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James Taylor’s Latest Song, ‘Angels of Fenway,’ Is an Ode to the Boston Red Sox

It's taken from his first album in 13 years, which is set for release on June 16

Fans in attendance for Sunday’s Yankees vs. Red Sox game at Fenway Park got a sampler from what will be James Taylor’s first album in 13 years when he debuted his single “Angels of Fenway” — an ode to the Boston Red Sox — at the ground.

Taylor wrote the song to chronicle his experience as a fan, focusing on the 2004 World Series championship team that finally broke the “curse of the Bambino” and won the franchise’s first championship in 86 years.

“In 2004, that miracle season, that incredible thing that happened and what it meant to Red Sox fans, and to the city of Boston, to all of New England … it moved me deeply and I knew I wanted to write about it,” Taylor said.

According to the Associated Press, the song was played through the public address system prior to the game and was accompanied by a music video featuring iconic moments from Red Sox history — like a shot of Curt Schilling’s iconic bloody sock.

The 67-year-old Taylor also threw out the ceremonial first pitch and sang the traditional seventh-inning stretch anthem “America the Beautiful.”

Taylor is scheduled to perform a concert at Fenway Park with Bonnie Raitt on Aug. 6.

Before This World will be released June 16 and “Angels of Fenway” will be featured on the album. Fans of the song can purchase it on iTunes along with “Today Today Today,” which was released last month.

TIME Sports

The Little-Known Creation Myth of Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao as a Teen - 1996 Historical Images
Gerhard Joren—LightRocket / Getty Images A teenage Manny Pacquiao, in Manila in 1996

Not everything you think you know about the star boxer is actually true

When TIME profiled Manny Pacquiao in 2009, the boxer—who will take on Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a much-hyped Saturday night bout—was already an international star. His face was all over American media, and his name was known among boxing fans everywhere. But nowhere was he more loved than in his homeland, the Philippines.

In the Philippines, TIME’s

Pacquiao has a myth of origin equal to that of any Greek or Roman hero. Abandoned by his father and brought up by a tough-as-nails mother, the poor boy who loves to box is rejected by a local squad but then journeys many islands away, to the country’s metropolis, Manila, to make it big. Then he leaves the Philippines to make it even bigger, conquering the world again and again to bring back riches to share with his family and friends. Now, in his hometown of General Santos City on the island of Mindanao, he and his family own commercial buildings, a convenience store, cafés and a souvenir shop that sells everything from DVDs of his fights to T-shirts to bobblehead dolls. In Manila, his children attend one of the most exclusive and expensive private schools. He is generous to a fault, spending thousands of dollars a day feeding and entertaining guests. For his last fight, he distributed $800,000 in tickets to friends.

…A movie has been made of his life. But Pacquiao says the full details of that life couldn’t possibly fit into just one film. There are things to clear up. For one, he did not leave ramshackle General Santos City, a camp of tin and thatch, to pursue boxing, even though he did love the sport. He left home at 14 because his mother Dionisia, who did odd jobs and factory work and hawked vegetables by roadsides, wasn’t really making enough to feed her six children. He had to go off and earn money elsewhere, doing anything to relieve the burden on his mother–even if she wanted him by her side. As it was, he was often absent from school because the family needed him to help sell snacks and trinkets on the potholed lanes where nearly naked children with matted hair still chase rusting bicycle wheels for fun. Pacquiao liked school, correcting and grading his classmates’ homework. He “never cheated during a quiz–he wouldn’t try to look sideways, this way or that,” says one of his schoolteachers from the Saavedra Saway Elementary School. A decent education, however, requires several years and a lot of money. The Pacquiaos had trouble accumulating even a little.

That trouble, of course, was no more.

By 2009, as the story made clear, the Pacquiao family was well-established—and they could get even more so very soon: both of Saturday’s competitors stand to earn more than $100 million from the fight.

