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Roach fears Mayweather may run, not engage Pacquiao »

Manny Pacquiao. AFP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao is unlike anyone Floyd Mayweather Jr. has ever faced. Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach believes Mayweather will have his work cut out for him against the power and speed of Pacquiao on their scheduled May 2 megafight. "He (Mayweather) can’t move quite as well as he used to," Roach, who was recently named Trainer of the Year for the seventh time by the Boxing Writers Association…

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Cotto on the fence between Pacquiao, Mayweather »

Miguel Cotto. File photo

  MANILA, Philippines -- WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, one of the several fighters who faced both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, refused to make any prediction on the showdown between his two former opponents. The 34-year-old Cotto said he won’t see the two top pound-for-pound fighters slug it out at ringside on May 2 as he instead will be training for a targeted return in June against an opponent yet…

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Mayweather would’ve won over Pacquiao 5 years ago, but not on May 2—Roach »

Freddie Roach. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Had Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao met earlier in their careers, Mayweather would've emerged victorious. But not on May 2. Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach thinks Mayweather would've beaten his prized ward Pacquiao five years ago back when both fighters were just early in their 30s and were at the peak of their careers. "Five years ago, Floyd would've beaten Manny," Roach told ESPN's Skip Bayless. "But Manny…

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Pacquiao takes jab at Mayweather with Pac-man eating Money shirt »

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(Editors' note: This is the earlier story posted online which we are now correcting with the posting of a new story saying the statement shirt worn by Manny Pacquiao was Photoshopped.) MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao is letting his shirt do the trash talking.   Pacquiao has started his US training in the comforts of the Wild Card Boxing Club, owned by his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, in Los Angeles for his scheduled May 2 showdown against…

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Pacman, Mayweather hit US gyms Monday »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Both Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will officially start training on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for their welterweight Super Fight on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles Saturday night and will rest the whole day Sunday for the tough eight-week grind ahead. Waiting for Pacquiao at chief trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood is strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who’ll…

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$300-million revenues expected for Mayweather-Pacquiao bout »

Bob Arum. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines -- The richest fight in boxing history could make about $300 million when it’s all been said and done.   Top Rank honcho Bob Arum sees this as a possibility given the high demand for the May 2 megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.   "The interest is amazing even from people who do not follow sports, people who do not follow boxing," said Arum in an interview with boxingscene.com. "Wherever you go,…

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Manny Pacquiao back in LA to start training for May 2 super-fight »

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL3vUdF7qZM&feature=youtu.be MANILA, Philippines—Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has arrived in Los Angeles to begin his training for his fight against the undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao arrived at the Los Angeles International Airport at 8:05 p.m on Saturday (Sunday on Philippine time) where he was mobbed by members of the media and fans. Upon arriving at Los Angeles, Pacquiao posted a picture on his Instagram account, thanking the Lord for His…

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Pacquiao will force the fight on Mayweather, De La Hoya says »

In this combination of file photos, Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, prepares to spar at a gym in east London on May 22, 2009, and Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines, weighs in for the junior welterweight boxing match against British boxer Ricky Hatton, May 1, 2009, in Las Vegas. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2, 2015 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing's richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online. (AP Photos/Alastair Grant and Rick Bowmer, File)

MANILA, Philippines – Boxing's Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya believes that anything can happen come May 3 (May 2 US time) once Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. get on the ring of the MGM Grand Garden Arena.   He, however, also believes that Pacquiao can dictate the tempo.   "Pacquiao is going to force the fight. It's a matter of if Pacquiao can cut the ring off and connect them," De La…

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