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Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, LaDainian Tomlinson make Mayweather-Mosley picks

Five-time world champion

Five-time world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley trains in Pasadena, Calif., for his fight against six-time world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on May 1, 2010. (April 12, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Here are the picks from some of the top athletes for Saturday's Mayweather-Mosley fight.

"Magic votes for Floyd all the way!"  -  Magic Johnson, Five-Time NBA Champion, Three-Time NBA MVP, Twelve-Time NBA All-Star, Three-Time NBA Finals MVP

"Mayweather in a decision. He [Mayweather] is a smaller guy who can dance. Mosley can't let him hit him." - Charles Barkley, 11-Time NBA All-Star and TNT/NBA TV basketball analyst

"Mayweather in a unanimous decision. Mayweather will knock down Shane once but Mosley will be his toughest fight to date. Mayweather is the best boxer this world has seen in 20 years so he'll win."  - Chris Webber, Five-Time NBA All-Star and TNT/NBA TV basketball analyst

"Mayweather KO in the 9th. He is in his prime and blazing it right now. I see his strength, speed and endurance being just too much for Mosley. Mayweather is a beast!"  - Caron Butler, Two-Time NBA All-Star Forward, Dallas Mavericks

"Shane has a great chance. I will predict a victory. He has a great chin, and he's the type of fighter who can give Floyd problems, with the pressure and the discipline, and he still has the quickness. So it's going to be a great fight." - LaDainian Tomlinson, Five-Time NFL Pro Bowler, 2006 NFL MVP, Running Back, New York Jets

"I need to hold one of them belts and walk in the ring with Money May on May 1st. No way I am missing this one." - Chad Ochocinco, Six-Time NFL Pro Bowler, Wide Receiver, Cincinnati Bengals

"I want Mosley to win but I really have no clue. Floyd is a badass and will be tough to beat." - Jared Allen, Three-Time NFL Pro Bowler, Defensive End, Minnesota Vikings

"Money Mayweather is going to get Mosley in the 10th round by TKO. Mayweather's the best fighter around right now, at least until someone can prove otherwise by beating him." - Shawne Merriman, Three-Time NFL Pro Bowler, 2005 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Linebacker, San Diego Chargers

"I think that Mayweather is going to win in eight rounds. Mayweather is 40-0 for a reason.  He's got youth behind him and he's just too quick for Mosley." - Patrick Willis, Two-Time NFL Pro-Bowler, 2007 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Linebacker, San Francisco 49ers

"I think Mayweather's going to win versus Mosley. Floyd is way more athletic and technically sound than anyone else in boxing right now." - Kellen Winslow II, NFL Pro-Bowler, Tight End, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

 "I'm picking 'Money' Mayweather. I say he gets unanimous decision but it goes full length." - Ryan Grant, Running Back, Green Bay Packers

 "I'm calling a 7th round knockout and Mayweather wins" - Shaun Phillips, Defensive End, San Diego Chargers

 "I like Sugar Shane in a split decision. Floyd probably is the better talent, but that only gets you so far. Shane WANTS this more, and at 39, and 5 losses, he's fighting for redemption!" - Tiki Barber, Three-Time NFL Pro-Bowler, Former New York Giants Running Back

 "I think Floyd will win based on his speed, his ability not to get hit and how he counter-punches. Also his ability to fight any style, but I think this going to be his toughest fight to date." - John Starks, NBA All-Star, Former New York Knicks Guard

 "Mayweather is the master of not getting hit. His quickness and defense will be too much for Shane to match." - B.J. Upton, Center Fielder, Tampa Bay Rays

 "Shane Mosley will win, because Orlando Hudson picked Mayweather and he also picked Roy Jones in the last fight and was way off!" - Justin Morneau, Three-Time MLB All-Star, First Baseman, Minnesota Twins

 "Mosley. He's got the power, the size and the reach." - Gordon Beckham, Second Baseman, Chicago White Sox

 "Mayweather will take it. He's undefeated so he must be doing something right." - Justin Verlander, Two-Time MLB All-Star, Pitcher, Detroit Tigers

 "Money Mayweather is winning this fight. He is the Muhammad Ali of our generation. His swagger, his demeanor - Mayweather has it all. I think the fight will go the whole way, and I think he just beats him [Mosley] up throughout the fight. It will go to a decision, but Mayweather will outclass him because he is the real deal." - Santino Quaranta, Midfielder/Striker, DC United


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