Manny Pacquiao

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Floyd Mayweather poses for photos after defeating Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight unification bout on Saturday  at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Photograph: AFP

Floyd Mayweather, plainly diminished as a legend but still undefeated, got the unanimous decision but not the crowd’s acclaim when he outlasted Man(...)

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather  and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao pose ahead of their unification title fight at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Photograph: John Gurzinski/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Popcorn and beers around the world, then, for Saturday night-Sunday morning’s staggeringly hyped boxing match in Las Vegas, as the fight game plays(...)

Floyd Mayweather says he will reach the record of 49 unbeaten performances set by the heavyweight Rocky Marciano in the 50s, although few believe he will be able to resist reaching for the half century. Photograph: John Locher/AP Photo

Violence, as witnessed on the streets of America this week and many other places, is a most curious drug. The legal sale in a boxing ring in Las Vega(...)

Floyd Mayweather jnr (centre) and Manny Pacquiao hold the World Boxing Championship welterweight belt, which will go to the winner of their Saturday night bout, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Photograph: Monica Almeida/New York Times

Las Vegas was gearing up for a knockout weekend as A-listers and high-rollers flooded into the gambling resort on Friday for what has been labelled th(...)

Floyd Mayweather will look for an early knock out against Manny Pacquiao. Photograph: Getty

Floyd Mayweather Sr and Freddie Roach agreed on one thing on Thursday: Floyd’s son will try to knock out Manny Pacquiao in the early rounds of their f(...)

Three-quarters of bets placed in MGM resort sports books have been for Manny Pacquaio. Photograph: Getty

Few fighters have embodied the nominal title of people’s champion more completely than Manny Pacquiao. It turns out he’s also the people’s choice at t(...)

A few weeks back, a Texas sports talk radio show invited listeners to call in to express dissatisfaction with the Dallas Cowboys signing Greg Hardy to(...)

Floyd Mayweather has been uncharacteristically mute ahead of his fight with Manny Pacquiao. Photograph: Reuters

They say if you spend enough time in a place you become that place. So it is for Floyd Mayweather and Las Vegas, the desert town of six hundred tho(...)

Manny Pacquaio is happy with his underdog tag ahead of Saturday’s fight against Floyd Mayweather. Photograph: Reuters

As befits the pantomime buffoonery that attends professional fisticuffs, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather made their “grand entrances” in Las Ve(...)

 A promotional banner hanging on the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in preparation for the  Floyd Mayweather v  Manny Pacquiao bout. Photo: Brian Jones/EPA/Las Vegas News Bureau

After years of hype and build-up, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will finally meet in the ring on Saturday evening in Las Vegas . It’s a big nigh(...)

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