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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

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 23: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers runs off the field at the end of the first half against the Minnesota Vikings on November 23, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giving Thanks For Sports

Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, a pretext for gorging on poultry and then taking our swollen torsos to the nearest television for some football, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.

11/26/2014

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

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates after defeating Marcos Maidana by majority decision in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 3, 2014 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: How Much ‘Money’ Does Mayweather Have Left In The Tank?

Half of boxing’s dynamic duo fought Saturday night. And, as always, it left the boxing cognoscenti with as many questions as answers.

05/05/2014

Trainer/father Floyd Mayweather Sr. talks with his son Floyd Mayweather Jr. between rounds against Canelo Alvarez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Mouth, Money And Mastery Of Floyd Mayweather

At an age when most boxers fade under the dim lights of dementia, Floyd Mayweather Jr seems as keen and quick and good as ever, in defiance of history and precedent and logic.

09/16/2013

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The End Of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s Career Is In Sight

He’ll be 38 and another $150 million or so richer when his lucrative contract with Showtime ends.

09/15/2013

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Mayweather Dominates Alvarez For Easy Decision Win

The fight was one of the richest ever if not the richest ever with a live gate of $20M and at least another $100M from pay-per-view.

09/15/2013

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Silverman: Boxing May Have Lost Its Stature, But Mayweather-Alvarez Will Be Special

If Alvarez can get in his shots, Mayweather will have to react like a champion. He will have to show he can take a punch and stay on his game plan.

09/14/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L), Canelo Alvarez (R) (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.

09/13/2013

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Mayweather, Alvarez Fight Hopes To Bring In Record-Breaking Numbers

“Saturday could be a $200 million night,” Schaefer said. “Boxing is hardly a dying sport.”

09/13/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Canelo Alvarez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mayweather, Alvarez Kick Off Press Tour In Times Square

With the WBA Super Light Middleweight title on the line, this fight has the potential to be an instant classic, and it all starts here.

06/24/2013

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Mayweather Jr. Named Highest-Earning Athlete In America By SI; A-Rod, Johan Crack Top 15

Locally, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (out until after the All-Star break) came in at No. 9 and the Mets’ Johan Santana (out for the season) came in at No. 13. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (out until after the All-Star break) is No. 19.

05/15/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Robert Guerrero during the fifth round of their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mayweather Defeats Guerrero In Style To Retain Welterweight Belt

Floyd Mayweather fought as if he had never left the ring, coming back from a year’s absence Saturday night to win a unanimous 12-round decision over Robert Guerrero in their welterweight title fight.

05/05/2013

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and Robert Guerrero pose during the final news conference for their bout at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on May 1, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Robert Guerrero Believes He Will Be 1st Fighter To Take Down Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Guerrero believes he is the fighter who will be the first to beat Mayweather, and he’s eager to earn both the recognition and the money that would come with such a win.

05/03/2013

Robert Guerrero Joel Casamayor junior welterweight fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center July 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Boxer Robert Guerrero, Set To Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., Arrested At JFK

Guerrero was arrested after declaring an empty – but unlicensed – .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol while trying to fly to Las Vegas, Port Authority police said.

03/28/2013

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