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Manny Pacquiao takes on Adrien Broner amid Mayweather rematch speculation

Even at 40, the Filipino senator is still one of the world’s best welterweights entering his title defense against Adrien BronerManny Pacquiao finds himself in a bit of an unusual spot entering Saturday’s welterweight showdown with the profane underach…

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Floyd Mayweather says rematch with Manny Pacquiao is happening this year

Mayweather: ‘I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao’American earned over $200m for win in their first boutFloyd Mayweather Jr says a rematch with Manny Pacquiao will take place this year. Related: Gennady Golovkin scoffs at ‘clown’ Canelo Álvarez at c…

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Floyd Mayweather’s record in peril after Wanheng Menayothin moves to 50-0

Thai champion defends 105lb title in style to improve to 50-0Menayothin, 32, can surpass Mayweather record in next fightFloyd Mayweather’s most cherished record is no longer his alone.The Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin improved to 50-0 on Wednesday, equ…

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Manny Pacquiao on Mayweather, Trump and the world’s most famous shoulder

The Filipino boxer insists April’s rubber match with Timothy Bradley is his last fight before he retires into politics, but the sense of unfinished business after his injury-marred loss to Floyd Mayweather may prove too hard to resist

The Manny Pacquiao who entered the congested dressing room on Thursday morning at Madison Square Garden, smartly clad in a glen plaid suit and Louis Vuitton sunglasses, with a pair of iPhones in hand, might have seemed an imposter a decade ago. The much improved English, polished look and improbable punctuality would have been unrecognizable from the unkempt bantamweight who turned up at Hollywood’s Wild Card Boxing Club in search of a trainer back in 2001, a free-swinging, free-spirited southpaw no one could imagine would soon become the face of the sport.

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Floyd Mayweather is 2015’s highest-paid athlete with record $300m earnings

• Boxer benefits from $600m-grossing Pacquiao fight
• Ronaldo third on Forbes’ list ahead of rival Messi

Floyd Mayweather has topped the Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes for 2015 with a record $300m (£194m) in earnings.

The welterweight boxer had already earned $420m entering 2015 but it was his fight with Manny Pacquiao in May that boosted income for the self-styled Money Man.

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Manny Pacquiao receives hero’s welcome in Manila – video

Boxer Manny Pacquiao receives a hero’s welcome on his return home to the Philippines on Wednesday after losing to Floyd Mayweather in their world welterweight super-fight on 2 May. The 36-year-old has his arm in a sling following shoulder surgery to address an injury he says affected his performance. Pacquiao maintains that he deserved to win what was the most lucrative fight in boxing history, with total revenue expected to top $500m (£320m) Continue reading…

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Sport picture of the day: Manny Pacquiao, still man of the Filipino people

Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, wearing a black shoulder brace and arm sling, throws free shirts to a crowd during his welcome motorcade in Manila after his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas Continue reading…

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Crowds welcome defiant Manny Pacquiao on return to Philippines

• Beaten fighter arrives home wearing sling on his right-arm
• Pacquiao insists he ‘did not deserve to lose’ to Floyd Mayweather
• Mayweather brands Pacquiao a ‘sore loser’ and a ‘coward’
• Kevin Mitchell: A rematch? These are fights the public really want to see

An injured Manny Pacquiao arrived back in the Philippines to a hero’s welcome on Wednesday, still adamant that he did enough to win his fight against Floyd Mayweather at the start of the month.

The 36-year-old was wearing a sling on his right arm following shoulder surgery on a torn rotator cuff suffered before his unanimous points decision loss in the heavily hyped fight in Las Vegas on 2 May.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao is over and boxing is dead, again

The record-smashing numbers done by Mayweather-Pacquiao won’t save boxing any more than years of mainstream neglect will kill it. The sport is permanently adhered to our culture

The numbers are in and they’re predictably huge, with the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao blockbuster clocking in at 4.4m pay-per-view buys.

Since the event, fans, pundits and everyone with an opinion have given their own not-so-unique insight as to the grandiose meaning of what we all saw. But rather than weighing heavily on the conscious of the public and changing the world forever, the biggest boxing event in the world simply happened – as most things tend to.

Related: Mayweather-Pacquiao shatters PPV marks with 4.4m buys, $400m revenue

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Mayweather-Pacquiao shatters PPV marks with 4.4m buys, $400m revenue

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao shatters PPV record with 4.4m US buys
  • Long-awaited fight generated over $400m in domestic revenue
  • Tally expected to swell to over $500m once all receipts counted

The biggest prizefight in history managed to live up to expectations – at least at the box office.

The long-awaited showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated more than 4.4m pay-per-view buys, nearly doubling the previous record of 2.48m for the 2007 fight between Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya.

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Mayweather-Pacquiao shatters PPV marks with 4.4m buys, $400m revenue

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao shatters PPV record with 4.4m US buys
  • Long-awaited fight generated over $400m in domestic revenue
  • Tally expected to swell to over $500m once all receipts counted

The biggest prizefight in history managed to live up to expectations – at least at the box office.

