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The 36 minutes when Money counts for nothing


Ahead ofthe mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Radio Maxx’s Hans Andoh looks at the two boxers involved and what the bout represents to sports fans.   It’s the most lucrative boxing promotion in history but of course we already know that and didn’t expect any less. The “fight of the century” between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao ...

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Pacquiao promises to beat Mayweather and covert him into Christianity


Manny Pacquiao has assured his fans he is going to beat long-time rival Floyd Mayweather on Saturday and convert him [Mayweather] into Christianity after the bout. The Filipino boxer disclosed this during his final press conference at the MGM grand hotel in Las Vegas ahead of their $300 million mega-fight this Saturday. Speaking to cross section of journalists gathered at ...

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Manny Pacquiao ‘100% confident’ of beating Floyd Mayweather

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were greeted by thousands of fans in Las Vegas as they arrived ahead of Saturday’s super-fight at MGM Grand. American legend Mayweather, 38, and Filipino great Pacquiao, 36, are meeting for the WBC, WBA and WBO welterweight titles. It will be the richest fight in history, with the two protagonists set to split in the ...

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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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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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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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Manny Pacquiao: Floyd Mayweather fight is perfect timing

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Manny Pacquiao says the timing is right for his long-awaited fight with American Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather, 38, and Pacquiao, 36, are considered two of the best fighters of their generation and the bout on 2 May is set to generate £162m ($250m). The contest has been more than five years in the making and critics have said the pair have ...

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Boxing: Mayweather admits he no longer enjoys boxing

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Floyd Mayweather Jnr recalls the reaction of his friends on the day he set himself up as an independent boxing business and told them: ‘The time will come when I make a hundred million dollars in one night.’ He says: ‘They told me I was crazy.’ That was when he broke away from Bob Arum, who is the promoter of ...

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Pacman turns to God ahead of bout with Mayweather

Believer in Christ: Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao has been revealing his religious side as he gears up to face long-time rival Floyd Mayweather in 2 weeks’ time. In a series of tweets, the boxer has been professing his love for Christianity and has been sharing images of himself, friends and family worshiping at church. Going to church with my family. Thank you Lord. pic.twitter.com/2GCbxOFEXi — ...

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