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Could Pacquiao fight be in cards for Mayweather?

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LAS VEGAS (AP) Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch.

And it might open the door - if just a crack - for the fight with Manny Pacquiao that boxing fans have been craving for years.

"If the Pacquiao fight happens, it happens," Mayweather said Saturday night after disposing of Maidana for the second time in four months. "You can ask the same questions and get the same answers. I call my own shots."


Mayweather remains unbeaten despite bite complaint

LAS VEGAS (AP) Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night.

Mayweather dominated Maidana from the opening bell, using his boxing skills to keep the Argentine off balance and pile up points on his way to a unanimous 12-round decision to retain his welterweight and super welterweight titles before a crowd at the MGM Grand that sometimes booed the lack of action. (MORE)

AP Boxing Writer scores Mayweather-Maidana

LAS VEGAS (AP) Round 1: Mayweather 10-9, Mayweather wins an opening round fought very cautiously by both boxers

Round 2: Mayweather 10-9. Mayweather lands some good lefts, while Maidana picks up pace (MORE)

Quigg retains WBA super bantamweight title

MANCHESTER, England (AP) British fighter Scott Quigg retained his WBA super bantamweight title when he stopped Stephane Jamoye of Belgium in the third round on Saturday.

Quigg put down Jamoye with a body shot, and referee Terry O'Connor waved the contest over. (MORE)

Can Maidana finally take Mayweather down?

LAS VEGAS (AP) Floyd Mayweather Jr. saw enough of Marcos Maidana the last time around to know what to expect when they meet Saturday night in a surprisingly quick rematch.

That's the big reason why he spent a lot of time prior to the fight talking about the respect he has for referee Kenny Bayless, and the job he thinks Bayless needs to do if Maidana uses the same roughhouse tactics he employed in their first fight in May. (MORE)

Mayweather hoping a bad week gets better

LAS VEGAS (AP) It didn't start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

His former fiancee had just served him with papers in a lawsuit that alleges Mayweather is both a domestic abuser and an insensitive lout. Rapper 50 Cent was openly mocking him online for not being able to read simple sentences, offering Mayweather $750,000 to read a page from a Harry Potter book. (MORE)

Chuvalo says boxing lacks excitement of yesteryear

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) George Chuvalo fought the best boxers of his day. He looks around at today's heavyweights and forgive him if he's bored.

Chuvalo, a heavyweight contender from Canada who tangled with the likes of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, points to the Klitschko brothers, who dominate the heavyweight division. He says they're part of the problem. (MORE)

Mike Tyson directs vulgarities at Canadian TV host

TORONTO (AP) Mike Tyson directed an expletive-filled rant at a Canadian television anchor in a live interview Wednesday after the host brought up the former heavyweight champion's conviction for sexual assault.

CP24 news anchor Nathan Downer asked Tyson about his meeting with Toronto's scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford, who recently returned to work after a rehab stint. Ford is seeking re-election. (MORE)

Tyson goes on curse-filled diatribe on live TV

TORONTO (AP) Mike Tyson has unleashed a curse-filled diatribe at an interviewer on live TV after the anchor referred to him as a convicted rapist.

Nathan Downer of Toronto all-news network CP24 was interviewing Tyson on Wednesday, a day after the former boxing champ visited Rob Ford at city hall amid the controversial mayor's bid for re-election next month. (MORE)

Mayweather says NFL should have kept Rice penalty

LAS VEGAS (AP) Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he believes the NFL should have stuck with its original discipline of Ray Rice, saying the league was overly influenced by new video showing Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

The boxing superstar - who has had his own domestic abuse issues - said Tuesday he didn't feel the original two-game suspension should be changed because of video. (MORE)

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