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Pacquiao can’t retire with ‘peace of mind’ after Mayweather loss

Nov 08, 2018 - 9:05 AM

'It will be different this time as there will be no excuses,' the Filipino eight-division world champion says

REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao says there's a 'big possibility' he'll face Floyd Mayweather again. Photo by AFP

Floyd Mayweather to fight Japanese MMA fighter

Nov 05, 2018 - 1:39 PM

The 41-year-old boxer puts his undefeated record on the line against Japan's Tenshin Nasukawa

BACK AT IT. Floyd Mayweather will return from retirement again. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP


Khabib Nurmagomedov challenges Floyd Mayweather to clash

Oct 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The Russian mixed martial artist takes a page out of rival Conor McGregor's book

BATTLE OF UNDEFEATED. UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov (left) wants to put his immaculate record on the line against unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather. Photos from AFP


Manny Pacquiao says fight with Mayweather to be 'finalized' this week

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The senator says Floyd Mayweather Jr wants to fight in December but the schedule is yet to be discussed

Floyd Mayweather to come out of retirement, fight Manny Pacquiao

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The undefeated American boxer last fought mixed martial artist Conor McGregor in 2017 while the Filipino star is coming off his first stoppage win in nine years

REMATCH. Manny Pacquiao (left) and Floyd Mayweather could end up facing again. File photo John Gurzinski/AFP/Getty Images


Megabuck bout up for Pacquiao

Sep 07, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is set to fight in December against a still unknown fighter

ALL SET. There are many potential foes for Manny Pacquiao, including British rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather wraps up PH tour reminiscing beach days

May 12, 2018 - 9:56 PM

The retired American boxer pampers himself in the natural wonders of El Nido and Samal Island

MORE FUN IN THE PH. Floyd Mayweather chills by the poolside of El Nido's eco-luxury resort Pangulasian Island. Photo from Instagram (@floydmayweather)

LOOK: Mayweather buys designer shoes for his dog

May 11, 2018 - 10:27 PM

The American boxing icon and The Money Team head for another shopping jaunt

Pacquiao sends Mayweather GenSan hoops invite

May 10, 2018 - 2:38 PM

The Filipino ring icon says Mayweather can swing by General Santos for some pick-up basketball games

BUSY. Manny Pacquiao has been training in General Santos City for his July 15 bout with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

LOOK: Mayweather goes mall hopping in Manila

May 10, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Back from his R&R in El Nido, Floyd Mayweather gets a taste of Manila's mall culture

Photo from Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Floyd Mayweather coming to Manila

May 07, 2018 - 1:25 PM

'The Philippines, I love you. I'm on my way,' says the retired American boxer

MONEY. Floyd Mayweather will spend a day of his vacation in the Philippines. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP


Thai 'dwarf giant' Wanheng equals Mayweather's 50-0 record

May 02, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The 32-year-old boxer stops Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to tie the boxing great's perfect mark

UNDEFEATED. Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin (left) lands a blow against Panamanian challenger Leroy Estrada to retain his WBC minimumweight title. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Mayweather legacy faces challenge from Thai 'dwarf giant'

May 01, 2018 - 2:12 PM

If Wanheng triumphs on Wednesday afternoon, May 2, he will equal Mayweather's feat of winning 50 successive fights

'EQUALLING FLOYD'. Unsung outside the boxing world, the Thai fighter nicknamed the "dwarf giant" is quietly closing in on Floyd Mayweather's undefeated 50 fight record. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Unheralded Thai boxer primed for Mayweather record fight

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:40 AM

WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin targets a 50th win on May 2

DWARF GIANT. ‘I want to win, because it's an important fight, to equal Floyd,’ says Wanheng Menayothin, the Thai boxer nicknamed as the ‘dwarf giant.’ Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP

Fraud charges for cryptocurrency promoted by Mayweather, rapper DJ Khaled

Apr 03, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The incident turns the spotlight on how some fraudulent cryptocurrencies are using celebrities to raise funds from investors

MAYWEATHER. Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring for his super welterweight boxing match against Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by Christian Petersen/AFP


Floyd Mayweather ready to start MMA training soon

Mar 16, 2018 - 1:20 PM

'I can wrestle. My wrestling game is not that bad. On a scale from one to 10, I would say it's probably a 7. We can take it up to a 9, if possible,' says Floyd Mayweather

RETURN. Floyd Mayweather is teasing to come back from retirement to participate in a mixed martial arts bout. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/AFP


Mayweather-McGregor sells 4.3 million PPVs, just short of May-Pac record

Dec 15, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Mayweather and McGregor got a lot of buck for their bang

