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By Lance Pugmire, Tribune Newspapers | August 24, 2011
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back. Again. He took almost 22 months off before fighting Juan Manuel Marquez in 2009. And when Mayweather steps into the boxing ring Sept. 17 against WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, he will have gone 16 months since his last fight, a lopsided win over Shane Mosley. This downtime could take a deeper toll because Mayweather, 34, has more than just boxing to worry about. He faces a three-felony-count domestic violence criminal case, with an October court date, and he is overdue to give a deposition in a defamation case filed by Manny Pacquiao after Mayweather alleged the Filipino star used performance-enhancing drugs.
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By Ethan Renner and For The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
"Exile. I've managed to isolate the president from everyone, including myself. " -- Frank Underwood Special Prosecutor Dunbar visits with Dr. Larkin, the reverend who served as the Walker's marriage counselor, and threatens him with a subpoena, but the minister refuses to divulge anything that the Walkers discussed with him. In the Oval Office, President Walker meets with Frank. Frank comments on the punching bag that he gave Walker as a gift. The president mentions that Floyd Mayweather had recently been in for a visit, and explained that the key to his success was his calculated ability to counter.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2004
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Floyd Mayweather has staked his reputation as boxing's best fighter, pound-for-pound. Roy Jones used to hold the mythical title, but a loss earlier this month would seem to leave the crown to Mayweather. Mayweather (32-0, 21 knockouts) has made his case in the ring, most recently here on Saturday night, outclassing former junior welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley with a unanimous decision in a 12-round, non-title bout. Mayweather, a champion at 130 and 135 pounds, moved up to the 140-pound class for the fight.
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By Mark Whicker | July 3, 2012
INDIO, Calif. — If boxing can figure out where it left its torch before the whole house goes down, Gary Russell Jr. again showed he might have the hands to hold it. The 24-year-old featherweight from Washington D.C. had too many hands for Christopher Perez at Fantasy Springs Casino over the weekend, decking him four times and stopping him at 1:41 of the third round. That makes Russell 20-0 with 12 knockouts. So what? Twenty-and-oh is the shallow end of the pool. But if all the cards get played correctly, this kid has the blurry hand speed, the savvy, the quickness and the sly charm to give boxing the lifeline it doesn't deserve.
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May 8, 2007
Good morning -- Steve Nash -- Good thing you weren't Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Oscar De La Hoya - the fight would have been stopped.
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September 19, 2011
It would be a classic George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Pac Man, TKO, late rounds. A Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup would be a classic contest between one of the best defensive specialists in boxing history (Mayweather) against one of the most vaunted power punchers in his division (Pac Man). Pac Man's power would win out because he attacks relentlessly. He would stay on top of Mayweather even if he got tagged. The power punches would add up, and Mayweather would eventually go down.
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By Lance Pugmire and Tribune Newspapers | March 15, 2010
What Manny Pacquiao most effectively accomplished in his punching-bag treatment of Joshua Clottey on Saturday night was to keep the intrigue of a future showdown with unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. as topic No. 1 in the boxing world. But important people around that possible mega-event continue to send troubling signals that cast uncertainty about whether the bout will ever happen. Mayweather isn't taking questions about Pacquiao, making that clear at a recent Los Angeles news conference in which his people even steered him away from Filipino reporters.
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November 5, 2006
Carlos Baldomir was game, just as advertised. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was brilliant, just as expected. Mayweather dominated nearly every minute of every round last night in Las Vegas, winning the welterweight title with a lopsided decision to remain unbeaten and set up a possible megafight next year against Oscar De La Hoya. Baldomir never went down and never appeared in trouble, but his face was bloodied from the first round on and he took punch after punch to the face from the much quicker and much more skilled Mayweather.
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By Edward Lee | September 17, 2011
Sometime in the wee hours straddling Saturday night and Sunday morning, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz will clash for the right to capture Ortiz's WBC welterweight title in Las Vegas. Mayweather (41-0) is considered the heavy favorite against Ortiz (29-2-2), but Ravens strong safety Tom Zbikowski, an occasional professional boxer, said he thinks Ortiz has a shot at pulling off the upset. "Any puncher has a chance," said Zbikowski, who is 4-0 as a cruiserweight. "That's why boxing has always been in the interest of the public.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | June 25, 2005
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - A photo in the lobby of Bally's Hotel and Casino shows Angel Manfredy blocking Arturo Gatti's wide left hook. Manfredy's eighth-round knockout was the second of six losses suffered by Gatti, this city's boxing hero. Talented defensive specialist Floyd Mayweather (33-0, 22 knockouts) figures to do similar damage when the hard-punching Gatti (39-6, 30 KOs) defends his World Boxing Council 140-pound title tonight at Boardwalk Hall. Their clash is billed as "Thunder and Lightning" because of Gatti's momentum-changing power and Mayweather's speed, skill and grace.
