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Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally agree to mega-fight

It took more than half a decade to make the fight of this generation.<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr. set aside a bitter rivalry Friday by announcing that he and Manny Pacquiao have signed to fight each other. The world's top two pound-for-pound boxers are scheduled to square off in a welterweight title …

Manny Pacquiao's greatest fights, No. 2: Ricky Hatton

Every fighter needs a signature moment.<p>For<p>Manny Pacquiao, his came in a second-round knockout of Ricky Hatton on May 2, 2009, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a fight Pacquiao told The Times is his second greatest.<p>Precisely six years before the night he is scheduled to fight<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.inside the …

Manny Pacquiao's greatest fights, No. 1: Oscar De La Hoya

Even now, with more than six years of hindsight,<p>Manny Pacquiaocan barely believe he made a 12-pound jump from lightweight to welterweight to fightOscar De La Hoya.<p>Shaking his head recently at the bold move he made on Dec. 6, 2008, just before his 30th birthday, Pacquiao ranks his dominating upset …

Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s greatest fights, No. 2: Miguel Cotto

When Miguel Cotto’s name was mentioned to one of<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s leading advisors a few years before the pair fought in 2012, the man wondered, “Who?”<p>That was the type of stunning, outsize ego that surrounded and rubbed off on the unbeaten fighter, whose 2007 record-breaking pay-per-view …

Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s greatest fights, No. 1: Oscar De La Hoya

For years, Floyd Mayweather Jr. believed, the most significant impediment to his ability to collect the riches his boxing talents deserved was Oscar De La Hoya.<p>While both fought under the Top Rank Promotions banner, De La Hoya was the true "Golden Boy," his 1992 Olympics story of earning a gold …

Special belt to be created for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao victor

It is the most anticipated fight in the history of boxing, so it only makes sense the victor will receive a special belt, possibly containing emeralds or platinum.<p>Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will square off in the ring May 2, finally. While the two prepare for the bout, …

$1-million emerald belt for Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao winner

A one-of-a-kind belt will be presented to what the World Boxing Council is calling the "Fight for Eternity" between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.<p>After fan voting on the WBC website, the sanctioning body has announced it will award the winner of the May 2 welterweight bout at MGM Grand in …

Manny Pacquiao goes from boxing ring to political arena

The five-car convoy heads south, warning lights flashing, weaving dangerously around the ever-present, slow-moving civilian traffic and on toward the province of Sarangani and its most famous resident, Manny Pacquiao.<p>There will be a political rally at 3 p.m. and Pacquiao will be the star, much as …

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is glad he waited for big fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s crafty, well-plotted style in the boxing ring carried over to his decision of choosing when to fightManny Pacquiaotoo, he said.<p>At his gym Tuesday, on media day for a fight that is expected to destroy pay-per-view and live-gate records, Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) detailed …