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Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, is hit by Juan Manuel Marquez, of Mexico, during their non-title welterweight boxing match  in Las Vegas.
Juan Manuel Marquez: Mayweather better than Pacquiao
Marquez gives perspective on top fighters, looks ahead to Diaz
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Manny Pacquiao is good. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is better. At least that’s the opinion of one of their common opponents. With the reality still settling in that Pacquiao and Mayweather will not fight in 2010, Juan Manuel Marquez offered his opinion on which of the two would win if they ever meet.
Will Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao ever be made?
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Floyd Mayweather Jr. wanted to put on a show and he did, from the moment he entered the arena accompanied by acrobats on stilts tossing fake $100 bills to the final seconds of the 12th round when he finished giving Shane Mosley a beating.
UFC President Dana White responds to questions during a meeting with photographers at a pre-fight press conference. White traditionally meets with reporters to answer all questions regarding the UFC before pay-per-view events.
Dana White loves Manny Pacquiao, says St. Pierre vs. Silva probably won't happen
Dana White holds court to answer any and all questions regarding UFC
Thursday, March 25, 2010
White is known for sitting down with the media following press conferences and shooting straight answers to any questions they may have leading up to an event. Here are some highlights from the recent chat.
Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines, delivers a body shot to Joshua Clottey, from Ghana, during their WBO boxing welterweight title fight in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, March 13, 2010.
What now for Manny Pacquiao?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. tops short list of remaining challengers for welterweight champion
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Well - now what? Where does Manny Pacquiao go after cruising so easily to a unanimous decision win over welterweight contender Joshua Clottey on Saturday at Dallas Cowboys Stadium?
Joshua Clottey, from Ghana, protects himself from Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines, during their WBO boxing welterweight title fight in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, March 13, 2010.
Manny Pacquiao makes statement against Joshua Clottey
Filipino fighter earns unanimous decision win in welterweight championship
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Manny Pacquiao didn't become the first fighter to ever stop Joshua Clottey at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. But he sent a statement nonetheless. The Filipino fighter widely considered to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world dominated Clottey throughout Saturday's fight.
Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey stand alongside Top Rank promoter Bob Arum during their official weigh-in on March 12, 2010. The two will face each other in the first boxing match ever at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on March 13, 2010.
Manny Pacquiao, Joshua Clottey both make weight in Arlington
Boxing: In typical fashion, Pacquiao fans show up in droves to cheer fighter
Friday, March 12, 2010
As expected, there was a mixture of Manny Pacquiao fans, Joshua Clottey fans and Dallas Cowboys fans at Friday's weigh-in for the first fight in the team's $1.2 billion structure. And as expected, the Pacquiao fans made the most noise. "Who all out there are Dallas Cowboys fans? What about Joshua Clottey fans?" asked former Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson to a lukewarm response.
Manny Pacquiao and Joshua Clottey on-stage with promoter Bob Arum and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during a press conference at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 19, 2010.
Bob Arum: Life goes on, Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey a competitive fight
Clottey says he has too much respect for Pacquiao to demand blood testing
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The issue that killed a mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather apparently didn’t even come up during the Filipino’s negotiations with Joshua Clottey.
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue compiles his favorite photos from the boxing careers of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas ahead of their big match-up sometime in 2010.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. blames Manny Pacquiao for fight collapse
Mayweather says he still wants to fight
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Floyd Mayweather Jr. blamed Manny Pacquiao for the collapse of their prospective bout Thursday, claiming the Filipino boxer refuses to accept a reasonable compromise on drug testing concerns.
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Golden Boy Promotions requests fight permits for March 13 at MGM
Boxing: Permits could be for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, which may be in jeopardy over drug-testing style
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Representatives of Golden Boy Promotions -- whose CEO, Richard Schaefer, manages boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- have requested permits for a fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, fueling additional speculation that Las Vegas would be the site for the highly anticipated bout between Mayweather and undefeated welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has a home and trains in Las Vegas and is undefeated in 40 fights, is set to take on Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in March.
Vegas wants to reap tourism benefits of Pacquiao-Mayweather bout
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Three cities are believed to be in the running to host what many consider the Super Bowl of professional boxing, the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight on March 13. Probably no one wants to host it more than Las Vegas.

