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Holyfield, Hagler Latest to Weigh in on Mayweather-Pacquiao Showdown

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, pose for photos after a news conference, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, pose for photos after a news conference, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

 

(CBS Sports) – The Vegas odds on Mayweather-Pacquiao are narrowing as the fight nears, so it’s not terribly surprising that predictions provided by the sport’s current and former stars seem to be mixed as well.

Unbeaten welterweight contender Keith Thurman, who’ll fight Saturday night against Robert Guerrero, chose Mayweather to win, but he was hardly dismissive of the idea that an upset is possible.

“[Manny is] going to be open for the counters, but I think he can make them up with some of the flurries,” Thurman told CBSSports.com. “I favor Mayweather in the fight. But it’s a great fight and I expect it to be one of the toughest Mayweather has had in the last several years.”

Meanwhile, a pair of former heavyweight rivals are, not surprisingly, on opposite sides again.

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