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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.

12 hours ago

Sportscaster Al Bernstein speaks as he is inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.

Boxing Insider Talk: Al Bernstein, Boxing Commentator

Al Bernstein, legendary boxing announcer who will be calling the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, discusses his career and the upcoming bout.

15 hours ago

Referee Lane Mills (L) steps in as Evander Holyfield (R) reacts after Mike Tyson bit his ear in the third round.

5 Defining Moments In Boxing Over The Past 50 Years

Every sport has those memorable moments that define it forever. These 5 moments changed boxing, for better or worse.

04/16/2015

Boxer Manny Pacquiao poses on the red carpet before a joint press conference with Floyd Mayweather Jr on March 11, 2015 at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live in Los Angeles, California. Mayweather and Pacquiao are scheduled to fight May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Countdown To Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout

Three weeks. 21 days. 504 hours. 30,240 minutes. 1,814,400 seconds. That’s how long it is until Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. finally bump gloves in Las Vegas.

04/10/2015

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.

04/09/2015

Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield trade blows during a bout in Las Vegas, Nevada.

5 Of Boxing’s Greatest Title Fights Ever

Champions are made well before the title fight. But anything can happen in the ring. These are 5 of boxing’s greatest world championship matches.

04/08/2015

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.

04/03/2015

Former British heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis lies on the canvas after he was knocked down.

5 Big Boxing Upsets From The Last 30 Years

One lucky punch has proved time and again that favorites don’t always win in boxing. These are 5 of the sport’s biggest upsets.

04/02/2015

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.

03/27/2015

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.

03/24/2015

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boxing Trumps Team Sports

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is so naturally radiant that the two participants eschewed the obligatory, cross-country, promotional tour.

03/20/2015

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Boxers Duke It Out To Benefit St. Paul Sergeant

Police and firefighters from Minneapolis and St. Paul are “duking it out” for a good cause. About 1,200 people packed around the ring at Uppercut Gym in Minneapolis for the annual “Unite and Fight.”

03/14/2015

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.

03/13/2015

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.

02/27/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (L) lands a left hand to the head of Brian Vera during their Light Heavyweight bout at StubHub Center on September 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

CBS Sports Agrees To Multi-Year Boxing Venture

CBS Sports and their subsidiary SHOWTIME Sports have agreed to a multi-year joint venture with Premier Boxing Champions.

02/17/2015

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: Final Round For Manny And Mayweather

A report just crawled across my flatscreen, with Bob Arum asserting that the dueling networks, HBO and Showtime, have basically agreed on broadcasting rights for a Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao bout in May.

02/06/2015

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.

01/30/2015

MACAU - NOVEMBER 23: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines punches Chris Algieri of the United States during the WBO world welterweight title at The Venetian on November 23, 2014 in Macau, Macau. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Keidel: Will Mayweather Accept Terms For Pacquiao Bout?

By every account, Manny Pacquiao has agreed to every nuance of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s demands, including rampant PED testing, a smaller share of the epic purse, and a lower perch on the glittering marquee.

01/16/2015

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.

12/19/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri attend the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Keidel: Manny Pacquiao Takes On Chris Algieri In Macau

Somewhere way on the right side of your globe, in the aorta of China, Manny Pacquiao will fight on Saturday, November 22.

11/21/2014

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Meet The 1st MN Woman To Box For Team USA

If you knew Heidi Henriksen when she was younger, this is about the last thing you’d have imagined her doing. But 10 years ago, the shy and quiet artist did something that would change her life. She sat down and watched a movie.

09/03/2014

Documentary subjects Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson from 'Champs', during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at the Monarch Room on April 19, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

Keidel: No Holy War For Holyfield

Mike Tyson has been chosen to present Evander Holyfield for his induction into Nevada’s Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, in, of course, Las Vegas, the scene of many crimes, factual and fictional.

07/25/2014

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Saul “Canelo” Alvarez

Here is a list of five things you didn’t know about Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

07/11/2014

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.

07/11/2014

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