Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Muhammad Ali is behind Pacquiao ‘all the way’, reveals his daughter Rashida

Muhammad Ali is backing Manny Pacquiao to beat Floyd Mayweather when the pair collide in their Las Vegas showdown.

Pacquiao and Mayweather will meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on 2 May in what will be the biggest fight ever seen in the sport in terms of the prize money on offer. A reported £170m-minimum purse will be up for grabs as two of the greatest boxers the sport has ever seen will seek to unify the welterweight division.

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Manny Pacquiao Net Worth: Boxer is Philippines’ Top Tax Payer

Superstar boxer Manny Pacquiao is confirmed to be the Philippines’ top tax payer. The eight-division world champs earnings topped the government records making him the country’s number one taxpayer in 2014.

In a report by The Bangkok Post, the champion fighter topped the Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue list of individual taxpayers for 2013 with PhP 163.83 million in taxes paid.

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Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight will reportedly pull in $74 million at gate

Money-wise, the May 2 Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is shaping to be the biggest of all-time.
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Money-wise, the May 2 Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is shaping to be the biggest of all-time.
The money grab that is Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s welterweight bout with Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2 will reap even more bread than had originally been thought.

According to ESPN.com, the MGM Grand Garden Arena is being configured so that the live gate will net around $ 74 million.

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LOOK: Tim Tebow pays a visit to Manny Pacquiao

SEC commentator Tim Tebow won’t be in Phoenix for the NFL veteran’s combine this weekend (he didn’t score an invite, though he did land a tryout with the Eagles) so he’s freed up to do whatever he wants. Like visit Manny Pacquiao.

There’s a lot more here in common than you might think: Tebow and Pacquiao are both very religious and hail from the Philippines.

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Gennady Golovkin Prepared to Fight Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao at 154

The Kazakh sensation has admitted he is eyeing up a potential showdown with one of the iconic fighters and when asked whether he could make the requisite weight limit of 154 pounds, he provided an emphatic answer, per Luis Sandoval of fighthype.com:

“Absolutely.” said the undefeated star. “This is business. I understand; this is boxing business. It’s not a lot of weight to lose. My last fight, I’m 58. I’m not big guy.”

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