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A boxing novelty in Las Vegas »

MY CONTACT at the Los Angeles Times, sports columnist Bill Dwyre, wrote about a boxing novelty in Las Vegas recently. No, it wasn’t about a contract signing, finally, between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Not by a long shot, because Dwyre has told me he will stick to his guns and not touch Mayweather vs  Pacquiao until both had signed on the dotted line for the most awaited fight in boxing…

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Arum says Floyd Mayweather is a ‘chicken’ »

Bob Arum was right there was going to be a knockout. AP Photo

At 83 years of age, Bob Arum finds no need to sugarcoat his words.   The Hall of Fame promoter called Floyd Mayweather a “chicken” for once again making negotiations difficult for his projected megabuck bout with Manny Pacquiao to push through this year.   “Everybody knows that Manny accepted the terms that were negotiated for the fight, including CBS and his management with Al Haymon, but Floyd Mayweather once again throw the fight…

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But Khan poor Amir take a big one? »

BEST seller in the Manila streetside tabloid stands on Friday was the headline which cried: Mayweather due for a ban. (Abante Tonite: “Mayweather iba-ban”) Nothing new there, of course. The big question is: Who imposes the ban? It could be done only if all major boxing bodies join (clean) hands, a distinct impossibility nowadays that boxing also continues to be regarded as the dirty district of sports. * * * What’s truly odd was this…

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