Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto Fight


Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto have tentatively agreed to fight in Las Vegas on November 14, giving the world's best pound-for-pound boxer a very challenging fight against a highly ranked opponent -- and ensuring that we won't see Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather any time soon.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Bob Arum, who promotes both Pacquiao and Cotto, says he's close to getting contractual arrangements worked out for Pacquiao and Cotto to fight each other. The fighters would have to agree on how they would split the purse and how much they'd both weigh before the deal can get done, but Arum indicated that Cotto -- not Shane Mosley -- is Pacquiao's likely next opponent:

"I hope to put it together this week, to get an agreement on terms," Arum told The Times on Monday in a telephone interview from his Top Rank headquarters in Las Vegas. ...

"Shane's a terrific fighter, but for now he's the second choice," Arum said. "If we can't put together a Pacquiao-Cotto fight, we'll reach out to Shane."

Cotto beat Joshua Clottey by split decision on Saturday, with Pacquiao sitting at ringside. Although Cotto suffered a very serious cut on an accidental head butt during the fight, he is expected to be ready to begin sparring again in time to prepare for a November bout.

A Cotto vs. Pacquiao fight would be one of the biggest of the year in boxing. But it wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for boxing fans, because it would also be a step away from the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather superfight that everyone wants to see.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto Fight

Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto have tentatively agreed to fight in Las Vegas on November 14, giving the world's best pound-for-pound boxer a very challenging fight against a highly ranked opponent -- and ensuring that we won't see Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather any time soon.

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Number One vs. Numero Uno Fight

Trick or Treat, November is near.


Trick-or-treating is a custom for children on Halloween. Children proceed in costume from house to house, asking for treats such as confectionery, or sometimes money, with the question, "Trick or treat?" The "trick" is an idle threat to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given.

In the United States, trick-or-treating is now one of the main traditions of Halloween and it has become socially expected that if one lives in a neighborhood with children one should purchase treats in preparation for trick-or-treaters. The National Confectioners Association reported in 2005 that 80 percent of adults in the United States planned to give out confectionery to trick-or-treaters,[1] and that 93 percent of children planned to go trick-or-treating.[2] The tradition of going from door to door receiving food already existed in Britain and Ireland, in the form of souling, where children and poor people would sing and say prayers for the dead in return for cakes.[3] The North American Halloween custom of saying "trick or treat" has become more common. The activity is popular in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Central America, South America, Western Europe and Scandinavia, but over the recent years has become popular in Australia and New Zealand.pzrgbty8n6

Number 1: UFC FIGHTER



Randy CoutureRandy Couture - Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Randy “The Natural” Couture has speed, strength, stamina, endurance, and a slew of fighting skills. Couture was the first ever UFC fighter to win a championship in two different weight classes, starting his career in the Heavyweight division and becoming the UFC Heavyweight Champion in December 1997. Couture would lose, win and lose the Heavyweight title before switching to the Light Heavyweight class, in which he defeated Chuck Liddell for the title, which was the fight that gave him two title wins in two different weight classes.

On February 4, 2006, Couture retired immediately following a loss to Liddell, and on January 11, 2007, Couture announced that he was coming out of retirement to join the Heavyweight class. Couture proceeded to stun the UFC world by taking down champion Tim Sylvia and becoming a five-time UFC champ. Couture is one of only four UFC fighters to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

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Mayweather vs. Marquez Fight


By Eric Thomas: According to the latest boxing news, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (39-0, 25 KOs) may be coming out of retirement for a September bout against boxing’s new number #1 Pound-for-pound star lightweight Juan Manuel Marquez (50-4-1, 37 KOs), who recently stopped Juan Diaz in the 9th round this past weekend at the Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas. Marquez, 35, called out Mayweather after the fight with Diaz on Saturday, saying that he’d like to move up to welterweight to face him there. Oddly enough, Marquez said little about a third fight with Manny Pacquiao, other than to say that he’s going after Mayweather because “Pacquiao doesn’t want to fight me.” In that, it looks as if Marquez speaks the truth because since losing a controversial 12-round split decision to Pacquiao in March 2008, Manny hasn’t shown any interested in fighting him again, instead going after the soft Oscar De La Hoya and Ricky Hatton.Mayweather reportedly wants to return to the ring by the end of the year and what better way to do it than to face a much smaller Marquez instead of a bigger, arguably more dangerous fighter like Miguel Cotto. Even against a smaller fighter like Marquez, Mayweather would be faced with a very difficult fight because Marquez specializes in counter punching much in the same way that Mayweahther does and he will no doubt make Mayweather pay for any shots he wants to land in the fight.cwship9buk

