Gone in 60 seconds: After going on sale just nine days before the mega-fight in Las Vegas, Mayweather v Pacquiao tickets snapped up in an instant with some now being re-sold for over $100,000

Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao tickets sell out within 60 seconds on Ticketmaster

The biggest fight in boxing history has sold out within a minute of going on sale as tickets for Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2 were snapped up. Just minutes after 8pm, tickets for the richest bout in history began appearing on the secondary market with one ticket going for a cool $128,000 on stubhub.com.

SAM BURGESS: I've moved in to the Bath pack to help me crack this code 

EXCLUSIVE: On Friday night I'll be wearing Bath's No 6 shirt for the second time in a Premiership game. The switch from midfield has worked for myself and the team so far.

Bolt: Gay should have been kicked out of athletics after doping... I'm not looking forward running against him

Tyson Gay of the U.S. (L) wins the men's 100 metres final ahead of Jamaica's Usain Bolt at the IAAF Diamond League "DN Galan" at Stockholm Olympic Stadium August 6, 2010. Gay won ahead of second-placed Bolt. 

REUTERS/Maja Suslin/Scanpix Sweden 

Bolt branded the decision to shorten his punishment 'the stupidest thing I've ever heard', and revealed that he felt Gay 'let me down and he let the sport down' by doping.

Ivanovic targeted by Bayern Munich as PSG prepare £7m move for Cech

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18:  Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea celebrates at the final whistle during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on April 18, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich have an interest in Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic but are unlikely to make a move until January.

MARTIN KEOWN: Grealish must learn from 'hippy crack' incident... it may actually help his feet on the ground

It's a shame to see another talented young player being photographed taking 'hippy crack' but Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish may benefit from the leaked photograph.

Victory Shield snub leaves Celtic nations fuming at FA's 'arrogance'

YEOVIL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20:  Jack Adamson of Scotland holds off Riess Nelson of England during the Victory Shield match between England U16 and Scotland U16 at Huish Park on November 20, 2014 in Yeovil, England.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: England's withdrawal from the historic Victory Shield for Under 16s has further worsened relations between the FA and the other home nations.

Johnson charged with grooming and sexual activity with girl, 15, as Sunderland winger looks grim-faced leaving police station

Adam Johnson's Sunderland future in doubt after winger is charged with three offences of

Sunderland were under pressure on Thursday night to suspend England star Adam Johnson after he was charged with grooming and three counts of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. Johnson, 27, has been bailed to appear before Peterlee magistrates on May 20 - the same day Sunderland travel to Arsenal - where it is expected the case will be sent to the Crown Court. If found guilty, Johnson faces a lengthy prison term. Sunderland chiefs held talks on Thursday to decide Johnson's future, knowing that if they suspend their top scorer he would miss the club's remaining six games. They are just a point above the Barclays Premier League drop zone and travel to Stoke tomorrow.

Rodgers insists he is still the best man for the Liverpool job

Brendan Rodgers confident he is the man to lead Liverpool to success under the ownership

Brendan Rodgers insists there is nobody better equipped to manage Liverpool under the Fenway Sports Group model than himself. FSG, Liverpool's owners, maintain Rodgers' job is not up for discussion but that has not stopped Jurgen Klopp - who will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the campaign - being mentioned as a possible successor. However, Rodgers has not been rattled by the intensity of the criticism following a disappointing FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa.

Problems pile up for a boy who had it all: Johnson's Sunderland future in doubt after sex charges

FILE - APRIL 23; 2015:  England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been charged with three offences of sexual activity with a child under 16. LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17:  Adam Johnson of England goes between Eric Abidal (L) and Florent Malouda of France during the international friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium on November 17, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

CRAIG HOPE: Just over a year ago, Adam Johnson sat in a room with journalists at the Stadium of Light and talked about England and the forthcoming World Cup.

EXCLUSIVE: Gerrard and Lampard to be honoured for contribution to English football by PFA before MLS moves

England's Steven Gerrard (R) and Frank Lampard attend a team training session in London Colney, north of London October 7, 2008. England are due to play a World Cup 2010 qualifying soccer match against Kazakhstan in London on October 11, 2008.  REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN)

Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard will be awarded with prestigious special merit awards by the PFA on Sunday as the curtain falls on their illustrious Premier League careers.

