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

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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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