The fight of the century that will most certainly be the highest-grossing pay-per-view of all time and also become the most-ordered pay-per-view event in history takes place today as Floyd Mayweather takes on Manny Pacquiao. Here are five reasons Mayweather will remain undefeated.
- Manny won’t crack the May Vinci Code. Floyd Mayweather is a gifted boxer, and arguably his greatest skill in the ring is his ability to avoid getting hit with his tremendous defensive abilities. On rare occasions, we have seen Floyd get hit, but it is not often, and rarely is it consistent. Like 47 others, Pacquiao will not be able to crack the code to what Mayweather calls the “May Vinci Code.”
- Floyd is bigger, taller and probably stronger. Freddie Roach, trainer of Manny Pacquiao, essentially said that Floyd was the stronger fighter, adding that he thinks Floyd has put on extra muscle. Mayweather also has a five-inch advantage in reach, and though he is listed as only being one-and-a-half inches taller than Pacquiao, unless Floyd was wearing Prince heels during both the final press conference and weigh-in, he is closer to three inches taller than his Filipino opponent.
- He’s arguably the greatest of all time. If Floyd Mayweather is truly one of the greatest boxers who have ever lived, and I believe that to be true, then he will rise to the occasion like all of the great fighters have done in the past and defeat who many think is the toughest challenge in his career in Manny Pacquiao.
- Kenny Bayless, the referee, was accused of favoring Floyd Mayweather in his second fight in September 2014, against Marcos Maidana. Though in my opinion, too many roughhouse tactics were used in his first bout with Maidana that Floyd called him an MMA fighter, Bayless is known to keep order in the ring, and that benefits Floyd more than Manny.
- In close fights, undefeated boxers stay undefeated. Manny Pacquiao knows this well, as many believe he was robbed when he lost to Timothy Bradley, a loss that Pac Man later avenged. In the event of a close fight, look for a decision to go to Mayweather, which would raise his perfect record to 48-0.
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