what he is seeing as Manny Pacquiao is going about his usual day in the gym. Roach said he saw anger and madness in his face which he considers positive signs that could lead to a knockout victory.

Pacquiao ready for serious sparring sessions with young sparmates

After two weeks of rigid physical conditioning and stamina building under Strength and Conditioning coach Justin Fortune, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao starts serious sparring sessions with young spar mates at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.

Op-Ed: What Roach wants Pacquiao to do in order to beat Mayweather

Part of the game plan that Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach wants Pacquiao to do is to win the first round and to try to win the succeeding rounds on points until it becomes insurmountable for Mayweather to catch up in the later rounds.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao, Roach hiding new sparring partners from public view

Seven-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach had taken extra precaution to secure Manny Pacquiao's potential sparring partners by keeping their identities confidential in order to prevent the opposing camp from possible collusion with the new spar mates.

Op-Ed: Why Zab Judah can't help Floyd Mayweather win over Manny Pacquiao

Brooklyn born and former undisputed welterweight champion Zab Judah cannot help Floyd Mayweather in his quest to remain undefeated against Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former Pacquiao sparring partner Glen Tapia scores TKO win

Former Pacquiao sparring partner Glen Tapia of New Jersey has scored a TKO victory over Daniel Dawson of Australia Saturday night at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China to win the WBO NABO super welterweight title.

Op-Ed: What Pacquiao should avoid doing in front of Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao is noted for being a clean fighter who does not resort to dirty tactics to score a point while engaging his opponent in the ring but he should be wary of what "smart move" Floyd Mayweather may use to score a point on fight night.

Freddie Roach denies arming security guards at Wild Card Gym

Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach has denied reports that he had ordered the arming of security guards at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood where Manny Pacquiao is currently training for his fight against Floyd Mayweather

China's Zou Shiming battles Amnat Ruenroeng in first title fight

China's Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming battles former amateur foe Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort & Casino Saturday night for his first title fight since turning pro in 2013.

Roach calls Mayweather disrespectful, Pacquiao gym now guarded

Manny Pacquiao is absolutely a guy who does the most of his talking with his fists, a fighter who more often leaves the verbal trashing of the men that he meets in the ring to someone else. His trainer, Freddie Roach, doesn't need help anyhow.

Pacquiao trainer Roach calls Mayweather Sr. a lousy cornerman

Manny Pacquiao's trainer, the legendary Freddie Roach, has been around a long time as a fighter and award-winning trainer. He knows all aspects of the game, including getting under the skin of the other side, which is what he tried to do on Wednesday.

Manny Pacquiao arrives in L.A. as Floyd Mayweather disses him

Manny Pacquiao touched down in L.A. on Sunday morning and was whisked away in a Cadillac Escalade while waving to scores of fans who met him at the airport. Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather Jr., his opponent on May 2, has already began taking shots at him.

Pacquiao likes underdog role but Mayweather favorite for reason

While Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the early betting favorite to beat Manny Pacquiao on May 2 and keep his unblemished record it is not by much. And more pundits and former fighters seem to feel Mayweather has the edge, but again not by much.

Op-Ed: Mayweather could retreat once he feels Pacquiao's power

Manny Pacquiao's underdog status could trigger the occurrence or revival of his killer instinct when he confronts Floyd Mayweather in the ring on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Manny Pacquiao flies to U.S. to train for Mayweather fight

WBO welterweight champion and Kia Carnival Playing Coach Manny Pacquiao flies to the U.S. Saturday night after his Kia Carnival basketball team lost against Blackwater Elite at the San Juan Arena Saturday.

Mayweather banks on physical advantage to beat Pacquiao

Unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather is banking on his superior physical advantage and accuracy to score a victory against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Op-Ed: Why first six rounds are critical for Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao's first six rounds of his 12-round fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2 could either lead to his first knockout win in six years or his sixth loss in his 20-year pro career.

Op-Ed: Why Pacquiao shouldn't let Mayweather adjust in early rounds

The super fight's trainers and coaches do not know exactly how the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will play out in the ring on May 2, but are aware that the early rounds are critical for the fighters who are both aiming for a short route to victory.

Manny Pacquiao training, Floyd Mayweather going to NBA games

While both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are renowned for being extremely hard trainers, to date it looks as if Pacquiao has the jump on his rival when it comes to training for their May 2 fight. It's early but the Pacman's already working hard.

Op-Ed: Why is Freddie Roach using 'mind games' to challenge Pacquiao

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach could be using "mind games" in his bid to forcefully reignite Manny Pacquiao's ferocity in the ring against extremely dangerous opponents.

Manny Pacquiao still in Philippines training for Floyd Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao is already preparing to fight Floyd Mayweather, training in General Santos City, on the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Monday media were invited to watch the Pacman begin the journey to the May 2 fight in Las Vegas.

Ready to rumble: Both Mayweather - Pacquiao have signed contract

The longtime boxing writer Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski may have managed the biggest scoop of his career. Malinowski said a trusted source told him the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight contract is signed and will be announced by Mayweather in a day or two.

Op-Ed: Why Mayweather isn't in a hurry to sign fight contract

Floyd Mayweather does not see the urgency of announcing the result of the ongoing talks about his fight with Manny Pacquiao which he calendared for May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Area in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Roach says Mayweather will be Pacquiao's 'biggest challenge ever'

Boxing trainer Freddie Roach gave an extensive interview to media at his L.A. gym Tuesday and though the gathering was to promote a lesser-known fighter, the talk centered on Manny Pacquiao. It was clear who Roach is preparing the Pacman to fight.

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.

Video: Mayweather tells Pacquiao they have to make fight happen

Floyd Mayweather posted a video on Instagram of Manny Pacquiao and him talking in a hotel room together. In the video Mayweather is clearly heard telling the Pac-Man that before they end their careers they "have to" fight one another.
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