KNOCKOUT BUSINESS. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor generated a lot of money in their crossover fight despite cries of mismatch from many in the sport. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nearly 1 million viewers for pirated FB Live of Mayweather-McGregor fight

Aug 28, 2017 - 6:45 PM

An unauthorized livestream eludes the social network and copyright owners of the fight


Mayweather's 50-0 record should have an asterisk, says Marciano's son

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The son of heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano feels the Mayweather McGregor showdown was only an exhibition fight

WIN NUMBER 50. The son of Rocky Marciano believes Floyd Mayweather's victory over someone who had never boxed professionally before taints his 50th win. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Knockdown or not? Malignaggi goes down in McGregor sparring

Aug 12, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Dana White releases footage of Paul Malignaggi hitting the canvas but the boxing champ says it was no knockdown

GYM FIGHTS. What happens in the gym stays in the gym. Unless it helps sell pay-per-views. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Wearing 'f--- you' suit, McGregor mocks Mayweather over tax issues

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Mayweather and McGregor hit Los Angeles for their first press stop as they attempt to sell a fight for which ringside seats will go on sale for around 10 000

LOW BLOW. After Floyd Mayweather Jr produced an uncashed $100 million check, McGregor tells him: "Give it to the taxman!" Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao bashes Mayweather-McGregor as a ‘boring fight’

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Pacquiao doesn t want to say both fighters will run around but he says they ll not be standing and trading punches at close range

NOT EXCITED. Manny Pacquiao thinks Mayweather vs McGregor will be an easy, boring fight for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Wendell Alinea

Mayweather says fight with McGregor is what people want

Jun 18, 2017 - 12:34 PM

They asked for this fight I was in retirement but they wanted me back and I m back

WHAT PEOPLE WANT. Floyd Mayweather Jr comes out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor because people wanted him back. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather: If I fight again, big chance it'll be McGregor

May 21, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr insists his possible bout against UFC champion Conor McGregor is the biggest fight to be made in boxing and mixed martial arts

McGregor says he's signed contract to fight Mayweather

May 18, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Conor McGregor confirms he has inked his contract to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr in the boxing ring

BILLION-DOLLAR FIGHT. Conor McGregor puts the ball in Floyd Mayweather's court, signing his contract to meet in a boxing match. File photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather accuses McGregor of stalling fight deal

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:44 AM

You said you were boss so just sign the paper and let s make it happen says Mayweather

FIGHT OR FLIGHT. Floyd Mayweather Jr (R) and Conor McGregor (L) have been talking about a crossover fight without any real progress. Screenshot from Twitter

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Nov 14, 2016 - 10:34 PM

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Pacquiao fuels Mayweather rematch rumors with jacket lining hint

Nov 14, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Manny Pacquiao shows off his new suit jacket which feature photos of himself and Floyd Mayweather on the inside lining

DROPPING HINTS. Manny Pacquiao drops hints about a possible Floyd Mayweather rematch with his latest wardrobe choice. Photo from Pacquiao's Facebook page

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Nov 07, 2016 - 9:21 PM

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Pacquiao has unfinished business against Mayweather

Nov 07, 2016 - 1:02 PM

Pacquiao says he is eager to avenge his 2015 loss to Mayweather and he doesn t feel the contract negotiations would be nearly as acrimonious as they were for the first fight

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Will there be a Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather part two? File photo by JOHN GURZINSKI / AFP

Pacquiao inviting Mayweather to watch fight stirs talk of rematch

Nov 06, 2016 - 4:46 PM

The retired Mayweather s appearance at the fight against Vargas at Pacquiao s request will certainly stir talk of a Pacquiao Mayweather 2

ROUND 2? Floyd Mayweather Jr. watches ringside Manny Pacquiao's fight against Jessie Vargas, stirring talks of a second Mayweather-Pacquiao clash. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 10, 2016 - 8:37 AM

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McGregor on Mayweather: ‘He needs me, I don’t need him’

May 23, 2016 - 1:19 PM

McGregor believes that Mayweather is using his name to stay relevant in the fighting world

NOT BACKING DOWN. Conor McGregor isn't backing down to any challenge, including a potential crossover fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. McGregor photo from his Facebook, Mayweather photo from Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Mayweather offers McGregor $50 million for boxing match - report

May 21, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Mayweather reportedly offered McGregor a 50 million paycheck for an in ring showdown on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

$50 MILLION. Floyd Mayweather Jr reportedly offers Conor McGregor $50 million for a boxing match. McGregor photo from his Facebook, Mayweather photo from Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Conor McGregor spars boxer; preparations for Mayweather or Diaz?

