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Mayweather-Pacquiao fight week updates: Infographic, videos, TV coverage & more

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In today’s Mayweather vs. Pacquiao daily dose, with the fight just days away, we have a huge range of updates here. That includes several new fight week videos and updates, as well as the video of Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao episode 3 from Showtime.Plus, we have this infographic on the fight and how much money it’s making, from Sports Interaction:

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George Foreman Picks Pacquiao

Yesterday (April 28), two-time World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman was on CBS Sports Radio’s “The Doug Gottlieb Show” with host Doug Gottlieb, where he talked about the Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight on Saturday, May 2nd in Las Vegas.

 

On the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Fight:

Talking honestly about what he thinks about “The Fight of the Century”, Foreman said: “This is major… boxing deserves something like this… I’m just happy the fight is happening, and it’s happening right now.  Because everyone will get a chance to see what they wanted to see.  If it had happened five years ago, there would have been some too young to enjoy [and] some old enough to say, ‘Hey, there was better days.’  But now everyone’s hungry for the matchup of the century.  [These are] evenly matched fighters.  It’s a fan’s fight, and it should be.  It’s big.”

Foreman continued later on in the interview: “That’s true… [Mayweather’s] got everything to lose.  But boxing was invented for the underdog – for the smaller guy who doesn’t have a chance – to come up with a way to beat the bigger, stronger guy.  That’s why I give it to Pacquiao.  The sport was invented… for the lesser.”

On Advice He would Give Pacquiao:

Gottlieb asked what advice Foreman would give to Pacquiao for this match: “Hey, just win this round,” Foreman said. “Every time you come back to the corner, you sit down on the stool, wave the towel over him and don’t say anything.  The bell rings, go get him again.  Do the same thing you did the first round all the way through the sixth or seventh round, and you’ll win.”

Fight Network’s Coverage

Fight Network, is offering a range of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight week coverage for the megafight on Saturday night live on pay-per-view.

It kicks off today, Wednesday, April 29 at 4 p.m. ET with a live broadcast of the final Pre-Fight Press Conference from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, including roundtable analysis from Fight Network studios.

Then, Fight Network’s original Fight News Now: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao preview show will debut on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. ET, featuring analysis, previews, features, grand arrivals, workouts and more. Check listings for additional airings throughout the week.

Airing exclusively in Canada, Fight Network presents the latest installment of Golden Boy Live! on Thursday, April 30 at 10 p.m. ET from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., headlined by former lightweight world title challenger Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (28-1-1, 16 KOs) battling Los Angeles area standout Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs).

In other featured bouts, Puerto Rican rising star Jeffrey Fontanez (14-1, 11 KOs) will take on former WBC Youth super featherweight champion Jose “El Loco” Hernandez (15-9-1, 7 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight brawl, Brazilian standout Yamaguchi Falcao (5-0, 2 KOs) clashes with tough Texan Gerardo Ibarra (14-2, 8 KOs), while fan favorite and Irish power puncher Jason Quigley (5-0, 5 KOs) meets Pennsylvania native Joshua Snyder (9-11-1, 3 KOs).

Fight Network Canada is also the destination for classic Mayweather and Pacquiao fight marathons airing throughout the week, featuring some of their most memorable victories, including Mayweather’s triumphs over Oscar De La Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Ricky Hatton and Shane Mosley, plus Pacquiao’s wins over Marquez, Hatton and Marco Antonio Barrera. The fight marathons will air on Saturday morning beginning at 6 a.m. ET. Check listings for additional airings throughout the week.

The live coverage continues on Friday, May 1 at 6 p.m. ET with a live broadcast of the official Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Weigh-ins, as the two superstars tip the scales and go face-to-face one last time before squaring off on Saturday night. The show will include live analysis and roundtable discussion from Fight Network studios.

On Saturday night, May 2, Fight Network will present a Live Pre-Show at 7 p.m. ET, featuring exclusive interviews with some of Saturday’s marquee participants, highlights from all the fight week festivities and last-minute previews and predictions for the most anticipated fight in boxing history.

Fight Network will televise the Countdown Live at 8 p.m. ET, leading right into the blockbuster pay-per-view that kicks off at 9 p.m. ET.

Immediately following the pay-per-view extravaganza, Fight Network is your destination for the Live Post-Show, including fight highlights, reactions and the live post-fight press conference from Las Vegas.