Here’s the bottom line, and after this I’m done on the topic.
"Pretty Boy" Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. is not really afraid of Pacquiao, but he is concerned that he would lose to him, take a beating, and live the rest of his life dealing with that loss. His father is a very astute man of boxing history, and doesn't want to witness his child being beaten the way he would.
He knows that Manny Pacquiao is a left-handed fighter with the type of energy, unusual punch sequence and movement that would inflict the type of punishment on Floyd that he might never recover from. And this is because it would be a very personal fight. I personally think the fight would be a different type of Chavez/Taylor I, in terms of Floyd winning, but taking unprecedented punishment before getting knocked out.
He took a very big and brave risk with Saul Canelo Alvarez, but he understood him and banked on him waiting as a counter-puncher- which he did. He trusted his conditioning, his reflexes, and his defense (which is all-world), against an inexperienced future great. But he wasn't facing an experienced, southpaw (this is the big key) bona-fide great, who truly can't stand him while possessing the type of hand and foot speed to derail. Pacquiao is all wrong for him and he knows it. The unbelievable guile and moxy he's used to pull off his ducking of Pacquiao has been amazing. That many people buy it is even more incredible.
I was very sure that Alvarez "could" beat Mayweather- and I have no problems with anything I stated prior to the fight and to him personally. My words to him were:
"If you fight and attack Floyd like a bear would someone in the wild- you can win. You would need to avoid waiting, be first, and not be put in a circle. But you cannot wait or try to box him, and if you do, you will lose.”
You saw the fight.
Pacquiao would attack him ferociously, while wrong footing him because of his stance, and introduce Floyd to a face- and a mirror - he's never seen before.
I am so sure that Pacquiao would beat Mayweather that I would never write about the sport again if Floyd beat him. And I love what I do. Hell I might run across Giants Stadium naked if Floyd actually signed a contract to fight him. The reason I'd turn into a black ass streaker is because of what Floyd says at around the 9:00 minute mark of this video, which has a lot of supporting content in it all around (though its a little bit dated, but points still apply. This is a VERY revealing video).
Believe what you will.
But in the words of my little green friend and the homie Yoda:
"See through you- we can."
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