Finally after almost five years of waiting since 2009, the Pacquiao vs Mayweather mega fight is going to happen inside a squared ring in Las Vegas on May 2, 2015. Both boxing and non-boxing fans (but like Manny when fighting) became super excited and thrilled to hear that the two fighters (or Mayweather only?) have finally agreed to face each other on the said date to declare who is the real pound-for-pound king and who is the greatest fighter of the decade (some say century). We all know that it was Manny who always wanted the fight to happen and it's just Floyd who had so many conditions and excuses to agree on the bout up to the point of being accused of ducking the Pinoy fighter.
Now that the fight is really going to happen. The ducking issue is no longer the case, what is important right now is the fight and the result on May 2nd, hopefully someone will go down to make the win believable or else, you know, there are others who will doubt if that does not happen. Mayweather is Pacquiao's greatest rival since Marquez. Now you may have already wondered that whoever wins in this fight, there will be excuses from the losing party and a rematch will be demanded to make sure that the first result is either an accurate or a improper decision (provided a knockout is not witnessed), the thing is a "No Rematch" agreement is part of the contract the two parties have agreed on. So whatever is going to happen on May 2, regardless if it's satisfying or not will not have a sequel after.
My question is, especially to those who have seen both Mayweather and Pacquiao fought, who do you think is going to win in this bout?
A report on BleacherReport says that Manny Pacquiao is the underdog in this fight and that betting is going on favor of Mayweather 3 to 1. This, the report added, is mainly because Floyd has never had a defeat all throughout his 47 fights (26 KOs), and Pacman has a total of 57 wins(38 KOs) out of 64 fights and most especially because of the Pambansang Kamao's recent losses to Bradley Jr in 2010 and to Marquez in 2012 (a painful loss I would say).
Mayweather is said to be the most accurate puncher according to a report on CompuBoxOnline.com, how true is that? I have no idea since I only watch boxing fights if Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield or Manny Pacquiao is one of the players. I have never watched any of Mayweather fights so far. Of course I am not discrediting Floyd either, I am pretty sure he is a great boxer too, if not he would have never been an undefeated on all of his fights. So he punches infrequently than Manny but with more sure lands, points that always brings him closer to victory.
Manny Pacquiao, on the other hand, punches a lot and that means more action and excitement. I have seen that in many of Pacman's fights and sometime it becomes an advantage to his opponents especially those who are good at counter punches, like Marquez. Other traits Manny has are speed and ability to punch from any angle. Floyd is an orthodox (right handed) and Manny is a southpaw (left handed) and based on what I have read Mayweather is having hard time fighting southpaws and probably one of the reasons why this mega fight did not happen years ago.
You may add other pointers for each of the fighters via comments section below and give your reason why this boxer is going to win over this boxer and why this fighter has an advantage versus this fighter.
Being a Filipino will most likely bet for Manny Pacquiao, I am for Pacman as you can already notice, but I am sure that I am not the only here who thinks there are other Pinoys out there who see Mayweather as the winner in this fight and that Manny Pacquiao will be just his 48th "kill" if you will.
Let's use the comment section as a healthy place of discussion about this most anticipated fight and about these two boxers. And also, please don't forget to cast your vote on the poll I posted below for us to see the actual percentage of who is betting on which boxer. : )