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  • MANILA, Philippines— As a dirt-poor rookie boxer in the southern Philippines, Manny Pacquiao started his phenomenal rise to global fame not as the Pacman, as he is sometimes called, but as "Kid Kulafu." "Kid Kulafu" opened Wednesday in more than 70 theaters across the Philippines starting ahead of Pacquiao's May 2 megafight with Floyd Mayweather.

  • Hottest ticket in town   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Hottest ticket in town

    Fans are rushing to get some of the hottest sports tickets, and many are turning to SeatGeek. Co-founder Jack Groetzinger, talks demand and pricing for tickets.

  • Boxing returns to NBC primetime   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 8:42 AM ET
    Boxing returns to NBC primetime

    We are building a great program in Brooklyn, says Brett Yormark, Brooklyn Nets CEO, discussing the return of championship boxing to primetime television.

  • Mayweather rejects $5M fine for failed drug test Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:06 AM ET
    Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the 2014 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, July 16, 2014.

    Mayweather rejected Manny Pacquiao's offer of a $5 million penalty should either fighter fail a drug test, USA Today reports.

  • Boxing's big buck payouts ... to old men   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 4:57 PM ET
    Boxing's big buck payouts ... to old men

    Floyd Mayweather is finally facing off against Manny Pacquiao in Vegas at the MGM Grand on May 2nd. CNBC.com's Eric Chemi breaks down just how much this fight could gross.

  • Boxing's big money payouts   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    Boxing payouts

    Floyd Mayweather is finally facing off against Manny Pacquiao in Vegas at the MGM Grand on May 2nd. CNBC.com's Eric Chemi breaks down just how much this fight could gross.

  • Sugar Ray Leonard challenges boxing's old business model

    Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, discusses his partnership with NBC Sports to bring fights to non-premium television.

  • Pacquiao vs. Algieri in Macau   Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET
    Pacquiao vs. Algieri in Macau

    The "Closing Bell" crew speaks to championship boxers Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri about their upcoming live pay-per-view fight on HBO in Macau.

  • HBO boxing strategy: More knockouts—lots of them Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin after recording his 11th title defense in July.

    The premium cable channel is drawing viewers thanks to a Kazakh knockout artist who may become the next hero of boxing.

  • Sugar Ray Leonard: Boxing needs jolt   Monday, 19 May 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    Sugar Ray Leonard: Boxing needs jolt of electricity

    Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard weighs in on the state of the boxing industry and his juvenile diabetes foundation. Leonard feels boxers needs more exposure today.

  • Floyd Mayweather: Sterling always respectful to me

    WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather weighs in on the possibility of buying the LA Clippers and his relationship with recently banned owner Donald Sterling.

  • Floyd Mayweather promises good fight against Maidana

    WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather focuses on his fight Saturday night against Marcos Maidana. Mayweather says he never overlooks any competitor.

  • Don King on business, Putin and concussions Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Boxing promoter Don King

    While promoting a fight in Cleveland, the promoter talks politics, how to succeed in business and why MMA is "sophisticated barbarism."

  • Don King: Know what you want & go get it   Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Don King: Know what you want & go get it

    Boxing and self promoter Don King talks to CNBC's Jane Wells about reviving the heavyweight division, MMA, peace in the Middle East, and having confidence in yourself.

  • Does Amir Khan even have a chance?   Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Does Amir Khan even have a chance?

    CNBC's Ted Kemp analyzes British boxer Amir Khan's prospects as he prepares to fight unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather later this year.

  • Mayweather vs. Canelo: The fight outside the ring

    Broadcasters HBO & Showtime are also battling over pay-per-view events. CNBC's Dominic Chu has the details.

  • Expensive fight night: Mayweather vs. Canelo   Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 1:26 PM ET
    Expensive fight night: Mayweather vs. Canelo

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports on the money at stake in the championship bout.

  • Boxing for Kids Charities in Hong Kong   Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Boxing for Kids Charities in Hong Kong

    Bankers and financiers in Hong Kong slugged it out at last night's Hedge Fund Fight Night. Seats went for $260 each and the money went to two children's charities.

  • Coolest Athlete Homes Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 6:01 PM ET
    The value of the average home in the U.S. in April was $147,300, according to the real estate website  The home of the professional athlete, however, is likely to be anything but average.The professional athlete is often a distinct type of home buyer who’s different from the average American, in part because the contract and endorsement money makes possible the purchase of colossal, multimillion-dollar homes. However, these athletes can have serious problems selling off real estate.A multimillio

    The average U.S. home value is $147,300, but a professional athlete's home is anything but average. Read ahead to see 10 of the coolest athlete homes on the market.

  • Handicapping the Spelling Bee Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 5:41 PM ET
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    Since 2006, I have been telling you who is going to win the title. Since that time, I have had the champion on my list all six times.