Several big names from the world of sport are looking forward to watching this weekend's big fight
Last Updated: 01/05/15 1:48pm
The sporting world is eagerly looking forward to this weekend’s mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.
The pair of boxing greats will finally meet in one of the most eagerly-awaited bouts in history on Saturday night (early Sunday morning UK time), live on Sky Sports Box Office.
And Stoke manager Mark Hughes cannot wait to see the duo square off at the MGM Grand.
“It’s a great, great fight, two outstanding fighters of their generation,” said Hughes.
“I think people have suggested that it might have happened sooner and it would have been a better fight when they were right at their peak.
“But I don’t think there will be anybody disappointed at the weekend.”
Mayweather will win on points. I don't see Pacquiao unleashing himself enough for Mayweather to want to knock him out.
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood is also looking forward to the bout – and issued a confident prediction about the likely result.
“Mayweather will win on points,” he said. “I don’t see Pacquiao unleashing himself enough for Mayweather to want to knock him out.”
It will be around 11pm in Barbados when the fight begins so England cricket captain Alastair Cook, who will be in the middle of the third Test against West Indies, may not be able to watch live.
However, he is looking forward to watching the action at some point and agrees with Sherwood that Mayweather may just prove too classy.
“I am not sure what time it will be on over here,” said Cook. “I am an early bird so I might have to go to sleep, depending on the state of this game
“I went to the Froch-Groves second fight at Wembley, so I am a bit of a (boxing) fan.
“I would love Pacquiao to win, if I am being totally honest, but my head says Mayweather will just do it on points.”
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