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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.

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.

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.

Reports from Floyd Mayweather camp say he badly wants Pacquiao

They've been dancing around the idea of fighting one another for five years and all manner of speculation has been offered as to why they haven't. One persistent rumor has been that Floyd Mayweather was ducking Manny Pacquiao to stay unbeaten.

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: 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.

Op-Ed: Mayweather-Pacquiao trilogy possible if Pacquiao wins first fight

A three-fight mini series on the most anticipated fight between unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao is possible provided the Filipino star wins the first fight

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao is cleanest fighter in boxing

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in the cleanest fighter in boxing according to his trainer Freddie Roach who recently debunked Floyd Mayweather's assertion that Pacquiao may have been taking performance enhancing drugs.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao has 3 options if Mayweather walks away

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has at least three options for Pacquiao's next fight in the event that Floyd Mayweather turns down Pacquiao's challenge to face him in the ring early next year.

Op-Ed: Why Floyd Mayweather fails to impress fans in last 3 fights

Freddie Roach, the longtime coach and trainer of Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, has predicted that Pacquiao will knock out Floyd Mayweather if they both sign up to face each other in the ring early next year.

Op-Ed: Manny Pacquiao to test Mayweather's boxing skill in the ring

While the fight that every boxing fan wants to see is yet to be officially announced, Manny Pacquiao's longtime foe Juan Manuel Marquez has already made his assessment that Mayweather will win over Pacquiao on points.

Op-Ed: Pacquiao-Vargas fight looms as Mayweather vacillates on fight

Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has given Floyd Mayweather a little more time to respond to Pacquiao's challenge to face each other in the ring in order to give their fans the fight that they all wanted to see.

Op-Ed: Mayweather getting in the way of Pacquiao's downswing to 140 lbs.

Manny Pacquiao's potential opponents who are waiting for him in the 140 pounds junior welterweight limit are getting impatient for his inability to decide exactly when is he leaving the 147 limit where he has been actively campaigning.

Manny Pacquiao dominates Algieri, wins by unanimous decision

In front of the sellout crowd inside the huge Cotai Arena in Macau, China, Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao on Saturday opted to go the distance with Chris Algieri to win a lopsided unanimous decision

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao needs a KO win against Chris Algieri

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao needs to win via knockout (KO) against unbeaten American Chris Algieri regardless of the timing or what round it will happen when they collide at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China.

Take two for Chris Algieri to make the weight, Pacquiao 143.8

A day before his showdown with Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten American WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri had to take a break for close to one hour to make the agreed catchweight of 144 pounds during the weigh-in ceremony.
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