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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Agrees to Fight Manny Pacquaio for World Welterweight Title in May

Undefeated professional boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., is returning to the ring in May.

The 37-year-old Grand Rapids native, now of Las Vegas, has agreed to box Manny Pacquaio in a welterweight world championship unification bout on May 2 to be broadcast live on pay-per-view.

The fight is to be at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Meets Manny Pacquio; Makes Boxing Folks Wonder If Bout Is Imminent

The boxing world has been buzzing about talks to put Grand Rapids native WBC welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., in the ring with WBA champ Manny Pacquiao.

On Tuesday night, it appears to have gotten a step closer to happening.

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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Mosaic Goes Up for Auction in United Kingdom

British artist Mark Kennedy specializes in mosaics.

With his father being "massive fan" of undefeated professional boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., he created a piece of the 37-year-old Grand Rapids native.

The 5,000-tile, black-and-white mosaic is going up for auction next Saturday in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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Grand Rapids native and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has made the top 10 in Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Grand Rapids native and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has made the top 10 in Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Calls Out Manny Pacquaio For May Bout [Video]


Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr.,
says he's ready to fight.

The question is when Manny Pacquaio will come around to do that with the 37-year-old boxing champion from Grand Rapids and now of Las Vegas.

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Floyd Mayweather’s Mansion Has Own Twitter Account…And Plenty To Say

It's been a busy week for Grand Rapids native Floyd Mayweather.

The world's best boxer:  announced his next opponent (Robert Guerrero), announced a new TV deal which could be worth over $250 million, then visited Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids to play a little basketball.

Mayweather's Las Vegas mansion has helped to keep us informed and entertained via Twitter.

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Boxer Throws Punches at Referee [VIDEO]

Referee Manfred Küchle stopped a WBO super-middleweight title fight between Robert Stieglitz and Khoren Gevor in 10th round after he ruled that Gevor had intentionally head-butted Stieglitz, opening a gash above his right eye.

Gevor was disqualified for his illegal move, which didn't sit well the Armenian-German, who tracked Küchler down in the corner of the ring after the match was declared and began throwing punches at the referee.

As you can see from the the video below, this excites the crowd. Although we'd like to think they're cheering because the security guards were so quick to pounce on Gevor, not because he was wailing on the ref.

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