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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Who will win?

5/2/2015
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Vegas reveal of Mayweather/Pacquiao Twitter Vote

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil delivers an amazing performance to determine the winner of SportsCenter's weeklong Twitter vote.

At this point it's the only question worth asking: Who is going to win Saturday night?

For more details on some of the predictions below, click on the accompanying links. 

ESPN boxing experts


Teddy AtlasTeddy Atlas
ESPN/Friday Night Fights
Pacquiao by controversial decision

To beat Mayweather, you must have fast hands, the quick feet to get the hands there, and the attitude of a volume puncher. Manny has all those attributes.


Rafe BartholomewRafe Bartholomew
Grantland.com
Pacquiao by decision

Pacquiao is such a dynamic and creative offensive fighter that when he decides to throw everything in his arsenal at Mayweather, something will work.


Brian CampbellBrian Campbell
ESPN.com
Pacquiao by split decision

Pacquiao's hand speed and activity level will limit Mayweather's output early and sway the judges late.


Nigel CollinsNigel Collins
ESPN/Friday Night Fights
Pacquiao by decision

Manny is much faster than Maidana and significantly more accurate with his punches, which would allow him to outwork Floyd and win a close decision.


Juan Manuel MarquezJuan Manuel Marquez
ESPN Deportes
Mayweather by split decision

Mayweather knows how to handle himself in the ring very well and even knows how to get his opponent to fight at his pace and he takes advantage of that.


Wally MatthewsWally Matthews
ESPNNewYork.com
Mayweather by decision

I believe Mayweather will defeat Pacquiao by a fairly easy decision Saturday night.


Carlos NarvaezCarlos Narvaez
ESPNdeportes.com
Pacquiao by decision

Although Mayweather is taller and also a difficult adversary able to give anyone a bad night, I think this time Pacquiao will earn a close decision and force another millionaire rematch.


Carlos NavaCarlos Nava
ESPNdeportes.com
Mayweather by split decision

Floyd Mayweather will decide what kind of fight will be between him and Manny Pacquiao.


Brett OkamotoBrett Okamoto
ESPNdeportes.com
Mayweather by unanimous decision

The crowd will go wild over some Pacquiao flurries that are fun to watch, but won't hurt Mayweather significantly. May runs away at the end.


Bernardo OsunaBernardo Osuna
ESPN/Friday Night Fights
Mayweather by split decision

I expect some rocky moments early for Floyd, but anticipate a split decision win for a 48-0 record.


Bernardo PilattiBernardo Pilatti
ESPNdeportes.com
Pacquiao by decision

A highly technical fight. Pacquiao will begin to loosen up in the fifth round and dominate the battle for a unanimous decision.


Dan RafaelDan Rafael
ESPN.com
Mayweather by decision

I always thought it was a fantastic style match and Mayweather would beat Pacquiao by decision.


Eric RaskinEric Raskin
Grantland.com
Mayweather by decision

Floyd doesn't get flustered, he is brilliant at making adjustments, and he'll make enough of them to win a clear, close decision


Salvador RodriguezSalvador Rodriguez
ESPNdeportes.com
Mayweather by decision

Floyd's intelligence, defense and discipline in the ring will be enough to earn a victory by way of points.


Jorge Eduardo SánchezJorge Eduardo Sánchez
ESPN Deportes boxing host
Mayweather by decision

Manny needs many things to happen to win the match, but he's opposite a brilliant fighter who is used to winning no matter what.


Joe TessitoreJoe Tessitore
ESPN/Friday Night Fights
Majority draw

I predict scores of 115-113 Mayweather, 114-114, 114-114.

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Paul Azinger
Golf analyst
Mayweather by decision


Skip Bayless
ESPN First Take
Pacquiao by 7th round KO


Allen Bestwick
Play-by-play announcer
Pacquiao by decision


Max Bretos
Anchor
Mayweather by unanimous decision


Chris Broussard
NBA reporter
Mayweather by unanimous decision


John Buccigross
SportsCenter anchor
Pacquiao by 1st round KO


Jonathan Coachman
ESPN Radio host/studio anchor
Mayweather by unanimous decision


Kevin Connors
Anchor
Mayweather by unanimous decision


Colin Cowherd
ESPN Radio host
Mayweather by decision


Robert Flores
SportsCenter anchor
Mayweather by split decision


Brad Gilbert
Tennis analyst
Mayweather by decision


Chris Hassel
Studio anchor
Mayweather by 12th round KO


Darren Haynes
Studio anchor
Mayweather by unanimous decision


Doug Kezirian
Studio anchor
Mayweather by decision


Bob Ley
SportsCenter anchor/Outside the Lines host
Mayweather by unanimous decision


