How does Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao?

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Following on from my previous article – “How does Manny Pacquiao beat Floyd Mayweather?” I will now focus my thoughts on the flip-side of the debate.

How does Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao?

Pound for pound protagonist, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather 47-0 (26 KO’s), is undefeated for a plethora of reasons. Mayweather has a sublime defense, very high accuracy, great speed of hands/feet and an unmatched ring IQ in this current era of the sport of boxing. Even on the odd occasion when ‘Money’ has been tagged by solid punchers, the Mayweather beard has stood firm.

Will the chin of Floyd Mayweather continue to keep the pound for pound king upright if ‘Pacman’ detonates on Floyd’s mandible with his left hook?

In Mayweather’s rematch bout against Marcos Maidana, right as the bell called a halt to the end of the 3rd round, ‘El Chino’ landed a heavy left hand flush on Mayweather’s chin.
Mayweather staggered slightly, but didn’t seem overly threatened by the Maidana right hand. Mayweather was wide open following the punch that Marcos Maidana landed and if there was a few more seconds remaining at the end of 3rd round, Mayweather could have been out at sea and indeed, in very deep waters.

The punch that was landed, apparently knocked Mayweather’s tooth out. Mayweather refuted this claim, but I have evidence against this in a previous article. But with that aside, Maidana is a solid puncher at welterweight, unlike Manny Pacquiao.

Floyd Mayweather faced Miguel Cotto in 2012. In this fight, at times, Mayweather looked quite slow and Cotto actually popped Floyd’s nose. The sight of blood emanating from the nose of Mayweather, was a shock to most people. This led a lot to think Floyd Mayweather was almost at the end as an elite fighter. Mayweather came back in the fight and in the final round, Floyd looked like he could possibly get Cotto out of there.

A couple of fights down the line and Mayweather faced Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. In the fight against Alvarez, Mayweather resoundingly out-boxed the young, undefeated Mexican star to a points decision.

Mayweather then faced off against tough brawler, Marcos Maidana. Mayweather struggled against Maidana in the first half of the fight and then reset himself, and started to takeover as he adapted to the aggressive style of the Argentinean slugger. Mayweather edged a narrow points victory, once more on the scorecards. The fight against Maidana was close enough for most to see the rematch take place.

In the return bout with Maidana, Mayweather did much more of what we have come to expect, although Floyd didn’t have things all his own way, but was the clear winner on the cards. This all tells me that Floyd Mayweather took things slightly easy at the time he faced Miguel Cotto. Most people were of the opinion that Miguel Cotto was pretty much done at elite level when he faced Mayweather.

We then have the bout against Saul Alvarez. Alvarez, at this time was undefeated and certainly posed more of a threat to the undefeated Mayweather than Miguel Cotto did.
This in turn makes me believe that Mayweather took Alvarez more seriously. I don’t know this for a certainty, but that is how it seems.

And of course, we have the first bout with Maidana and the return bout with the tough Argentinean power puncher. Mayweather’s second bout against Maidana outshone his first performance. With all that said, it makes sense to me that the more of an actual threat is across the ring from Floyd Mayweather, the more he ups his game and the more he looks in command.

Mayweather is a genius in the ring and he seems to be able to adapt to any style, but this is never without problems, and certainly at this stage of Floyd’s career. Pacquiao can certainly pose a problem with his speed and angles, but is anyone so absolutely definitely sure that for twelve whole rounds, Pacquiao can exert those angles and speed over Mayweather without ‘Money’ adapting to the situation and taking control of Pacquiao?

Floyd Mayweather is at the stage of his boxing life where he does what he feels is enough to get him over the line. This is possibly prolonging his career at top level.

As I covered in the previous article, the Pacquiao power is not present at welterweight, (true welterweight) so just how does Manny Pacquiao out-box the highly skilled Floyd Mayweather? I know Manny can’t out-box Floyd, it’s that simple. There is nothing to show me that with everything we have seen of both men, there is not one moment I actually believe that Pacquiao can take the undefeated record of Mayweather.

