Bernstein: Mayweather would beat Pacquiao
By Rob Smith Boxing analyst Al Bernstein wasn't too impressed with Manny Pacquiao's performance against Tim Bradley on June 9th, and he feels that Pacquiao would lose to Floyd Mayweather Jr. if they were to fight now. Bernstein points out that there's been some wear and tear on the 33-year-old Pacquiao because of the numbers of grueling fights he's been in during his career.
Article posted on 19.06.2012
Bernstein said to examiner.com "He's [Pacquiao] 33-years-old, he's been in a lot of fights, and some have been difficult fights. He could probably still beat most everybody certainly from 140 pounds up to 147. I do not believe he's going to beat Floyd Mayweather fighting that way."
Bernstein went on to say that Mayweather would be all over Pacquiao if he left himself as wide open as he did in his loss to Bradley. I have to agree with Bernstein on that part. Had it been Floyd in the ring with Pacquiao on June 9th, Pacquiao very likely would have been picked apart and left a silly mess from Mayweather's pinpoint shots. It's a good thing for Pacquiao he only had to deal with Bradley, who gave Pacquiao hell despite being hindered by two injured feet.
I think Mayweather could drive a truck through the openings in Pacquiao's guard that he showed in the Bradley fight. And if all Pacquiao could do was throw left hands all night long, Mayweather would end up likely humiliating the Filipino by pounding him at all with shots. I still don't understand why Pacquiao suddenly stopped using his right hand. Everything was with his left hand in the Bradley fight.
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