Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally face off in the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night to settle their long-time rivalry.
Why Mayweather beats Pacquiao: Floyd is rightfully the favourite for the fight.
Why Pacquiao beats Mayweather: Filipino has everything he needs to win.
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After five long years of waiting, the pair will take part in one of the biggest sporting events in history with Pacquiao looking to become the first man to defeat the American superstar.
Mayweather is a strong favourite to extend that unbeaten record to 48-0, but the Filipino has long been touted as the only man who can cause him legitimate problems in the ring.
That theory will be tested on Saturday night in front of a sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena along with millions of people watching around the world, with the fight scheduled to start at around 8pm local time, which will be approximately 4am in the UK.
Fight fans in the UK can order the bout through Sky Sports Box Office with the event priced at £19.95.
Tale of the tape
Height: 5ft 8in
Record: 47-0 (26 KOs)
Height: 5ft 6 1/2in
Record: 57-5-2 (38 KOs)
Opinion is split as it is a clash of styles and personalities, and while the majority believe that Mayweather will ultimately win the fight, Pacquaio is undoubtedly the more popular man.
As discussed in our tactical breakdown, much will depend on how the fight starts as if Pacquiao is able to unsettle Mayweather early and catch him with shots to take a lead on the scorecards, it will change the entire complexion of the fight.
The WBA and WBC champion is arguably at his most vulnerable at the start of fights as he attempts to find his range, work his opponent out and make any necessary adjustments. If he falls behind then he could expose himself in the later rounds if he has to come forward, but if he starts well then it will flip entirely as he could pick Pacquiao off at will with the Filipino forced to be the aggressor.
With so many questions all that is left is to see how it unfolds on fight now and regardless of the outcome, this is going to be a special night for boxing and sports in general. Mayweather and Pacquiao will make over a $100m apiece from the fight, and it is hoped from a fans perspective that it will live up to expectations.
Prediction: Pacquiao on a split decision.