Patrick McEnroe
Tennis analyst
Mayweather by unanimous decision


Dari Nowkhah
SEC Network host
Pacquiao by decision


Dr. Jerry Punch
Play-by-play announcer/reporter
Mayweather by 4th round KO


Stephen A. Smith
ESPN First Take
Mayweather by decision


Reese Waters
SportsCenter fan correspondent
Pacquiao by 10th round KO


Marcellus Wiley
SportsNation co-host/ESPN Radio co-host
Mayweather by decision

Celebrities


Check out which athletes, entertainers and other notables are picking either Mayweather or Pacquiao to win on May 2.

MAYWEATHER

Marv Albert (broadcaster)
Chris Algieri (boxer)
Laila Ali (former boxing champion)
Iran Barkley (former boxing champion)
Odell Beckham Jr. (NFL receiver)
Nigel Benn (former boxing champion)
Tom Brady (NFL quarterback)
Kell Brook (welterweight champion)
Caron Butler (NBA star)
Joe Calzaghe (former boxing champion)
Ryan Clark (former NFL safety)
Gerry Cooney (former heavyweight contender)
Amari Cooper (WR drafted by Oakland Raiders)
Antonio Cromartie (NFL cornerback)
James DeGale (boxer)
P. Diddy (rapper)
Omar Epps (actor)
50 Cent (rapper)
Flo Rida (rapper)
Steve Farhood (HBO boxing analyst)
Larry Flint (publisher)
Jamie Foxx (actor)
Dante Fowler Jr. (defensive end drafted by Jacksonsville Jaguars)
Carl Froch (super middleweight champion)
Danny Garcia (light welterweight champion)
Johnny Gill (singer)
Robert Guerrero (boxer)
Ricky Hatton (former boxing champion)
Phil Hellmuth (poker pro)
Evander Holyfield (former boxing champion)
Bernard Hopkins (boxer)
Brett Hundley (QB from UCLA)
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson (UFC light heavyweight contender)
Amir Khan (boxer)
Wladimir Klitschko (heavyweight champion)
Danny Jacobs (middleweight champion)
Christian Laettner (former NBA player)
Ludacris (rapper/actor)
Sugar Ray Leonard (former boxing champion)
Lennox Lewis (former boxing champion)
Paulie Malignaggi (former boxing champion)
Bill Maher (comedian)
Ray Mancini (former boxing champion)
Abner Mares (boxer)
Juan Manuel Márquez (boxer)
Sergio Martínez (boxer)
Conor McGregor (UFC fighter)
Metta World Peace (former NBA star)
Buddy McGirt (retired boxer)
Al Michaels (broadcaster)
Shane Mosley (boxer)
Shaquille O'Neal (former NBA star)
Terrell Owens (former NFL star)
Peter Quillin (boxer)
Chris Rock (comedian)
Alex Rodriguez (MLB star)
Darius Rucker (singer)
CC Sabathia (MLB star)
Chael Sonnen (former UFC fighter)
Isaiah Thomas (NBA player)
Keith Thurman (boxer)
Wale (rapper)
Andre Ward (boxer)
Dana White (UFC president)
Kevin White (receiver drafted by Chicago Bears)
Darren Woodson (former NFL safety)

PACQUIAO

apl.de.ap (signer, The Black Eyed Peas)
Nacho Beristain (boxing trainer)
Bruce Buffer (UFC ring announcer)
Candace Cameron Bure (actress)
Carlos Condit (UFC fighter)
Miguel Cotto (boxer)
Stephen Curry (NBA star)
Oscar De La Hoya (former boxing champion)
Landon Donovan (U.S. soccer star)
Will Ferrell (comedian)
George Foreman (former boxing champion)
George Groves (boxer)
Jake Gyllenhaal (actor)
Matt Hasselbeck (NFL quarterback)
Chris Iannetta (MLB catcher)
Roy Jones Jr. (former boxing champion)
Adriana Lima (model)
Alistar Overeem (UFC heavyweight)
Michael Rapaport (actor)
Harry Reid (U.S. senator)
Michelle Rodriguez (actress)
Ronda Rousey (UFC women's bantamweight champion)
Liev Schreiber (actor)
Tim Tebow (former Heisman Trophy winner)
Mike Tyson (former boxing champion)
Mark Wahlberg (actor)
Leonard Williams (defensive end drafted by NY Jets)