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By Bill Dwyre, Tribune Newspapers | October 13, 2011
Think of boxing's quest for fame and fortune as a game of musical chairs. Recently, the song stopped and Tim Bradley quickly sat down. The 28-year-old fire hydrant, a 140-pounder from Palm Springs, Calif., with lightning-quick hands and feet, signed with Top Rank Promotions. That's Bob Arum's company, and 46 years after he quit being a Harvard lawyer and found Muhammad Ali, Arum's is still the logo you want on your boxing gloves. Bradley had been with Gary Shaw's promotions, but when his contract ran out this summer, Bradley ran out too. Right to Arum.
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September 19, 2011
It would be a classic George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Pac Man, TKO, late rounds. A Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup would be a classic contest between one of the best defensive specialists in boxing history (Mayweather) against one of the most vaunted power punchers in his division (Pac Man). Pac Man's power would win out because he attacks relentlessly. He would stay on top of Mayweather even if he got tagged. The power punches would add up, and Mayweather would eventually go down.
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By Edward Lee | September 17, 2011
Sometime in the wee hours straddling Saturday night and Sunday morning, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz will clash for the right to capture Ortiz's WBC welterweight title in Las Vegas. Mayweather (41-0) is considered the heavy favorite against Ortiz (29-2-2), but Ravens strong safety Tom Zbikowski, an occasional professional boxer, said he thinks Ortiz has a shot at pulling off the upset. "Any puncher has a chance," said Zbikowski, who is 4-0 as a cruiserweight. "That's why boxing has always been in the interest of the public.
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By Lance Pugmire, Tribune Newspapers | September 16, 2011
Manny Pacquiao smiled at the question, as many boxers before him have, flexed his right biceps and grinned in delight. "I still feel young and strong," Pacquiao proclaimed last week. Birthday No. 33 comes for Pacquiao on Dec. 17. Floyd Mayweather Jr., the man the boxing world wants Pacquiao to fight if Mayweather withstands the challenge of 24-year-old Victor Ortiz on Saturday in Las Vegas, will turn 35 on Feb. 24. "One lesson we've learned in this sport is that day arrives for fighters when they wake up and find out something they believed was written in stone as unchanging has changed," HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant said.
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By Lance Pugmire, Tribune Newspapers | August 24, 2011
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back. Again. He took almost 22 months off before fighting Juan Manuel Marquez in 2009. And when Mayweather steps into the boxing ring Sept. 17 against WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, he will have gone 16 months since his last fight, a lopsided win over Shane Mosley. This downtime could take a deeper toll because Mayweather, 34, has more than just boxing to worry about. He faces a three-felony-count domestic violence criminal case, with an October court date, and he is overdue to give a deposition in a defamation case filed by Manny Pacquiao after Mayweather alleged the Filipino star used performance-enhancing drugs.
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By Lance Pugmire, Tribune Newspapers | May 3, 2010
Bob Arum lowered his voice from promoter-speak, stared into the reporter's eyes to invoke unprecedented sincerity about the fight the boxing world wants to see now even more than it did before Floyd Mayweather's money-throwing, bullet-sounding ring walk Saturday night. "I want you to understand that we absolutely want this fight," said Arum, the veteran promoter of Manny Pacquiao, who now stands alongside — or perhaps behind — Mayweather as the world's top pound-for-pound boxer.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | August 3, 1996
ATLANTA -- The frustrated U.S. boxing team took a couple more lumps last night when gold-medal hopefuls Antonio Tarver and Floyd Mayweather were defeated in their semifinal bouts, leaving only light middleweight David Reid with a chance to win a gold at the Atlanta Olympiad.Tarver tired in the third round and was outpointed by Vasilii Jirov of Kazakstan, 15-9, in the 178-pound division, but the American team cried foul -- and accused the judging panel of bias -- when Mayweather came up short in the 125-pound semifinal.
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By Ethan Renner and For The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
"Exile. I've managed to isolate the president from everyone, including myself. " -- Frank Underwood Special Prosecutor Dunbar visits with Dr. Larkin, the reverend who served as the Walker's marriage counselor, and threatens him with a subpoena, but the minister refuses to divulge anything that the Walkers discussed with him. In the Oval Office, President Walker meets with Frank. Frank comments on the punching bag that he gave Walker as a gift. The president mentions that Floyd Mayweather had recently been in for a visit, and explained that the key to his success was his calculated ability to counter.
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By Lance Pugmire and Tribune Newspapers | March 15, 2010
What Manny Pacquiao most effectively accomplished in his punching-bag treatment of Joshua Clottey on Saturday night was to keep the intrigue of a future showdown with unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. as topic No. 1 in the boxing world. But important people around that possible mega-event continue to send troubling signals that cast uncertainty about whether the bout will ever happen. Mayweather isn't taking questions about Pacquiao, making that clear at a recent Los Angeles news conference in which his people even steered him away from Filipino reporters.
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May 8, 2007
Good morning -- Steve Nash -- Good thing you weren't Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Oscar De La Hoya - the fight would have been stopped.
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