VOTE!!! EDDIE VILLANUEVA FOR PRESIDENT



Eddie Villanueva
AKA Eduardo Cruz Villanueva


  • Founder and 1st Filipino Bishop of Jesus is Lord Church (JIL, 1978)
  • Founder, owner, and chairman of ZOE Broadcasting Network, Inc.
  • Owner and president of Jesus Is Lord Colleges Foundation Inc. (JILCF)



QUOTE
“Change is our only hope, and it must happen now.”


ALIAS
"Brother Eddie"


DATE OF BIRTH
October 6, 1946

BIRTHPLACE
Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines


WIFE: Adoracion "Dory" Jose
CHILDREN: Eduardo Jr., Joel

MAY 10, 2010: Who's your President?

Presidential elections, legislative elections and local elections in the Philippines are scheduled to be held on May 10, 2010. The elected president will become the 15th President of the Philippines, succeeding President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is barred from seeking re-election due to term restrictions.The 2010 election will be administered by the Commission on Elections in compliance with the Republic Act No. 9369, also known as Amended Computerization Act of 2007. It will be the first national computerized election in the history of the Philippines. Potential Candidates who declared their intention to run for President are Mar Roxas (senator), Panfilo Lacson(senator), Francis Escudero(senator), Manny Villar(senator), Noli De Castro(vice president), Gilberto Teodoro( Secretary of National Defense), Bayani Fernando(Chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority), Jejomar Binay( Mayor of Makati City), Among Eddie Panlilio(Governor of Pampanga), Rev. Eddie Villanueva (JESUS IS LORD MOVEMENT).

Eraño Manalo dies at 84 (Iglesia ni Cristo)

Eraño Manalo, the head of the politically influential, vernacular-speaking, and home-grown Iglesia ni Cristo, passed away Monday afternoon, an INC official said.

In a recorded announcement aired on dzBB radio, INC spokesperson Bienvenido Santiago confirmed Manalo's death at 3:53 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2009. Manalo was officially the Executive Minister of the INC, but he was also its supreme, charismatic leader who took over the church upon the death in 1963 of the founder, his father Felix Manalo.

"Ikinalulungkot naming ipabatid sa buong Iglesia at sa buong sambayanan na ang tagapamahalang pangkalahatan ng Iglesia ni Cristo, ang kapatid na Eraño G. Manalo ay pinagpahinga na ng Diyos. Pumanaw siya sa kanyang tahanan sa ganap na 3:53 kahapon Agosto 31, 2009, sa gulang na 84 taon," Santiago said.

(We are sad to announce to the Iglesia and to the whole nation that the Executive Minister of Iglesia ni Cristo, our brother Eraño G. Manalo, joined our Creator. He passed away at his home 3:53 p.m. on August 31, 2009. He was 84 years old.)

Santiago said that according to Dr. Ray Melchor Santos, Manalo died due to cardiopulmonary arrest.

According to Santiago, Manalo's remains will lie in state at INC's Central Temple in Quezon City. Further details will be announced, Santiago added.

Manalo was born on Jan. 2, 1925. He was INC founder Felix Manalo's fifth child.

Manalo's flock and influence

Manalo had guided his religious group through a long period of national and global expansion, and in the last decade had thrown his church's clout behind former president Joseph Estrada. The PCIJ has described the INC as "a secretive, tightly organized church composed mainly of poor members."

Its membership has been estimated at between two and eight million members concentrated in Tagalog-speaking regions of Luzon. But its churches are reportedly located in over 60 countries.

The INC's influence on state affairs can be traced back to its founding in 1914, when Manuel L. Quezon, Commonwealth president and a mason, cultivated a relationship with the then-obscure church as a foil to the Roman Catholic church. Its sway reached a new peak during the regime of Ferdinand Marcos, who rarely failed to attend important INC events, including "Ka Erdy" Manalo's birthday, and gave an INC-affiliated company major Land Transportation Office contracts.