Read the full story, here in the TIME archives: The Meaning the Mythos of Manny Pacquiao

Read an earlier profile of Manny Pacquiao, from 2004, here in the TIME archives: From Zero to Hero

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Robert Lipsyte: Forget Mayweather-Pacquiao—Boycott Boxing for Good

Boxers Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines and Floyd Mayweather from the US pose during a press conference on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles.
Frederic J. Brown—AFP/Getty Images Boxers Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines and Floyd Mayweather from the US pose during a press conference on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Robert Lipsyte, a long-time columnist of the New York Times, served mostly recently as the ombudsman for ESPN and is the author of a recent memoir, An Accidental Sportswriter.

The legendary sports writer, who began covering Muhammed Ali in 1964, says you shouldn't watch Saturday's big fight: Boxing, born out of the slave plantation, is just two people disabling each other for money to give fans a thrill

A neighbor invited me to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight and I said, “I’d rather spend the time shooting birds or teaching my Cocker Spaniel to kill Yorkies.” That was almost true even though Saturday night’s bout has been hyped as the biggest since the one that changed my life.

In 1964, when Cassius Clay challenged Sonny Liston for his world heavyweight title, the New York Times boxing writer didn’t think the fight was worthy enough – or would last long enough – to justify his presence. Clay was a blood sacrifice to the box office. Liston was a 7-1 favorite. Why not send that kid on night rewrite?

Clay won and became Muhammad Ali. I became the boxing writer and began to dislike boxing. I couldn’t figure out what this so-called sport was about, this romanticized “sweet science,” beyond slaking the blood lust of slumming gentry and offering poor boys the chance for paydays before their brains crumbled. I liked the boxers – I loved Ali, which was easy – because they were mostly brave and big-hearted and unlike the thuggish baseball players I also covered, they weren’t hostile to questions. Before big fights, I’d spend days in training camp with both opponents. By the opening bell I didn’t want either of them to get hurt. They often did and sometimes died.

Ali made us think this wasn’t about beating on people for money, it was history or comparative religion or performance art. But to see him stumble through his later fights or just try to walk now, it’s clear that it has always been about hitting and getting hit to arouse a paying crowd. What’s wrong with us? Not enough brain trauma from football and improvised explosive devices?

Keith Olbermann at ESPN has called for a boycott of the fight because of Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s record of five convictions for violence against four different women. This seems appropriate but narrow. What about violence period? What justification is there for beating on anyone? Even for money. Mugging is a survival activity, too.

Howard Cosell, after years as a premier boxing broadcaster, abandoned the sport in 1982. Entranced by the fighters, as was I, he was finally disgusted by a mismatch which could have led to another serious injury. He was reviled as a hypocrite by sportswriters still feeding at the sordid trough.

The cradle of American boxing was the slave plantation, where black men fought for their owners, who bet on them, as they did on their horses and dogs. Sometimes, a slave earned his freedom from the ring; some went to England and taught pugilism in gentlemen’s clubs. The descendants of those who stayed sometimes got to fight in “battle royals,” groups of blind-folded black youths pummeling each other at “smokers” for white men.

The history of boxing never got much better. It flourished even when illegal, in underground clubs and on river barges. It has been the least regulated of sports, no federal oversight, unions or benefits. Most boxing commissions are appointed by politicians and under pressure from local businesses. I’ve always found the promotors among the most unsavory figures in sports; lazy writers found them “raffish.” The drama of impending tragedy made boxing the easiest of sports to write about; it also served me well in three novels.

And here we are again, about to see fortunes made on the anticipation of blood and damage. There is a narrative to make it seem as though more is going on, this ex-con woman beater against a mellow politician, evil versus good if you want to make that leap. That’s so much lipstick on a pig’s snout. It’s all about two people trying to disable each other for money because it gives you a thrill. I’m staying home and you should, too.

