IN PHOTOS: MGM Grand a week before Pacquiao-Mayweather bout »

One of the many slot machines with Mayweather-Pacquiao

MGM Grand Garden Arena will be the stage of the richest fight in boxing history as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally collide on May 2. With exactly a week to go before the mega fight, MGM Grand Garden Arena, which has also housed countless of significant boxing matches in the past, is already dressed up to the occasion and buzzing with activity. BACKSTORY: MGM Grand Garden Arena: The witness The walls,…

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Recalling Pacquiao’s Vagabond days »

Manny Pacquiao in 2001. AFP FILE PHOTO

HOLLYWOOD – Everyone knows about Manny Pacquiao’s humble beginnings and how he slept on a cardboard in the streets because he did not have a bed to sleep on. But very few people are aware that even when he was already a world champion and training and fighting in the United States, he was not far removed from that squalid past. The USA Today tells the story of Pacquiao and the…

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Running with Pacquiao: Excuse his dust, swallow your pride »

DREAM CHASER Just over a week before his historic, megabuck fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao (fourth from right) and his training pack cast startling ethereal figures in  motion on a puddle of water during their morning run through Hollywood’s Pan Pacific Park on Thursday. REM ZAMORA

    HOLLYWOOD—It was 6:30 on Thursday morning and the Kayote Boyz had gathered on the street, stretching and warming up in front of Manny Pacquiao’s house in West Hollywood. They were waiting for the champion to come out for his short run to a nearby park and they were to make sure that nothing bad happened to him along the way, especially on the busy Beverly Boulevard.   The Kayote Boyz are California-based…

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