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May 11, 2015

Players win thrusts Fowler into major conversation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rickie Fowler’s stunning victory at the $10 million Players Championship was unquestionably the perfect riposte to any criticism of his perceived inability to close out tournament wins.

Much more significantly, through, his thrilling playoff win after four extra holes at the TPC Sawgrass thrust his name back into the conversation about the players most likely to dominate the game at the highest level over the next decade.

May 8, 2015

Mayweather makes U-turn, says no to Pacquiao re-match

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two days after saying he would be open to a re-match with Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr. reversed course on Thursday while describing the Filipino as “a sore loser”.

In an interview with Showtime to be broadcast on Saturday, Mayweather expressed his disgust that Pacquiao had blamed an injured right shoulder for his defeat by the American in the so-called “Fight of the Century” in Las Vegas.

May 5, 2015

Injured Pacquiao faces possible sanctions

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The fallout from the “Fight of the Century” became murkier on Monday with possible lawsuits in the works and Manny Pacquiao likely to face disciplinary action for failing to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury.

Filipino Pacquiao lost on a unanimous decision to undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr in a heavily hyped welterweight showdown in Las Vegas on Saturday that is expected to be the top grossing prize fight of all time.

May 5, 2015

Analysis – Injured Pacquiao faces possible sanctions

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The fallout from the “Fight of the Century” became murkier on Monday with possible lawsuits in the works and Manny Pacquiao likely to face disciplinary action for failing to disclose a pre-bout shoulder injury.

Filipino Pacquiao lost on a unanimous decision to undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr in a heavily hyped welterweight showdown in Las Vegas on Saturday that is expected to be the top grossing prize fight of all time.

May 3, 2015

Still an asterisk over Mayweather’s legacy

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Heading into the much hyped ‘Fight of the Century’, Floyd Mayweather Jr. repeatedly said his welterweight showdown with Manny Pacquiao was all about defining his legacy while preserving a perfect record as a professional.

In many ways, it was a case of ‘job done’ on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena where the 38-year-old American once again showcased his brilliant defensive skills as he won a unanimous decision over Pacquiao in their title bout.

May 3, 2015

Analysis – Still an asterisk over Mayweather’s legacy

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Heading into the much hyped ‘Fight of the Century’, Floyd Mayweather Jr. repeatedly said his welterweight showdown with Manny Pacquiao was all about defining his legacy while preserving a perfect record as a professional.

In many ways, it was a case of ‘job done’ on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena where the 38-year-old American once again showcased his brilliant defensive skills as he won a unanimous decision over Pacquiao in their title bout.

May 3, 2015

Beaten Pacquiao says hampered by shoulder injury

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Filipino Manny Pacquiao said a shoulder injury hampered his bid to hand Floyd Mayweather a first ever defeat as a professional on Saturday as the American improved his record to 48-0 with a unanimous decision.

Pacquiao, a 2-1 underdog going into the welterweight bout billed as the “Fight of the Century” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, suffered the injury during a sparring session, according to his trainer Freddie Roach.

May 3, 2015

Mayweather’s defense trumps Pacquiao’s attack

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – In a hotly anticipated match-up of contrasting styles, Floyd Mayweather’s defensive brilliance trumped Manny Pacquiao’s all-out attack as the American eked out a unanimous decision over the Filipino on Saturday.

Time and again, Mayweather bobbed and weaved out of harm’s way to leave Pacquiao punching thin air in a welterweight showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena that was no classic but is expected to be the richest bout of all time.

May 3, 2015

Hollywood royalty ready for fighters to rumble

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – With security beefed up at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the rich and famous settled into their expensive seats shortly before the welterweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao began on Saturday.

Tickets for a hotly anticipated megabout dubbed the “Fight of the Century” have been coveted by A-listers and high-rollers, with no guarantee that prime front row spots would be granted for every request from the biggest names in show business.

May 3, 2015

Boxing-Hollywood royalty ready for fighters to rumble

LAS VEGAS, May 2 (Reuters) – With security beefed up at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the rich and famous settled into their expensive seats shortly before the welterweight showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao began on Saturday.

Tickets for a hotly anticipated megabout dubbed the “Fight of the Century” have been coveted by A-listers and high-rollers, with no guarantee that prime front row spots would be granted for every request from the biggest names in show business.