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Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What the ‘experts’ are saying

Pacquiao Plans To Sing His Own Entrance Music For Mayweather Fight



Via SportingNews

Manny Pacquiao wants to give everyone a good show when he fights Floyd Mayweather May 2nd.

Before the fight, however, listeners will be in for an interesting treat. It seems the Filipino fighter will be singing his own entrance music. I guess Justin Bieber was booked. Pacquiao once sang “Let it Go,” and the results were less than satisfying, so who knows what’s going to happen this time around.

Now he’s singing “Lalaban ako para sa Pilipino.” Translated it reads “I will fight for the Philippines.” Now that he’s singing with a purpose, the result may be different. Pacquiao is currently working on his hit single and using it as his entrance music will only fire him up more than usual, but it could end up angering those who have to listen.

Mayweather is going to have to rap something now. It has to happen.

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Floyd Mayweather Responds to Amir Khan: “I am touched Amir is concerned. I can get him a ticket to see what the biggest fight in the history of boxing looks like.”


Floyd Mayweather vs Miguel Cotto World WBA Junior Middleweight Championship  May 5, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Photos By Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos

Via SBNation

It appears that Floyd has heard Amir Khan’s rumblings about the megafight with Pacquiao and took a moment respond to the British boxer.

So you all may be aware that Amir Khan came out and pooh-poohed the megafight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, stating that Floyd probably took the fight with Manny because it’s an ‘easier fight’ for him. Clearly this sounds like a lot of sour grapes coming from the British boxing star who just lost out on his two biggest possible paydays (and not for the first time).

Floyd Mayweather apparently caught wind of Amir’s comments and fired back with his own thoughts to Independent’s Sport Matrix.

“I am touched Amir is concerned. I can get him a ticket to see what the biggest fight in the history of boxing looks like,” said Mayweather.

A fairly tempered response, but I’ll admit that I expected…

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the-lovers-tarot-card So I now look for partners with a job, a car, a driver’s license, and a good sense of humor.

Kelly Sundberg, Brevity‘s managing editor, responds to recent posts here and on Salon:

For almost nine years, I was married to a man who was our family’s primary source of income. During this time, I finished my undergraduate degree, had a baby, completed an MFA, and wrote the first draft of my memoir. You could say—I guess—that my then-husband sponsored me during that time. Still, although he was the primary breadwinner, I didn’t spend my days lounging around sipping mimosas in puddles of sunshine while lazily scrawling my manuscript. Things were still tough, and the day that I walked out on my marriage, I said firmly and clearly to anyone who would listen: I will never be financially dependent on my partner again.

Judging by my Facebook…

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Pad Thai, everything you need to make it.

25th Anniversary of “Iron” Mike Tyson vs. James “Buster” Douglas

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report

By. BrotherJR

February 11, 2015

Today is the 25th anniversary of what is arguably the biggest upset in boxing history, Buster Douglas upset 10th round KO over Mike Tyson. I decided to share that historic fight in its entirety from the pre-fight feature to the post fight interviews. Take a look back at this monumental fight that changed the landscape of boxing, enjoy!

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Tesla Q4 Hit By Delivery Shortfall, But Company Expects To Be Back On Track In Q1


Electric car manufacturer Tesla reported earnings today following the bell, including $1.1 billion in non-GAAP revenue, and an adjusted loss per share of $0.13. On a GAAP basis, using normal accounting methods, Tesla had a wider loss of 86 cents per share, and revenue of $957 million.

The company delivered 9,834 cars in the period. In the sequentially preceding third quarter, Tesla delivered a comparable 7,785 Model S vehicles. For the full-year period, Tesla delivered 31,655 cars.

Tesla said it built 11,627 vehicles in Q4, which meant that it matched its full-year production target of 35,000 vehicles in 2014. However, it was unable to deliver promised vehicles due to a combination of customer vacations, severe winter weather, and shipping problems. Those deliveries will move into the first quarter.

The market expected Tesla to earn an adjusted $0.31 per share, on non-GAAP revenue of $1.23 billion. Tesla reports non-GAAP revenue, a…

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Tesla’s solution to its woes in China: better seats

E-commerce Site Jet Raises Another $140M


jetSuper-trendy e-commerce site Jet has raised an additional $140 million in funding. In an email to TechCrunch, the company confirmed that it has pulled in a new round led Bain Capital Ventures, with additional participation from Accel Partners, Coatue, General Catalyst, Goldman Sachs, Google Ventures, MentorTech Ventures, NEA, Norwest Venture Partners, Silicon Valley Bank, Temasek, Thrive Capital and other investors.

In an accompanying press release, the startup said the funding will help Jet “deliver on our core promise of radical price innovation in e-commerce.” In other words, they now have more room to undercut Amazon and other sites on price.

Here’s how co-founder Marc Lore describes Jet’s model for cutting prices:

Jet is able to dynamically adjust prices in real time in response to the unique composition of a shopper’s basket, always maximizing for cost-savings. Customers are seamlessly guided towards orders that are economically more efficient to fulfill. And because Jet…

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App Monetization Player, Metaps, Grabs $36M To Push Deeper Into Big Data


Japanese company Metaps, which in recent times has sold services to Android developers to monetize their apps — offering an SDK that let app makers quickly incorporate in-app offers to increase user engagement and revenues — has pulled in a $36 million Series C round of financing from existing and new investors in Japan. The business has now raised a total of $51.2 million to date.

Investors in the latest round are not being disclosed at this point but two years ago its $11 million Series B included investment from Fidelity Growth Partners Japan. The company has also previously partnered with social messaging platform Line as part of the latter’s virtual currency push, with Line Coin.

While Metaps’ initial focus was on app monetization, the company now touts itself as a big data and machine-learning play — detecting patterns of user behavior to optimize and automate app marketing. It says it plans to use some of its new financing to aggressively hire addition AI…

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