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  • Manny Pacquiao hits the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach during a standing-room-only media day crowd of 300 on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Wildcard Boxing Club.
    Pacquiao, Roach scheme on plan for Mayweather’s defense
    April 27, 2015
    Manny Pacquiao is betting on aggression, activity and punch volume to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to the fighter and his longtime trainer, Freddie Roach. Roach believes that Mayweather's legs will fade in the second half ...
  • Tim Jeffery, vice president of security at MGM Grand, right, speaks during a news conference Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. The news conference was to address security issues for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
    Security being ramped up for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
    April 27, 2015
    Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather hadn't even decided how much it would cost home viewers to watch their fight when the head of the Nevada Athletic Commission started planning security for their big bout. Five times in the 10 weeks since ...
  • Measuring up Mayweather and Pacquiao for the fight of the century
    Measuring up Mayweather and Pacquiao for the fight of the century
    April 27, 2015
    The “fight of the century,” which felt like it took a century to make, finally is days away. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will settle their rivalry May 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Here’s your chance to get reacquainted with the men who will face off in the richest match in boxing history ...
  • Avoiding or attending: How to navigate the weekend of the big fight
    Avoiding or attending: How to navigate the weekend of the big fight
    April 27, 2015
    The first weekend in May stands to be one of the busiest of the year. Here's what to expect so you can partake in or avoid the action ...
  • Plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Roth volunteers with Top Rank Boxing, taking care of fighters who need stitches after boxing matches.
    Doctor has sewn up his role in boxing
    April 27, 2015
    The first time Dr. Jeffrey Roth sewed up Manny Pacquiao, it happened by chance. Since then, Roth has stitched up multiple boxers, including Zab Judah and Antonio Margarito, as a volunteer with promotions company Top Rank Boxing ...
  • On April 21, 2015, posters and other merchandise for the upcoming boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are for sale at a store along the Strip in Las Vegas. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is packing Las Vegas on what already is usually a huge gambling weekend. Lots of businesses are predicting record hauls, including secondary ticket sellers, hotel companies, casinos, restaurants, bars, and the state's legal brothels.
    Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight
    April 25, 2015
    Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 ...
  • Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao attend a news conference Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2.
    Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight
    April 24, 2015
    Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That's more than 13 times the going rate on Sunday ...
  • Trainer John Roberts is pictured at Johnny Tocco's Ringside Gym near downtown Las Vegas, where big names in fighting have come over the years to spar and train for prize-fights.
    Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s old Vegas gym is itching for his next big fight
    April 24, 2015
    At Johnny Tocco's, a one-story building that reeks of man-sweat, violence and hard work, the athletes who live to punch have their chosen one: It's Floyd Mayweather Jr., whose …
  • Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
    At last! Mayweather and Pacquiao finally squaring off
    April 24, 2015
    Big barely describes the bout between the two best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.
  • Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao pose during a news conference at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 11, 2015. The welterweight boxers are scheduled to fight Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  --- Chris Farina - Top Rank
    Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out in seconds
    April 23, 2015
    If the action in the ring between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is anywhere near as frenetic as the pace with which tickets were sold on Thursday, then it could turn into one of the greatest fights in history. With just 500 seats made available ...
  • Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. listens to a reporter before WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. works out at the Mayweather Boxing Club Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Mayweather will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2.  .
    Mayweathers thankful for repaired father-son relationship before superfight
    April 23, 2015
    In the most public eruption of their volatile relationship, Floyd Mayweather Jr. shouted Floyd Mayweather Sr. out of his gym on HBO’s “24/7” before a fight against Victor Ortiz. ...
  • Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao attend a news conference Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2.
    Dispute resolved over Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tickets
    April 22, 2015
    Tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight will finally go on sale Thursday to the public, little more than a week before the bout. Don't expect to snag one at a starting retail price of ...
  • Floyd Mayweather speaks to referee Kenny Bayless, left, after he claimed that Marcos Maidana bit his hand during their WBA welterweight and WBC super  welterweight title fight, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Las Vegas.
    Bayless picked as third man in ring for Mayweather-Pacquiao
    April 21, 2015
    >Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his license to fight Manny Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in ...
  • People pass by a display of Floyd Mayweather Jr. memorabilia Monday, April 20, 2015, in the lobby of MGM Grand.
    Can Mayweather-Pacquiao match the prefight hype?
    April 21, 2015
    Boxing’s fight of the decade, century, or whatever fans want to label it, is inching closer with each day. The prefight hype has reached never-seen-before levels and it’s still more than a week away. At the MGM Grand, where Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will ...
  • In this combination of file photos, Floyd Mayweather Jr. prepares to spar at a gym in East London on May 22, 2009, and Manny Pacquiao weighs in for a junior welterweight boxing match against Ricky Hatton on May 1, 2009, in Las Vegas.
    Manny Pacquiao gets in 2 words before conference call canceled
    April 20, 2015
    Manny Pacquiao literally got two words in before a conference call about his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was abruptly canceled Monday. A spokesman for Pacquiao's promoter blamed ...
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