Manny Pacquiao, right, is sent to a neutral corner by referee Kenny Bayless after Miguel Cotto goes down in the fourth round.
Talk turns to Manny Pacquiao fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
‘Whole world’ wants to see it, Pacquiao’s trainer says
Monday, November 16, 2009
Grandiose pronouncements were uttered about when and where negotiations would begin for a proposed fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiao, left, and welterweight champion Miguel Cotto pose after their weigh-ins Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Boxers, others weigh in
Take Five:
Saturday, November 14, 2009
After turning pro as a 106-pounder in 1995, Manny Pacquiao has won world championships in six weight divisions and could win a seventh by taking Miguel Cotto’s welterweight belt.

Manny Pacquiao strikes a pose Tuesday at the MGM Grand, where he'll face Miguel Cotto on Saturday.
Pricing out wagers on Pacquiao-Cotto
Friday, November 13, 2009
I would not go so far as to call the betting line mispriced in Saturday’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand, particularly as it continues to drift higher in favor of Pacquiao.

Boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is surrounded by photographers on arrival Tuesday at the MGM Grand.
One for the ages
Pacquiao-Cotto match drawing international attention, might set pay-per-view record
Thursday, November 12, 2009
When Manny Pacquiao was hailed as the hottest boxer in the sport at Wednesday’s prefight news conference at the MGM Grand, it was not just lip service.
Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines hits a double-end bag during a workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Pacquiao will challenge WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico for the title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 14.
Freddie Roach talks tough; Manny Pacquiao backs it up
BOXING: Boxing trainer a master of getting under the other guy's skin, says he'll take any advantage he can get
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Freddie Roach has earned a reputation as boxing’s finest trainer. More than this, in recent years Roach has become a master of psychological gamesmanship. Roach has developed a knack for making just the right remark to get into the heads of his opposition before a fight, for playing those mind games — “pushing the barriers, planting seeds,” as ringside color commentator John Lennon put it.
WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, left, of Puerto Rico during a workout for the media at the Pound4Pound Gym in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. Cotto is scheduled to defend his title against Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Nov. 14.
Miguel Cotto turns up heat readying for Manny Pacquiao
Friday, November 6, 2009
On orders from Miguel Cotto, the heat was turned way up inside the Pound 4 Pound Gym on La Cienega Boulevard this week.
Boxer Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, sits on the stage during a news conference in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009. Pacquiao, considered the pound-for-pound best, and WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, of Puerto Rico, announced their Nov. 14 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao lends hand to Philippines storm relief
Friday, October 9, 2009
Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao took a break from training camp in the Philippines last weekend to distribute food and supplies to hundreds of people who have been affected by the country's worst flooding in 40 years.
Gina Carano putting up her dukes.
Gina Carano, Randy Couture, Manny Pacquiao bare body, or parts, for ESPN
MMA Notebook: Kimbo Slice ready for rematch; Walker challenges UFC's White; Lashley to Strikeforce?
Friday, October 2, 2009
Three staples in the Las Vegas fight scene, Gina Carano, Randy Couture, and Manny Pacquiao, will appear in ESPN The Magazine’s first “Body Issue,” which hits newsstands next week. Carano, known as the face of female mixed martial arts, the legendary UFC Hall of Famer Couture, and pound-for-pound boxing king Pacquiao will be among 30 male and female pro athletes posing nude or semi-nude for ESPN’s version of Sports Illustrator’s famous swimsuit edition.
U.S. boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. waves to a crowd of fans gathered outside a gym in east London on May 22, 2009. Mayweather will fight Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez in a bout entitled 'Number One/Numero Uno' on  July 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
'Money' talks Manny
boxing: Questions of Pacquiao overshadow Mayweather's fight with Marquez
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Just to clarify: It is Juan Manuel Marquez, and not Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is facing in his return to boxing at the MGM Grand on Sept. 19, right? Okay, just making sure. It sure didn't seem that way Tuesday during a teleconference that included the undefeated Mayweather, Marquez, and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer. Although topics did include his injured rib, a bit on Marquez and his return to boxing, it seemed all anyone was interested in was a potential meeting with the Filipino pound-for-pound king.
