“Floyd Mayweather, Jr. meets Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night. By then, the wringing of hands, the self-aggrandizing, and the opining of week-old experts will conveniently desist in time for even the most outraged of the moral brigade to try their best—bless their hearts—to enjoy a prizefight few believed would ever happen and all are glad will. The braying cynics, those who know better than to want to see two of the very best boxers of this generation settle a score, will hold their tongues if only for a few hours. They, of course, know what will happen when Mayweather and Pacquiao face off; they have always known—such is the curse of their expertise. For the rest, those too slow to catch the ambulance being chased since the fight was announced, and those too foolish to recognize they are being fleeced by a foregone conclusion, at least there is the fight. What a relief.”
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