The date has finally been set for the biggest fight of the decade. Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao and Floyd “Money” Mayweather will finally have their bout on Saturday, May 2. Pacquiao comes into the fight with a 57-5-2 (38 KO) record, and Mayweather comes in undefeated with a record of 47-0 (26 KO). The fighters each weigh in at 147 pounds of lean muscle, and while both are short, Mayweather has an advantage in reach by 1.5 inches.
Pacquiao and Mayweather have tried to reach a deal for a fight several times before this. Many contracts have allegedly been sent to each other’s camps and denied. Olympic-style drug testing killed another potential fight between the two.
Not many fights are as big as Ali/Foreman, Ali/Frazier and Tyson/Holyfield, but Pacquiao/Mayweather may prove to be. The Pacquiao/Mayweather fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and is expected to break television and pay-per-view records. Many boxing experts say this could be the richest match in boxing history. The odds favor Mayweather, but many believe Pacquiao will win.
Pacquiao may be an underdog here, but look for Pacquiao to go after Mayweather’s weaknesses. Mayweather’s defense against Pacquiao’s speed and fast hands should go all around in this fight.
I’m calling a unanimous decision with all 12 rounds and Pacquiao coming out on top.