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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is modern version of Ali vs. Frazier

This is the mega-fight. Possibly the biggest fight of our lifetimes, a blue-moon opportunity to see two of the world’s greatest fighters go toe to toe. It’s Ali-Frazier for the modern era, with media coverage dwarfing even that most famous of fights. It’s rare that boxing, that most mercurial of sports, has the opportunity to Read More…

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COUNTDOWN TO SHOWDOWN: Mayweather already near 147-pound weight

With slightly more than three weeks remaining until the fight of the century, Floyd Mayweather is already within three and a half pounds of the 147-pound welterweight limit. Mayweather stepped on the scales last week for the World Boxing Council’s mandatory 30-day weigh-in and registered 150.5 pounds. His opponent, Manny Pacquiao, was heavier than Mayweather, Read More…