FIGHT OF THE CENTURY

28 Inside the Deal

An exclusive look at the six years of negotiations that led to boxing's richest bout

By Chris Mannix and Greg Bishop

36 Floyd Mayweather

Victory over Manny Pacquiao won't change the public's perception, but it could ensure Money's place alongside boxing's greats

By Greg Bishop

Features

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

42 Carey Price

Can the NHL's best goalie lift the Canadiens to the Cup?

By Michael Farber

BASEBALL

46 The Mets

Two diehard fans try to make sense of the team's amazin' start

By Jack Dickey and Sam Page

BOOK EXCERPT

48 The '03 Red Sox

A raging Gerbil, death threats and Grady's big blunder: The team's ace remembers it well

By Pedro Martinez and Michael Silverman

Departments

4 Leading Off

8 SI Digital

12 Inbox

14 Scorecard

20 Faces in The Crowd

27 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Zach Randolph isn't looking for friends

58 Point After

Lee Jenkins: College baseball's control freak

FLIP COVER

Turn the magazine over for SI's analysis of Pacquiao.

PHOTOPhotograph by Simon Bruty For Sports Illustrated PHOTO

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