Pussycat Dolls singer wants to sing at Pacquiao fight
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The half-Filipino lead vocalist for the American pop group Pussycat Dolls says she wants to sing the Philippine national anthem when boxing champion Manny Pacquiao fights again.
World Boxing Association welterweight champion Shane Mosley, left, said Wednesday that he's in negotiations for a fall fight with pound-for-pound Manny Pacquiao, right.
Mosley trying to finalize deal with Pacquiao
BOXING: WBA welterweight champion says catch-weight fight could happen in October
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
The contracts have yet to be signed, but on paper there seems to be at least a little intrigue for a matchup this fall between two of the top fighters in the world. World Boxing Association welterweight champion Shane Mosley 46-5-0 (39 KOs) said Wednesday that only a few obstacles stand between him and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao 49-3-2 (37 KOs) securing a catch-weight bout for Oct. 17.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, right, poses as Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao cuts a cake given to him at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Pacquiao, who stunned Ricky Hatton in the second round of their title fight on May 3 in Las Vegas, was greeted by huge crowds at his homecoming.
Filipinos party at Pacquiao's homecoming after Las Vegas victory
Monday, May 11, 2009
Huge crowds cheered Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao as a convoy paraded him from Manila’s squalid slums to the presidential palace for Monday’s government-declared national celebration of his latest victory.
Manny Pacquiao, right, punches at Ricky Hatton during their junior welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on May 2, 2009.
Comparisons fly like his fists
Boxing: After his knockout of Hatton, Pacquiao mentioned in same breaths as Armstrong, Ali
Monday, May 4, 2009
The term “pound for pound” draws derision from some boxing insiders — perhaps because it lends itself to a subjective rather than a coolly logical analysis of the fight game, or perhaps because it is seen as the province of the pundits, the hoi polloi, the fans.
Manny Pacquiao poses after his second round knockout of Ricky Hatton at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2, 2009. With Pacquio are boxing promoter Bob Arum, second from right, and head trainer Freddie Roach, far right.
Mayweather-Pacquiao seems inevitable
After flattening Hatton, is 'Pretty Boy' next step for Filipino superstar?
Sunday, May 3, 2009
If Floyd Mayweather Jr. planned to steal the spotlight away from Manny Pacquiao on Saturday by announcing his return to ring, that ruse was ruined before the second round even ended in Pacquiao’s megafight with Ricky Hatton. With one perfect punch, the “Pac-Man” flattened Hatton, cemented his already rock-solid legacy, and made boxing pundits wonder what's next for the pound-for-pound king.
Referee Kenny Bayless checks on British boxer Ricky Hatton after he was knocked out by Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, in the second round of their junior welterweight title boxing match Saturday, May 2, 2009, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
'Pac-Man' KOs Hatton in second round
Pound-for-pound king proves more dominant than De La Hoya fight
Saturday, May 2, 2009
After months of promoting "The Battle of East and West," pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao stopped the megafight in a matter of moments. Pacquiao dropped Ricky Hatton twice in the first round, and quickly finished the the IBO and Ring Magazine junior welterweight champ off in the final second of the second round. A vicious left hand left "The Hitman" on the canvas for several minutes while Pacquiao quietly celebrated in his corner.
Manny Pacquiao of Philippines speaks during a news conference in Hollywood, California on March 30, 2009. Hatton and Pacquiao will meet for a junior welterweight (140 lbs) bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2.
Pacquiao's fights provide peace in Philippines
Pound-for-pound king dreams of being a politician and promoting change in home country
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Manny Pacquiao has a power that few people, if any throughout the world, possess. When the Filipino fights, men in the Philippines stop fighting. “I told them that if that can be the reason the guns will be silent in my country, I can fight every day — just for them,” said Pacquiao, who has been told by high-ranking military officials that during his boxing matches hostile guerrillas and the army call a truce.
The fight tonight between Manny Pacquiao, left, and Ricky Hatton at the MGM Grand Garden Arena is a sold-out affair likely to attract strong showings of the fighters' international fan bases.
