Floyd Mayweather Sr. has never really been a Manny Pacquiao fan, and he criticized the former WBO welterweight champion’s past performances against Juan Manuel Marquez during an interview with Percy Crawford.
“It took Floyd one Saturday to embarrass Marquez; Pacquiao going on his fourth Saturday with him,” Mayweather Sr. said. “He didn’t beat my son not one second of any round, but he’s about to go in his 48th round with Pacquiao, and honestly, the only thing that’s a shame about these two fighting for the fourth time is Marquez ain’t got the nod not one damn time. Marquez I know won at least one of them damn fights and a lot of people think he won all of ’em.”
I’m one of those people who scored all three fights in favor of Marquez, and the Mexican will probably be the measuring stick people use to compare Floyd and Pacquiao if the two fail to square up against one another before they decide to hang up their gloves.
Marquez’ boxing skills looked rudimentary during his 2009 fight against Mayweather Jr., yet he managed to outbox Pacquiao during their three bouts. At this point, it’s pretty obvious Pacquiao struggles with technically savvy counter-punchers, which makes Mayweather the worst possible opponent for the Filipino congressman.
Floyd Mayweather is the most technically skilled boxer alive right now, and “Money” proved he could take hard punches in his fights against Shane Mosley and Miguel Cotto. Pacquiao’s only shot would be to knock Floyd out, but the chances of that happening are pretty slim. After all, “Pac Man” couldn’t even stop Timothy Bradley — who is a “B” level fighter at best — during their June 9 fight.
“That’s a mismatch,” Mayweather Sr. said about a Floyd vs. Manny matchup. “Anybody that watched my son fight against Marquez, and Pacquiao’s three fights with Marquez, if they know anything about boxing, they know that’s a mismatch.”
Obviously, Mayweather Sr. is a little biased, considering the fact he’s talking about his son, but you’ll have a hard time finding respectable boxing experts who disagree with his opinion.
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.