Floyd Mayweather is aiming to capitalise on Manny Pacquiao's weaknessess, as he claims the Filipino makes a lot of mistakes in the ring ahead of their bout
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are both deep into their relentless training regimes ahead of a super showdown in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on May 2.
Undefeated ‘Money’ Mayweather is a best priced 7/1 with Bet365 to win by knock-out or TKO in the eagerly anticipated mega-fight, having secured victory in all 47 bouts so far in his illustrious career.
The American recently labelled his ferocious opponent as a solid fighter, but one that makes rash decisions in the ring, claiming that he knows exactly what it takes to overcome ‘Pacman’.
“A lot of guys do a lot of things wrong, but they are still successful,” said the undefeated champion.
“So I want to know what he (Pacquiao) does right, so I can take that away from him, so I can take that arsenal away from him.”
Mayweather has been described as a boring fighter in the past, due to an apparent over-reliance on his dominant defensive skills in the ring. However, his talents have helped him to claim 10 world titles in four different weight classes and he is a five-division champion, proving he has the attributes required to tame his astute opposition.
“What I do, when I’m facing a guy, whatever he does good, I take that away from him, so he has to resort to doing something different,” he continued.
“I just want to look good for myself. I want to look very impressive. I’m pretty sure he’s going to bring his A-game, and it’s all about excitement.”
Despite Pacquiao, who is an 11/2 chance with Coral to win by knock-out, being the only boxer ever to become an eight-division world champion, ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ believes his counterpart is prone to making fatal mistakes during fights.
“I got here somehow, some way. He’s a solid competitor, but very reckless, and he makes a lot of mistakes.
“But he’s been successful. Remember what I said, you’ve got guys that make a lot of mistakes but still are successful.”
‘Pacman’ will need to be flawless in his upcoming bout with the defensively-sound Mayweather to gain a famous result, and his American opponent is odds-on 8/11 with Ladbrokes to secure his 48th career victory by a points decision.