Take Five: The day of the big fight has finally arrived
Saturday, May 2, 2009
The fight is being promoted as “The Battle of East and West,” in honor of Manny Pacquiao’s Filipino heritage and Ricky Hatton’s British background, and in a nod to Rudyard Kipling’s 1889 poem “The Ballad of East and West.” Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, quoted the final lines in announcing the match: “But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth/When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth.” Top Rank boss Bob Arum, also a fan of Kipling’s work, recalled he used a similar title when ...
Filipino lawmakers can't meet -- they're in Las Vegas
Pacquiao vs. Hatton:
Friday, May 1, 2009
The Philippines' House of Representatives does not have enough members to legislate next week, as at least 50 members, including the speaker of the House, are traveling to Las Vegas to attend this weekend's boxing match between national favorite Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton.
Junior welterweight boxer Manny Pacquiao, left, of Philippines laughs as he tries a face-to-face pose with Ricky Hatton of England pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada April 29, 2009. The boxers will meet for a 12-round bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
All talked out
Pacquiao, Hatton have little left to say at final news conference
Thursday, April 30, 2009
So what’s the top-ranked pugilist on the planet do when he has answered practically every questioned that can be thrown at him? Grab the microphone and talk some more, of course. During the very end of an hour-plus press conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, Manny Pacquiao sheepishly grinned as the majority of reporters filed away from him at the media center, before pulling a mic out of its stand and yelling: “Make some noise,” in his best DJ voice.
Researcher: It’s best to shut up and fight
Pacquiao vs. hatton:
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
All too often in a competitive event -- whether it’s a poker tournament, the Madden NFL video game or a professional prizefight -- trash talking tends to backfire, according to a doctoral dissertation by Ben Conmy, a recent transplant to Las Vegas.
Junior welterweight boxer Manny Pacquiao, center, of the Philippines, heads to his room after making his official arrival at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nev., April 28, 2009. Boxing promoter Bob Arum is at left.  Pacquiao will fight Ricky Hatton of England at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2.
'Pac-Mom' makes first U.S. visit to see her son fight
Boxing: Pacquiao, mother swarmed at Mandalay Bay; Hatton makes Brits happy in grand arrival at MGM
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
The situation has played out so many times before in his native Philippines that Manny Pacquiao was nearly unfazed when it occurred Tuesday afternoon in the United States. But nothing could have prepped Pacquiao’s guest of honor for the mob scene that spilled out at Mandalay Bay. While all the attention and excitement was strictly reserved for the pound-for-pound king, Pacquiao’s mother.
This week's Asian Journal beams about Manny Pacquiao's ceremonial first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game.
Pacquiao revered by his people
Boxing: Forget celebrity status, Filipinos in Las Vegas view pound-for-pound king as a saint
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Growing up in Manila, Efren Veando was 19 when Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier fought for the third and final time, in 1975, in the epic Thrilla in Manila at Araneta Coliseum. Friday afternoon, after the 53-year-old Veando loaded several bags of groceries in the back of his SUV in the Seafood City parking lot, he was asked about Manny Pacquiao. “He started out selling cigarettes and now he’s our great champion," Veando said. "He understands where he started. He gives a lot of hope to the youth of the Philippines."
Manny Pacquiao is shown before a workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California March 31, 2009. Pacquiao of Philippines will take on Ricky Hatton of England in a 12-round fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2.
Pacquiao ready to perform for Filipinos
boxing: Arum says southpaw will go down as one of the best in boxing history
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Manny Pacquaio already was an international icon before his one-sided victory over Oscar De La Hoya in December, but his one-sided beatdown of the “Golden Boy” in Las Vegas cemented his status as boxing’s pound-for-pound king. “It was different after I beat De La Hoya,” Paquiao said during a teleconference Friday, searching for the right words to convey how his extreme popularity in the Philippines reached yet another level after his dominant win over De La Hoya. “It’s hard to describe. But there was even a different feeling back home.”
Boxers Manny Pacquiao, far left, of the Philippines, and Ricky Hatton, far right, of England, pose with their trainers Freddie Roach, center left, and Floyd Mayweather Sr., who lift a specialized trophy for the "No. 1 Pound for Pound Best Trainer in the World" during a news conference in Hollywood, California March 30, 2009. Hatton and Pacquiao will meet for a junior welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 2.