Sterling insists contract criticism 'goes in one ear and out the other' as Liverpool forward vows to improve

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 23:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Raheem Sterling  of Liverpool in action during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on April 23, 2015 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Raheem Sterling insists he has not been affected by the criticism of his ongoing contract stand-off with Liverpool. He has been abused, even by his own fans, over his decision to put deal talks on hold.

Root the run machine: Ton puts England in charge after Cook misses out yet again

Joe Root cruises to his sixth Test century after Alastair Cook falls short as England take

PAUL NEWMAN IN GRENADA: Alastair Cook hung his head in disbelief after wasting a golden opportunity to finally end his long wait for a century before the man who seems destined to one day replace him as England captain showed how to do it. There was agony for Cook on the third day of the second Test as he again fell short of the magic three figures despite looking as solid and unflustered at the crease as at any time in the two years since his last century. At stumps England were 373 for six, a lead of 74, with Root unbeaten on 118 with Jos Buttler.

Salutes you, Sir! Samuels gives Stokes cheeky send-off as feud between all-rounders rumbles on

Marlon Samuels gives Ben Stokes a cheeky send-off salute as feud between West Indian and

PAUL NEWMAN IN GRENADA: Marlon Samuels found a novel way of carrying on his duel in the second Test with Ben Stokes here on Thursday night when he sent him on his way with a military-style salute. Stokes had given his wicket away just before the close of the third day when he smashed a Devendra Bishoo long-hop straight to deep square leg and Samuels wasted no time in pouring salt on his wounds, saluting him on his way.

NASSER HUSSAIN: Cook is looking the part again - hundreds will come

Cricket - West Indies v England - Second Test - National Cricket Ground, Grenada - 23/4/15
 England's Alastair Cook in action as West Indies' Denesh Ramdin looks on
 Action Images via Reuters / Jason O'Brien

What Alastair Cook did here, particularly in the first hour of his innings, was spot-on as he worked his way to 76. That has to be his template from now on.

Cook and Trott fall short of personal milestones but become sixth England partnership to hit 10 tons together

Cricket - West Indies v England - Second Test - National Cricket Ground, Grenada - 23/4/15
 England's Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott shake hands after reaching their hundred partnership
 Action Images via Reuters / Jason O'Brien

THE DAY AT THE TEST: Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott are the sixth English pair to score more than 100 runs together on 10 occasions. Which duos do they follow?

Root backing England to push on to victory against West Indies following his superb century on day three 

England's Joe Root has every hope the team can kick on and win the second Test against West Indies, after his first overseas century headlined a positive day for the visitors.

AP McCoy is still in a league of his own... so why is 20-time champion jockey going now?

AP McCoy is still in a league of his own... so why is 20-time champion jockey going now?

MARTIN SAMUEL - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: AP McCoy's farewell is almost troubling. The puzzle is that fear appears to be at the heart of it. He is genuinely unnerved by the thought of staying too long, of not going out a winner.

The Greatest Fights: Ali v Frazier, the Thrilla in Manila...

Jeff Powell's Greatest Fights: Muhammad Ali v Joe Frazier, the Thrilla in Manila, on

JEFF POWELL: Where Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao comes to rank among the most important fights in ring history will depend upon what happens that coming night in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Arsenal fans should give Fabregas warm welcome, insists Wenger

Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal supporters to give Cesc Fabregas the reception he deserves when he makes his return to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

MARTIN KEOWN: Mourinho admires what Wenger has established... he wants similar legacy at Chelsea

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho clash during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London, England on October 4, 2014.  

(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It's Arsenal vs Chelsea on Sunday and Martin Keown answered your questions about the crunch Premier League showdown in our live Q & A session.

Man City join hunt for Upamecano as Manchester United and Arsenal also show interest in defender 

Manchester City are rivalling Manchester United and Arsenal for Valenciennes teenage defender Dayot Upamecano after he almost joined United in the January transfer window.

Squeaky bum time in £60m survival scrap: Seven teams battling to stay in the top flight

Premier League relegation battle is worth £60m as Burnley, QPR and Newcastle face squeaky

MATT BARLOW: A mere 53 hours to kick-off and all is serene at the training base of Queens Park Rangers. Mowers clip along on distant pitches as the sun beats down and the whitewashed pavilion is brightened by pots of forget-me-nots, a flower which could be adopted as the emblem of relegation. QPR boss Chris Ramsey appears relaxed and untroubled, insisting he had more sleepless nights coaching Tottenham last season and joking about the difference between Lidl and Waitrose. His job is to chase pressure and negativity away at times like this, but beneath the surface fear tightens its grip on those near the drop zone.

