LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – The new welterweight boxing champion of the world is …
We will have to wait till the conclusion of the May 2nd fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The world awaits the outcome of what is being billed ‘The Fight of the Century.’ If no one is knocked out, or if the referee Kenny Bayless doesn’t stop the fight, the final decision rests with the judges, the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman. All of these men have years of experience in some of the biggest fights boxing has ever seen.
Pacquiao remains the underdog, with experts and bettors setting the odds at 8-2 in favor of Mayweather.
But the only thing that’s certain this far is that the prize money — now estimated at $300 Million will be split 60-40, again in favor of Mayweather.
Our boxing experts at The Adobo Chronicles have just released their round-by-round prediction of how both fighters will fare (and how the judges will vote) come Saturday night:
Round 1 : 2-1 (Pacquiao)
Round 2: 3-0 (Mayweather)
Round 3: 3-0 (Pacquiao)
Round 4: 2-1 (Mayweather)
Round 5: 3-0 (Mayweather)
Round 6: Mayweather is knocked down; 3-0 (Pacquiao)
Round 7: 2-1 (Pacquiao)
Round 8: Pacquiao is knocked down ; 3-0 (Mayweather)
Round 9: 2-1 (Mayweather)
Round 10: 3-0 (Pacquiao); both fighters seem to be having impaired vision because of face injuries
Round 11: 2-1 (Mayweather); both fighters are very groggy
Round 12 (15 seconds before the bell) Referee Bayless stops the fight
Judges’ Announcement: It’s a draw!
In the Green Room, the Mayweather and Pacquiao camps sign an agreement for a re-match in October at the Philippine Arena just north of Manila, with the money to be split 50-50.