Trainers again trade verbal jabs
Hatton-Pacquiao: Roach and Mayweather recount who was the better boxer in their day
Thursday, April 23, 2009
While the two boxers taking part in the megafight at the Las Vegas casino have been about as cordial as possible in their dealings with the press, their trainers have exchanged verbal barbs on almost a daily basis. A teleconference on Wednesday saw another battle in Freddie Roach and Floyd Mayweather Sr.’s escalating war of words — this time the two former boxers took it all the way back to their days in the ring.
Light welterweight boxer Ricky Hatton of England shadow boxes as trainer Floyd mayweather Sr. looks on during a media workout in Las Vegas, Nevada Thursday, April 16, 2009.
Hatton says he has 'no doubt' he will defeat Pacquiao
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Ricky Hatton’s not opposed to talking about his craft. After all, the Brit is one of the world’s best boxers. But rarely does “The Hitman” brag about his ring heroics. On Tuesday during a conference call with reporters for his May 2 fight against Manny Pacquiao, the confident Manchester, England, native sounded almost cocky. “There's no doubt in my mind who's going to win this fight,” Hatton said.
Floyd Mayweather Sr., left, trainer for light welterweight boxer Ricky Hatton of England, holds up a T-shirt as Hatton jumps rope during a media workout in Las Vegas, Nevada Thursday, April 16, 2009. The T-shirt was part of a gag gift given by rival trainer Freddie Roach.
Hatton-Pacquiao: Sideshow battle continues
boxing: Roach's joke gets Mayweather Sr. revved up again
Friday, April 17, 2009
The gesture seemed, well, almost genuinely nice. Then again that was only at first glance. Factor in the escalating war of words that Ricky Hatton and Manny Pacquiao’s trainers have bombed on each other in the last few weeks, and every media member inside the cramped IBA gym Thursday afternoon knew nothing good could come from the gift setting on the table.
Manny Pacquiao gets stretched out by strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza during a workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California March 31, 2009. Pacquiao of Philippines will take on Ricky Hatton of England in a 12-round fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2.
Pacquiao the prankster
boxing: Boxing's pound-for-pound king shows his punchy sense of humor
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Manny Pacquiao may be known as boxing's pound-for-pound champ, but he's also a world-class prankster. “He’s quite the jokester,” said Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach. “He likes to have fun, and he has a great sense of humor.” Pacquaio’s strength and conditioning trainer Alex Ariza seems to be the reigning fighter of the year’s favorite target.
Manny Pacquiao has won nine consecutive boxing matches, including three career-defining victories last year against Juan Manuel Marquez, David Diaz and Oscar De La Hoya. He fights Ricky Hatton on May 2.
Manny Pacquiao: A good guy and a bad man
Boxing: Pacquiao’s popularity outside the ring goes beyond his skill inside it. For his fans, it’s personal
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
To watch Manny Pacquiao interact with his fans is to witness something special. Sure, some want an autograph or a conventional handshake. Others, though, prefer to touch Pacquiao’s arm or rub their fingers against his sleeve, as if he were a religious figure or a living, breathing statue of a saint. “It’s because that’s exactly the way they look at him,” said Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquiao.
Ricky Hatton, a boxer from England, is shown in 2007 preparing for a bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Hatton will return to Las Vegas for a May 2 junior welterweight match against Manny Pacquiao in an eagerly awaited fight. Hatton, who has been training with Floyd Mayweather Sr., says he's been working on his hand speed.
Hatton’s got confidence cornered
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Ricky Hatton makes a convincing case for his prospects against Manny Pacquiao in their May 2 junior welterweight showdown at the MGM Grand.
Ricky Hatton (left) of England poses with his trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. during a post fight press conference after defeating Paulie Malignaggi in a junior welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Fun has begun for Hatton-Pacquiao bout
Boxing: Boxers will square off May 2 at the MGM Grand
Thursday, March 5, 2009
While Manny Pacquiao fans line the streets by the thousands in his native Philippines to watch the universally regarded pound-for-pound champ box, another prize fighter thinks he’s got just the type of style to stop Pacquiao’s legendary status from growing.
WBC lightweight champion Manny Pacquiao celebrates his victory over Oscar De La Hoya shortly after their welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008. Pacquiao won by TKO after the end of the eighth round.
