If Mayweather Jr. lost to Pacquiao: Bob Arum weighs in

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Part of the reason that May 2nd is such a colossal event, is mostly due to the fact that for a long time now, boxing enthusiasts believed that only Manny Pacquiao has the right arsenal to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. Of course aside from their competitive edge, both men have developed very unique personalities over the years, and paired together with their history, they make a great story for the sport of boxing.

One of the more popular questions nowadays, is what would happen if Mayweather Jr. lost the fight?

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More Heartache For Dillian Whyte

It appears that British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (14-0,11 Ko’s) has experienced yet more heartache in his quest to get relevant fights, announcing that his proposed appearance on 24th April in Corby, Northants, UK is in jeopardy after experienced Russian contender Dennis Bakhtov (39-10,26ko) pulled out of fighting him.

Whyte announced on his twitter, above a picture of Bakhtov: “I was meant to fight this guy on the 24th in Corby. He said yes to the fight, then bottled it! #jokers..”

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U.S Senator Harry Reid is rooting to Pacquiao

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Harry Reid, a long time senator from Nevada, has voiced his support for Manny Pacquiao in his upcoming bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“I always try to help people who help me and no one has been more helpful to me, campaign wise, who’s been a personality, than Manny Pacquiao. I wish them both well and they’re good for the sport but Manny Pacquiao broke training on two separate occasions to come and campaign for me and I can’t forget that,” stated Reid.

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Swimming vs. road work/running for boxers – a better option or a therapeutic option?

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Swimming is a great aerobic enhancer and surpasses the benefits of running as far as endurance and lung capacity are concerned. It opens up the alveoli and increases the feel good factor. It brings up the overall fitness level and tones the whole body of a boxer relaxing every muscle as well during warm down in the water. Swimming is a low impact activity and injury in the pool is extremely rare (slipping in the shower is another story). The old school of thought used to believe swimming developed the wrong back and shoulder muscles and affected the range of motion for boxers. The same school preached that free weights were poison for the boxing body.

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Freddie Roach: “Floyd Knows Manny is Taking Him into Deep Water”

SACRÉ BLEU! We have all heard of France’s New Wave style of filmmaking but has FLOYD “Money” MAYWEATHER decided to incorporate New Wave training into his preparations for his battle against Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO or is he just a fish out of water? Their welterweight world championship unification battle takes place Saturday, May 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Hearn offers Frampton £1.5million for unification blockbuster

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Scott Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn has offered Carl Frampton £1.5million to fight Quigg at the Manchester Arena on July 18.

The Bury star joined promoter Eddie Hearn in Matchroom Sport’s offices in Brentwood to confirm the offer live on Sky Sports News, which was sent to Frampton’s team earlier in the day.

Unbeaten World champions Quigg (WBA) and Frampton (IBF) have long been on a collision course, and after issuing the offer to the Belfast man, Quigg is hoping that they can clash in a summer blockbuster.

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The Exciting Prospect of Sergey Kovalev vs Artur Beterbiev

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Professional boxing returned to network television Saturday afternoon when WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson successfully defended his title with a unanimous decision victory over Sakio Bika. But the most eye-raising performance on the card, which was televised by CBS, came from up-and-coming brutal powerhouse Artur Beterbiev, who destroyed Gabriel Campillo in the fourth round of their contest. It was an explosive display of power from Beterbiev, who is quickly making a name for himself as a devastating force to be reckoned with.

With the impressive win, Beterbiev’s stock has risen, and it brings the potential prospects of a bout between him and former amateur foe Sergey Kovalev one step closer to possibly becoming a reality in the distant, but not too distant future.

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Video: Amir Khan Blasts Kell Brook, Eddie Brook

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Amir Khan to FightHype.com: “First of all, the fight with Algieri is not confirmed yet. Even if it was, I can’t believe the people who are talking shit. At the end of the day, I did say that I want to fight the top guys. Obviously I can’t fight Floyd or Manny, so Miguel Cotto was another guy I wanted, but he’s going on to fight someone else. Broner said he’d fight me, so I said let’s do it, but I heard that Broner don’t want it either…Just look at my last 10 opponents, regardless if I won or lost, and then look at Kell’s. Eddie and Kell are fooling the fans, using my name and saying I’m afraid. All I’m saying is Kell still need to prove himself by fighting A-class fighters like I have done,” stated former world champion Amir Khan, who responded to critics who questioned his decision not to face Kell Brook in a proposed June 13 showdown.

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