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Nike Drops Manny Pacquiao After Gay Comments

Manny Pacquiao has been kicked out of the ring by Nike.

Nike fires Manny Pacquiao

Nike has terminated its relationship with Manny Pacquiao after the six-weight world champion described homosexuals as “worse than animals.”

The 37-year-old, who is running for a senate seat in his native Philippines, later apologized for his comments.

“We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent,” said a Nike statement.

“Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community.”

The sportswear company added: “We no longer have a relationship with Manny Pacquiao.”

Floyd Mayweather on Bill Cosby Allegations

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Boxing champ Floyd “Money” Mayweather stopped short of saying the attack on Bill Cosby is racist, but he comes close, saying everyone’s paying way too much attention to something that happened decades ago.

According to TMZ.com, Mayweather who was a guest on  TMZ Sports said during the interview with the gossip news website that “if the allegations against Cosby are true what he did is “not right,” but it pales in comparison to rampant police brutality.”

The undefeated five-division world champion questioned why Cosby is getting more attention than famous white folk who got caught up in sex scandals.

Mayweather thinks everyone should focus on the serious problems in the world … not stale, decades-old accusations.

Jamie Foxx Singing The National Anthem at Manny vs Pacquiao Bout

Jamie Foxx Singing 'The National Anthem"

Jamie Foxx, will reportedly sing “The National Anthem” at the upcoming and much anticipated May 02, bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Arena in Vegas.

Foxx is a “big time”  boxing fan — and famously starred as Muhammad Ali’s right hand man Drew Bundini Brown in “Ali.”  The actor also stars as  as Mike Tyson in the upcoming biopic about the boxers life.  Foxx is a huge fan of the sport.  When he was approached about singing the anthem… without hesitation he reportedly jumped on the opportunity.

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The Star Spangled Banner Lyrics Here

This isn’t the first time Foxx has performed vocally at a major boxing event…In 2011, he belted out “America the Beautiful” before Manny’s bout with Shane Mosley.  For those who missed it….well let’s just sat it was a total TKO.

Pacquiao vs Mayweather Sells Out in 60 Seconds

Pacquiao vs Mayweather Sells Out in 60 Seconds

Manny Mayweather Fight Sells OutBoxing fans have waited upward of five years for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to meet in the ring.  Unfortunately, those of you who are hoping to purchase a ticket to the PacquiaoMayweather bout on May 2nd in  at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas  are S.O.L.

The tickets  (all of them) for the general public sold out in  a matter of 60 seconds.  The prices were as high as $7500.00

TMZ.com reported that several people their office timed the sale, and some say they got the “No Tickets Left” graphic less than 20 SECONDS after it started.

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The gossip website also says that tickets on the secondary market are expected to go for as much as $80,000.00.

Got Money? 

Pacquiao Buys P. Diddy’s Estate for $12.5 Million

Who are you picking? Mayweather or Pacquiao? Hear who some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports are picking to win the most anticipated fight in boxing history. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao happens Sat., May 2 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

Muhammad Ali Denies Picking Pac-Man over Mayweather

A ringside rift has already begun between Muhammad Ali and his family due to their conflicting favorites in the upcoming Mayweather vs. Pacquiao welterweight world title fight which is set to take place on May 02, at the MGM Muhammad Ali's daughter confirms boxing great backing 'Team Pacquiao' in Manny-Mayweather boutGarden Arena.

According to Muhammad Ali’s daughter Rasheda Ali-Walsh,…the former heavyweight boxing champion is has choosen to hop on the “Team Pacquiao” bandwagon.

Rasheda  claims that her father is a huge fan and friend of the thirty-six-year-old Filipino world champion professional boxer.

On Thursday,  a statement from an Ali publicist posted on the Muhammad Ali Center website denied that the champ was backing either fighter…adding that  “The stories that Ali has chosen a favorite in the fight are false.”

“Muhammad has the utmost respect for both fighters who will undoubtedly give boxing fans an incredible match,” the statement said.

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Despite the recent state Rasheda remains adamant and  stands by her original statements.

TMZ Sports, who initially broke the conflicting story that “Everything in your [TMZ Sports] original story is an absolute fact.”

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“It was extremely accurate. It was exactly what I said to the word.”

“Honestly, truthfully, everything I said was true. He is a fan of Manny.”

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