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

Manny Pacquiao (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images); Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mayweather: Super Fight With Pacquiao Set For May 2 At MGM Grand In Las Vegas

The long anticipated bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will almost surely break every financial record ever, and make both boxers richer than 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

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

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: Until Floyd Takes On Manny, We’ll Have To Continue Dealing In Symbolism

Sadly, we have to deal in symbolism, because not one rumor regarding Mayweather and Pacquiao has materialized into something that boxing’s dwindling devotes can hang on to.

11/24/2014

Manny Pacquiao delivers a blow to Chris Algieri  during the world welterweight title at The Venetian on Nov. 23, 2014 in Macau. (credit:  Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Manny Pacquiao Knocks Long Island’s Chris Algieri Down 6 Times, Dominates

Manny Pacquiao couldn’t resist having a little fun after getting the signature win he desperately needed for the fight boxing fans desperately want to see.

11/23/2014

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri pose during a press conference at The Venetian on November 19, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pac-Man Likely To Shatter Algieri’s Chance Of A Lifetime In Title Fight

If he lasts more than six rounds in this scheduled 12-rounder, he has every right to feel good about himself. But it would take a near-miracle for Algieri to get the upset.

11/21/2014

Chris Algieri (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Long Island’s Chris Algieri Looking To Shock Heavy Favorite Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao is a heavy favorite against Algieri, a Huntington native who seemingly came out of nowhere to get the fight.

11/21/2014

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 and Chris Algieri promote their upcoming fight at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Chris Algieri ‘Hungry’ To Make Hometown Proud Against Pacquiao

Making history will be easier said than done against Manny Pacquiao, who brings a 56-4-3 record into the fight on Nov. 22. But the Huntington native says he’s up to the task.

10/07/2014

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

Manny Pacquiao lands a right to the head of Timothy Bradley during their WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao Still Has The Fire Needed To Dismantle Bradley

Boxing may have become a niche sport, but getting a chance to see Manny Pacquiao in the ring is worth your time. He is one of the two most compelling figures in the sport over the last decade.

04/11/2014

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