This Saturday the world will be watching when Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally meet in the centre of the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
After six years of negotiations, disputes, and lawsuits, the two best pugilists of this era are going to give fans the fight they have been begging to see.
Mayweather, the current undefeated pound-for-pound king, heads into the fight with an unblemished record of 47-0. Pacquiao, the 2/1 underdog and number two pound-for-pound fighter in the world, is coming off three impressive victories after having been knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.
Many fans and sports analysts are predicting a Pacquiao victory – in some cases by knockout. Pacquiao himself has gone on record as early as Tuesday of this week to say: “My confidence is different than for other fights. I am not nervous. I am excited.”
Granted, this is not going to be an easy fight for Floyd Mayweather, but for anyone – especially Manny Pacquiao – to think this is going to be an easy win for the Filipino sensation is just flat out irresponsible. Floyd Mayweather has a history of making elite fighters look pedestrian between the ropes.
On May 2nd, 2015, the conclusion that has been debated by boxing fans for nearly a decade will play out before our very eyes. That conclusion will most likely see Floyd Mayweather’s record extend to 48-0 and here are 12 reasons why.
Eric Delgado has been writing about professional wrestling for five years and has been involved in the professional wrestling business as a performer for ten. He is also the former host of Steel Cage Radio and has an irrational love for The Ryback.