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Floyd Mayweather has been named as the number 1 Highest Paid Athlete in the World according to the 2012 Forbes list. Forbes used the earnings of athletes over the past 12 months, including both their direct earnings and winnings, as well as sponsorships and other secondary income derived from their sporting careers. At the end of the day, at the top of the 2012 Forbes Highest Paid Athletes list was Floyd Mayweather, and guess what? Manny Pacquiao came in 2nd, giving the boxing world a 1-2 punch of high earners at the very top of this list.
According to Forbes, Mayweather raked in a cool $85 million in the last year, based on his two fights against Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto. That's an average of $42.5 million for each fight, and placed him easily at the number 1 position on the list.
He has been a part of the 4 highest grossing non-heavyweight fights in history, including the highest grossing bout of all-time, his 2007 match against Oscar De La Hoya.
Pacquiao came in 2nd, wi...
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The WBO had some judges review the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight that ended with a controversial decision. Their findings ...
If nothing else, the WBO review of Manny Pacquiao's loss to Timothy Bradley means we can all feel better about our sanity and can trust our own eyes.Actually, it really does mean nothing else. Sure, five other judges took a look at the fight and all of them scored it for Pacquiao. That's hardly surprising, and it's pretty easy for them to have done so after the fact....
Boxing’s leadership and phony organizations remain as pointless as ever.
The WBO, which gave Timothy Bradley a shot at Manny Pacquiao’s welterweight champion belt on June 9 in Las Vegas, conducted a review of the controversial decision.
All five WBO judges who reviewed the fight scored it in favor of Pacquiao. In fact, Pac Man won 9 rounds to 3 on average based on these judges’...
The state attorney general in Nevada says she found no illegalities and no criminal wrongdoing in boxer Manny Pacquiao's controversial split-decision loss to Timothy Bradley in a welterweight title fight last month in Las Vegas.
An aide to Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto on Tuesday called the matter closed.
Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum manages both fighters. He...
Giving voice to the outrage over Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision over Manny Pacquiao, two senators introduced legislation Monday that would create a special boxing commission to oversee all matches in the United States and restore integrity to the sport.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who boxed while at the U.S. Naval Academy, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...
Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley after a five-judge panel assembled by the WBO championship committee unanimously favored the Filipino fighter in a video review.
Pacquiao said Thursday he would prefer a rematch rather than Bradley giving up the WBO welterweight title that he won on a split decision because “people may think I just usurped it.”
Tuesday night, Timothy Bradley sat down for a live internet chat interview where he claimed he wanted a rematch against Manny Pacquiao, who he fought just 10 days ago and won (via) a split decision.The Desert Sun in Palm Springs hosted the live interview, were Bradley discussed the harsh and sometime painful aftermath of the fight against Pacquiao. "The first couple of days...
Two senators are pushing legislation to establish oversight of professional boxing after Timothy Bradley's controversial split decision over Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight title bout.
Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid of Nevada introduced legislation Monday that would create the U.S. Boxing Commission. McCain said it would bring...
Forbest announced the top 100 paid athletes in the world today. Boxing, golf, tennis and soccer baby!
Forbes Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes
1 Floyd Mayweather $85m
2 Manny Pacquiao $62m
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Interesting news came from the world of sports this week when Forbes Magazine announced that their annual list of top paid athletes is headed by two boxers, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at #1 and #2 respectively.
Its with great pride that the promoters involved in The Boxing Promoters Association had such a prominent role in re-establishing boxers as the top paid athletes...
Every few years or more, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain introduces legislation that would create a federal boxing commission, usually freshly after some boxing controversy. Monday, McCain announced on the Senate floor the reintroduction of that legislation, which he is co-sponsoring with Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The controversy this time is, naturally, Manny Pacquiao...
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Rather than exercise his negotiated rematch clause, WBO welterweight titleholder “Desert Storm” Timothy Bradley believes Manny Pacquiao will instead battle WBA, WBO and The Ring lightweight royalty “Dinamita” Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time on November 10 in either … Continue reading →
If you're still reeling about that horrendous decision in the Manny Pacquiao/Timothy Bradley fight, here's more ammunition. Forbes Magazine recently released its annual list ranking the world's highest-paid athletes. Boxing's two biggest mone
Manny Pacquiao says he wants a rematch with Timothy Bradley
after the sanctioning body reviewed their controversial bout of
June 9 and said the Filipino fighter should have been given the