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  • Boxing fans took to social media to say they could do a better job than judge C.J. Ross (pictured between the boxers in the background) during the recent Mayweather/Canelo fight.
    The woman who KO’d Manny Pacquiao
    May 12, 2014
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/joelanderson/the-woman-who-kod-manny-pacquiao
  • Metro Police cars and ambulances are shown outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena after a crush of fans caused a series of injuries following the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana title fight at the MGM Grand on Saturday night, May 3, 2014.
    Dozens of injuries reported in stampede after Mayweather-Maidana bout
    May 4, 2014
    The post-bout action Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena did not end with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s majority decision over challenger Marcos Maidana. A stampede of fans...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. punches at Marcos Maidana of Argentina during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
    Mayweather, Maidana rematch looks imminent after tempers flare post-fight
    May 4, 2014
    Marcos Maidana succeeded in at least one area where Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s 45 previous opponents had failed: The Argentine contender flustered boxing’s pound-for-pound kingpin. Mayweather was adamant no such thing happened in the fight, in which he defeated Maidana by majority decision (117-111, 116-112, 114-114) Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena...
  • Fans of Argentine fighter Marcos Maidana display their nation's colors Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Maidana faced Floyd Mayweather in a welterweight title unification fight.
    Fan notes: In Mayweather fight, followers of Argentine foe Maidana make impassioned showing
    May 3, 2014
    Daniel Ledesma isn’t fluent in English, but he knew enough of the language to offer a prediction on Saturday’s welterweight title unification bout between Floyd Mayweather and ...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. celebrates his victory over Marcos Maidana of Argentina during their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Mayweather improved his record to 46-0.
    Maidana vs. Mayweather color blog: Bieber, Lil Wayne again in Mayweather’s camp
    May 3, 2014
    The Marcos Maidana-Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout has drawn a capacity crowd to MGM Grand Garden Arena and certainly many celebs are in the building.
  • Marcos Maidana, left, of Argentina and Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. both celebrate after their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 3, 2014.
    Boxing blog: Mayweather finds rhythm to edge Maidana with a majority decision
    May 3, 2014
    Hundreds of Argentines were chanting and singing in support of Marcos Maidana at the conclusion of Saturday night’s fight card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but Floyd Mayweather was the one dancing. Boxing’s pound-for-pound titan persevered through what was possibly the toughest fight ...
  • Dispute over choice of gloves finally ends; Mayweather-Maidana title fight is a go
    May 3, 2014
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/boxing/dispute-over-choice-of-gloves-finally-ends--mayweather-maidana-fight-is-a-go-163329449.html
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Rolls Royce limousine is shown at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Mayweather is preparing for his fight against WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3.
    It's a sweet life indeed for Floyd Mayweather
    May 2, 2014
    In a room just off the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel this week, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. eased back on a couch and prepared to talk to a large cluster of sportswriters. An assistant handed him a tall coffee, and Mayweather, a true ...
  • Boxing fans wait for an official weigh-in for WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.  and WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, May 2, 2014. The two champions will meet in a WBC/WBA unification fight at the arena on Saturday.
    Mayweather vs. Maidana weigh-in: Champions stage spectacle at MGM
    May 2, 2014
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. likes to say no event in Las Vegas can compare to when he fights. He may soon be able to boast the same is true for when he weighs in. For his second straight fight, Mayweather attracted a packed crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to ...
  • Undercard boxers pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Thursday, May 1, 2014. The boxers will fight on the Mayweather vs. Maidana undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Khan, Broner and more: Mayweather vs. Maidana undercard stacked with talent
    May 2, 2014
    The promoters and executives of Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Marcos Maidana event have repeatedly referred to the pay-per-view preliminary bouts as “the most expensive undercard in boxing history.”...
  • Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. greets former NBA star Bill Walton and others onstage at the AEG and MGM Resorts International groundbreaking VIP/media event atop a bulldozer on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    MGM Resorts arena will be a rockin’ venue in every which way
    May 1, 2014
    At the groundbreaking of the new MGM Resorts arena on the Strip near New York-New York and Monte Carlo, speculation abounded about who would open the venue two years from now — and how. ...
  • WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana, left, of Argentina attends a news conference with trainer Robert Garcia at the MGM Grand on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Maidana will challenge WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a WBC/WBA unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    From the verge of retirement to the peak of boxing, Maidana a ‘rugged’ challenge for Mayweather
    May 1, 2014
    A camera crew followed Marcos Maidana’s every step as the Argentine boxer arrived and spoke to a horde of media Wednesday at the Hollywood Theater in the final press conference before Saturday’s bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Maidana could have never anticipated being at the center of a spectacle-like fight week at the MGM Grand two years ago...
  • Undefeated WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is surrounded by reporters in the lobby of MGM Grand on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Mayweather will face WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
    Floyd Mayweather wants to buy the Los Angeles Clippers
    April 29, 2014
    Floyd Mayweather, Jr., flaunts his wealth as effectively as he fires his punches. The undefeated fighter nicknamed “Money” gets creative with how to spend the fortune he earns every time he steps in the ring. Upon arriving at the MGM Grand Tuesday afternoon in one of his several Rolls-Royces to kick off fight-week promotion for Saturday’s bout against Marcos Maidana, Mayweather revealed a new potential purchase that has caught his eye. Mayweather is interested in...
  • WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. hits a speed bag during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Mayweather is preparing for his fight against WBA champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3.
    Floyd Mayweather not wary of trading with Marcos Maidana
    April 29, 2014
    Floyd Mayweather Jr. will not attempt to keep any secrets going into his Saturday bout against Marcos Maidana. The world’s best pound-for-pound boxer willingly revealed the strategy he’s worked on with his father on a conference call promoting the Maidana fight last week ...
  • Floyd Mayweather holds his belts after defeating Canelo Alvarez during their super welterweight title fight Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mayweather won the fight with a majority decision.
    ‘Money’ Mayweather can’t be touched
    April 27, 2014
    Gripes began midway through the fight, around the time when Saul “Canelo” Alvarez let the aggravation of trying to hit Floyd Mayweather Jr. get to him. As Alvarez winged wild punches that drifted closer to ringside photographers at MGM Grand Garden Arena than his adversary, the familiar vitriol sprouted. Detractors decried that Mayweather...
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