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February 21, 2015

Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Now that the fight is on, who wins?

The fight is set. So who ya got?

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are 100{785f1b6326cdeb4275f63506ca40214b5c07db8f245df0cea7927e7aae5a72b6} officially set to meet on May 2 in Las Vegas, and even with all the other minutiae around the fight coming down the wire, and being discussed endlessly, there is really just the one big question: Who wins?

Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO) has never lost a pro fight, of course. Some will argue the should have an L from back in 2002 against Jose Luis Castillo, but he doesn't. At the end of the day, as they say, 47 (well, 45) have tried, and 47 (well, 45) have failed. Will Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO) be No. 48 (well, 46), or will he finally become the man to -- ugh -- "crack the Mayvinci Code"?

Give me a moment to recover from putting my fingers on a keyboard and making those words happen. I'm really sorry.

OK.

OK.

Let's go.

Who ya got? Is Mayweather, who turns 38 in a few days, more vulnerable than ever before? And even if he is, can the 36-year-old Pacquiao find enough openings to actually beat the man? Do you buy into the old line that Mayweather struggles with southpaws, despite never losing to one, and despite the fact that his greatest tests have come against a right-handed body puncher? Does Floyd still have such superior reflexes that he can dance on Pacquiao all night long and potshot him for a full 12 rounds?

Has someone slipped enough to make this easy for the other man, or is this going to be a classic battle of skills and wills? WHO R U PICKING?

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THE FIGHT IS ON! So who ya got?

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