Arsenal fans call for removal of Fabregas flag at Emirates ahead of former midfielder's return

Arsenal fans call for removal of Emirates Stadium Cesc Fabregas flag ahead of Chelsea

Arsenal Fan TV favourite Claude Callegari may well have been speaking for a number of Gunners fans when demanding for the Cesc Fabregas flag to be taken down from the side of the Emirates Stadium.

Tottenham rival Valencia in race to sign Marseille midfielder Thauvin 

Marseille's french forward Florian Chauvin grimaces during his French League One soccer match against Nantes, in Nantes, western France, Friday, April 17, 2015. Nantes won 1-0.  (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Tottenham have been encouraged to make a bid for Marseille midfielder Florian Thauvin after the French club decided to listen to offers.

REVEALED: Spurs consider sharing new £400m stadium with NFL franchise


MATT LAWTON: Tottenham are considering a state-of-the-art stadium with a retractable pitch that enables them to become home of a new NFL London franchise.

Villa boss Sherwood issues warning to Grealish after young midfielder is pictured inhaling 'hippy crack'

Aston Villa's English midfielder Jack Grealish celebrates Villa's second goal during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London on April 19, 2015.

Jack Grealish has assured Tim Sherwood he will not repeat his mistake of inhaling nitrous oxide through a balloon. Sherwood told Grealish his behaviour would not be tolerated.

Gomez and Vargas send Fiorentina through to Europa League semi-finals after Lens receives harsh second yellow for diving

Fiorentina 2-0 Dynamo Kiev (agg 3-1): Mario Gomez and Juan Vargas send Viola through to

Mario Gomez's predatory instincts and a late goal by substitute Juan Vargas ensured Fiorentina qualified for the Europa League semi-finals. Fiorentina had one foot in the next stage of Europe's second tier cup competition thanks to Khouma Babacar's all-important away goal during the closing stages of last Thursday's first leg encounter in Kiev. The Ukrainian outfit knew they were in for a hard task at the Stadio Artemio Franchi as they faced the likes of Mohamed Salah, Joaquin and Gomez.

Zenit 2-2 Sevilla (agg 3-4): Beto blunders almost cost Sevilla their Europa League defence but Gameiro saves the day

Zenit 2-2 Sevilla (agg: 3-4): Beto blunders almost cost Sevilla their Europa League

Kevin Gameiro saved his goalkeeper's blushes with a late equaliser which put defending champions Sevilla into the last four of the Europa League. Beto had looked to have cost his side their progress, with the game heading towards extra time, before substitute Gameiro arrived to slot home with five minutes remaining. It had been a risk to start the Portuguese keeper, but Sevilla boss Unai Emery decided it one he was prepared to take, despite Beto's absence since a game against Real Madrid in the first week of February. 

Dnipro 1-0 Brugge (agg 1-0): Shakhov scores late winner as hosts book place in Europa League semi-final

Dnipro's Yevhen Shakhov, center, celebrates his goal against Club Brugge during the second leg quarterfinal Europa League soccer match between  Club Brugge and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk at Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

It may have taken 170 minutes to come but super sup Yevhen Shakhov earned Dnipro a place in the Europa League semi-finals after breaking Brugge hearts with a late winner.

Napoli 2-2 Wolfsburg (agg 6-3): Rafa's side reach Europa League semis

Napoli's Jose Callejon celebrates after scoring against VfL Wolfsburg during their Europa League quarter-final second leg soccer match at San Paolo stadium in Naples April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Napoli's quest for Europa League glory continued on Thursday night after they saw off the threat of Wolfsburg in their quarter-final encounter.

Inter line up double swoop for Man City duo Jovetic and Yaya Toure

MANCHESTER CITY V SUNDERLAND - Premier League Game at the Etihad Stadium.

Yaya Toure celebrates giving Manchester City the lead (1-0) with Stevan Jovetic.

Man City won the game 3-2.

Inter Milan will propose a loan with view to a permanent £15million deal for Manchester City misfit Stevan Jovetic as the Montenegro international is keen on a move back to Italy.

Kane streaks ahead of any player his age, says Butland as he reveals Spurs striker got his vote for Young Player

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 19:  Harry Kane of Spurs celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park on April 19, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Jack Butland has revealed voting for team-mate Harry Kane as this season's PFA Young Player of the Year and hopes he can fire the young Lions to glory at the Euros.

