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Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight picks wrap-up

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Photo by Naoki Fukuda

There’s either going to be a lot of “told you so’s” or a severe shortage of crow on Sunday morning. Our poll of 50 boxing experts resulted in an overwhelming 42-6 vote (plus two who were undecided) in favor of Floyd Mayweather Jr. to beat Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas.

After four rounds of picks, here’s how it broke down. Links to respective rounds are included in case you’d like to read an explanation for the vote.

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Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

MANNY PACQUIAO WINS

Julio Cesar Chavez, former three-weight champion Manny Pacquiao W Floyd Mayweather (Round 4 pick only)

Mauricio Herrera, junior welterweight contender Manny Pacquiao PTS 12 Floyd Mayweather (Round 1)

Viktor Postol, junior welterweight contender Manny Pacquiao W Floyd Mayweather (Round 1)

Harry Pratt, RingTV.com Manny Pacquiao SD 12 Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Round 3)

Jeffrey Freeman, KODigest.TV Manny Pacquiao SD 12 Floyd Mayweather (Round 3)

Ala Villamor, ALA gym trainer Manny Pacquiao to beat Floyd Mayweather (Round 3)


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Photo by Naoki Fukuda

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. WINS

Arthur Abraham, WBO super middleweight titleholder Floyd Mayweather W Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Kenny Adams, trainer of 25 world champions Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Chris Algieri, former WBO junior welterweight titleholder Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Nigel Benn, former middleweight and super middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 1)

Rodney Berman, promoter, Golden Gloves Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 1)

Pipino Cuevas, former welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather W Manny Pacquiao (Round 4 pick only)

Jay Deas, Deontay Wilder’s trainer Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Cameron Dunkin, manager Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Kathy Duva, promoter, Main Events Floyd Mayweather W Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Norm Frauenheim, THE RING Magazine/15rounds.com Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 3)

Carl Froch, super middleweight Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 1)

Humberto González, former junior flyweight champion Floyd Mayweather W Manny Pacquiao (Round 4 pick only)

Tom Gray, RingTV.com Floyd Mayweather SD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 1)

Lee Groves, RingTV.com Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Robert Guerrero, welterweight contender; fought Mayweather in 2013 and lost by unanimous decision Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Marvelous Marvin Hagler, former undisputed middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Ricky Hatton, former junior welterweight and welterweight champion ( has faced both Mayweather and Pacquiao. Against Mayweather he lost by 10th-round stoppage in 2007, and was knocked out in two rounds by Pacquiao in 2009.) Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Andreas Hale, RingTV.com/KnockoutNation.com Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 3)

Larry Holmes, former heavyweight champion Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Daniel Jacobs, middleweight contender Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 3)

Amir Khan, welterweight, former 140-pound titleholder Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Oswaldo Kulche, promoter, Promociones del Pueblo Floyd Mayweather KO Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Ray Mancini, former junior welterweight titleholder Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Juan Manuel Marquez, four-weight champion, who fought Pacquiao on four occasions, going 1-2-1; he also fought and lost to Mayweather Floyd Mayweather W Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Wayne McCullough, former bantamweight titleholder Floyd Mayweather W Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Yvon Michel, promoter, GYM Floyd Mayweather to beat Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Diego M. Morilla, XNSports.com, RingTV.com, HBO.com Floyd Mayweather W 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Martin Mulcahey, UCNlive.com Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 1)

Lamont Peterson, former IBF and WBA junior welterweight Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Scott Quigg, junior featherweight contender Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 3)

John J. Raspanti, Maxboxing.com/Doghouseboxing.com/Ringside Boxing Show Floyd Mayweather W 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 3)

Matt Richardson, Fightnews.com Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 4)

Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 1)

Michael Rosenthal, THE RING Magazine Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 1)

Abel Sanchez, trainer of Gennady Golovkin Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 1)

Kalle Sauerland, promoter, Sauerland Event Floyd Mayweather UD 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Adonis Stevenson, THE RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Antonio Tarver, former 5-time world champion Floyd Mayweather PTS 12 Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Jessie Vargas, junior welterweight Floyd Mayweather KO Manny Pacquiao (Round 2)

Ulli Wegner, trainer (who will be ringside and co-commentate Mayweather-Pacquiao for German television) Floyd Mayweather W Manny Pacquiao (Round 3)

Carlos Zarate, former bantamweight champion Floyd Mayweather W Manny Pacquiao (Round 4 pick only)


UNDECIDED

Gennady Golovkin, WBA middleweight titleholder undecided (Round 3)

Shawn Porter, former welterweight titleholder undecided (Round 4)

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