Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Who will win?


Lindsey Barrientez, In-depth reporter

After five years it’s finally happening: Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will meet each other in the ring.  The unforgettable fight of a generation is set for May 2 in Las Vegas, with more money on the line than any boxing match in history.

But who will win?

Here’s a look at what experts — and ROJH teachers — think:

  • “Pacquaio clearly throws many more punches than Mayweather does, but Mayweather connects on a higher percentage.” ~ CNBC
  • “Pacquiao leaves with stats 57-5-2, 38 knockouts, and having at least 407 fights, along with a net worth of at least $85 million, while Mayweather remains at a super Welterweight, with a record of 47-0-0, and 26 knockouts.” ~
  • “Mayweather all the way. He’s undefeated, he’s never lost before, so why not? The statistics are there.” ~ ROJH 7th grade math teacher Alexandria O’Neal
  • “I don’t really watch boxing, but I think Pacquiao is going to win. Mayweather should have had the fight a lot sooner; I just think he was scared.” ~ ROJH 7th grade football and history teacher Evan Boullt