‘Pacman’ may just need a miracle to get a decision over Mayweather.

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33 Responses to "How does Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao?"
  1. wbox says:

    drink PEE or advanced visit to judges

  2. Hatecrusher says:

    obviously you are a Floydroid fan…..

  3. wildboar says:

    good thinking but,…very poor logic….

  4. Balagtas says:

    Floydiot show no logic just like his idol.

  5. philpriddm says:

    Ur speculations are nonsense, pacman fires at all angles, unlike maidana wher you can see when he throws a punch. almost al pacmans advrsaries left the stage with a disarranged face. Wheter u accpt it or not manny could just land a straight left flush and could damage floydie. Pacman nvr stops. He never been outboxed. He failed at some point but never outboxed. U wil see in dos de mayo, pacman ser ganar en la lucha pornocaut u unanime.

  6. yoman says:

    gayweather will wither on may 2,mark my word

  7. american says:

    You’re absolutely wrong writer…. pacman will kick mayweather’s ass on may 2 like what he did to ricky hatton some years ago. pacman preserved his power and talents to mayweather that he didn’t do to his previous opponents. why? because mayweather didn’t fight pacquiao if all those previous opponents were ended KOs and mayweather will forever be scared of pacman. just a simple as that.

    • Gregg p. Bautista says:

      well said Mr. American, Mayweather will run & run to avoid the punching power of Pacquiao. MAY 2, 2015 THE NIGHTMARE OF MAYWEATHER…

      • Anonymous says:

        Ain’t no power at welterweight, man.
        Its never been there. Floyd has a solid chin, Manny has no power at welter. Its called using your head.

  8. Mateng says:

    If you’re that certain then you must have a plan on putting all your money on mayweather. Why don’t you show us you can back up all you’ve said by betting on mayweather with all the money you got.

  9. jojo says:

    Pacman no hardpuncher?? You’re out of ur mind man.,, miracle to get the decision?? What planet you from?? We’re from earth so with PAC Floyd and other great boxer commenting far from yours haha

  10. raff says:

    we will see.hole u wont eat ur words 😀

  11. raff says:

    we will see.hope u wont eat ur words 😀
    again:D

  12. Anonymous says:

    This author enumearate what floyd has done..but forget to enumerate what Pacquiao has done..by saying pac has no power in welterweight well just ask cotto, margarito, mosley and delahoya.

    • Anonymous says:

      Check previous article. Its all there.
      The two words you are looking for…..
      TRUE WELTERWEIGHT!

  13. edd says:

    You said maidana and mayweather’s fight was closed and mayweather just had a slight edge and then you say at the end pacquiao needs a miracle to win. NONSENSE!!! Who is maidana. I just heard his name when he fought mayweather. This fight is billed as the highest grosser fight in boxing because both fighters are the best in their class. You said cotto broke mayweather’s nose and you dont believe pacquiao can do more harm to him. Only boxers that stand still in front of mayweather loses to him but an aggrerssive one has a better chance since mayweather style is to step back until he gets to the ropes. Then i will watch how good he is when it is pacquiao giving him the punches. We will see how strong mayweathers chin in this fight. If you think mosley cotto maidana are stronger punchers than pacquiao then goodluck.

  14. Read the previous article regarding how Manny beats Floyd, guys. I try to be objective as is humanly possible.

    I don’t care who wins, one way or the other. I support Arsenal FC and when Manny walked to the ring vs Oscar, my love for the man grew even more.
    So you could say I would prefer Manny to win, not only for that reason, but for a whole load of other reasons too.

    Try being objective, instead of trusting to the sounds of your heart.

    Good luck to both men. Boxing is the winner here. That’s what matters.

