On Saturday, May 2, 2015, the biggest fight in boxing history is set to take place as the top two boxers of this generation square off. Live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will finally meet in the squared circle to determine who the best truly is.

This fight has been six years in the making and expectations are beyond high at this point. Even though Mayweather and Pacquiao are coming to the ends of their respective careers, both men continue to display freakish ability in the ring.

Boxing has been on the decline over the past several years, but if the numbers are even close to what is being projected for this fight, Mayweather and Pacquiao will prove that boxing still has a little life let. The sport may not be what it once was, but casual fans still care about the big names in the sport.

As the two best boxers of this generation expect to see boxing at its best; Mayweather’s defensive wizardry vs. Pacquiao in your face pressure attacks. We all know this fight is going to be spectacular from a technical standpoint, but here are a few other things fans should expect to see on Saturday night.

A Close Fight Early

By the time this fight goes to the judges’ scorecards, it should be clear who the victor is. But those first three or four rounds will be extremely interesting and competitive. Pacquiao is an aggressive fighter who likes to pressure his opponents; early in the bout he will be able to surprise Mayweather with his speed and footwork.

Mayweather Knock Down

There are many who believe that Mayweather was knocked down by Zab Judah in 2006, but the referee called it as slip. So “officially” Mayweather has never been knocked down. Pacquiao will change that on Saturday. Mayweather is going to get caught with something early while he is still feeling Pacquiao out.

Technique Should Prevail

As entertaining as this fight will be early on, the longer it goes, the more technically brilliant Mayweather will become. His defensive ability is legendary and once he gets his timing squared away things will get tough for Pacquiao. Mayweather’s footwork and reach combined with his counterpunching ability will prove to be too much for Pacquiao.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.