Ellerbe: I really expect Floyd to knock Pacquiao out

Floyd Mayweather Manny Pacquiao Leonard Ellerbe

Esther Lin

Floyd Mayweather’s trusted right hand man Leonard Ellerbe has backed the world number one to do a job on rival Manny Pacquiao when the two champions duke it out in Las Vegas on May 2.

Ellerbe, who has been by Mayweather’s side through thick and thin, is predictably expecting a great fight between the two which will justify the $99.95 pay-per-view fee and sees ‘Money’ recording his first early night since Victor Ortiz four years ago.

“Manny Pacquiao is a great fighter. He’s been in a number of great fights and he’s had a terrific career thus far,” said Ellerbe. “These are the two best fighters of this generation and come May 2 there will be one man standing and it will be Floyd Mayweather.

“There’s no doubt it’s going to be a great fight. I’m really excited. I can see first-hand the day-to-day preparation that Floyd puts in and he’s working just as hard as ever. The fans are going to get a great fight that night.

“I don’t know what Manny Pacquiao has to do on May 2, but I know what Floyd Mayweather has to do. He has to do what he normally does and go in there and execute his game plan and I really expect Floyd to knock him out,”

Mayweather, 38, is a 2-1 on favorite to pull off the victory and improve to 48-0 just one triumph away from the great Rocky Mariciano’s retirement record.