The fight is just over a month away and the predictions are rolling in.
There are certain people in particular you’ll want to lend an ear to before placing your wagers, and former sparring partners are one of them (especially when they’ve earned a Silver Medal in the Olympics in their own right).
Mayweather “will be much smarter and he’ll pick his shots a little bit better,” [Amir] Khan said, via Sky Sports. He’ll make it a little boring at times because Manny, as we know, is a come-forward fighter who likes to do a lot of punches.
“But Mayweather will try to avoid all those punches and just maybe throw that one shot that will count and then move away again. But time will tell.”
Despite going against his former training partner, Khan said Pacquiao should stick with his reputation as a heavy hitter and hope he gets in that one punch that can end the fight, something that hasn’t been done against the shifty, undefeated Mayweather.
“If Manny wants to really give Mayweather a run for his money, it’s all about putting that pressure on him, having that in-and-out movement and hopefully looking for that one big shot,” Khan said. “Everyone knows that Manny can punch, and Mayweather, can he take that big shot? We have never seen Mayweather hit with a good shot so with Manny’s speed he needs to get in there, get Mayweather a little bit riled, get rough with him in there, push him around a little bit and throw them big powerful shots.”
This isn’t going to change a thing when it comes to how these boxers are going to approach each other, but it may swing a lot of voters in Vegas. Like Khan said, though, only time will tell..
The good news is we don’t have too much longer until we find out the truth.