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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

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 27:  Boxers, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr talk before the game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat on January 27, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Is Finally Made

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are finally set to deliver the fight we want to see.

02/20/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (L) lands a left hand to the head of Brian Vera during their Light Heavyweight bout at StubHub Center on September 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

CBS Sports Agrees To Multi-Year Boxing Venture

CBS Sports and their subsidiary SHOWTIME Sports have agreed to a multi-year joint venture with Premier Boxing Champions.

02/17/2015

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

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr attends the Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets NBA game, October 28, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  AFP  PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather Needs To Accept Pacquiao Fight This Time … Or Else

Floyd Mayweather will have to decide if he’s ready to fight Manny Pacquiao.

01/18/2015

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

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

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Grand Imperial Poobah: It’s Time For Bernard Hopkins To Retire

The Grand Imperial Poobah explains why Bernard Hopkins should retire.

11/11/2014

Sergey Kovalev punches Bernard Hopkins during their IBF, WBA, & WBO Light Heavyweight title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on November 8, 2014 in Atlantic City.  (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sergey Kovalev Dominates Bernard Hopkins

The Russian expatriate picked and poked, but mostly stalked Hopkins in remaining undefeated in winning a very easy 12-round decision.

11/09/2014

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Bernard Hopkins Braces For Another Daunting Challenge

Bernard Hopkins addressed the media on his upcoming fight against Sergey Kovalev on November 8, at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

09/03/2014

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - APRIL 28:  Bernard Hopkins looks on as he enters the ring to fight against Chad Dawsonduring their WBC & Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Title fight at Boardwalk Hall Arena on April 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hopkins-Kovalev Fight Coming To Atlantic City

Bernard Hopkins just keeps on defying his age.

08/26/2014

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Brotherly Love: Kids Learn Boxing In Jack’s Honor

The Jack Costello Boxing Club teaches children ages 9 and up. Those students are also learning self-confidence they’ll take into adulthood.

08/19/2014

Documentary subjects Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson from 'Champs', during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Monarch Room on April 19, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

Keidel: No Holy War For Holyfield

Mike Tyson has been chosen to present Evander Holyfield for his induction into Nevada’s Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, in, of course, Las Vegas, the scene of many crimes, factual and fictional.

07/25/2014

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