It is widely known that the INC's power lies in the tagubilin emanating from Manalo and other church leaders, orders that cannot be disputed by members and can be used to command voting blocs around the country.

While Manalo often used his power to support certain candidates in the past - aside from Marcos and Estrada, he also backed Eduardo Cojuangco in 1992 - he famously wielded his clout during the EDSA Tres demonstrations that reached the gates of Malacañang, arguably still the most serious threat the Arroyo administration has faced. Three out of four of the demonstrators were reportedly INC members.

But President Arroyo eventually won Manalo to her side. When she ran in 2004, the Iglesia ni Cristo threw its support behind her. Pollster Mahar Mangahas told GMANews.TV that he estimates that the INC actually can command only about 75 percent of its members to vote for a particular candidate. But in a closely fought contest, that could be the margin of victory.

With Manalo now dead, it remains to be seen how his successor will use the church's influence in the coming elections. But if history is any indication, the INC will certainly play a role.

Arroyo, Estrada mourn

On Tuesday, Malacañang, through deputy presidential spokesperson Anthony Golez Jr., extended its sympathies to Manalo’s family and to the INC community.

“Nakikiramay po ang First Family at administrasyon sa pagpanaw ni Ka Erdy Manalo. He has been very instrumental sa simbahan, sa pagiging charismatic at pag-unite ng mga tagapagsunod. At nakikriamay po kaming lubos sa pamilya," Golez told dzBB radio in an interview.

(The First Family and the administration condole with Ka Erdy Manalo’s family. He has been very instrumental in the church, in his being charismatic, and in uniting his followers.)

Estrada also expressed his sadness over Manalo’s death.

“President Estrada joins the nation in mourning the loss of one of the nations’ greatest religious leaders," Estrada’s spokesperson Margaux Salcedo told GMANews.TV in a phone interview.

In February 2006, while Estrada was facing trial for plunder, presidential chief of staff Mike Defensor disclosed that three religious leaders, including Manalo, had expressed their willingness to serve as Estrada's guarantors if he applied for his release on recognizance.

Estrada was later convicted of plunder in September 2007, but President Arroyo granted him executive clemency a month later.

Religious leaders sympathize

Meanwhile, other religious groups also extended their sympathies to those left behind by Manalo.

Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz said that despite differences in their religious views, Manalo was a good man.

“Masasabi natin na mabuting tao po yan, bagaman, magkaiba kami ng pananampalataya (I can say that he is a good man even if we differ in religious beliefs)," Cruz said in an interview on dzBB.

Another religious leader, Bro. Eddie Villanueva of the Jesus Is Lord Movement, also expressed sadness.

“Ang aming buong pamilya at Jesus is Lord (members) worldwide ay buong pusong nakikiramay at nakikidalamhati sa pamilya ni Ka Erdie at sa ating kaibigan sa INC. Nawa’y maramdaman ng pamilya ni Ka Erdie at lahat ng INC ang kapayapaan ng ating buhay na Diyos," Villanueva said.

(My family and the Jesus is Lord worldwide wholeheartedly extends our condolences to Ka Erdie’s family and our friends at the INC. I hope they feel the Lord’s peace.)

Corazon Aquino, an Intimate Portrait and Motrher of Democracy


History isn’t just penned by researchers, scholars and professional biographers. Often, the best accounts of history are told by those who witnessed it as they were having coffee, shuffling papers at a desk, or on a leisurely stroll. These people who were on the same orbit as the future historical figure don’t have to go to a library to do research or interview a source to write their story.

But too often, those who have had a ringside view of history don’t have their story on paper. Their stories are simply locked up in their memory, which inevitably fades.

So Margie Penson-Juico did the right thing by asking those who had a ringside view of the historic presidency of Cory Aquino to get their slices of history down in paper.

Without a doubt, Cory will go down in history for our future grandchildren and great grandchildren to read about. What was she really like? How did she govern? How did she stare down seven coup attempts? Whose version of Cory will future generations read?