The long-awaited showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated more than 4.4m pay-per-view buys, nearly doubling the previous record of 2.48m for the 2007 fight between Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya.

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Does Manny Pacquiao have a legal case to answer over his shoulder injury?

With a series of lawsuits alleging fraud over non-disclosure of his shoulder injury, Manny Pacquiao faces losses greater than his defeat to Floyd MaywetherBoxing fans have unleashed a barrage of lawsuits against Manny Pacquiao that may pack a stronger …

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Mayweather on Pacquiao: ‘I lost a lot of respect for him after all of this’ – video

Floyd Mayweather said in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he’s not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao ‘because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward’. The interview was recorded late Tuesday night and will air Saturday nig…

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Sports quiz of the week: Chelsea, Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao and F1

This week’s quiz takes in the snooker, Chelsea’s championship, the big fight in Las Vegas and doesn’t mention the election once Continue reading…

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Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao sums up our greedy times

When historians look back for an event that encapsulates our era they will find the ‘Fight of the Century’, an overblown drama in which ‘Money’ Mayweather – a man from a country, culture and century that prioritises the aggressive, relentless pursuit of profit above all else – defeated an injured opponent for $300m

By Paul Gibson for The Balls of Wrath, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Almost a week has now passed since I sat silently alone in an incipient Madrileño dawn to absorb the biggest prize fight of a generation. My solitude was a function of the general indifference the average Spaniard feels towards the sweet science, particularly bouts that take place at 6am on a Sunday morning.

The silence derived from a mortal fear of waking a sleeping six-month-old in the adjoining room, coupled with an even greater dread of being subjected to hours of the most partisan and ill-informed pro-Pacquiao rhetoric this side of General Santos City. The Spanish may not know much about boxing, but in the past few months they have become extremely well-versed in the established Manny Pacquiao equals good, Floyd Mayweather equals evil narrative.

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Floyd Mayweather brands Manny Pacquiao a ‘sore loser’ and ‘coward’

  • Mayweather says he’s changed mind on interest in rematch with Pacquiao
  • Unbeaten American says he doesn’t believe Pacquiao was injury hampered

Floyd Mayweather said in an upcoming interview with Showtime that at this moment he’s not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao “because he’s a sore loser and he’s a coward.”

The interview was recorded late Tuesday night and will air Saturday night after the network’s replay of boxing’s richest fight, which Mayweather won by decision last weekend in Las Vegas to stay undefeated.

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If Mayweather v Pacquiao bored you, here are five fights of the century so far

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao seem to be organising a rematch of their so-called ‘Fight of the Century’ but they will have to produce more drama, action and entertainment to compete with this collection of 21st-century classics

By Tim Starks for The Queensberry Rules, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Let’s say you expected the “Fight of the Century” last weekend between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to be the best fight of this century, at least so far. Unfortunately, you were dreaming. Also, there are 85 more years to go.

But since the year 2000, boxing has had its share of brutally dramatic two-way brawls, fights that were far more astounding on the action scale than Mayweather v Pacquiao. One of them might be the best fight ever.

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Manny Pacquiao open to Floyd Mayweather rematch proposal, says Bob Arum

A rematch of the richest fight of the century has edged closer after Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Manny Pacquiao would be open to a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.

On Tuesday, Mayweather said he would be willing to fight Pacquiao again in a year’s time, once the Filipino has recovered from shoulder surgery. Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, admitted that Saturday’s fight in Las Vegas – which Mayweather won on a unanimous points decision – had been hard to put together but the rewards were difficult to ignore. Both fighters pulled in well over $100m for the bout.

Related: Floyd Mayweather says he will fight Manny Pacquiao again ‘in a year’

Related: Fans file $5m lawsuit over Manny Pacquiao injury in Floyd Mayweather fight

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Fans file $5m lawsuit over Manny Pacquiao injury in Floyd Mayweather fight

If losing to Floyd Mayweather on Saturday wasn’t bad enough, it appears that Manny Pacquiao is the subject of the lawsuit over the “fight of the century”.

The $5m lawsuit has been filed against Pacquiao and his management team over allegations they knew about the fighter’s shoulder injury before Saturday’s fight in Las Vegas but failed to report it to the Nevada Athletic Commission, something that is required by law. Pacquiao will undergo surgery on the injury and is expected to be out of action for up to a year.

Related: Floyd Mayweather says he will fight Manny Pacquiao again ‘in a year’

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Floyd Mayweather says he will fight Manny Pacquiao again ‘in a year’

On the same day many had speculated that an injury to Manny Pacquiao would rule out a rematch with Floyd Mayweather, the American has said he is willing to face his rival once again.

“I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” Mayweather told ESPN’s Steve A Smith in a text on Tuesday.

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