Bob Arum rubbishes Floyd Mayweather’s Ali comparison


Bob Arum, the promoter of Manny Pacquiao, believes comparisons between Floyd Mayweather and boxing legends such as Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson are “a joke”. In the build-up to this weekend’s much-anticipated superfight against Pacquiao in Las Vegas, Mayweather told ESPN: “No one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali were ...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Ricky Hatton says Floyd will win fight


On Saturday, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will take part in the richest fight in history in Las Vegas. With a live gate of £48.7m and pay-per-view revenue expected to be in the region of £250m, the fighters will walk away with about £200m between them. Not bad for less than an hour’s work. If you fancy witnessing history at ...

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Floyd Mayweather: Mayweather Sr calls for son to retire after Pacquiao fight

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Floyd Mayweather should retire after Saturday’s super-fight against Manny Pacquiao, according to his father. Mayweather, 38, has said he will fight one more time after the clash with Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The unbeaten American’s fight with Pacquiao is the fifth of a six-fight contract with broadcaster Showtime. “I hope he walks away after this fight.” ...

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Emmanuel Tagoe knocks out Delos Reyes to clinch WBA Lightweight title


Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe secured a knockout victory over Filipino Joebert Delos Reyes to become the new WBA International Lightweight Champion on Friday night. The Game Boy, as he is affectionately called knocked down Reyes three times in the fourth round to prematurely end the night but not without some fireworks. Tagoe who entered the ring with the usual drama in ...

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Pacquiao’s hand speed will earn win, says Roach


Superior hand speed will give Manny Pacquiao a decisive edge over American Floyd Mayweather in their heavily anticipated megafight in Las Vegas next week, says the Filipino southpaw’s trainer Freddie Roach. Mayweather will go into the May 2 welterweight showdown as the favorite in his bid to improve on a perfect 47-0 record as a professional, but Roach is confident ...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: £94,000 asking price for tickets

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s fight sold out within minutes and tickets immediately appeared on websites for as much as £94,000 ($141,000). Only 1,000 tickets were made available to the public for the fight on 2 May at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The remaining 15,500 seats will go to fighters, sponsors and promoters. The cheapest ticket for the ...

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Delos Reyes weighs heavier than Emmanuel Tagoe ahead of WBA clash, Gyan to arrive for bout


Joebert Delos Reyes weighed three pounds heavier than Emmanuel Tagoe hours before their WBA International Lightweight Championship bout on Friday. The Filipino recorded a weight of 135 pounds – the cut off weight – as against Tagoe’s 132 pounds in the official weigh-in ceremony on Thursday. Tagoe however insists the difference in weights will not be an impediment towards a ...

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Progress! Top Rank receives ticket manifest for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

(R to L) Trainer Freddie Roach; Manny Pacquiao and promoter Bob Arum pose for the media at a news conference in Los Angeles on March 11. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

There was a major breakthrough in the ticket debacle between Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions that has brought talk about the May 2 mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to a standstill. Top Rank president Todd duBoef confirmed to Yahoo Sports he received a ticket manifest late afternoon Tuesday, which he said represents significant progress in the dispute. DuBoef ...

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The Ultimate Showdown: Emmanuel “Gameboy Tagoe vs Joebert Delos Reyes


If tough talking, poise and bravado alone made world champions then Baby Jet Promotions have struck gold in Emmanuel Tagoe better known as “Gameboy”. At the official press conference to announce his upcoming WBA International Lightweight bout with Filipino boxer Joebert Delos Reyes,Tagoe ensured that he milked the spotlight for all it was worth. The crowded press room arranged to ...

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Kenny Bayless Named Referee, Judges Revealed

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With just over one week to go before Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao lock horns on May 2, the Nevada Athletic Commission has named the judges and referee for boxing’s megafight. Per Jason Floyd of The MMA Report, Kenny Bayless will be the referee, with Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman scoring the bout. All involved will be compensated ...

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