  15. If Floyd Was White THE comments Wouldnt BE SO Bias. I hate this planet because of racism alone. Just watch the fight and may the best fighter win. GOD BLESS

  16. pikkon says:

    HOW DOES FLOYD MAYWEATHER BEAT MANNY PACQUIAO?

    final answer: the 3 blind mice…

  17. esmael Jalil says:

    I will remember your name Mr. Readman. Let us see if there’s really three blind mice after the bout because they will never render their judgement. You know why, Mayweather is going to get knockout!!!

  18. esmael Jalil says:

    Definitely this amateur writer does not know anything about boxing. Read John Gatling article so you’ll learn something Read Man Read.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Mayweather by KO.

  20. LVLHDDGY says:

    I’M A FIL. N I’AM A BIG PACQUIAO FAN , ROACH JUST GAVE AWAY THE WINNER BY SAYING “MANNY GOD DOESN’T GIVE A (EXPLETIVE) WHO WILL WIN THIS FIGHT COS GOD GOT MORE IMPT. THING’S TO DO , 100% AGREED TO WHT ROACH SAID WITH ALL THE DISTRACTIONS MANNY HAS AND 300 OR SO RIDINNG ALONG “IDIOT ENTOURAGE” HOW COULD MANNY FOCUS HE WAS JUST IN BEV. HILLS A FEW DAYS AGO CASHING ALREADY ON HIS “FAT” PAYCHK BUYING A HO– USE N ALL THOSE EXTRA CURR. “BSHT’S” HE’S DOING , IF YOU ARE A SMART AFFICIANADO IT’S VERY OBVIOUS THE FIGHT IS OVER EVRYTHNG IS A CHARADE YOU CAN READ IN BET. ROACH N MANNY’S STATEMENT THEY’RE JUST AMPING UP THE FIGHT FOR THE AUDIANCE TO BITE TO GENERATE MORE PUBLICITY ESP. TO THE “MORONIC SUCKERS” OUT THERE WHO ARE WILLING TO WASTE THOSE EXCESS DLRS. WHO IS NOT ESP. TO THE TESTOSTERONE DROWNING “MACHISMO” FANS , SORRY GUYS “TRUTH HURT’S” IF YOU REALLY ARE “BOXING AFFICIANADOS YOU SHOULD HAVE ALREADY NOTICE SINCE “PACQUIAO MANIA” EXPLODED , HIS HEAD EXPLODED TOO EVIDENTLY BY LACKLUSTER FIGHTS SINCE HIS “FALL DOWN TO EARTH” KO FRM MARQUES , ALL I HAVE WISH IS MANNY SHLD HAVE FOCUS ON HIS BOXING CAREER ANYWAYS BOXING IS WHT MADE HIM TODAY, IF ONLY AND IF ONLY EVEN ON JUST FOCUSING ON TRAINING SCHEDULES AND NO BSHT’S AND GETTING RID OF UNNECESSARY DISTRACTIONS AND THAT LARGE ENTOURAGE I’AM 110% SURE MANNY WOULD GIVE A “ASSWHIPPING” LESSON TO “LITTLE BOY FLOYD…..

  21. LVLHDDGY says:

    ANY TAKER YOUR 100DLRS WILL WIN 120DLRS. MAYWEATHER OVER PACQUIAO. .. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS RJSSOTE@GMAIL.COM.

  22. Wait till you hear my final prediction for the fight.

    You may well be very surprised.

    There will be a rematch, I will say that much.

    FIND OUT IN 5 WEEKS TIME!
    Fight week prediction.

  23. clem says:

    Maidana won’t last five rounds against pacquiao with his aggresive style. You will witness how mayweather run like hell in the the ring with pacquiao come MAy 2.

  24. joe says:

    Michael, I want you to write again after the fight and if you are sayings are true.

    • Anonymous says:

      I will, don’t worry! 🙂

      See what my actual fight prediction is first!

      I ain’t called nothing yet dude.

  25. Romano C. Cabaddo says:

    at this stage, maybe manny can’t knocked out floyd, but manny can hurt floyd. pacman “need a miracle?” com’on michael readman, you’re obviously fan of floyd