By Don Donatello
Back here in Los Angeles yesterday, Teddy Atlas was on a radio sports talk show hosted by Jim Rome. Rome asked Teddy who would win in a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.? Without hesitation good ole Teddy boy picked Mayweather over Pacquiao.
Here is where Teddy boy loses his credibility. He said that Mayweather would knock out Manny Pacquiao. What? Yes, he said that! Mayweather would knock out Pacquiao.
Since 2005 Floyd Mayweather Jr. had only one knockout win over an opponent. That opponent was over Ricky Hatton. It took Mayweather 10 rounds to solve Hatton and knock him out. Pacquiao’s knockout win over Hatton only took two rounds.
Carlos Baldomir, the closest thing to a punching bag to ever win a boxing title, went the entire 12 rounds against Mayweather.
Oscar De La Hoya, more faded than 12 year old blue jeans, lasted 12 rounds with Mayweather.
Sugar Shane Mosley, who was drained in 16 weeks of training camp due to the cancellation of his fight against Andre Berto, went 12 rounds with Mayweather.
Juan Manuel Marquez, outweighed by Mayweather by around 15 pounds at fight time, was not KO’d by Mayweather.
Let’s take Manny Pacquiao and list it next to Oscar De La Hoya, Carlos Baldomir, Juan Manuel Marquez, and Shane Mosley. From the list, Teddy Atlas is saying that Pacquiao will be the one who gets KO’d by Floyd Mayweather Jr.
At 147-pounds, Pacquiao has a bigger jaw than Marquez, and Baldomir, hits harder than Oscar, Marquez, Baldomir. Pacquiao is also faster and quicker than any of the four mentioned. He is also the most accomplished and the current Pound 4 pound king.
But despite all these things I’ve presented, according to Teddy Atlas, Mayweather is going to knockout Manny Pacquiao.
I can’t help but laugh at Teddy, he is in his senior years, and he can no longer connect the dots. I think it’s safe to assume that Teddy Atlas did not wait in line when “logic” was being handed out. Is it a wonder why he gets most of his predictions wrong? Foresight is required to predict a fight; history does not. Stick to boxing history, Teddy.
I’m actually glad that Teddy Atlas picked Mayweather over Pacquiao. Based on his win/loss prediction record, I would start to worry if he did picked Pacquiao over Mayweather.
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