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Boxing News 2015: Canelo Alvarez Says It Will Be An ‘Honour’ To Fight ‘Legend’ Manny Pacquiao


Alvarez was recently asked in an interview published by boxing website thaboxingvoice.com about Pacquiao and the possibility that the Mexican get to face the Filipino in the near future— and create their own “super fight” possibly after the big bout against Mayweather Jr.

“Pacquiao has fought the best, the best in the world. He’s at the end of his career, but he still continues to be a great fighter with experience,” Alvarez, who who will be facing James Kirkland in Houston, Texas a week after the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout, said in the article. “It would be an honour to fight Pacquiao with all due respect. It would be an honour to fight a legend like him.”

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Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao Fight Predictions: Keith Thurman Offers Advice to Pacquiao Against Mayweather for May 2 Match

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao aren’t schedule to fight each other until Saturday, May 2, but everyone is providing their own opinion on the upcoming super fight.

Fans, former boxers, media personnel and even current boxers are weighing in.

The most recent to lend his opinion was interim WBA Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman. Thurman has been calling out Mayweather for a potential fight for what seems like an eternity now, saying Mayweather “lacks power” and Thurman would be the toughest of all of his opponents. But, Thurman seems to be leaning to Mayweather’s side for May 2.

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Roy Jones Jr.: Floyd Mayweather is as dangerous as ever at age 38

oy Jones Jr. is nothing if not unconventional.

During a prime that saw him capture world championship belts in four weight classes — including heavyweight — he overcame a series of high-end fighters with the sheer breadth of his athletic skill set.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has leaned on similar all-around toolbox to get to 47-0, and conventional pre-fight wisdom is that the 38-year-old will need all those tools in working order against Manny Pacquiao.

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Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight New WBC Belt Unveiled $1 MILLION SWAG! Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/03/17/mayweather-pacquiao-mega-fight-wbc-unviels-for-the-victor/#ixzz3UhWQuifp

Floyd and Manny are fighting for more green than they thought on May 2nd … ’cause TMZ Sports has the first look at the WBC belt the two men will be vying for … and it’s as emerald as Oz.
The World Boxing Council didn’t just want any old championship belt to be handed out to the winner of this historic bout … so they decided to commission a special prize for the victor.

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Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao fight will adhere to US drug protocols

Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao on 2 May is to be conducted under the US Anti-Doping Agency testing programme.

The welterweight rivals, whose showdown is set to be the richest in history, with an estimated shared purse of $250,000,000 (£167.4m), have agreed to observe the rules established under the World Anti-Doping code, the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list and the Usada protocol for Olympic and Paralympic movement testing.

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