Armstrong admits WADA, USADA and 'a lot of people like them' are owed an apology for his cheating

Lance Armstrong, chairman and founder at Livestrong, speaks about Survivorship: changing the way the world fights cancer, during the World Cancer Congress, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on August 29, 2012. 

The  event held every two years, represents a unique  platform for the international cancer control community to meet, discuss, share, learn and connect in order to find solutions to reduce the impact of cancer on communities around the world. AFP PHOTO / ROGERIO BARBOSA        (Photo credit should read ROGERIO BARBOSA/AFP/GettyImages)

Lance Armstrong has said the World Anti-Doping Agency and others are 'owed an apology' but said the agency's chief rebuffed efforts to meet in 2013.

So, what happened when Cahill and Oxlade-Chamberlain took on England stars Ford and Nowell in rugby crossbar challenge?

St George's Day crossbar challenge sees Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gary Cahill shown up

To commemorate St George's Day, the worlds of football and rugby have collided in a crossbar challenge between England stars of both sporting persuasions. Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill pitted themselves against rugby stars Jack Nowell of Exeter Chiefs and Bath's George North to try and hit the crossbar with a conversion kick.

Watch the moment Hazard leaves his man for dead with mind-boggling trick

Eden Hazard leaves defender for dead with his latest tricks at Chelsea training ground

Eden Hazard is seemingly days away from securing a Barclays Premier League and PFA Player of the Year double with Chelsea, and the Belgian star showed off exactly why with a series of tricks at their Cobham training base. Hazard, being filmed as part of a feature for Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand's '5' magazine, left a defender in knots with his fancy footwork as he handed out a lesson in ball control.

Forget my awful record vs Mourinho... we can beat Chelsea, warns Wenger

Arsene Wenger insists his woeful record against Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will have no bearing on Arsenal's top-of-the-table clash at the Emirates.

McClaren slams links with Newcastle job as 'disrespectful', insisting his aim is for Derby to secure promotion

Derby County Manager, Steve McClaren instructs his players

Steve McClaren has called the constant speculation linking him with Newcastle 'disrespectful' and insists his sole focus remains on trying to get Derby promoted.

Disabled City fans 'disgusted' over 283% increase in season ticket prices

Manchester City supporters have accused the club of forcing them out of their seating areas after seeing their prices rise by £345 to £975.

Pacquiao shows funny side by starring in hilarious new ad ahead of Mayweather fight

Manny Pacquiao shows his funny side by starring in hilarious new advert ahead of Floyd

Manny Pacquiao has added another string to his impressive bow by appearing in a hilarious commercial for Foot Locker ahead of his showdown with Floyd Mayweather. The Filipino, who has tried his hand at acting and coaching basketball over the years, stole the show in an advertisement for the American sportswear company back in November by joking about the possibility of finally being able to go toe-to-toe with Mayweather.

No wonder he looks happy... Henderson 'over the moon' after finally signing new £100,000-a-week deal at Liverpool

Jordan Henderson 'over the moon' after signing new long-term Liverpool contract worth over

Jordan Henderson insists he couldn't be happier after completing the formalities of signing his new long-term contract. The Liverpool midfielder put pen-to-paper on Thursday morning on a deal worth more than £100,000 per week that will keep him at Anfield until the summer of 2020. Henderson's current terms had 12 months to run but leaving Merseyside was never an option.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco 'hurt' and 'not very happy' after being dropped for Rodriguez despite strong season

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22:  Isco Alarcon (L) of Real Madrid and Antoine Griezmann of Atletico de Madrid compete for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 22, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

Despite being one of Real's best players this season, in the absence of injured James Rodriguez, Isco fell straight back out of the team when the Colombian returned.

Aston Villa line up bargain £2.5m deal with Cordoba for striker Andone

Cordoba's Romanian forward Florin Andone (L) vies with Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan defender Jose Maria Gimenez during the Spanish league football match Cordoba CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid at El Nuevo Arcangel stadium in Cordoba on April 4, 2015.   AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO        (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

Aston Villa may be able to sign Cordoba striker Florin Andone for as little as £2.5million in the summer. The Spanish side are poised to be relegated and would need to raise funds.

Meekings cleared to play in Scottish Cup final for Inverness as independent panel tribunal dismiss case

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 19:  Josh Meekings of Caledonian Thistle apparently handles the ball on the goal line from Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Celtic at Hamden Park on April 19, 2015 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Inverness defender Josh Meekings has won his appeal against a one-match ban and is available for the Scottish Cup final against Falkirk.

