Pacquaio vs Mayweather 'Fight of the Century': Only one winner for UAE residents

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, walk away from each other after posing for photos during a news conference, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP)

Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao is the fan favourite to beat American Floyd Mayweather in the mega showdown on May 2 in Las Vegas.

A majority of those who participated in a month-long poll conducted by Emirates 24|7 believe that 'Pacman' will not only win but he will knockout the unbeaten Mayweather.

With just a few days remaining for what is billed as the 'richest bout in boxing history', an overwhelming majority of 80 per cent of Emirates 24|7 readers are backing Pacquiao.

Out of this, 60 per cent are convinced that 36 year-old Pacquiao, who is 57-5 with two drawn and 38 knockouts, will shattered 47-0 (26 knockouts) unbeaten record of Mayweather.

Only 19 per cent gave Mayweather a chance of winning, while two per cent felt it could be a draw.

In the opinion poll, the question asked was: Who will win? And how?

Readers had five options:

a) Floyd by knockout

b) Floyd by points

c) Manny by knockout

d) Manny by points

e) Draw


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