May 19, 2016 - 6:23 PM

Conor McGregor showed he was far off from form to contend with Floyd Mayweather but he could be preparing for a Nate Diaz rematch instead

HAND SKILLS. Conor McGregor has some holes to fill in his boxing game, but he might not be preparing for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. File photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

This Mayweather vs McGregor simulation may be too realistic

May 12, 2016 - 5:47 AM

This may be the closest we get to this fight actually happening

BOXING VS MMA. Conor McGregor (L) and Floyd Mayweather Jr (R) have both teased a showdown. Screenshot from Twitter

Floyd Mayweather teases comeback from retirement

May 01, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Floyd Mayweather says he s had conversations with CBS and Showtime but says it d take a 9 figure payday and a championship fight to bring him back

A COMEBACK? Floyd Mayweather teases about a potential comeback if it was a '9-figure payday' and 'a championship fight.' File Photo from AFP

Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch 'more likely than not' - Arum

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:10 PM

It s close to 50 50 but probably leaning more toward the fight happening says Pacquiao s promoter Bob Arum

OUT OF RETIREMENT? The demand for one more showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr could be too much to pass up, says Bob Arum. File photo by Top Rank

Mayweather met Bradley, scored Pacquiao fight a draw - report

Apr 11, 2016 - 9:16 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr was one of the few who felt Manny Pacquiao didn t beat Timothy Bradley Jr in their third fight

UNANIMOUS DECISION. Manny Pacquiao scores the second of two knockdowns in his third meeting with Timothy Bradley Jr. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

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Apr 08, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Broner stops Theophane in 9, then calls out Mayweather

Apr 02, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Adrien Broner setss aside his looming legal troubles to score a technical knockout win over Ashley Theophane

PROBLEM CHILD. Adrien Broner finished off Ashley Theophane in round 9. Photo by Patrick Smith/AFP

Retired Mayweather finds foes outside ring harder to tame

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:22 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr reiterates his retirement though he is learning that his opponents as a promoter are more difficult to manage

'ABSOLUTELY NOT.' Floyd Mayweather Jr also reiterates he won't come out of retirement for a rich payday nor for an Olympic opportunity. File Photo by MICHAEL NELSON/EPA

Pacquiao harbors no bitterness over Marquez knockout

Jan 25, 2016 - 3:57 AM

Manny Pacquiao says Juan Manuel Marquez deserves credit for his 2012 knockout win in their fourth fight

TOUGH LESSON. Manny Pacquiao lies flat on the ring after getting hit by a knockout blow by Juan Manuel Marquez in their 4th bout. File photo by AFP

Mayweather says racism exists in boxing

Jan 06, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr cites champion Gennady Golovkin former Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward and even ex UFC champ Ronda Rousey as examples

RACISM IN BOXING? Floyd Mayweather Jr says there is still racism in boxing, citing ex-UFC champion Ronda Rousey as an example. File Photo by MICHAEL NELSON/EPA

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Jan 04, 2016 - 11:28 AM

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Mayweather offers to help Rousey with boxing

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:51 PM

If you need help as far as with boxing I m here to help you says Floyd Mayweather Jr about Ronda Rousey

HELP OFFERED. Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr offers to help Ronda Rousey (left) with her boxing. Photo by Joe Castro/EPA

Mayweather defends Rousey after loss

Nov 18, 2015 - 3:01 PM

In an unexpected plot twist Floyd Mayweather Jr defends Ronda Rousey after her shock KO loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193

IN DEFENSE OF ROUSEY. Floyd Mayweather Jr sticks up for Ronda Rousey from criticism she received after her surprise knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. File Photo by MICHAEL NELSON/EPA

De La Hoya jabs at 'boring' Mayweather

Nov 14, 2015 - 11:15 AM

Let s face it: You were boring writes Oscar De La Hoya to Floyd Mayweather Jr in an open letter in the December issue of Playboy

SHOTS FIRED. Oscar De La Hoya (right) takes a swipe at fellow retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr in an open letter. Mayweather file photo from MICHAEL NELSON/EPA; De La Hoya file photo from DIEGO AZUBEL/EPA

Mayweather retires after defeating Berto

Sep 13, 2015 - 12:57 PM

All 3 judges ruled in Mayweather s favor and afterwards the American welterweight world champion confirmed that he was retiring: It s official

STILL UNDEFEATED. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) lands on punch on Andre Berto and goes on to earn a unanimous decision to claim his 49th and he says final victim in a glittering unbeaten ring career spanning two decades. Photo by JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP

WBO gives Mayweather deadline to decide championship status

Jul 01, 2015 - 6:00 PM

If Mayweather fails to meet WBO’s terms Bradley will be promoted as the organization’s official champion after claiming the interim title with a win over Vargas

FRIDAY. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has until Friday, July 3 to decide whether or not he intends to remain as the championship committee’s welterweight titleholder. File Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP