It’s being called the “Fight of the Century.”
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, two of the best boxers in the sport’s history, will finally fight Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
They say styles make fights, and we have contrasting styles in this bout.
Mayweather is a tactician and his defensive ability is legendary. He waits for you to make a mistake and then capitalizes with a powerful counter.
Pacquiao is at his best when he’s on the offensive. He needs to go on the attack early and often because Mayweather will be in trouble if this becomes a fight where tons of punches are exchanged in rapid succession.
PacMan has an unorthodox style and throws punches from all sorts of angles and positions. That’s not easy to defend because it’s so unpredictable, which is why Pacquiao will be the toughest opponent for Mayweather in his career.
Here’s the tale of the tape for Mayweather-Pacquiao:
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|Floyd Mayweather||Tale of the Tape||Manny Pacquiao|
|47-0-0 (26)||Records (KOs)||57-5-2 (38)|
|24-0-0||Record in Title Bouts||16-2-2|
|146 pounds||Weight||145 pounds|
|UD over Marcos Maidana in 12 rounds||Last Fight||UD over Chris Algieri in 12 rounds|
|WBC/WBA welterweight champion||Belts/Titles||WBO welterweight champion|