Pacquiao vs Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather has been dodging this fight with Manny Pacquiao for five years while everyone has been anxiously waiting for it to finally happen. Speculators say that this fight is going to be one of the best fights of all times. Mayweather also admits that this will be a great fight. Being the underdog, no one is sleeping on Pacquiao. He will create the upset of the decade beating the 47-0 “Money Mayweather”.
Pacquiao (57-2-5) states that “waiting so long for this fight made [him] so hungry to get [it] and win it”. Pacquiao was training for this fight long before the green light was given and made sure he was ready for the “best pound for pound boxer”.
Criticism has been brought upon Floyd for not fighting great fighters. For example, Marcos Maidana, a.k.a El Chino, (35-5) was brought out of retirement and fought Mayweather twice. The first fight was controversial, but the second one was obvious that Maidana was no match him. Mayweather also fought young Canelo Alvarez(44-1), but the young fighter seemed too slow and heavy and it was noticeable that it was a big hype but no action was taken.
On the other hand, Pacquiao has not dodged any big names like Chris Algieri (20-1), Timothy Bradley(31-1-1), Brandon Rios(32-1-2) and Juan Manuel Marquez(56-1-7). He lost to two of these fighters, one by knockout and one by decision. He lost against Bradley by decision, but speculators and sport professionals called it a robbery and Pacquiao fought once again to prove the odds. He lost against Marquez by knock down in the last 5 seconds of the fight. The knockout was not expected because he won most of the rounds of that fight. Pacquiao had beat Marquez twice before.
“PAC-man” said he is the underdog to the people, but he isn’t like any other underdog that Mayweather had faced before. Tonight, Pacquiao will make history.
by Alex Rankin