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Mayweather drops by at Pacquiao’s hotel for brief chat »

MANILA, Philippines - Did Manny and Floyd already seal the deal? After their unprecedented meeting inside the American Airlines Arena in Florida during a basketball game, Floyd Mayweather personally went to the hotel where Manny Pacquiao is staying and chatted with the Filipino boxer, a radio report said. Bernard Cloma, who was described in the program as Pacquiao's close friend, told DZMM that Mayweather and Pacquiao met at the living room of…

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Pacquiao, Mayweather finally meet, ‘will communicate with each other’ »

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. attend the Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks games. Screengrab from the Heat's Twitter account

MANILA, Philippines–If the boxing ring won’t host them together, maybe the parquet floor will. During Wednesday morning’s (Manila time) NBA game between the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks, the unprecedented meeting of the two welterweight champions happened inside the American Airlines Arena in Florida. Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2 38 KOs) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0-0 26 KOs) have been linked in negotiations for a megafight that may happen on May 2. While they…

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Globalport withstands PJ Ramos, Kia in Commissioner’s Cup opener »

MANILA, Philippines—Globalport overcame Kia Motors and its hulking import PJ Ramos to win, 100-89, at the start of the 2015 PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Batang Pier led by as much as 24 points in the second quarter and took an 88-69 lead early in the fourth quarter but needed to survive the Ramos-powered Carnival down the stretch. Ramos, the 7-foot-4 Puerto Rican giant, single-handedly…

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Pacquiao on Mayweather fight: It will happen now or never—report »

Floyd Mayweather (left) and Manny Pacquiao. AP file photos

MANILA, Philippines -- It's going to happen now or never.   Boxing's only eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao thinks now is the right time for the long-awaited superfight between him and current pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.   Negotiations have been ongoing for the top two fighters to finally meet in the ring and a potential agreement between opposing camps has never been this close to happening. But as the reported May 2 target date…

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Pacquiao plans to fight Amir Khan if Mayweather says no—report »

Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum. File Photo

  LAS VEGAS, United States – Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has a plan in place if yet another bid to fight Floyd Mayweather fails -- a May 30 bout, possibly against England's Amir Khan.   Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum told ESPN that a backup plan if a hoped-for May 2 blockbuster against unbeaten US star Mayweather falls through is a fight four weeks later in Las Vegas, New York, London or Abu…

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Chance of a mega bout all but gone »

SLIM indeed, but there was one last chance the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. mega fight could be staged; although promoter Bob Arum may have blown this with his grudging refusal to step away from the negotiation table. This could be gleaned from the latest exchange of unkind words between rival camps of the two great fighters. In a desperate dig, Arum did not hesitate to squirt foul air and slur Mayweather as…

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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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