It is best that they read about the many facets of Cory from those who saw and worked with her up close — in the midst of triumph, tragedy, laughter and hard work.

That is what sets the book Cory, An Intimate Portrait (edited by Margie, Cory’s appointments secretary when she was president and still her assistant at the Benigno Aquino Foundation, and published by Anvil Publishing, Inc.) apart. The book is not just a collection of tributes and anecdotes about the country’s first woman president written by those who know her well (though in varying degrees of closeness). It is prism, a kaleidoscope — for no one person’s account of Cory dominates.

In his foreword to the book, STAR columnist and Margie’s husband Popoy Juico writes: “The book’s strength and charm lie in its very form; firsthand stories by friends of President Cory’s for many years, by men and women who served in government, and by others whose lives she touched in countless ways.”

Among those in the powerhouse list of contributors are Sen. Ed Angara, Sen. Joker Arroyo, Rep. Joe and Gina de Venecia, Sen. Loren Legarda, Rep. Teddy Locsin Jr., Miguel Perez Rubio (who would like to point out that the cancer-stricken sister-in-law he was referring to in his piece is Lily Matute, not Mercy Tuason, who does not have cancer!), former President Fidel Ramos, Lovely Romulo, Rene Saguisag (who, though still emotionally scarred from the death of his beloved wife Dulce over a year ago, bravely attended the book launching the other night), Deedee Siytangco, Sen. Manny Villar and Bea Zobel.

* * *

I myself particularly enjoyed the piece in the book written by Gen. (then Colonel) Voltaire “Volts” Gazmin, who was the chief of the Presidential Security Group during the Aquino administration. I read somewhere that Gazmin started out as one of the jailers of Ninoy. But he was so fair and humane to his prisoner (one account goes that he even fed sugared water to Ninoy during his hunger strike) that after EDSA, Cory had ordered her generals to find Gazmin because she wanted to entrust the security of her presidency, her very life, to him.

While covering Cory for the Office of the Press Secretary, I, together with the Malacañang Press Corps, encountered a PSG chief who didn’t smile, didn’t eat, didn’t talk. Gazmin always seemed to be on duty, on red-alert status. Unbeknownst to us then, he had every reason to be praning. He protected Cory through seven coup attempts, and once, I remember my boss, the late Press Secretary Teddyman Benigno telling me, “Magpapakamatay talaga si Volts para kay Cory.”

Typical of the man of few words that he was during our Palace days, Gazmin’s piece on Cory, the calmest soul around, is short, one of the shortest in the book — but it hits the bullseye. Excerpts:

I vividly remember the coup attempt of August 1987.

I was out supervising the placement of armor around the palace when bursts of gunfire rang out. I rushed to the president’s official residence in Arlegui St., across from Malacañang, and found the president and her family upstairs. I asked them to go downstairs and turn off all lights, and instructed my guards to stand mattresses against the windows,

I then made a head count and found one missing. I went back upstairs and noticed light coming through the open bathroom door. It was the president combing her hair.

“Ma’am,” I begged, “please go to the ground floor, it’s not safe here,” to which she calmly replied she needed to look presidentially presentable when she met the media.

As her life hung in the balance and gunfire surrounded her home, Cory Aquino, in Gazmin’s own words, “was the calmest soul around.”

* * *

A funny, but also revealing vignette about Cory Aquino is told by her friend Bea Zobel. Bea Zobel’s family is one of the richest in Asia, but when Cory asked her to go on humanitarian missions on her behalf (as Cory had no first lady) Bea was a real trouper. I covered Bea on two such humanitarian missions: one to Lupao, Nueva Ecija, where she was asked to give comfort to a family caught in the crossfire between soldiers and alleged rebels. I saw her cradle in the helicopter a baby (I remember the baby’s surname was “Gante”) that had no right hand. A handkerchief covered the stump that was left of her hand. But Bea carried the baby like she was her own apo. And at the Tala leprosarium, Bea would visit the different pavilions with no trace of “diri” on her face. She had no rubbing alcohol-toting alalay, either. Later on, we had lunch with the nuns in Tala, who were not expecting us, and we all feasted on a combo of rice and tuna spread.

Her piece on Cory, “Shoeless in Paris,” shows how much of a trouper Bea really is and what a disciplined person Cory is.

