It’s finally happening, you guys, Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr versus Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao! The Fight of the Century is today, and that means it is time to figure out who’s actually going to win. An expert panel of UPROXX contributors has been tasked with providing predictions on this historic fight, so let’s dive into those fight picks.
Jessica Hudnall, Contributing Writer
My brain and my heart are conflicted here. Floyd’s a piece of garbage with multiple instances of domestic violence, so he probably belongs in a dumpster. Manny’s a politician who’s gone on record as being against gay marriage, which isn’t cool. I’d like for Gennady Golovkin to parachute into the arena, knock both dudes out and then show off his elegant robes. In reality, Pacquiao had trouble with Juan Manuel Marquez’s counter-punching and defense, and Floyd is like fifty times better at those things than JMM. Floyd should be able to take a decision, and knowing terrible boxing judges, it’ll be a majority decision because Adalaide Byrd will score it a draw.
Matthew Rothstein, Sports Writer
I don’t like Mayweather any more than you do (and probably less), but he’s never lost, and Manny… well, Manny has lost: I’m rooting for Manny all the way, but Floyd is taller and has a longer reach, and again, he’s never lost. I don’t like predicting things that have never happened.
Brian Sharp, Sports Contributor
It’s definitely going to be Mayweather. Unless Pacquiao comes out and establishes himself early, in which case it will definitely be Pacquiao. Then again, Mayweather is still one of the greatest boxers of all time, and until someone beats him, I have to lean his direction and say definitely Mayweather. But now that I think about it, Pacquiao’s conditioning has always been a cut above the rest, so if he’s in tip-top shape on May 2nd, I give him the slight edge. So definitely Pacquiao. Unless Mayweather is also in tip-top shape, in which case it will definitely be either Mayweather or Pacquiao.