'Bull****'! Koeman rubbishes rumours Wanyama will leave Southampton

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - APRIL 18:  Southampton Manager Ronald Koeman looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton at the Britannia Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Ronald Koeman called for Southampton's players to show maturity and respect after Victor Wanyama's future came under question, slamming rumours about his future.

Palace will sell Bolasie... but only if clubs offer £40-60m, insists Pardew 

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 21:  Manager Alan Pardew of Crystal Palace shares a joke with Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Crystal Palace at Britannia Stadium on March 21, 2015 in Stoke on Trent, England.  

Palace won the game 2-1.

(Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Palace would sell coveted winger Bolasie for '£40-£60m', according to manager Pardew, who claims all his players are 'undervalued'.


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Mayweather has earned over $400m... and here's how he spends it: From super cars to private jets, bling watches to fancy shoes

Floyd Mayweather has an enormous net worth with earnings topping $400m... here's how he

When Floyd Mayweather turned professional in 1996, his ring nickname was 'Pretty Boy'. But as he grew more successful and earned more money, he swapped that for 'Money', fitting for a man who has earned more than $400 million in his career. Mayweather is also not shy about sharing his extravagant purchases with the world via social media. Here, Sportsmail looks at his vast collection of super cars, private jets and jewellery.

Pacquiao jumps down your throat but it is Mayweather who has the brains. He'll win... Hatton gives verdict on big fight

Manny Pacquiao jumps down your throat but Floyd Mayweather has the brains, he'll win it...

EXCLUSIVE BY JEFF POWELL: Ricky Hatton is embarking on an odyssey into the most traumatic and ecstatic recesses of his past. This helps cement his belief that he has found a future after heroic prize-fighting and epic binge drinking.

Mayweather has got Mariah Carey in his corner as he counts down to fight night

Floyd Mayweather poses with Mariah Carey as Manny Pacquiao and Jimmy Kimmel join forces to

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao may only be nine days away from touching gloves but that hasn't stopped them rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.

I've done just as much as Ali... I've won titles in five divisions, says Floyd

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)

There were no apologies from Floyd Mayweather for claiming to be greater than Muhammad Ali, though he was soft-spoken during a half-hour conference call in Las Vegas.

The cars, the cash and the celebrity cheerleaders: Here's the ultimate tale of the tape showdown

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, poses for photos with Justin Bieber after defeating Canelo Alvarez during a 152-pound title fight, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Las Vegas. 

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Sportsmail takes a look at Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's achievements, in and out of the ring, ahead of their $300m mega-fight in Las Vegas on May 2

GREATEST FIGHTS: Frazier vs Ali - 1971 Madison Square Garden clash divided a nation and lived up to hype

Muhammad Ali, right, takes a left punch from Joe Frazier during the 15th round of their heavyweight title boxing bout in New York. 

Frazier won a unanimous decision. Frazier, the former heavyweight champion who handed Ali his first defeat yet had to live forever in his shadow, died Monday Nov. 7, 2011 after a brief  fight with liver cancer. He was 67. 

Joe Frazier died 7/11/2011.

FILE - In this March 8, 1971, file photo.
(AP Photo/File) .

JEFF POWELL delivers the third in his series of the 12 most significant fights in boxing's history ahead of the richest ever between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

Jeff Powell's Greatest Fights: Foreman v Ali, the Rumble in the Jungle

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Jeff Powell delivers the fourth in his series of the 12 most significant fights in history ahead of the richest ever between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

Mayweather is a control freak... fight with Pacquiao only agreed when he got everything he wanted, says Arum

JEFF POWELL: The granddaddy of all promoters and Manny Pacquiao's personal Svengali has unlocked the mystery that is Floyd Mayweather.

47 not out: Mayweather has won all of his bouts... your complete guide to his sensational unbeaten record


Ahead of Floyd Mayweather's $300million mega-fight against Manny Pacquiao on May 2, we looks back at each of Mayweather's professional fights.

Chelsea fans pull off daring stunt to turn huge Arsenal sign blue ahead of derby

Chelsea fans call themselves the 'C-Team' before storming Emirates to turn Arsenal sign

A group of Chelsea fans stormed Arsenal's Emirates Stadium this week in a lighthearted attempt to lay a blue marker down as the Premier League clubs prepare to do battle on Sunday.  The four fans labelled themselves the 'C-Team' and wore Jose Mourinho, Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Cesc Fabregas masks to hide their identity before parking up outside Arsenal's north London home.  As the famous A-Team soundtrack kicks in, a narrator claims: 'In 2004, a Portuguese general known as the special one put together a crack commando unit. 

