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SPORTS ICONS PICK MANNY OVER FLOYD


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Famous sports personalities from the world of boxing, mixed martial arts, basketball and football pick Manny Pacquiao to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the fight of the century on May 2.


Retired boxer and the most recent undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis chose the Filipino boxing hero over the American in their Las Vegas fight. Another former boxer Winky Wright, recognized as the undisputed champion at light-middleweight, knows how to fight world champions, and he said Pacquiao is hard to beat, even by the undefeated Mayweather.

Professional and retired mixed martial artists from all over the world also picked the People’s Champ to win the megafight. No less than the biggest names in MMA history – former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Lidell; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and UFC champion BJ Penn; Canadian mixed martial artist and former three-time Welterweight Champion of the UFC Georges St-Pierre; former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestlerRandy Couture; and professional wrestler and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett, all believe that Pacquiao’s speed will overwhelm Mayweather.

Six-time world champion, former professional mixed martial artist, and former professional wrestler, American actor Dave Batista, who is half-Filipino, is rooting for his kababayan, the Pambansang Kamao.

Of course, Asian mixed martial artists Cung Lee of Vietnam, and Filipino-American UFC middleweight champion Mark Munoz, are confident that the Pacman will make it.

Even in the field of basketball, which Pacquiao also plays, he is the runaway winner. The National Basketball Association (NBA)’s most famous stars, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Kevin Love, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Chicago Bulls’ Paul Gasol, Washington Wizards’ Paul Pierce, and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Garnett, all agree that Manny deserves this pride.

Ron Artest or Metta World Peace, who plays for Pallacanestro Cantù of the Italian League, approves of the choice of former American football safety in the National Football League Ken Hamlin, who said that Pacquiao is his bet in the coming fight. #


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