Manny Pacquiao

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao (R) takes part in a practice session in Manila on February 26, 2015. (Photo credit should read JOSEPH AGCAOILI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boxing Needs Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

Let’s discard the nonsense that this is just another fight, or that it doesn’t feed a starving sport.

02/27/2015

Milwaukee Bucks v Miami Heat

5 Richest Boxing Matches

With the announcement of Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao is finally going to happen, many thought how much this fight will generate. Answer: A CRAP LOAD!! It will shatter all financial records in any boxing match in history. With the help of CBS and Showtime, Mayweather could earn up $120 million for 12 rounds, if that, of boxing, while Pacquiao will make around $80 million. Boxing depends so much on PPV sales and will continue to do so, but this time it’ll be at a premium price come May 5. Only if Muhammad Ali or Mike Tyson were fighting now days, they could probably beat out Mayweather records. Here are Boxing’s richest fights in history:

02/20/2015

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Floyd Mayweather To Fight Manny Pacquiao On May 2 In Las Vegas

It’s on: Floyd Mayweather says he and Manny Pacquiao to meet May 2 in richest fight ever.

02/20/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Final Round For Manny And Mayweather

A report just crawled across my flatscreen, with Bob Arum asserting that the dueling networks, HBO and Showtime, have basically agreed on broadcasting rights for a Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao bout in May.

02/06/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 27: Boxers, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on January 27, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Perfect Confluence Of Timing, Talent, History For Mayweather

Floyd, you’re great. While I can’t concede the greatest, and I wince when you compare yourself favorably to The Greatest (Muhammad Ali), I’ll give it that you’re the best of your time.

01/30/2015

MACAU - NOVEMBER 23: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines punches Chris Algieri of the United States during the WBO world welterweight title at The Venetian on November 23, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Keidel: Will Mayweather Accept Terms For Pacquiao Bout?

By every account, Manny Pacquiao has agreed to every nuance of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s demands, including rampant PED testing, a smaller share of the epic purse, and a lower perch on the glittering marquee.

01/16/2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Marcos Maidana

Showtime Executive: Mayweather Wants Pacquiao More Than Ever

Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants a fight with Manny Pacquiao more than ever, a top Showtime executive said Thursday, and negotiations continue to make the long anticipated bout a reality on May 2.

01/15/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manny And Mayweather In May?

With more dueling monologues than a presidential campaign, it’s sounding more and more like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight next year.

12/19/2014

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Marcos Maidana

Negotiations For Mayweather Jr Vs. Pacquiao Target May 2 As Fight Date

Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s ready to fight Manny Pacquiao next May in a long anticipated bout that would be the richest ever in boxing.

12/12/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri attend the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manny Pacquiao Takes On Chris Algieri In Macau

Somewhere way on the right side of your globe, in the aorta of China, Manny Pacquiao will fight on Saturday, November 22.

11/21/2014

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights with Brandon Rios of the U.S. during their 'Clash in Cotai' WBO International Welterweight title bout on November 24, 2013 in Macau. (credit: Nicky Loh/Getty Images)

Sugar Ray Leonard: Pacquiao, Mayweather Fight Would Generate ‘Outrageous’ Ratings

Boxers Hasan N’Dam and Curtis Stevens are eager to go after one another as both seek a title shot in an International Boxing Federation middleweight fight set for Wednesday.

09/30/2014

Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.

07/11/2014

Manny Pacquiao v Timothy Bradley

Pacquiao Gets Back At Bradley By Decision In Rematch

Manny Pacquiao won a unanimous decision in his rematch with Timothy Bradley on Saturday night, avenging his 2012 loss and claiming the WBO welterweight title.

04/12/2014

MACAU - NOVEMBER 24: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fights with Brandon Rios of the U.S. during their 'Clash in Cotai' WBO International Welterweight title bout on November 24, 2013 in Macau.

Keidel: Boxing Doesn’t Command The Bold Ink It Once Did

Manny Pacquiao, one of the few boxers to still move the needle, fights Timothy Bradley this weekend for the WBO welterweight title.

04/11/2014

Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines and Tim Bradley of the US pose at a news conference to promote their upcoming WBO welterweight championship boxing rematch in Beverly Hills, California, on February 4, 2014. Pacquiao and Bradley's first match on June 9, 2012 was a split decision in favor of Bradley, which ended Pacquiao's welterweight title reign as well as his seven-year, 15-bout winning streak. The rematch will take place on April 12 in Las Vegas. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Pacquiao, Bradley Both Seek Redemption In Rematch

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley intend to leave no doubt this time.

02/04/2014

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