Pacquiao-Mayweather in Tokyo? Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am Floyd working on ‘exhibition’ but Pacman wants real fight MANILA, Philippines — Floyd Mayweather Jr. yesterday announced on social media that an “exhibition” between him and Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao in Tokyo, Japan is in the works. “What I’m working on right now is the Mayweather-Pacquiao exhibition right here in Tokyo, Japan. Stay tuned,” the retired superstar said in a video clip he posted on Instagram. But that’s as far as he went. He did not say what the exhibition was all about – if it would involve a boxing match, a basketball game or a singing contest. Pacquiao, at 40 the reigning WBA welterweight champion, was informed of Mayweather’s post that came at around 5 p.m. Manila time, and immediately drew over 35,000 likes. “Bakit exhibition? Dapat … [Read more...] about Pacquiao-Mayweather in Tokyo?
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Pacquiao unaware of Mayweather's rematch plans in Saudi Dino Maragay (Philstar.com) - August 19, 2019 - 1:10pm MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather’s impending trip to Saudi Arabia to explore about the possibility of staging a rematch with Manny Pacquiao there came as news to the Filipino icon’s camp. “Senator is not aware of anything,” MP Promotions president Sean Gibbon’s now MP Promotions president, told Philstar.com in a text message Monday when asked about their knowledge of Mayweather’s most recent plan. The retired superstar is shown in a video on social media confirming his trip to the Middle Eastern country to talk with interested parties about Mayweather-Pacquiao 2. “It’s an honor to come to Saudi Arabia to sit down with you guys to talk about the Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch. Saudi Arabia — Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather — I’m on my … [Read more...] about Pacquiao unaware of Mayweather’s rematch plans in Saudi
Mayweather looking at Saudi Arabia for Pacquiao rematch Dino Maragay (Philstar.com) - August 19, 2019 - 11:28am MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he is flying to Saudi Arabia to talk with interested parties about holding a megabuck rematch with Manny Pacquiao in the Middle Eastern country. A video circulating in social media Monday shows Mayweather confirming his trip to Saudi. “It’s an honor to come to Saudi Arabia to sit down with you guys to talk about the Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch. Saudi Arabia — Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather — I’m on my way.” Pacquiao’s camp sees Mayweather’s latest move as legitimate, even as the fighting senator himself as yet to be informed of it. “That is Floyd exploring things if he can raise money for the fight,” Sean Gibbons, president of MP Promotions and now Pacquiao’s right-hand man, told … [Read more...] about Mayweather looking at Saudi Arabia for Pacquiao rematch
Manny Pacquiao refused to take the bait despite the constant verbal jabs thrown at him by Keith Thurman in the lead-up to their welterweight bout on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (Sunday in Manila). Thurman has vowed to go for the knockout against Pacquiao, and expressed his intent to retire the Filipino boxing icon. "Saturday night is gonna be one hell of a night, and you know, I've been saying it over and over again, but don't be surprised if Manny Pacquiao goes night-night," Thurman said during their final press conference on Wednesday night. Pacquiao, however, was unmoved by Thurman's words. READ: Mayweather Jr. to be ringside for Pacquiao-Thurman bout "Bayaan na natin," he said when asked, once again, for his thoughts on Thurman's trash talk. "Bayaan na natin 'yun." "Baka kinakabahan," he also said of Thurman in an interview with Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News. Rather than dwelling on Thurman's words, Pacquiao instead stressed his readiness for their … [Read more...] about Boxing: ‘Kinakabahan,’ says Pacquiao on Thurman’s trash talk
Sport Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi dethroned five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather as the highest paid athlete over the past year, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes on Tuesday. 12 Jun 2019 06:15AM Bookmark REUTERS: Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi dethroned five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather as the highest paid athlete over the past year, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes on Tuesday.Messi, who scored 36 goals while leading Barcelona to the La Liga title this year, earned US$127 million (£100 million) between his salary and endorsements to move up one spot on the list of the world's 100 highest-paid athletes.Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo (US$109 million), Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar (US$105 million), Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez (US$94 million) and Swiss tennis great Roger Federer (US$93.4 million) rounded out the top five.Mayweather, … [Read more...] about Messi unseats Mayweather as highest-paid athlete