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It's Mayweather vs. Maidana May 3

Floyd Mayweather, right, throws a left at Canelo

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All speculation regarding who Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent will be can be put to rest.  

Three days after Amir Khan tweeted that he wouldn’t be taking on Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions announced Monday the WBC welterweight champion will take on WBA belt holder Marcos Maidana on May 3, live on SHOWTIME pay-per-view.

A venue for the tilt was not part of the announcement, but...

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Amir Khan: Fight with Floyd isn't happening

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No official word has come from Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Golden Boy Promotions, but all indications are that his next fight won't be against Amir Khan.

Khan (28-3), long rumored to be on Mayweather’s short list for a bout on May 3, tweeted Friday  “No response from Mayweather or his team. [The] fight’s not happening.”

Khan made his displeasure of how the negotiations were handled.

“[I...

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Why Pacquiao-Bradley II makes sense

FILE - In this June 9, 2012, file

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So why does Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley for a second time make sense?

The first meeting between the two ended in controversy as Bradley was awarded a split-decision victory many believed he didn’t deserve.

The two will hook up again on April 12 at the MGM Grand on HBO PPV.  

So why a second meeting?

Bradley (31-0) has done a lot since his win over Pacquiao (55-5),...

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Bob Arum: Floyd and Manny should fight for charity

Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum speaks

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When negotiations for a megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao began in late 2009, the initial roadblock was drug testing.

Mayweather, in addition to the standard urine tests fighters are required to take, wanted Olympic-style blood testing. Pacquiao balked at the demand and the fight didn’t take place.

The second time around, it was about the money. Mayweather wanted...

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Neutral Corner Top 10

Floyd Mayweather, right, throws a left at Canelo

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1. Floyd Mayweather Jr., welterweight (45-0): Is there really any reason to even explain why Mayweather is No. 1 in the world? After taking apart the sport’s top young fighter in Canelo Alvarez, Mayweather, 36, proved he still has it. His next bout is scheduled for May. Amir Khan is rumored to be the opponent. 2. Andre Ward, super middleweight (27-0): Ward returned to the ring in November after...

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Mayweather: Broner jumped too early

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his majority decision victory

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Even Adrien Broner’s mentor Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks the brash young fighter got a little too big for his britches. We’re referring to Broner’s decision to stay at welterweight and fight Marcos Maidana, instead of moving back to junior welterweight or even lightweight after his fight against Paulie Malignaggi. Broner had trouble dealing with the power of Maidana, a stronger puncher than Malignaggi,...

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Could Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao finally happen?

Mayweather-Canelo generates record numbers

It’s official. Floyd Mayweather Jr. can now say he has been a part of the two highest grossing fights in boxing history. Mayweather can also say he has been in on two of the biggest pay-per-view events in boxing history. SHOWTIME and Golden Boy Promotions announced Thursday that the Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez bout on Saturday night generated a record $150 million in television revenue and at least...

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Algieri moves to 18-0, Clottey wins

Chris Algieri (L) lands a left against Wilfredo

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Lost amongst all of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez hype was something going on in our own backyard. Chris Algieri moved to 18-0 with an seventh-round stoppage of Wilfredo Acuna at the Paramount Theater in Huntington. Algieri moved another step closer to achieving his goal of fighting for a junior welterweight world title. Also on the Star Boxing “Rockin’ Fights 10” card was former world...

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Next up for Floyd Mayweather...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his majority decision victory

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Floyd Mayweather said he’s going to fight again in May and September, as part of his six-fight deal with SHOWTIME. The question is who is left? Everyone wants to fight Mayweather. In addition to wanting to become part of history by fighting the word’s finest boxer, it’s an easy way to get rich. These days, anyone who fights Mayweather is pretty much guaranteed to earn the biggest pay check of their...

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