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Boxing: Khan challenges Mayweather after unanimous decision win »

Amir Khan celebrates after defeating Chris Algieri during a boxing bout, Friday, May 29, 2015, in New York. Khan won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NEW YORK, United States – Britain's Amir Khan took a unanimous decision victory Friday over American Chris Algieri in a welterweight matchup, then called out unbeaten Floyd Mayweather for a world title showdown.   Khan improved to 31-3 with his fifth victory in a row, which came by judges' scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 115-113.   Algieri fell to 20-2 with his second defeat in a row, the other coming last November at Macau…

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Arum calls Pacquiao-Mayweather scoring ‘fictitious’ »


Boxing's most expensive fight may have been over for almost a month, but promoter Bob Arum still has some lingering thoughts on how Manny Pacquiao lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr.   Arum told BadLeftHook.com how the English press studied the May 2 (May 3 in Manila) fight and saw Cumpubox scoring the fight wrong.   ‘‘The press in England have run that fight in slow motion and they found the CompuBox figures to be…

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‘Healthy Pacquiao would have won’ »

Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. AP FILE PHOTO

  Even if Manny Pacquiao was hampered by a right shoulder injury when he fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2,  Freddie Roach insists the fight could have gone either way. The seven-time trainer of the year even believes Pacquiao would have stopped  Mayweather if he did not suffer a tear on his rotator cuff in the fourth round. Basically fighting with one good arm onwards, Pacquiao was unable to unleash his usual…

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‘99% of people told me Pacquiao won,’ says Roach »

Manny Pacquiao (left) and trainer Freddie Roach. AP FILE PHOTOS

Boxing's most expensive fight may have been over for weeks, but famed trainer Freddie Roach still has something to say about it.   Roach told Radio Rahim of BoxingScene.com almost all of the people he interacted with, after his student Manny Pacquiao lost Floyd Mayweather Jr., said the Filipino boxer got robbed.   "Most of the people and the fans told me we got robbed, then the next day at the airport 99 percent of…

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Rematch still possible for Pacquiao, Mayweather »

IF Floyd Mayweather Jr. changes his mind again and agrees to a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, chances are it will be held in April next year, also in Las Vegas. The venue will no longer be the 16,800-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena, but the rising Las Vegas Arena, which can accommodate up to 20,000 fans. The media accredited for the Mayweather-Pacquiao were given a prefight tour of the $350-million indoor stadium, a…

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Juan Manuel Marquez wants to fight one last time »

Juan Manuel Marquez reacts to the crowd after weighing in for a welterweight fight against Manny Pacquiao, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Las Vegas. Marquez will face Pacquiao in their fourth fight on Saturday. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson

Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel Marquez is eyeing one last fight before closing the curtains on a celebrated ring career. The 41-year-old Marquez, who will be best remembered for knocking Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao out cold in their fourth meeting in 2012, has not fought since a unanimous decision win over Mike Alvarado on May 17 of last year. The four-division world champion has been attempting to plunge back in action in…

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Showtime exec ‘open’ to Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch »

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Manny Pacquiao. APF FILE PHOTO

Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza is not ruling out the possibility of a rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. In their long-awaited fight three weeks ago, Mayweather outpointed Pacquiao by unanimous decision to stay undefeated and become the unified welterweight champion. The bout broke financial records including Pay-Per-View buys with $4.4 million and is expected to generate over $400 million in revenue. With the "Fight of the Century" taking…

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