Celebs Make Their Picks For Mayweather Vs Pacquiao

February 23, 2015
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By Amber Ryland


Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will be facing off in one of the most anticipated boxing matches in history, so Dish Nation took to the red carpet at the Gold Meets Golden event over the weekend to find out who the celebrities are putting their money on.

Mayweather is an undefeated five-division world champion and Pacquiao is an eight-division world champion, and the match is expected to be the highest grossing fight in history — bringing in as much as $400 million, with the winner taking home a $100 million purse.

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Dish caught up with actors and athletes at the Hollywood event hosted by Nicole Kidman at the Equinox Sports Club and though both fighters had fans, Mayweather came out on top.

“I’m favoring Mayweather for this one. I think it’s something that everybody’s been waiting for,” former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens said.

“This is a fight to see. I think this is one of those iconic moments that are gonna go down in history. Everybody’s been waiting for this and hopefully it pans out to be what everybody expects.”

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Jane the Virgin stars Andrea Navedo and Justin Baldoni were split on their decision.

“I would say Mayweather. I’ve seen him fight…he’s pretty slick. A little scary, a little intimidating,” Navedo said.

While Baldoni dished, “I’m gonna go Pacquiao, because Gina Rodriguez, my co-star, her father refs all of those fights. And I’ve worked out next to Pacquiao. We both stayed at the Palazzo at one point in our lives, and he’s a really nice guy.”

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“Mayweather, though I love Manny Pacquiao, I think Mayweather’s gonna take it,” True Blood‘s Gregg Daniel said.

“Mayweather, he just has no competition, you know? Pacquiao’s gonna give him a good fight, but Floyd, money-making Mayweather, he’s gonna do it!”

Sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick said, “I mean, Floyd Mayweather is the reason why the sport is what it is. I don’t see anyone beating him for a long time, if ever.”

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And The Last Ship star Travis Van Winkle didn’t give a crap, literally.

“Mayweather or Pacquiao? Seriously, who gives a sh*t? I just don’t care,” he laughed.

“But look, Mayweather has his style of fighting, it’s very defensive, he’s quick, he’s fast, no one ever touches him. So his fights to me are really boring. So I hope he loses.”

Watch the clip below to find out who everyone else picked!

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