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Pacquiao, Mayweather, and the Physics of Getting Punched in the Head

Enjoy it now, guys: Mayweather (left) and Pacquiao are heading for a brain pounding
JOHN GURZINSKI; AFP/Getty Images Enjoy it now, guys: Mayweather (left) and Pacquiao are heading for a pounding

A prize fight might be thrilling but it's murder on the brain

In a perfect world, a highly trained, heavily muscled man would not punch you in the head.

Fortunately for most of us, the world is indeed perfect in that one small way. But most of us aren’t boxers. For those who are–say, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, who square off this weekend in a matchup dubbed “the fight of the century“—getting punched in the head by highly trained men is an occupational hazard. The payday can be huge, but the price—in terms of traumatic brain injury—can be very high.

Plenty of sports are hard on the brain. Organized football, from Pop Warner up through the pros, has been rightly pilloried for the devastating toll it takes on players, who suffer from repeated concussions that may lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative condition that has claimed so many NFL veterans.

But while football might be the most concussive team sport, it’s followed closely by ice hockey, and then by soccer, lacrosse, basketball, field hockey, gymnastics and baseball, generally in that order, depending on age, gender and the level of professionalism of the players.

Even in football, however, blows to the head are incidental if unavoidable parts of the contest. In boxing, they are the contest—and that means trouble.

“[Boxing] is not really tracked the way school sports are tracked,” says Robert Cantu, clinical professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the Boston University school of medicine. “Concussions in boxing are a poorly reported sample, but at B.U. we’ve had a 100% incidence of CTE in the boxers we’ve studied.”

With good reason. Various studies have put the force delivered by a blow from a trained boxer at anywhere from 450 lbs. (204 kg) to over 1,400 lbs. (635 kg), enough to accelerate the head to 53 g’s. Those forces hit in one of two ways—linear and rotational—and neither of them is good.

“Acceleration from a straight-on punch is linear, while a roundhouse is more rotational,” says Dr. Christopher Giza, professor of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery at UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital, and a former commissioner of the California State Athletic Association. “We think rotational forces are more important in getting knocked out, but most punches have components of both.”

Within the brain, it’s the white matter—or the fatty sheathing on nerve cells that serves as insulation and connective tissue—that suffers the most. “The brain has the consistency of firm Jell-O,” says Giza. “If you shake or twist it you put strain on the connections, leading to stretching or tearing.” That causes both immediate and long-term harm, with the damaged connective tissue leaking what are known as tau proteins, which build up over time to form the signature deposits that signal CTE.

The brain’s slightly loose fit in the skull causes other problems. A thin layer of fluid surrounding the brain is supposed to provides shock absorption in the case of minor blows, but when you get hit hard enough, that little bit of wiggle room allows the brain to rattle around, with soft tissue colliding with unyielding bone. That can cause shock, bruising and even bleeding and death.

In boxing, it’s often easy to see when either kind of damage has caused trauma. The knockout, or the dazed and disoriented condition known as a technical knockout, is practically the very definition of a severe concussion. But most concussive injuries produce subtler symptoms, and while sports like football and hockey are increasingly taking the time to examine players during games and sit them out if there are signs of trouble, that’s not an option in boxing.

“From the ringside, trainers have to examine players very briefly between rounds to determine if they should stop the fight,” says Giza. “They need a very specific set of skills to diagnose a problem so quickly.” With other things going on at the same time—cuts treated, strategy planned—that diagnosis becomes even harder. And since the sport hardly rewards a boxer whose trainer pulls him preemptively, there is a competitive and financial incentive in simply slugging on.

None of this means that all boxers will sustain traumatic brain injury. The 100% figure Cantu cites is derived, he readily acknowledges, from a self-selected population of fighters who come to his clinic seeking help for neurological symptoms. At least some of the larger population of boxers who don’t show up may be fine. What’s more, smart boxers—at least at the championship level—are increasingly taking steps to protect themselves, sparring less, engaging in safe aerobic training more and fighting perhaps only two bouts a year.

