Mayweather, Pacquiao top Forbes’ highest-paid celebrities of 2015 »

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The biggest payday in the boxing careers of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have also catapulted both legends of the sport to the top of the highest-paid celebrities list this year.   Mayweather is No.1 in Forbes' ranking after earning $300 million due in large part to the financial windfall delivered by his May 2 super fight with Pacquiao.   The bout had shattered financial records in combat sports history including Pay-Per-View buys,…

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De La Hoya: Mayweather needs me more than I need him »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (R) and Oscar De la Hoya exchange blows in their WBC Super Welterweight world championship boxing match 05 May 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP FILE PHOTO

  Former five-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya was not surprised that Floyd Mayweather Jr. showed interest in fighting him again. De La Hoya, who is considering a comeback seven years after hanging up his gloves, feels Mayweather is running out of viable opponents for a fight scheduled on September 14 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. READ: Oscar De La Hoya 50-50 on comeback at age 42—report "Of course [I'm…

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Tim Bradley survives weird finish, beats Vargas for WBO belt »

Timothy Bradley, left, connects with Jessie Vargas during a welterweight boxing match for the interim WBO title, Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

CARSON, Calif. — Timothy Bradley got rocked in the final minute and survived a confusing finish to beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision Saturday night, claiming the interim WBO welterweight title. Bradley (32-1-1) controlled most of his bout against the previously unbeaten Vargas, but the former two-division champion was hurt by a hard right that nearly knocked him down. The fight went on as Bradley recovered somewhat, but referee Pat Russell…

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