Floyd Mayweather Jr

Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchange punches with Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship bout, May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Mayweather defeated Pacquiao by unanimous decision.  (Photo credit: JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jail Guard Sick Calls Spiked On Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Weekend

Officials at Cook County Jail suspect many correctional officers called in sick Saturday and Sunday so they could watch the long-anticipated Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

05/05/2015

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao pose.

5 Reasons Why Mayweather-Pacquiao Will Be The Greatest Fight Ever

The Mayweather – Pacquiao fight has generated plenty of buzz. But MayPac has the potential actually exceed the hype.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits in corner during a break between rounds while taking on Marcos Maidana.

Boxing Insider Talk: Steve Farhood, Boxing Analyst

Boxing analyst Steve Farhood on his career and the career-defining fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

04/28/2015

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WATCH: Player Style Files: Floyd Mayweather Discusses His Style And Daily Life

The excitement is palpable as the fight of the century between Mayweather and Pacquiao on May 2nd is just days away.

04/27/2015

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WATCH: Fan Essentials: ‘There’s A Reason Mayweather’s 47-0′

The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight of the century is less than one week away, and the excitement keeps building.

04/27/2015

Paulie Malignaggi celebrates his unanimous decision win against Zab Judah.

CBS Local Sports: Paulie Malignaggi To Brown And Troupe: “Mayweather Probably Going To Dominate”

Paulie Malignaggi, boxer and Showtime boxing analyst, breaks down the MayPac fight on Brown and Troupe.

04/26/2015

Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on while taking on Marcos Maidana.

5 Preeminent Boxers Of The Past 30 Years

Many standout fighters have showcased their boxing abilities in the ring. These 5 have been the most successful over the last 30 years.

04/25/2015

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WATCH: Fan Essentials: ‘Pacquiao’s Tornadic, He’s A Hurricane’

The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight of the century is less than two weeks away, and the excitement keeps building.

04/23/2015

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

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