But limiting things to two well-compensated fights is a luxury not every boxer can afford. For too many of them—as well as too many athletes in other sports—the payday comes first and health comes second. It’s a way of doing business that growing numbers of athletes live to regret.

TIME Boxing

Why Models Are Addicted to This Fitness Trend

Adriana Lima spotted at the gym today in NYC boxing with her trainer.
Lenny/Max—Splash News/Corbis Adriana Lima spotted at the gym today in NYC boxing with her trainer.

Experts agree that boxing benefits the body and mind

Nine out of 10 people who learn that boxing is part of my fitness regimen find it strange. Why would someone my size—I’m 5 feet—put on sweaty Everlast gloves and throw punches at a bag? Boxing, despite the stereotypes, isn’t just a man’s game, and as the world buzzes about boxing’s big night in Vegas this weekend, as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally face each other in the ring, many women who like to box will be watching.

Some will even be in attendance. The model Adriana Lima, for one, fell in love with boxing 13 years ago after hating most other exercise, and she will be at the match with her trainer Dino Spencer. “It’s very empowering because you learn how powerful and strong you can be,” Lima says. “It’s the best exercise that exists because you can get really ripped, but not too big.”

Models like Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Chanel Iman and Joan Smalls have all been seen throwing jabs and crosses with trainers, and Gisele Bundchen joined Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign with a fierce video of her training with a punching bag.

And all for good reason. Dr. Jordan Metzl, a sports medicine doctor at New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery, says one boxing class could burn around a thousand calories. “Boxing builds full-body strength, which is super helpful for both genders, but especially for women who want to do other sports,” he says. For instance: “The risk of a woman tearing her ACL is six times more than a man doing the same sport because the angle between the hip and knee is wider in a woman. Boxing can help counter balance that by building strength to protect the knee.”

Another benefit is building up bone mass, as women have a bigger risk of osteoporosis and bone density issues than men. Sports with repetitive pounding can build bone mass, Metzl says.

Jonathan Fader, a sports psychologist who works with professional athletes, says this: “It’s super helpful for women in this sport to overcome whatever adversity they’re facing,” he says. “There’s even a benefit when you’re defeated—if you have the resilience to overcome that defeat because so much of life in anything we pursue is about how we come back.”

Women may bring some innate advantages to the sport, too. Daniel Glazer, founder of New York’s boutique boxing gym Shadowbox—which has been called the SoulCycle of boxing—says he’s noticed women are much more loyal and dedicated to fitness as a part of their daily lives. “Women have so much passion when it comes to the way they exercise, and boxing is a very passionate sport,” he says.

The model Smalls tells TIME that what sold her on it is the fact that it’s fun, too. “It’s fun to feel your own strength,” says celebrity trainer Lacey Stone, who thinks Hilary Swank’s role as boxer Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby jumpstarted the craze for women.

“I’ve had two children and I’m almost 34 years old, and I believe that thanks to boxing, I’m still a model,” Lima says. She mentions her trainer’s 70-year-old mother, who hits the gym every single day doing the same exercises as Lima. “Boxing, it’s just perfect.”

MONEY Tourism

Las Vegas Room Rates Drop by 50% for Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

MGM Grand Las Vegas
Shannon Keene—501 Studios MGM Grand Las Vegas

Las Vegas may be hosting the big Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match, but it will be impossible for most people in the city to actually see the fight. That's caused thousands of hotel room cancellations—and plummeting room rates.

Months ago, when it was announced that Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao “Fight of the Century” would take place on May 2 in Las Vegas, hotels in the city were flooded with reservations and room rates soared. For a while at the MGM Grand, where the fight is taking place, the cheapest rooms were going for $1,600 minimum, and many properties were commanding rates three and four times as high as normal weekends.

