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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The Times' experts pick the winner

The Times' boxing experts weigh in on who will win Saturday's mega-fight between undefeated<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiao. Mayweather is the betting favorite, but as you will see,<p>our opinions are divided about the outcome.<p><b>Bill Dwyre</b><p>Pacquiao wins a shocker. He hurts, and eventually TKO's …

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao hope to have right strategies for bout

Floyd Mayweather's lifetime of training in the craft of boxing, and<p>Manny Pacquiao's two-months-long cramming session on the ring habits of Mayweather will decide their fight Saturday.<p>Mayweather (47-0, 26 knockouts) and his trainer/father,<p>Floyd Mayweather Sr., haven't heaped great respect on …

Four people who will play a big role in the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Most gamblers are expecting the<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiaofight on Saturday to go the full 12 rounds.<p>Once the bell rings, four men will play a crucial role in the bout.<p>Here's a quick look at the referee, and the three judges who will score the fight at ringside.<p><b>Referee Kenny Bayless</b><p>Bayless, …

Mayweather Jr.-Pacquiao fight packs a wallop with hype, excitement

Women in white fringed bikinis danced onstage, swaying to the drumbeat of a marching band. There were flashing lights and thousands of cheering fans.<p>If<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s arrival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this week seemed a bit extreme — the undefeated welterweight champion pounding his …

Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather bout has Vegas on full-tilt overload

Sin City's infamous gambling strip has already witnessed cheap shots, ruthless low blows, even gouging — over prices — and the opening bell of Saturday's long-awaited mega-fight hasn't even clanged yet.<p>This high-stakes desert oasis was pulsating with anticipation in the days before<p>Floyd Mayweather …

Will the Mayweather-Pacquiao bout affect future of boxing in the U.S.?

The attention and big money surrounding Saturday's megabout between<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiaohas masked the fact that boxing is struggling to become more than a niche sport in the United States.<p>As a result, many boxing officials are hoping the record pay-per-view numbers and a …

Manny Pacquiao thanks Floyd Mayweather Jr. at weigh-in

Manny Pacquiao sat in his hotel suite Friday, popped a couple of the chocolate peanut butter snacks he's endorsing in his mouth and was driven across the Las Vegas Strip.<p>There, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he weighed in at 145 pounds for his showdown against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. on …

Mayweather-Pacquiao referee will earn $25,000, judges $20,000 apiece

In the ring,<p>Floyd Mayweather Jr.andManny Pacquiaowill find themselves alone with one other man: referee Kenny Bayless.<p>While Mayweather has said he expects to earn more than $200 million for his Saturday night bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena and Pacquiao will get somewhere near $100 million, Bayless …