One of the things I admired most of Cory was her discipline when attending functions — her punctuality. For those of us who were accompanying her, it was always a bit of an ordeal to try to anticipate when she would be at our door checking if we were ready to go, because usually this happened too early for us.

On this particular occasion, we were in Paris with her on the eve of our departure to London. We were to leave the hotel very early in the morning. Mercy Tuason and I, who were sharing a room, chatted till the wee hours, but did not forget to do as told: before retiring, we put our luggage outside the door. When we woke up to dress, I realized I had put in my suitcase more things that I would have wanted — for one thing, all my underwear and the shoes I had intended to wear on the trip. In fact, I only had my hotel slippers, and at that hour, no shop was open.

I went down and offered to any of the ladies at the front desk who wore size 29 enough money to buy a brand-new pair of Ferragamos. You can imagine the look I got, but upon frantic insistence, I was taken seriously. One lady disappeared and came back with the ugliest and dirtiest pair of rain shoes, wet yet since it had been pouring all night. They were a bit big for me, but I was desperate. So, floating in them, off I followed Cory to the airport.

In London, all eyes from the group of Filipino ladies who met us were on my shoes and between two of them the following exchange supposedly transpired.

“What’s with Bea’s shoes?”

“I have no clue... it must be the latest in Paris.”

Cory herself was quite amused at how I had solved the problem.

UAAP Season 72 - Schedules, Statistics, Updates and Highlights

UAAP Season 72 is the 2009–2010 season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. It will be hosted by Far Eastern University, with opening rites on July 11 at the Araneta Coliseum. The men's basketball tournament and the women's volleyball tournament will be aired by ABS-CBN's UHF Studio 23 for the tenth consecutive year.

(UAAP Update - End of 1st) Ateneo 16, La Salle 10

ANILA, Philippines - Ateneo took a 16-10 lead over De La Salle at the end of the first quarter despite two fouls slapped early on Rabeh al-Hussaini in Game Two of the UAAP finals Thursday.

Al-Hussaini, the league MVP, was forced to go to the bench at the 7:45 mark of the period after he incurred his second foul.

Influenza A (H1N1)

Influenza A (H1N1) is a new virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in April 2009 in the United States. This virus is spreading from person-to –person, probably in much the same way that the regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.

Influenza A (H1N1) is fatal to humans

Signs and symptoms in humans

- similar to the symptoms of regular flu such as

* Fever
* Headache
* Fatigue
* Lack of appetite
* Runny nose
* Sore throat
* Cough


- Vomitting or nausea
- Diarrhea

Mode of Transmission

- Exposure to droplets from the cough and sneeze of the infected person
Influenza A (H1N1) is not transmitted by eating thoroughly cooked pork.

Prevention

- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
- Always wash hands with soap and water
- Use alcohol- based hand sanitizers
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Increase your body's resistance
- Have at least 8 hours of sleep
- Be physically active
- Manage your stress
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Eat nutritious food

Influenza A(H1N1) in the Philippines

9 July 2009

The Department of Health (DOH) today expressed gratitude to the World Health Organization (WHO) over the commendation it gave to the government agency for its swift and tireless efforts in dealing with the novel virus A (H1N1).

The WHO letter dated June 30, 2009 and signed by WHO Regional Director Dr. Shin Young-soo put on record “my personal appreciation of the exceptional collaboration established between the Government of the Philippines and the World Health Organization in the fight against Pandemic H1N1 2009. I commend your leadership and tireless efforts in responding to this emerging threat to the health of the people of the Philippines”.
“We are very grateful that our efforts were recognized and didn’t go to waste. We appreciate that the WHO finds our response efficient and that it is confident on the quality of our laboratory diagnoses,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said.

The WHO letter further said that “Contact tracing has also been thorough, allowing the DOH to detect further cases and slow down the spread of the virus. The efficiency of the response indicated to me that the Philippines has the fundamental capacity to detect and respond to the new influenza virus. I should add that WHO is also confident about the quality of the laboratory diagnoses carried out by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and about the epidemiological activities conducted by the National Epidemiology Center (NEC)”.

