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IT’s the contest many thought we would never see.

One of the most polarising figures boxing has ever seen, up against the humble and softly spoken champion.

Contractual and legal disputes, managerial vendettas and a healthy dose of egotistical behaviour has circumvented the fight in the past, but finally Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, 38, and Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao, 36, will meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to determine who the greatest boxer of this generation.

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Mayweather is paying $1.50 at CrownBet.com.au to win the fight, while Pacquiao is enjoying the underdog tag at $3 with Bet365

The two men have contrasting styles – both inside and outside the ring – which will exponentially enhance the spectacle.

The fight is set to break Pay Per View records around the globe, with many tuning in primarily to see if the wildly outspoken Mayweather will experience his first loss.

The fight is expected to generate in excess of 385 million dollars in revenue and is undoubtedly the sports event of the year.

Fight time

The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is the venue that will host the fight on May the 2nd  (Sunday, May the 3rd Australian time).

The tale of the tape

The orthodox Floyd Mayweather, who boasts a professional record of 47 wins from 47 contests, with 26 of those coming by way of knock out, will go into the fight as heavy favourite.

Southpaw Manny Pacquaio conversely does not enjoy the same unblemished record as his American counterpart, but has slightly more experience in the ring, having fought almost 20 more fights than his opponent (57-5-2).

Mayweather will take a 5-inch reach advantage over Pacman, but both men are very much similar in terms of other athletic attributes.

History between the two fighters

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Whilst the two fighters have never met inside the ring, their careers have been intrinsically linked after experiencing such sustained success at the top of their profession.

Mayweather’s record speaks for itself, given he has never conceded defeat, but the caliber of fighters he has defeated; including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Manuel Marquez and Shane Mosley, makes his perfect record seem all the more imposing.

The man they call Money is the current WBC and WBA title holder in the welterweight division.

Pacquaio boasts a similar record, but has experienced the taste of defeat; unlike his 38-year-old opponent. One notable loss of the four Pacquaio has experienced came at the hands of Manuel Marquez, a man that Mayweather dispatched with consummate ease.

‘Pacman’ is the only man in the sport’s history to win 10 titles across eight weight divisions, and is the living embodiment of the term ‘future hall-of-famer’.

The common foe for the two fighters is Manuel Marquez.

Marquez is one of only four men on the planet to conquer the Pacman, with their epic four-fight saga ending with two contentious victories to Pacquaio, one draw and one defeat by way of knockout.

Mayweather conversely had no such problems handling Marquez and frequently cites the level of ease to which he gained the unanimous points victory as the reason why he believes he will defeat Pacquaio.

The match up – who will win and why

There is a reason that people have demanded this fight for so long – not only does it pit two of the greatest fighters of their generation against one another, but Pacquaio’s style fits right into the mold of what it takes to beat the undefeated Mayweather.

Pacman, an aggressive and front footed fighter, leaves nothing in the ring and will present a pressing style that has proven to disrupt Mayweather’s methodical style. Compound this with Pacman’s ability to deliver knockout blows with either hand, as well as utilising a southpaw (left handed) stance, another element that does not sit as comfortably with Mayweather and it is easy to see why many pundits are confident that the undeafted Money streak may come to an end.

Pacquaio’s best mode of offense is to control the bout early, come forward and try and land as many blows on Mayweather as possible. With his ability to land that one-punch knockout, Pacman will look to take it up to his undefeated opponent, with many boxing experts predicting it will take a KO punch from the Filipino to dethrone the champ.

The odds of $6.50 for Manny Pacquiao to win via KO, TKO or disqualification will be the favourable bet via bet365 for those predicting a Pacman victory.

However, rattling the unflappable Mayweather is easier said than done.

Money is the master tactician; he knows what his strengths are and how to exploit the weaknesses of his opponent. Expect the champ to fight from the outside, keep Pacman’s KO ability out of the equation in the early rounds and score points in the early rounds with his counter punch ability and defensive skill-set.

Matching Pacquaio in the early rounds is imperative for Mayweather, given his susceptibility early in fights to lose points. Against Mosley he was knocked down, but regained his composure, and in his first fight against Maidana he lost the opening rounds on points before wrestling control of the contest, but Pacman is an entirely different beast to those two and will look to knock him out if given the opportunity.

If Pacquaio can score points early in the fight it may force Mayweather to change tact and come more forward, which will play right into the hands of the Filipino, however, if Mayweather can make his mark early his tactical ability and defensive prowess will see him through to the victory like we have seen time and time again.

In a recent interview on ESPN though, Mayweather indirectly expressed his desire to knock his opponent out, solidifying his name among the sport’s elite and leaving a legacy not just in the boxing ring, but the entire sporting world.

Those who share Mayweather’s confidence can get an enticing $5 via Bet365 for Money to score at least one knockdown in the fight.

The final say on Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

The fight is set to live up to the hype, with both men truly believing they are the superior fighter, as well as a palpable distaste for one another.

It is set to be a titanic bout between the sport’s elite, but Mayweather’s record stands above and beyond anything we have ever seen before, and whilst Pacaquio’s ability to come forward as well as the constant threat of a knockout will play on the mind of the man they call Money, his technical aptitude as well as his unrivalled conditioning should see him take it all the way where he should prevail by virtue of superior punch landing capability.

Expect Money to end his career on top of the boxing world and immortalize himself as one of the best athletes the world has ever seen.

Betting tip: Floyd Mayweather to win via points decision $1.86 via Crownbet

This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.


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