Six years in the making and finally the fight has come. Undisputed Pound For Pound King Floyd Mayweather Jr will finally face his long time nemesis designated by the world as he takes on Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on May 2nd. This will be the biggest fight in boxing history when it comes to revenue, with both fighter's expected to bring in over $200 million combined in purses. Floyd Mayweather could make up to $150 million while Manny Pacquiao could bring in over $100 million when it's all said and done. The fans have waited a long time for this.
Manny Pacquiao's aggression, speed, and angle's are going to be the key to winning this fight. He stands no chance standing in the middle of the ring with Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao likes to feint in on the attack, moving his head side to side a bit, as he hunts down his opponent. This is going to be key against Floyd. Pacquiao hasn't knocked out a legit welterweight fighter yet so I don't expect him to knock out Floyd, who's chin is greatly underrated. He's going to have to "steal" rounds. He must take advantage of Floyd's down times. When he gets Floyd to the ropes he's going to have to unleash havoc on him like Marcos Maidana did. Punch him everywhere and anywhere. Continuing aggression is an absolute must. Floyd's lead right hand is going to give Pacquiao a huge problem but if Pacquiao can land his lead left hand then he may be on to something. He cannot afford to stop pushing forward at anytime in this fight. If he can steal rounds with a high punch volume he can win this fight in Las Vegas, where judging hasn't been favoring Floyd Mayweather lately.
Floyd Mayweather needs to do what Floyd Mayweather does...counter, time, and use the the best defense in boxing to fluster the aggression of Manny Pacquiao. Floyd knows what Manny is going to do. Pacquiao's aggressive style plays right into Mayweather's hands. While Pacquiao does use angle's and feints to get in, he's not as awkward as Marcos Maidana nor as big as Miguel Cotto. Floyd is going to be able to throw that lead right hand, and his straight jab, with a high connection rate because Pacquiao's defense isn't great. This is the first time since Juan Manuel Marquez that Floyd has fought someone smaller than him. Floyd's pop shot technique will work wonders in this fight. He's going to have to throw one-two punch combos and be gone as quick as he can. Every time Pacquiao tries to put together a combination Floyd needs to get out of the way, and land at least one punch while doing it. Floyd is a master at this. As stated above though, Floyd cannot allow to much defense to overtake his punch output. If he gets to lazy, lays on the ropes, and doesn't throw a lot of punches, even if Pacquiao isn't landing he will win rounds.
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