Pacquiao has Algieri next but Floyd Mayweathers the fight fans want in their ...
Even as Manny Pacquiao prepares for undefeated junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, the name Floyd Mayweather is never far away.
Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight crown on No. 22 in Macau, the 64th bout of a career that includes titles in eight divisions. None of those has been against the undefeated Mayweather.
Pacquiao told The Associated Press on Friday that a matchup with Mayweather "is the fight fans want in their hearts" and that he is always ready to step into the ring with Mayweather. The Filipino star and congressman could be closer to such a fight because promoter Bob Arum says the two cable TV networks involved, HBO and Showtime, have reached an agreement to make it happen.
Now it's up to Mayweather to agree, Arum says.
"If that fight happens, fine," the 35-year-old Pacquiao said. "If not, fine -- what I have done in my boxing career already has satisfied me. What I will be disappointed if that does not happen is because that is what the fans want. My concern is the concern of the fans, and the fans want that fight."
Canada outlasts Asia-Pacific team in 13 innings during pool play at Senior ...
BANGOR, Maine — Caleb Bymak’s RBI single, with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning Wednesday, lifted Canadian champion Regina, Saskatchewan, to a 6-5 victory over the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, representing Asia-Pacific, during pool play at the Senior League World Series.
The game was the longest ever played at Mansfield Stadium, in terms of the number of innings.
Canada’s Jordan Bieber was hit by a pitch with two out in the 13th, then special pinch-runner Parker Filazek advanced to second on a single by Jake Hesselink.
Bymak followed by grounding an 0-1 pitch up the middle and into center field to drive home Filazek with the game-ending run.
Bieber earned the pitching win with 7⅓ innings of scoreless relief. He struck out two batters and issued two walks while scattering eight hits.
CNMI led 3-1 before Canada scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 5-3 lead. RBI singles by Hesselink and Brandon Metz highlighted that rally.