Hatton-Paqcuiao set for May 2 at MGM
Boxing: Pound-for-pound king could hold three titles at the same time
Thursday, January 29, 2009
The month-long drama surrounding the potential boxing megabout between junior welterweight champ Ricky Hatton and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquaio is over. Promoters for the two boxers announced their official agreement Wednesday, setting the match for May 2 at the MGM Grand.
Pacquiao-Hatton back on for May 2 in Vegas
Friday, January 23, 2009
Pacquiao-Hatton back on for May 2 in Vegas
Oscar De La Hoya sits in his corner between rounds of Saturday night's welterweight fight against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
After great career, De La Hoya sent packing
Monday, December 8, 2008
From the moment the two men agreed to fight, Manny Pacquiao’s handlers had been trying to psyche Oscar De La Hoya out of his game.
Manny Pacquiao connects with Oscar De La Hoya their 'Dream Match' at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night. Pacquiao won with an eighth-round TKO.
Pound-for-pound champ proves it
BOXING: Weight wasn't an issue as Pacquiao easily defeats De La Hoya
Saturday, December 6, 2008
This was no dream. Manny Pacquiao, boxing's pound-for-pound champ, proved it once again as he did everything but put the sport's "Golden Boy" to sleep in front of 15,001 adrenaline-filled fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Oscar De La Hoya, left, and Manny Pacquiao face off Friday during the weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for their 12-round welterweight fight today. Bernard Hopkins, the former middleweight champion, looks on at center.
Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Much has been made of Manny Pacquiao’s decision to jump to the welterweight division after winning a world championship in his lone fight at lightweight (135 pounds) to go with his earlier titles at 112, 122 and 130 pounds.
Boxers Oscar De La Hoya, left, and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines face each other during an official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, December 5, 2008. De La Hoya and Pacquiao will meet for a 12-round welterweight fight at the arena on Saturday.
Lopez weighs in with comedy
De La Hoya-Pacquiao: Comedian steals show as 'Dream Match' duo tips scales
Friday, December 5, 2008
Comedian George Lopez offers up final words during Friday's weigh-in for Saturday night's mega-fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao.
Boxers Oscar De La Hoya, left, and Manny Pacquiao pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, December 3, 2008. De La Hoya and Pacquiao will meet for a 12-round welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
Nothing quite like buildup to a fight
De La Hoya-Pacquiao: Hype before a slugfest spurs an emotional excitement unmatched by other spectacles
Friday, December 5, 2008
In the pantheon of sporting events that come with a buildup, nothing quite matches a boxing megafight. True, it’s not often the fight itself lives up to the weeks and months of hype that precede it.
Oscar De La Hoya (above) and Manny Pacquiao will clash Saturday in a much-anticipated welterweight fight. Pay-per-view sales numbers are ahead of the record pace set for De La Hoya's 2007 fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
A recession-proof fight? Promoter thinks so
De La Hoya-Pacquiao:
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Those who track such arcane segments of the business are reporting that preliminary sales of the pay-per-view broadcast of Saturday night’s Oscar De La Hoya-Manny Pacquiao fight have been encouraging. The figures are so strong, in fact, they’re outpacing the numbers put up by De La Hoya’s bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May 2007.
Boxers Oscar De La Hoya, left, and Manny Pacquiao pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Wednesday, December 3, 2008. De La Hoya and Pacquiao will meet for a 12-round welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
Weighty issues solved: De La Hoya, Pacquiao ready
De La Hoya-Pacquiao:
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Oscar De La Hoya says he's been down to 147 pounds for weeks, and one look at him in a track suit Wednesday seemed to back that up. The same can't be said about Manny Pacquiao, but his job in the weeks preparing for his fight with De La Hoya wasn't to diet but to eat as much as he possibly could.
Boxer Oscar De La Hoya greets fans as he makes his official "arrival" at the MGM Grand on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao will meet for a 12-round welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.
Boxers arrive in grand fashion
De La Hoya-Pacquiao: De La Hoya, Pacquiao prepared for 'Dream Match'
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya made their official arrivals Tuesday with much fanfare at the Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand casinos. The two boxers will face off Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a 12-round welterweight fight.

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