The big sports Saturday, part 2: Fight of the Century — Mayweather-Pacquiao quick preview

After the Kentucky Derby and Saturday’s NBA and NHL playoff games, settle in, pay $100 and watch what is being billed as the Fight of the Century, five years (at least) in the making: Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao, in a fight for which each fighter is reportedly making more than $100 million. It’s a fight people have been wanting to see for years. And although it likely would have been a fighter fight if it happened several years ago, it’s now happening and it’s going to make a lot of money for the fighters and promoters. Here are my not-so-expert thoughts on Mayweather-Pacquiao.

Pacquiao is who most people, myself included, want to win because Mayweather isn’t exactly very likable, but unfortunately I just don’t see Manny getting the victory over undefeated (47-0) Floyd. Pac-Man is a couple years younger than Money, but he has been in 17 more fights (57-5-2), many of which have been tougher than Mayweather’s. At this point in their careers, I just think Mayweather is the better fighter and I don’t think Pacquiao can beat Floyd. I’m not convinced the fight will go the distance. Bet Mayweather.

If it was a singing contest, though, Pacquiao would have the edge:


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