Showtime exec ‘open’ to Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Manny Pacquiao. APF FILE PHOTO

Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza is not ruling out the possibility of a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. In their long-awaited fight three weeks ago, Mayweather outpointed Pacquiao by unanimous decision to stay undefeated and become the unified welterweight champion. The bout broke financial records including Pay-Per-View buys with $4.4 million and is expected to generate over $400 million in revenue. With the "Fight of the Century" taking…

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Mayweather still world’s highest-paid athlete; Pacquiao 2nd on list »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Manny Pacquiao. APF FILE PHOTO

After winning his megabuck bout with Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. maintained his stature as the world’s highest-paid athlete according to the annual list of ESPN. In a report by the international sports network, Mayweather was said to have earned $6 million per minute during his record-breaking welterweight unification fight against Pacquiao last May 2 (May 3, Manila time), bolstering his earnings to the top…

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Mayweather wins $800,000 in gambling »

Floyd Mayweather Jr.  AP PHOTO

He's not called "Money" for measly reasons. When Floyd Mayweather Jr. spends money, he gets his money back. During the weekend, the boxing welterweight champion earned $827,000 betting on the NBA Playoffs and the fight between middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Willy Monroe. Mayweather posted on Instagram his wages where he bet $350,000 on a four-day period. "The last four days have been great. I'm getting paid while watching others perform and entertain me." Mayweather…

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