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May 7, 2015

Pacquiao surgery goes smoothly

Manny Pacquiao underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday, just days after his loss to Floyd Mayweather in the so-called “Fight of the Century.” Surgeon Neal ElAttrache, who performed the operation to repair a torn rotator cuff, said he could “not ...

Uchiyama defends title with patented KO

May 6, 2015

Uchiyama defends title with patented KO

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Watanabe Gym chairman Hitoshi Watanabe confessed that he hadn’t been sure if it was right to select undefeated fighter Jomthong Chuwattana as the opponent for his own Takashi Uchiyama, because he knew the Thai could pose a legitimate threat. In the end, Watanabe’s fears ...

Fans sue Pacquiao over injury

May 6, 2015

Fans sue Pacquiao over injury

Two Nevada men filed a class-action lawsuit against Manny Pacquiao on Tuesday, seeking millions in damages because they say he fraudulently concealed a shoulder injury before his defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night. It is just the latest fallout from Mayweather’s victory ...

May 5, 2015

Pacquiao needs shoulder surgery

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, who lost a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather in their welterweight unification fight on Saturday, has a torn rotator cuff and will undergo shoulder surgery, ESPN reported on Monday. Dr. Neal ElAttrache described the tear on Monday as “significant” and ...

Mayweather hits jackpot

May 4, 2015

Mayweather hits jackpot

by Tim Dahlberg

The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind-boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done. “No pictures, though,” Mayweather said, sliding the check out of an envelope. “Don’t want any pictures ...

Mayweather wins megafight

May 3, 2015

Mayweather wins megafight

The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best. Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in ...

Floyd, Manny ready to rumble

May 2, 2015

Floyd, Manny ready to rumble

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before Mayweather and Pacquiao finally meet in the richest event in boxing history, they took the stage ...

Mayweather, Pacquiao set to cash in

Apr 30, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao set to cash in

His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera. That doesn’t mean money is ever very far from his mind. Certainly not now, when he’s ...

Pacquaio stays calm ahead of megafight

Apr 29, 2015

Pacquaio stays calm ahead of megafight

Manny Pacquiao worried about the punching power of Miguel Cotto. He knew Juan Manuel Marquez was a slick counter puncher, and wondered how he’d fare against a fighter the caliber of Oscar De La Hoya. He’s got no such worries about Floyd Mayweather Jr. ...

Mayweather, Pacquiao camps brace for fight week

Apr 27, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao camps brace for fight week

The last time Freddie Roach was on the interstate linking Los Angeles with this boxing capital, he was written up for going 225 kph. Roach will be driving a lot slower Monday as part of a colorful caravan of hundreds of cars heading down ...

Klitschko dominant in title defense

Apr 26, 2015

Klitschko dominant in title defense

The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev. Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko easily outpointed a game-but-outclassed Bryant Jennings in the champion’s first fight in the United States in seven years, defending his heavyweight titles with a unanimous decision Saturday night. ...