When Jack met Pele: Wilshere given the 'honour to interview the legend' at launch of 10Ten Talent

Jack Wilshere given the 'honour to interview the legendary Pele' at the launch of 10Ten

Jack Wilshere may rub shoulders with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil on a daily basis but he was left starstruck on Thursday evening when he met Brazil legend Pele.  Even better for Wilshere, the Arsenal midfielder was given the opportunity to interview the three-time World Cup winner during the launch party of 10Ten Talent.  Both Wilshere and Pele, along with Glenn Hoddle, are clients.

Gomis steps up recovery from hamstring injury as Swansea striker enjoys time in France with family

Bafetimbi Gomis steps up recovery from hamstring injury as Swansea striker enjoys time in

Bafetimbi Gomis has been stepping up his recovery from a hamstring injury as the Swansea City striker returned to France in a bid to get back playing as soon as possible.

Newcastle players won't be affected by supporters' protests at St James' Park, insists Swansea boss Monk 

Swansea manager Garry Monk insists Newcastle's players will not be affected by any supporters' protests at St James' Park on Saturday. The Magpies have lost their last six Premier League games

Carver: Newcastle must find solution to row between supporters and club

File photo dated 05-04-2015 of Newcastle United manager John Carver before the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 14, 2015. Newcastle boss John Carver accepts the pressure is on as his side head into their final six games with their top-flight status still not secured. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should read Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

John Carver says Newcastle's hierarchy must try to bring an end to protests against the club after admitting it is affecting performances on the pitch.

Allardyce: Filling the stadium is the most important thing for any club

Undated Handout Photo provided by West Ham United designer partners Westfield Group plc of the Olympic Stadium for use as a concert venue after next year??Ùs Olympics. They have been computer generated by West Ham??Ùs designer partners Westfield Group plc as part of the preparation for the Bid, which is currently being considered by the Olympic Park Legacy Company. Photo issued Wednesday February 2, 2011 by the PRESS ASSOCIATION. Photo credit should read: Handout/PA Wire. NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Sam Allardyce believes filling your home ground is paramount to Premier League clubs - with West Ham announcing their new season-ticket structure ahead of the Olympic Stadium move.

'It's like he's won the World Cup... turn round and celebrate with Ronaldo!' Henry hits out at Hernandez

Thierry Henry has hit out at Real Madrid striker Javier Hernandez for celebrating his late Champions League winner against rivals Atletico Madrid 'like he had just won the World Cup'.

Guardiola should be replaced by Gladbach boss Favre, says Hitzfeld

Bayern's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the soccer Champions League quarterfinal second leg match between Bayern Munich and FC Porto at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Ottmar Hitzfeld believes the German giants should replace Pep Guardiola with Borussia Monchengladbach boss Lucien Favre should the Spaniard quit the club.

Hughes was on verge of quitting as Inverness boss over Meekings furore

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 19:  Josh Meekings of Caledonian Thistle apparently handles the ball on the goal line from Leigh Griffiths of Celtic during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Celtic at Hamden Park on April 19, 2015 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

John Hughes has revealed how he came within a heartbeat of stepping down from his job at Inverness as the Josh Meekings controversy went into overdrive this week.

One Hillsborough hero identified after investigators launch appeal to track fans seen helping dying and injured who may have vital evidence on 1989 disaster

One Hillsborough hero identified after investigators launch appeal to track fans seen

One of the Hillsborough samaritans sought by investigators has come forward after an appeal was launched to identify fans who tended to the wounded as they lay dying on the pitch at the 1989 disaster. The man was located after Operation Resolve launched the appeal on Thursday morning in the hope that the supporters might be able to supply crucial evidence for the ongoing inquest.

Qatar launch the design of a fifth stunning stadium for 2022 World Cup... with air conditioning provided to keep players cool

Qatar launch stunning Al Rayyan stadium design for World Cup 2022... with air conditioning

Qatar have unveiled the design for their fifth World Cup stadium, a 40,000-seater ground built in 'the gateway to the desert' and featuring air conditioning for the comfort of players and fans. The Al Rayyan Stadium is inspired by sand dunes and its design has been produced by UK-based architecture firms Ramboll and Pattern.

