Floyd Mayweather can beat Manny Pacquiao with one hand alone

By Lester Salvador

When you hear the name Mayweather, you think of greatness, when you hear the name Pacquiao, you think of a guy who refused to take random drug tests, and was left lying face first on the canvas motionless from a one punch KO.

The names are night and day. One is the best defensive boxer of our era, and the other is one of the biggest media hyped fighters of our era known for getting put to sleep by a guy he couldn’t beat in 4 tries. Skills will always prevail over Hype.

When I first saw Manny Pacquiao box in the early 2000’s, I saw a wild and awkward street brawler. It amazed me how such a one dimensional, off balance, sloppy slugger could prevail over some big names. I later realized he was a lucky guy who was catching good fighters at the right time. Almost all of his best wins were won because his opponents were either distracted, past prime, weight drained at catchweights, or shot. He never really beat a prime fighter without having an advantage of some sort.

When he beat Marco Antonio Barrera, Barrera was distracted because his training camp was ruined due to a fire in the area, and he had a falling out with a member of his team who revealed to the media that he had a metal plate in his head. This type of distractions can make a fighter lose focus, and on that night it showed. The rematch was lackluster and it showed that Pacquiao’s first win was a fluke because he couldn’t repeat the one sided TKO beat down of the first because Barrera was able to have a full training camp and his mind was free of distraction.

When he fought Erik Morales in a fair fight at 130 pounds, with Morales choice of gloves and ring size, he lost and blamed the gloves and blood taken before the fight for his loss. In the rematches he drained Morales knowing full well he couldn’t make 130 pounds in a healthy way anymore and knocked him out in both.

When he fought Juan Manuel Marquez he lost all three fights and was given favorable decisions, but was finally put to sleep in their fourth encounter. Team Pacquiao thought Marquez would be old at 144 pounds and get knocked out, but the opposite happened, he knocked Pacquiao out cold and destroyed him.

When he fought Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto, they were all weight drained and coming off bad performances and losses. Oscar looked like he hadn’t eaten a meal in ages, and could barely move in the ring when Pacquiao beat him. Ricky Hatton had a dysfunctional training camp, he was depressed over the stoppage loss to Floyd Mayweather and he had to drain himself to make 140 pounds. Miguel Cotto had no trainer, and was forced to make a catchweight of 145 pounds and came from back to back beatings by Antonio Margarito and Joshua Clottey.

His win of Timothy Bradley was unimpressive. I felt Manny Pacquiao barely got a draw in both fights. He couldn’t even defeat a man who injured his legs in both fights, and was basically fighting on one good leg.

The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2 will be another showcase for Mayweather. If he wanted to he could toy with Pacquiao using one hand only. Floyd would confuse Manny by using movement and counter right hands, and Manny will eat every right hand because he doesn’t have a good defense to avoid them (watch his fights with Juan Manuel Marquez and count how many times he gets hit by right hands).

The Pacquiao fans are trying to build confidence, but deep down they know that Floyd Mayweather is the better boxer, and they talk big online, but when it comes time to put their money where their mouth is, they suddenly become silent.

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  • EvanModel

    Idiot writer! Let’s see on May 2 and you will regret writing on this article!

    • okir

      he’s not a writer, he’s a gayweather fanboy whose blinded by his love to his ultimate crush, gayweather….in short his a fucking faggot whose in love of gayweather

  • DuneLee

    Bernard Hopkins and Andre Ward both refused Olympic style random drug testing and their opponents went on with the fight. Pacquiao’s camp didn’t refuse the olympic drug testing, they wanted the state commission to administer the random blood and urine test, not the company that Floyd’s camp preferred.

    How many times Pacquiao and Mayweather step in the ring against an ELITE fighter IN THEIR PRIME?

    Pacquiao step in the ring 12 times
    1 Chatchai Sasakul
    2 Lehlo Ledwaba
    3 Marco Antonio Barrera
    4 Juan Manuel Marquez
    5 Erik Morales
    6 Erik Morales 2nd
    7 Erik Morales 3rd
    8 Marco Antonio Barrera 2nd
    9 Miguel Cotto
    10 Juan Manuel Marquez 3rd
    11 Timothy Bradley
    12 Timothy Bradley 2nd

    Mayweather step in the ring just 1 time
    1 Juan Manuel Marquez

    Cotto is another fighter that took Floyd 5+ years to fight. Floyd didn’t fought him until he was TKOed twice. After fighting Mayweather, Cotto lost to Trout, proving beyond a doubt that this was not the Cotto of years past. And don’t mention Cotto beating a disabled Sergio.

    Not all champion Floyd fought are considered ELITE. All the ELITE fighter he fought is out of their prime except Marquez who go up 2 weight class to fight him.

    How many fights Floyd have where he is the underdog or at least a 50/50 fight? Only Diego Corrales? Pacquiao has many.
    vs Sasakul
    vs Ledwaba
    vs Barrera 1st fight
    vs Morales (2nd fight)
    vs David Diaz (1st time at lightweight)
    vs Dela Hoya
    vs Cotto
    vs Margarito
    vs Tim Bradley (2nd fight)
    vs Mayweather

    TBE my ass!

  • Boxing Moron

    Haha! Lester the Floyd molester! You try so hard to detract from Manny’s achievements.

    Manny’s record stands head over shoulders than any other boxer dead or alive, He is the first and only eight-division world champion, in which he has won ten world titles, as well as the first to win the lineal championship in four different weight classes. Fighter of the Decade, Best Fighter ESPY, Boxing Writers Association of America, Ring and BWAA Fighter of the Year (before Floyd), and 6 1million+ PPV bouts.