Boxing’s Magic Number: 147 Pounds

March 30, 2015 9:56 PM

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Boxing’s Magic Number: 147 Pounds

Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the latest showdown in the 147-pound welterweight division, an odd number steeped in history

When Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. step into the ring on May 2 in Las Vegas, they will fight at the welterweight-class limit of 147 pounds. Mayweather is the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Council welterweight champion; Pacquiao wears the World Boxing Organization belt. It is mo...

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