The Khaki Cup Final remembered: 100 years on from Sheffield United and Chelsea's wartime clash at Old Trafford

The Khaki Cup Final remembered: 100 years on from Sheffield United and Chelsea's

MIKE KEEGAN: For many it would be a joyous final 90 minutes watching the game they loved before heading for trenches and, in some cases, certain death.

Real are better WITHOUT world's most expensive player boasting 100% win record when Bale is not playing

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid

Real Madrid's victory over city rivals Atletico marked the eighth match Gareth Bale has not started this season... and Real have won every single one.

Manchester United and Liverpool target Depay holds talks with PSG

Manchester United and Liverpool target £25million Memphis Depay has held talks with Paris St Germain this week with the permission of his club.

Blackpool chief Oyston denies charge after allegedly calling fan a 'retard'

7th April 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - Blackpool v Reading - Blackpool Chairman Karl Oyston on his mobile phone - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Karl Oyston took the surprising step to deny an Football Association charge for text messages in which he labelled a supporter a 'retard'.

Ramos, Real Madrid's all-action star, really can be everywhere on the pitch as Ancelotti uses him to fill the gaps 

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos gestures during the second leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul White)

PETE JENSON: Sergio Ramos was the first man Carlo Ancelotti embraced at the final whistle of Real Madrid's dramatic Champions League win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. 

Chelsea can kick-start period of dominance if we win title, says Oscar 

Luke Shaw of Manchester United battles with Oscar of Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Oscar hopes that winning the Premier League title this season can kick-start a period of dominance in English football.

Sagna insists he does not regret leaving Arsenal despite City's woes

Bacary Sagna could end the season trophyless and lower than Arsenal in the Premier League, but the defender insists he has no regrets.

Jockey Shinn finishes race on bum note as his trousers fall down to reveal his rear end

Jockey Blake Shinn ends race on bum note as trousers fall down to reveal rear end

Jockey Blake Shinn rode his pants off in the opening race of a meeting in Sydney. Literally. The 27-year-old bared all to those at the Hyland Race Colours Plate in Canterbury, Austalia as he attempted to ride Miss Royale to victory.  Atop Miss Royale as it tore down the home straight, the elastic in Shinn's pants gave way, exposing his backside to punters track-side. 

McIlroy fronts cover of latest version of EA Sports PGA Tour video game 

Rory McIlroy fronts cover of latest version of EA Sports PGA Tour video game 

EA Sports have revealed the first gameplay details for their latest golf game EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour which is due out in July. McIlroy replaced Tiger Woods as the cover star for EA Sports PGA Tour video games this year.

Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots visit Obama at the White House... but Brady was nowhere to be seen

Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots visit President Obama at the White House... but

You'd have thought the celebrations would've stopped but the New England Patriots are still reveling in February's Super Bowl XLIX win as they visited the White House to receive congratulations from President Barack Obama.

Nadal dumped out of Barcelona Open as he loses to Fognini in third round

BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 23:  Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Fabio Fognini of Italy during day four of the Barcelona Open Bac Sabadell at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona on April 23, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Fabio Fognini won 6-4, 7-6.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Rafael Nadal's bid for a ninth Barcelona Open title ended in third-round defeat as Italian Fabio Fognini edged a hard-fought encounter 6-4 7-6 (8/6) to move into the quarter-finals.

NFL concussion payments of $1bn approved by Philadelphia judge

A federal judge in the US has approved a plan to resolve concussion lawsuits brought by more than 5,000 ex-players that could cost £670million.

AP McCoy and Mr Mole installed as co-favourites for Sandown showdown

Tony McCoy and Mr Mole pull away from the last fence before going on to win The Betfair Price Rush Steeple Chase Race during Betfair Super Saturday at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday February 7, 2015. Tony McCoy today announced he is to retire from racing at the end of the season. See PA Story RACING McCoy. Photo credit should read: Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Mr Mole, AP McCoy's mount in the Grade One Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday, has been installed as one of three 7-2 co-favourites in the seven-runner line-up. 

Wakefield 22-40 Wigan: Burgess grabs first Super League hat-trick in rout

Joe Burgess of Wigan Warriors breaks the tackle of Stefan Ratchford and Joel Monaghan of Warrington Wolves during the First Utility Super League Qualifying Semi-Final match between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves at DW Stadium on October 3, 2014 in Wigan, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Sydney-bound winger Joe Burgess scored his first Super League hat-trick as Wigan secured their first away win of the season, but they were made to work hard by Wakefield in an error-strewn game.