More recently, though, reality set in for fight fans. Only a few hundred tickets went up for sale directly to the public, and they sold out in less than one minute. Tickets on the secondary market have been incredibly expensive (averaging over $4,000), and even watching the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on TV in Las Vegas is expensive, difficult, or simply not an option. Unlike the rest of the country, which can watch with pay-per-view, Vegas is only screening the fight via closed-circuit TV in MGM-owned properties—and admission is often sold out. The result is that many fans have been left wondering: Why go to Vegas during fight weekend if you can’t even see the fight?

So this week, as the fight approached and the deadline by which hotel guests had to cancel reservations or pay a penalty neared, tons of people seem to have cancelled their bookings. As of Friday, rooms were available this weekend at the MGM Grand starting at $499, less than one-third what it was once. Other MGM-owned properties, such as The Mirage, Luxor, and Circus Circus are priced under $200 per night for Friday and Saturday. The cheapest room at the latter is $129; not long ago the property’s “best rate” for this weekend was $284.

Vanessa Doleshal, the business development manager for the tourism booking site Vegas.com, explained to the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Bloomberg that average May 1-2 room rates for the 100+ Sin City-area hotels it works with have dropped from $558 to $338 per night at the last minute.

“People are realizing that they’re not going to be able to get ahold of a viewing party ticket and they’re not going to be able to get a ticket to the fight, so why go to Vegas?” Doleshal said in one interview.

And if you are going to Vegas this weekend and you made your reservation weeks ago when prices were peaking, call up the property right away and demand the current rate. Depending on the fine print of your booking, most hotels will honor such a request—but they’re not going to adjust the rate unless you take the initiative and ask.

TIME Sports

How To Throw a 1930s-Inspired Mint Julep Party for the Kentucky Derby

It begins and ends with the bourbon

The race known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports” has long been an occasion for vices of all kinds, most notably gambling and drinking. And those planning a bash to ring in this weekend’s Kentucky Derby would do well to take a hint from classy affairs of derbies past.

In May 1937, LIFE dedicated its “LIFE Goes to a Party” feature to a mint julep fête held at the Louisville residence of Julian P. Van Winkle and his wife. Van Winkle, president of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, served up the traditional derby drink, made exclusively with bourbon from his own label. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured guests who were partaking in the mint julep experience in the only acceptable way: by imbibing vast quantities.

Proper mint julep etiquette includes the use of frosty silver mugs in place of tall glasses, and appreciating the aroma of fresh herbs before sipping the drink itself. But the most important preparation for a Van Winkle-inspired party of your own? The recipe, of course:

The Van Winkle mint julep formula is to use only 17-year-old stock—either “Old Fitzgerald” or “Old Mammoth Cave”—put sugar and bruised mint at the bottom of the silver cup, pack in finely-cracked ice to induce proper frosting, stick mint sprigs in after two ounces of Bourbon have been poured.

War Admiral Wins the 1937 Kentucky Derby
AP PhotoWar Admiral wins the Kentucky Derby two lengths ahead of his challenger, Pompoon, at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on May 9, 1937.

Liz Ronk, who edited this gallery, is the Photo Editor for LIFE.com. Follow her on Twitter at @LizabethRonk.

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5 Reasons Saturday Will Be an Epically Huge Day for Sports

(left) American Pharoah goes over the track during morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 29, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (right) WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. works out at the Mayweather Boxing Club on April 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.
Rob Carr/Getty Images (left)—Alex Menendez/Getty Images (right) (left) American Pharoah goes over the track during morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 29, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (right) WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. works out at the Mayweather Boxing Club on April 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather Jr. will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Most of the year, people pay little or no attention to boxing and horse racing. But on Saturday these sports—once dominant forces in American culture—will be at the heart of what's being pumped up as the year's biggest sports day.

Some are calling Saturday, May 2, the Greatest Sports Day of 2015. Down the line it could very well come to be viewed among the biggest days ever in sports history. According to a new Nielsen study, more than half (52%) of adults in the U.S. will watch, listen, or attend at least one of Saturday’s sporting events. Here are a few other indications showing just how huge Saturday will be for the sports world.

