MANILA — Bob Arum thinks that the only way the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight would ever happen is if Don King gets involved with it.


The No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, left, and “Sugar” Shane Mosley pose for the Filipino Reporter during their press conference at the Chelsea Piers in New York City on Feb. 14.  (Filipino Reporter photo by Robert dela Cruz)




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AS Manny Pacquiao casually inspects a Carnegie Deli-catered turkey sandwich in the New York Daily News conference room, a group comprised of some of New York City’s most influential sports journalists note his every movement and mannerism.


Manny Pacquiao (r.) and Sen. Harry Reid in Washington.  (AP photo)


Washington Post Staff Writer

Nothing creates a stir on stodgy Capitol Hill quite like a celebrity appearance, and at the center of the commotion on Tuesday was boxer Manny Pacquiao, a world champion in eight divisions and among the most highly regarded fighters of all time.

World icon Manny Pacquiao (above) is slated to meet President Barack Obama next week in Washington.


MANILA — Whatever his future political plans are, the chance to meet U.S. President Barack Obama will definitely serve Manny Pacquiao in good stead.


Sugar Shane Mosley, far right, watches the official weigh-in of Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao in December 2008. The Filipino superstar clobbered De La Hoya via a technical knockout. At center is Bernard Hopkins. Pacquiao and Mosley will fight in Las Vegas on May 7.  (AP file photo)


MANILA — Manny Pacquiao will surely be installed a heavy favorite when bookmakers line up the odds in his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title defense against Sugar Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 7, but bettors are warned not to take the challenger too lightly.

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