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Grantland: The devil in an empty arena

Has there ever been a once-in-a-lifetime sporting event that made everyone feel worse than Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao?

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'Floyd should fight Khan - it would be easy'

Mayweather's father reignites trash talk with Briton saying he wants to see unbeaten pound-for-pound king finish career with 'easy' victory.

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Stephen A. Smith and Robert Flores debate Mayweather's greatness (3:19)


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Holyfield provides his take on Mayweather's victory (2:47)


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Pacquiao: 'My best wasn't good enough' (1:54)

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1dWallace Matthews

Why Mayweather didn't need Pacquiao

The outcome of Saturday's fight against Manny Pacquiao will do little to help or hurt Floyd Mayweather's legacy, which isn't as impressive as one might think.

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2dGreg Garber

Pacquiao looks back on journey to top

As he closes in on the biggest fight of his life against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, Manny Pacquiao looks back on his journey overcoming poverty in the Philippines.

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Floyd Mayweather, the merchandising king

Hats and shirts with Floyd Mayweather's trademarked terms "The Money Team" and "TBE," among others, are feverishly pulled from racks by boxing fans.


A Sad morning in Manila

"With Pacquiao’s loss official, the people’s emotional tether to the bout snapped. ... By the time Pacquiao appeared on the screen and told Max Kellerman 'I thought I won the fight,' nearly everyone had left." Grantland's Manila dispatch

Floyd Mayweather comparison: Ichiro?

Colin Cowherd sees similarities between Mayweather and the outfielder: "Mayweather is Ichiro. Risk-averse, only steal a base when I know I'll be safe. Mayweather: only gets close when I know I can score." (via The Herd)


The Devil in an empty arena

Saturday's fight was devoid of a feel-good moment, punctuated by Floyd Mayweather Sr. trying to convince reporters "my son should be treated better." Grantland's Bryan Curtis asks: Has there ever been a once-in-a-lifetime sporting event that made everyone feel worse than Mayweather-Pacquiao? The scene behind the scenes

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Skip voices Mayweather frustration

Skip Bayless is tired of wearing Floyd Mayweather "garbage," so he takes out his frustrations on the merchandise, all while claiming "TBE" doesn't stand for "The Best Ever" but for "The Biggest Ego."