MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Millions of Filipinos pack public gymnasiums, movie houses, restaurants and homes of relatives and friends with pay-per-view to cheer on their boxing hero Manny Pacquiao from halfway across the world in his fight against American Floyd Mayweather....
Until they have gone through the first three or four rounds, nobody really knows which versions of Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao will show up for the biggest fight tomorrow, Sunday in the Philippines....
Top Rank’s Bob Arum is famous for saying “I lied yesterday. Today, I am telling the truth.” And he is right on target when he said the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tomorrow is not the biggest fight ever in professional boxing....
In many ways, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao share many things in common. They both grew up in a dysfunctional family. Pacquiao’s parents were estranged and Mayweather’s were hooked on drugs. Both lived in the squalor of poverty and made boxing their ticket out of it....
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