Adams pulls out of showdown with rival after her house is burgled 

File photo dated 09-08-2012 of Great Britain's Nicola Adams with her gold medal won in the boxing 51kg category at Team GB house in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday April 17, 2015. Nicola Adams has no intention of following her former Great Britain team-mate Natasha Jonas into retirement as she focuses on becoming a double Olympic gold medallist in Rio next year. See PA story BOXING Adams. Photo credit should read Tim Ireland/PA Wire.

Nicola Adams has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's English National Championships following a burglary at her home in Leeds.

Condon forced to retire after suffering second spinal injury in Grand National

ASCOT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Davy Condon poses at Ascot racecourse on December 22, 2012 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Irish jockey Davy Condon has been forced to retire from the saddle due to a spinal injury sustained in the Grand National earlier this month.

Liverpool are No 1 in UK while Arsenal and Chelsea split Europe... but what about Manchester United? Find out just how popular your team is in every corner of the planet with this interactive graphic

Liverpool rule in the UK, Arsenal and Chelsea split Europe and Manchester United dominate

It is the age old debate, but with a modern twist: which Premier League club is the most popular according to Twitter followers. For the first time ever fans can see a detailed breakdown of how support for every club varies around the world. Liverpool may be struggling in the Premier League and looking at a campaign next season without Champions League football, but in terms of Twitter followers they dominate the UK.

Who's going to win the Champions League? As Barca, Bayern, Real and Juve get ready for draw, our reporters pick their winner...

Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid - who will win the Champions League?

The semi-final line-up for the Champions League has been confirmed and, although there may be no English involvement, four European giants are just three games from being crowned champions of the continent in Berlin on June 6. With Real Madrid and Juventus winning on Wednesday in the quarter-finals to join Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the last four, this season's competition is one of the toughest to call in recent memory. We ask our team of reporters who they think will win this season's Champions League.

Will you take a picture of my son's first ride? He might not get many more... what McCoy's Dad said ahead of debut

Will you take a picture of my son first ride? He might not get many more... words of Tony

They are proud words but ones spoken with relief coursing through them. They are a mother's innately, protective words. AP McCoy's mum. 'We are all going to Sandown on Saturday,' says Claire McCoy. 'It will be emotional in one way and relief in another. I'll be glad and I will be sorry too. He has had a great career. 'Twenty five years. It is the end of an era. I would not say I enjoyed every day of it and it is great he is hopefully coming out in one piece.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Guardiola's self-belief can make him difficult - is that what Man City really need?

THE DEBATE: I've written about the future of Pep Guardiola. There was speculation over whether he could manage City. Here's what you had to say...

Old boys driving the Old Lady... Juve are giants of Europe again (Pogba is back soon as Buffon eyes redemption)

Juventus are the team that everyone wants to draw in the Champions League, but, with something to prove, that nobody will enjoy playing against.

EDDIE HEARN: Froch has to fight this year or he will retire... but it has to be the right opponent for the right money

I spoke to Carl Froch for an hour this week and we have talked long and hard about what he is going to do next. If doesn't come back this year, I don't think he will.

IAN LADYMAN: City will miss Yaya Toure - he accelerated the club's learning curve and delivered trophies

Those surprised at Yaya Toure's apparent desire for a transfer should not be. He is a player who has placed pragmatism above sentiment.

MARTIN SAMUEL: Time to abolish the crazy rules that allow Grealish to play for the Republic of Ireland 

Amin Younes (C) of Germany vies with Jack Grealish (L) and Jack Byrne (R) of Ireland during the Under 21 Qualifier between Germany U21 and The Republic of Ireland U21 at Erdgas Sportpark in Halle, Germany.  

(Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Not many people had seen Jack Grealish play before Sunday, so even fewer had heard him speak. When he did, he sounded like Ozzy Osbourne.

TOP SPIN: Cook will be given chance to rediscover form... but if England cling to captain this could get messier

GRENADA, GRENADA - APRIL 19:  Alastair Cook the captain of England prepares to bat during the England nets session at the National Cricket Ground Stadium in St George on April 19, 2015 in Grenada, Grenada.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

LAWRENCE BOOTH: According to Peter Moores, Alastair Cook has found some form, with the way he's hitting the ball and moving, despite him making 11 and 13 during the drawn first Test .