Major Events in No Fewer Than 6 Sports on Saturday
The highly analyzed NFL Draft stretches through the weekend, and two other big-time sports in North America—the NBA and NHL—are in the midst of the playoffs. Game 2 of the second-round matchup of the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals will be played on Saturday afternoon, and, depending on Thursday night’s action in the NBA, there could be two first-round Game 7s (Bulls-Bucks, Clippers-Spurs) on Saturday as well. While this season in Major League Baseball is still young, and the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry isn’t nearly what it once was, fans always pay extra attention when the two teams square off, as they will on Saturday afternoon at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Oh, and Saturday is when both the “Fight of the Century,” the much-hyped battle of Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, and the most famous horse race on the planet, the Kentucky Derby, take place.

Floyd Mayweather to Earn $5 Million+ Per Minute
The winner of the Kentucky Derby comes away with a prize of at least $1.24 million—not bad for a contest that lasts two minutes. (Don’t forget, they are the “Two Most Exciting Minutes in Sports.”) Still, that’s nothing compared to how the boxers will cash in. Regardless of who wins, Floyd Mayweather is expected to take home something in the neighborhood of $180 million for boxing Manny Pacquiao on Saturday. If the fight goes the full 12 rounds, that breaks down to a haul of roughly $5 million per minute of action in the ring. And if the fight ends early, Mayweather could earn far more for each minute duking it out.

$200 Million+ in Wagers for the Two Big Events
Nearly $130 million was bet on the 2014 Kentucky Derby, while Nevada casinos are anticipating $70 million in wagers on the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. For the sake of comparison, Nevada casinos took in “only” $116 million in bets on the most recent Super Bowl. Meanwhile, Vegas sports books estimate that money wagered legally accounts for only 3% or 4% of all bets placed in the U.S., with most bets still made via illegal bookies.

48 Million Viewers for Derby & Boxing—Just in U.S.
The Kentucky Derby has been averaging TV viewership of around around 15 million in American homes. The over-under for the number of U.S. homes that will buy Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on pay-per-view is 3.8 million. But it’s not like people shelling out $100 for PPV will be watching the fight alone. Advertisers estimate that the fight could be seen by as many as 33 million viewers. That’s just in the U.S. Around the globe, tens of millions more will surely be watching, including a huge portion of the populations in the Philippines, where Pacquiao is from, and in Mexico, which is a boxing-crazed nation—and one of the few countries where the fight will be broadcast on networks for free.

$600 Million Economic Impact on Two Host Cities
That’s the estimated combined economic impact of the Kentucky Derby and the boxing match on their host cities—respectively, roughly $200 million for Louisville and $400 million for Las Vegas.

TIME Sports

Adriana Lima Is Rooting for Pacquiao in ‘Fight of the Century’

Model Adriana Lima attends Desigual show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on Feb. 12, 2015 in New York City.
Michael Stewart—WireImage/Getty Images Model Adriana Lima attends Desigual show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on Feb. 12, 2015 in New York City.

She's heading to Vegas for the big matchup

Adriana Lima, a Victoria’s Secret model who’s spent more than a decade boxing, will be in Vegas for Saturday’s big matchup. The boxing world has been waiting years for Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight one another in the ring, and she might be one of the most excited attendees.

“I’m a big Pacquiao fan and boxing fan, obviously,” Lima, who has trained with Pacquiao, tells TIME. “I don’t think everybody thought [the fight] was going to happen, but it’s the fight of the century and I’m going to be there in the arena.”

“It’s my first fight,” Lima says. “And for the first fight to be watching two of the greatest middleweight boxers in the world, it’s a dream for me.”

The matchup is expected to bring in at least $400 million in total revenue from sources like ticket sales, pay-per-view broadcast, sponsorships and merchandise. Even Mike Tyson has weighed in on the outcome, backing Pacquiao and calling Mayweather “a small, scared” competitor.

Read next: The Huge Money Behind Boxing’s Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

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