Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s dad: My son would ‘whoop’ Manny Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather, preparing for his May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana, was humorously diplomatic this week when asked about promoter Bob Arum’s latest gambit to force a superfight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Arum suggested this month that boxing fans should boycott the Mayweather-Maidana fight, suggesting they not buy tickets to see it live at the MGM Grand or watch it on Showtime pay-per-view.

“Only thing we can do is pray for Bob Arum,” Mayweather said this week during media day for his 12-round world championship unification bout with Maidana. “I don’t want to say nothing negative about Bob Arum. I wish Bob Arum nothing but the best. We’re doing what we’re doing over here.”

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Pacquiao admits he has to be more aggressive in Bradley return

Manny Pacquiao played host to a massive media workout on Wednesday at the Wild Card Boxing Club and capped his busy day by gracing the highly-popular talk show of Jimmy Kimmel later, exuding confidence that he will get the job done when he meets Tim Bradley in their rematch next week in Las Vegas.

Even as Pacquiao concentrates in exacting vengeance, the fighting congressman took time out by taking it nice and easy during his chit-chat with the popular host as he delved on a number of issues ranging from the impending birth of a boy he will name Israel, boxing and politics in his native land.

Pacquiao’s appearance was preceded by the guesting of former US president Bill Clinton in the same show as the boxer’s reminisced about his first meeting with him many years ago in Las Vegas.

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Pacquiao Vs Bradley 2: ‘Pacman’ Vows To Be Merciless And Unrelenting In The Rematch As ‘Desert Storm’ Promises To Beat ‘Best Version’ Of The Filipino Boxer!

Pacquiao Vs Bradley 2 is drawing near and Timothy Bradley wants to fight the best Manny Pacquiao so fans can be sure that his victory will be “legit” however Manny Pacquiao vows to end the fight in his favor via Knockout as he says he will be merciless and unrelenting come fight night.

Pacquiao told Philboxing, “Yeah, he (Bradley) will get what he wants. He will be fighting the best Manny Pacquiao in a long time because I will be stepping top that ring well-prepared and very determined to prove to all and sundry who really won our first encounter two years ago,”

“I have been training long and hard for this fight to win back the title that was unceremoniously taken away from me and I intend to do that for all the boxing fans who also thought I won the first fight and, especially to my countrymen,” the 35-year old former pound-for-pound king said.

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Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado winner fights Bradley-Pacquiao winner

The WBO has declared that the victor of a planned Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado bout on May 17 will be the mandatory challenger to the winner of Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao II on April 12, organization president Paco Valcarcel and Top Rank CEO Bob Arum informed RingTV.com on Thursday.

“It is a WBO eliminator fight,” said Valcarcel. “So the winner between Marquez and Alvarado gets to fight the winner of the Pacquiao-Bradley fight.”

“All of the issues between Marquez and Alvarado have been worked out. We’re ready to do that fight,” said Arum. “So now, we’re working on the undercard. The date is May 17 at The Forum in Los Angeles. By the end of the day, it will be finished, and everything will be done.”

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Op-Ed: Mayweather, Pacquiao to remain top pay-per-view stars

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao will continue to dominate boxing’s pay-per-view (PPV) market despite possible losses in their upcoming fights.

Mayweather is set to fight on May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada against either British star Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana of Argentina while Pacquiao is scheduled to face Timothy Bradley, also at the MGM Grand on April 12.

Mayweather and Pacquiao are coming off impressive wins over their respective opponents last year with Mayweather beating Canelo Alvarez of Mexico while Pacquiao dominated Brandon Rios in Macau, China last Nov. 23.

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