File - Mayweather and Pacquiao have been negotiating the fight for five years.
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The countdown is on to Saturday's showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, the $400 million "fight of the century" with a place in boxing's pantheon of greats on the line.More than five years in the making, it's an epic clash of styles and personalities, pitting the craftsmanship and defensive savvy of "Money" Mayweather against explosive southpaw Pacquiao – an iconic figure in his native Philippines.The Welterweight world title unification bout looks set to smash boxing records for worldwide viewership and revenue, with Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum predicting it could generate as much as $400 million.At 38, Mayweather is two years older than World Boxing Organization champion Pacquiao, who is nevertheless considered the more ring-worn of the two, with his record of 57-5 with two drawn and 38 knockouts.The only fighter to win eight world titles in as many weight divisions, Pacquiao's stock plummeted with two defeats in 2012, including a crushing one-punch knockout by Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez.
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