Pacman vs Hatton

MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao is headed for a showdown against fellow brawler Ricky Hatton in a duel that will most likely take place on May 2 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ Thomas and Mack Center, Internet reports bared Sunday.

Meanwhile, from his cushy retirement perch, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is considering fighting the Filipino ring hero in a bout, where the “Pretty Boy” hopes to “beat his [expletive],” the boxer’s confidante revealed.

Pacquiao, the reigning World Boxing Council lightweight champion, will be gunning for a fifth weight crown against Hatton, who holds the International Boxing Organization junior welterweight belt.

“My guy is on board,” Pacquiao promoter and Top Rank chief Bob Arum told Steve Lillis of England’s News of the World. “I think Ricky’s on board and I am very upbeat.”

Steve Kim of SecondsOut.com said the match is a “done deal.”

Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions that handles Hatton’s fight, also said that the fight has been virtually green-lighted.

The bout between Pacquiao, boxing’s acknowledged pound-for-pound king, and Hatton, the beer-guzzling “Hitman” of Manchester, was nearly sidelined by Mayweather’s sudden interest in coming out of retirement.

A report by ESPN’s Dan Rafael, however, made it seem like the Pretty Boy is waiting for a snowballing clamor for Pacquiao-Mayweather before making a final decision.

“Floyd has given Team Mayweather the green light to... evaluate the biggest fights for him, to come back to him and present it to him,” Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather’s best friend and adviser, told ESPN.com.

If Pacquiao beats Hatton to polish a pound-for-pound crown he validated with an eighth-round TKO of Oscar De La Hoya last Dec. 6, fans and experts are expected to mount a call for a bout between the Filipino and Mayweather, the former pound-for-pound king.

And that could be big enough to lure Mayweather out of retirement.

“If Floyd considers something, it would be the biggest thing,” Ellerbe told ESPN.com.

He said Mayweather thought De La Hoya’s conqueror was “an excellent fighter and it was a tremendous win.”

But Ellerbe said that Mayweather issued a little warning to Pacquiao.

“Floyd said, ‘He’s a good fighter, but I’ll beat his [expletive].”

Go!!! Pacman - Hatton

MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao is headed for a showdown against fellow brawler Ricky Hatton in a duel that will most likely take place on May 2 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ Thomas and Mack Center, Internet reports bared Sunday.

Meanwhile, from his cushy retirement perch, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is considering fighting the Filipino ring hero in a bout, where the “Pretty Boy” hopes to “beat his [expletive],” the boxer’s confidante revealed.

Pacquiao, the reigning World Boxing Council lightweight champion, will be gunning for a fifth weight crown against Hatton, who holds the International Boxing Organization junior welterweight belt.

“My guy is on board,” Pacquiao promoter and Top Rank chief Bob Arum told Steve Lillis of England’s News of the World. “I think Ricky’s on board and I am very upbeat.”

Steve Kim of SecondsOut.com said the match is a “done deal.”

Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions that handles Hatton’s fight, also said that the fight has been virtually green-lighted.

The bout between Pacquiao, boxing’s acknowledged pound-for-pound king, and Hatton, the beer-guzzling “Hitman” of Manchester, was nearly sidelined by Mayweather’s sudden interest in coming out of retirement.

A report by ESPN’s Dan Rafael, however, made it seem like the Pretty Boy is waiting for a snowballing clamor for Pacquiao-Mayweather before making a final decision.

“Floyd has given Team Mayweather the green light to... evaluate the biggest fights for him, to come back to him and present it to him,” Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather’s best friend and adviser, told ESPN.com.

If Pacquiao beats Hatton to polish a pound-for-pound crown he validated with an eighth-round TKO of Oscar De La Hoya last Dec. 6, fans and experts are expected to mount a call for a bout between the Filipino and Mayweather, the former pound-for-pound king.

And that could be big enough to lure Mayweather out of retirement.

“If Floyd considers something, it would be the biggest thing,” Ellerbe told ESPN.com.

He said Mayweather thought De La Hoya’s conqueror was “an excellent fighter and it was a tremendous win.”

But Ellerbe said that Mayweather issued a little warning to Pacquiao.

“Floyd said, ‘He’s a good fighter, but I’ll beat his [expletive].”

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