Floyd Mayweather Jr

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 15: Manny Pacquiao trains with Freddie Roach in preparation for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. at Wild Card Boxing Club on April 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Keidel: Freddie Roach Is Pacquiao’s Trainer, Mentor, And Mouthpiece

Beating Mayweather would do more than consolidate the pound-for-pound crown; it would also be a cosmic nod to nobility.

04/16/2015

Ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr is seen in the ring.

Boxing Insider Talk: Jimmy Lennon Jr, Boxing Ring Announcer

Jimmy Lennon Jr, hall of fame boxing ring announcer, talks about his father, career and the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout on May 2.

04/07/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks at the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao Press Conference on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout A Boon To Las Vegas Wagers

Hundreds of millions will not only be paid to the two iconic combatants, but you can double that number in wagers.

04/01/2015

Virgil Hunter watches Amir Khan shadow box in his gym.

Boxing Insider Talk: Virgil Hunter, Boxing Trainer And Analyst

Virgil Hunter, renowned boxing trainer, talks Mayweather-Pacquiao and his new role as a CBS Sports boxing analyst.

04/01/2015

Boxers Manny Pacquiao (R) from the Philippines and Floyd Mayweather from the US face each other during a press conference on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, to launch the countdown to their May 2, 2015 super-fight in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO/ FREDERIC J. BROWN (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mind Games Have Begun For Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

First it was Floyd Mayweather, Jr. poaching all potential sparring partners from Manny Pacquiao.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2015

Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao pose together at the end of their Press Conference promoting their upcoming fight.

Boxing Insider Talk: Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports

Stephen Espinoza, Showtime Sports EVP, speaks about negotiating the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, perhaps the most complex and lucrative fight deal in history.

03/23/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao pose together at the end of their Press Conference promoting their upcoming fight on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout Five Years Too Late?

Experts have wondered if this fight, in a strict boxing sense, was announced five years too late. Maybe. But it doesn’t matter.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2015

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao (R) takes part in a practice session in Manila on February 26, 2015. (Photo credit should read JOSEPH AGCAOILI/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boxing Needs Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

Let’s discard the nonsense that this is just another fight, or that it doesn’t feed a starving sport.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2015

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Money And Mouth Of Mayweather

In the endless nuance, childish pride, and politics of the most-publicly and endlessly negotiated sporting event in human history, semantics matter. More than the money, more than the fight, more than legacy.

02/19/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 27: Boxers, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on January 27, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Perfect Confluence Of Timing, Talent, History For Mayweather

Floyd, you’re great. While I can’t concede the greatest, and I wince when you compare yourself favorably to The Greatest (Muhammad Ali), I’ll give it that you’re the best of your time.

01/29/2015

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana during their WBC/WBA welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manny And Mayweather In May?

With more dueling monologues than a presidential campaign, it’s sounding more and more like Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will fight next year.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 23: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers runs off the field at the end of the first half against the Minnesota Vikings on November 23, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Keidel: Giving Thanks For Sports

Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

Boxers Canelo Alvarez (L) and Erislandy Lara face off onstage prior to the press conference for Canelo Alvarez v Erislandy Lara (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Cuba To Canelo, Erislandy Lara 12 Rounds From ‘American Dream’

If boxing is to save its vitality, it needs vital boxers to fight each other. Seems simple enough, an athletic algorithm that serves the sport and its fans.

07/10/2014

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L), Canelo Alvarez (R) (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather And Alvarez Fight For The Soul Of Boxing

Alvarez and Mayweather are fighting at a catch-weight of 152 pounds, which, if you’re looking for an edge, would probably point to Alvarez, the naturally larger man. But Mayweather has a way of making larger men look small.

09/13/2013

Derrick Rose sits on the bench as the Bulls take on the Nets. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Rose Named No. 7 Highest-Earning Athlete Of 2013

Despite not playing a single minute in 2013, Sports Illustrated has named Bulls point guard Derrick Rose the No. 7 highest-earning athlete on its Fortunate 50 list.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather Released From Vegas Jail After 2 Months

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was released from a Las Vegas jail early Friday after serving two months of a three-month sentence in a misdemeanor domestic battery case.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Judge To Decide About Easing Mayweather Jail Stay

A judge in Las Vegas says she’ll decide by Thursday whether to ease jail conditions for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

670 The Score–06/12/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather Was Pretty Happy About ‘Bama’s Win

You’d think Floyd Mayweather Jr. makes most of his money inside of the ring — but that may not be the case.

670 The Score–01/10/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather’s Jail Time Postponed To June So He Can Fight In May

A judge in Las Vegas on Friday gave Floyd Mayweather Jr. until June 1 to turn himself in to serve a 90-day jail sentence for his guilty plea in a domestic violence case, allowing the undefeated boxer to meet contractual obligations for a Cinco de Mayo fight against an as-yet unnamed opponent.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather Gets 90 Days In Jail

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced battery domestic violence and harassment charges before a Las Vegas judge.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

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