The fight that everyone has waited for is coming. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to fight each other on May 2 in Las Vegas. Both Mayweather and Pacquiao are the best Welterweight boxers today, but one may have the edge over the other.

Here are five reasons Mayweather will defeat Pacquiao in their long-awaited clash:

1. Speed

Pacquiao has a slight edge in power, but there's no denying who has the speed advantage. Mayweather will be 38 years old at the time of the fight, but he's still an extremely quick individual. Boxing fans know Mayweather isn't a knockout artist, but he doesn't have to be. As long as Mayweather ducks and dodges Pacquiao's left hook for 12 rounds and has the higher hitting percentage, he will come out victorious as usual. Many have questioned Mayweather's legs in the past, but he continues to prove his doubters wrong. Only time will tell if Pacquiao can keep up.

2. Defense

This will be a classic match-up of great offense against great defense. Mayweather will most likely throw far fewer more punches than Pacquiao, thus preserving his energy for the later rounds. Neither fighter is in his prime anymore, but Mayweather is one of the best ever at avoiding hits. As the fight continues Pacquiao will become tired, and Mayweather will take advantage. Aside from avoiding hits and world class speed in the ring, Mayweather can take a hit as we've seen in the past. Mayweather is also one of the most intelligent Welterweight fighters of all time.

3. Legacy

This fight means a lot to Pacquiao as he has desired it for years. But the reality is Mayweather needs this win more. His perfect record is on the line, and there are some who feel as if he has avoided tough competition in the later parts of his career. Here is chance to beat the No. 2 ranked Welterweight boxer in the world in one of the most anticipated fights of the 21st century. Regardless of the outcome or winner, this fight will always be remembered and Mayweather knows it. Mayweather would also love to quiet his former promoter, Bob Arum.

4. Technique

Mayweather may treat Pacquiao the same way Muhammad Ali fought George Foreman. Of course, the odds of this fight being as entertaining or powerful as that one is extremely slim, but Mayweather may use similar tactics. For the first six to eight rounds Mayweather may just let Pacquiao punch all the stamina out of himself, as Ali did to Foreman with the rope a dope style in 1974. Mayweather isn't known for his punching power, but if Pacquiao becomes tired early, Mayweather may deliver a knockout blow.

5. 47-0

Forty-seven boxers have tried, but all have failed. Whether or not people like to watch Mayweather's style in the ring, he has never lost a fight in his professional career. Pacquiao will go for the knockout, but the odds of that happening are extremely slim. Mayweather has never even been fully knocked down to the canvas in his career before. Usually the favorite comes out on top, and Mayweather is a resounding favorite to defeat Pacquiao on May 2. With his outstanding speed and ability to avoid getting hit, Mayweather will rack up points and come out victorious in the end most likely by decision.

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