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Manny-Floyd meeting ‘very positive’ »

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“Very positive.”   This was how Michael Koncz described the meeting between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a Miami hotel suite on Tuesday night.   “You could tell by their body language that this (meeting) was very positive. It was for a good hour or more,” Koncz, Pacquiao’s Canadian adviser, told ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael on Wednesday.   “It was a business meeting, but it wasn’t tense. That’s because they both have mutual respect for…

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Ball now in Floyd’s court »

Yes, it is true. Manny Pacquiao has issued an ultimatum to his elusive quarry, Floyd Mayweather Jr.   However, it is doubtful if he was able to say this straight to the face of the American pound-for-pound king when they met at American Airlines Center Tuesday in Miami, homecourt of the Heat. Or later when Mayweather met Pacquiao privately.   The Pacman had earlier announced he was giving Mayweather only up to the end…

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Pacquiao, Mayweather had hour-long private meeting— report »

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MANILA, Philippines — After boxing supernovas Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. chatted at the halftime of an NBA game, the two held a private meeting to discuss the potential megafight on May 2, a report said.   According to ESPN's Dan Rafael, Pacquiao and Mayweather met for an hour-long private meeting inside the Filipino's private suite in Florida.   Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz told Rafael that the meeting between the two fighters "was…

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Pacquiao: It’s now or never »

Changing his desperate call, Manny Pacquiao shifted from ultimatum to a plea for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to please sign the contract (for their dream super fight) now.   “If this doesn’t happen now, I don’t think it will. Now is the time,” Pacquiao was quoted by boxingscene.com as saying.   Pacquiao has given Mayweather until the end of January to sign the contract.   * * *   However, there are people in the know who say that…

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Mayweather drops by at Pacquiao’s hotel for brief chat »

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MANILA, Philippines - Did Manny and Floyd already seal the deal? After their unprecedented meeting inside the American Airlines Arena in Florida during a basketball game, Floyd Mayweather personally went to the hotel where Manny Pacquiao is staying and chatted with the Filipino boxer, a radio report said. Bernard Cloma, who was described in the program as Pacquiao's close friend, told DZMM that Mayweather and Pacquiao met at the living room of…

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Pacquiao, Mayweather finally meet, ‘will communicate with each other’ »

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. attend the Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks games. Screengrab from the Heat's Twitter account

MANILA, Philippines–If the boxing ring won’t host them together, maybe the parquet floor will. During Wednesday morning’s (Manila time) NBA game between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks, the unprecedented meeting of the two welterweight champions happened inside the American Airlines Arena in Florida. Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2 38 KOs) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0-0 26 KOs) have been linked in negotiations for a megafight that may happen on May 2. While they…

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Globalport withstands PJ Ramos, Kia in Commissioner’s Cup opener »

MANILA, Philippines—Globalport overcame Kia Motors and its hulking import PJ Ramos to win, 100-89, at the start of the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Batang Pier led by as much as 24 points in the second quarter and took an 88-69 lead early in the fourth quarter but needed to survive the Ramos-powered Carnival down the stretch. Ramos, the 7-foot-4 Puerto Rican giant, single-handedly…

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Pacquiao on Mayweather fight: It will happen now or never—report »

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MANILA, Philippines -- It's going to happen now or never.   Boxing's only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao thinks now is the right time for the long-awaited superfight between him and current pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.   Negotiations have been ongoing for the top two fighters to finally meet in the ring and a potential agreement between opposing camps has never been this close to happening. But as the reported May 2 target date…

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