Golovkin (33-0) wants a big shot after dominant performance

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LOS ANGELES--Gennady Golovkin might be the only man in boxing who loses every time he wins.

He did it again Saturday when he demolished Willie Monroe Jr. en route to an impressive sixth-round knockout in a middleweight title fight before 12,372 at the Forum. Golovkin remained unbeaten in 33 pro fights and retained his two world titles while ...Read more

Mayweather-Pacquiao fight sets pay-per-view record with 4.4 million buys

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A new and possibly unbreakable record of pay-per-view buys was set by the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2, with Showtime and HBO announcing Tuesday that 4.4 million people purchased the welterweight title unification bout.

Mayweather's unanimous-decision triumph at MGM Grand in Las Vegas generated more than $400 million in ...Read more

Mayweather slams Pacquiao's 'excuses,' takes back rematch talk

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. told Showtime's Jim Gray in a follow-up interview to his Saturday night victory over Manny Pacquiao that he could not detect during the bout that Pacquiao had suffered a shoulder injury.

"Absolutely not," Mayweather told Gray in the conversation that will air as part of Showtime's "Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Epilogue,"...Read more

After serving prison sentence, boxer still chasing dream

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Amir "Hardcore" Mansour remembers it like it was yesterday.

It was 2001, he was 28, had a 9-0 record and was popping up on radar around the boxing world as a promising young heavyweight.

But a conviction for cocaine possession diverted the upward trajectory of his career and landed him instead in the Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institute, ...Read more

Pacquiao has successful shoulder surgery

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Manny Pacquiao underwent surgery on his ailing right shoulder Wednesday in Los Angeles, and his doctor said he "could not be more pleased" with the results for the record eight-division world champion.

The operation was performed by orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who said Pacquiao will return to the ring.

Estimates are that Pacquiao will be ...Read more

Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions sues Al Haymon

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Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions announced Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against rival Al Haymon and his new Premier Boxing Champions series, alleging it violates the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act that prohibits managers functioning as promoters.

The lawsuit, seeking $300 million, was filed in federal court in Los Angeles.

In a ...Read more

Mayweather sued for defamation by former girlfriend

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Less than a week after the so-called "Fight of the Century," the bout's protagonists are facing a new challenge -- lawsuits.

On the same day two lawsuits seeking class-action status were filed against Manny Pacquiao claiming he defrauded fans by failing to disclose a shoulder injury, another lawsuit was filed against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Class-action lawsuit filed against Pacquiao, Top Rank

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Manny Pacquiao's attorney said Tuesday he intends to move to dismiss what he describes as a "frivolous" class-action lawsuit filed against the boxer and his primary handlers in Nevada by two Las Vegas residents.

As first reported by ESPN's Darren Rovell, the lawsuit seeks in excess of $5 million from Pacquiao, his manager Michael Koncz and his ...Read more

Manny Pacquiao to undergo surgery on his injured shoulder

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LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao will undergo surgery on his right shoulder later this week in Los Angeles, his manager told the Los Angeles Times following the boxer's medical examination Monday.

"Manny and (his wife) Jinkee decided that in the best interest of his long-term health, he will have the surgery here this week," Michael Koncz said.

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Manny Pacquiao to have shoulder surgery for torn rotator cuff

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LOS ANGELES -- Manny Pacquiao will undergo surgery on his right shoulder this week in Los Angeles, his manager told the Los Angeles Times following the boxer's examination Monday.

"Manny and (his wife) Jinkee decided that in the best interests of his long-term health, he will have the surgery here this week," Pacquiao manager Michael Koncz said...Read more

Manny Pacquiao issues statement clarifying shoulder injury

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Manny Pacquiao and his promoter issued a joint statement trying to clarify the shoulder injury he fought with in his unanimous-decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday.

Repeating what has been reported, that Pacquiao suffered a right shoulder injury while sparring, the eight-paragraph news release detailed that he was treated at the ...Read more

Dispute over injection for Manny Pacquiao's injury casts cloud on fight

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LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn't want to listen to any excuses, and Manny Pacquiao said he never intended to give one.

But after Mayweather extended his unbeaten record to 48-0 Saturday night with a unanimous-decision victory over Pacquiao at MGM Grand, a dispute over a denied injection Pacquiao said he needed for his pained right ...Read more

Pacquiao laments injury after losing to Mayweather

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LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao said after his Saturday night loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. that he was hampered by a sore right shoulder that had been injured in training camp and was re-aggravated in the third round.

Pacquiao's performance in the 118-110, 116-112, 116-112 unanimous-decision loss at the MGM Grand Hotel was marked by an ineffective ...Read more

Mayweather wins unanimous decision over Pacquiao

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LAS VEGAS -- It was a night when the science part of the sweet science prevailed.

Quickness and smarts. Movement and accuracy.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. employed all of his trademark boxing skills to outfox a determined but ultimately frustrated Manny Pacquiao, winning the so-called "Fight of the Century" at the MGM Grand on Saturday.

The ...Read more

Mayweather camp bans CNN's Rachel Nichols, ESPN's Michelle Beadle from fight

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Hours before Floyd Mayweather's much-anticipated fight against Manny Pacquiao, his camp informed a pair of reporters who have questioned him about and brought to light his reported history of domestic violence that their credentials were blocked.

CNN's Rachel Nichols and ESPN's Michelle Beadle tweeted that they wouldn't be allowed in the MGM ...Read more

This fight packs a wallop

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LAS VEGAS -- Women in white fringed bikinis danced onstage, swaying to the drumbeat of a marching band. There were flashing lights and thousands of cheering fans.

If Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s arrival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this week seemed a bit extreme -- the undefeated welterweight champion pounding his chest and flashing victory signs --...Read more

Manny Pacquiao thanks Floyd Mayweather Jr. at weigh-in

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LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao sat in his hotel suite Friday, popped a couple of the chocolate peanut butter snacks he's endorsing in his mouth and was driven across the Las Vegas Strip.

There, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he weighed in at 145 pounds for his showdown against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night.

Mayweather (47-0, 26 ...Read more

Pacquiao-Mayweather bout has Vegas on full-tilt overload

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LAS VEGAS -- Sin City's infamous gambling strip has already witnessed cheap shots, ruthless low blows, even gouging -- over prices -- and the opening bell of Saturday's long-awaited mega-fight hasn't even clanged yet.

This high-stakes desert oasis was pulsating with anticipation in the days before Floyd Mayweather Jr. was to fight Manny ...Read more

When Manny Pacquiao fights, it's a Philippine holiday

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LOS ANGELES--Order $60 worth of Filipino favorites to go at Max's of Manila in Glendale on Saturday and you get to take home a special "knockout treat:" a free, family-size, deep-fried pork leg called a crispy pata. But make plans to sit down at Max's that night for sisig or kare kare and you're likely to find the lights off and the front door ...Read more

Manager Haymon 'brilliant,' Mayweather says

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LAS VEGAS -- Their decade-long partnership is peaking with the richest paycheck in sports history.

But where will boxing's top pound-for-pound fighter, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and the most powerful man in the sport, his manager Al Haymon, go from here?

Mayweather (47-0) says his fight Saturday, against Manny Pacquiao, will be his next to last, ...Read more