Backing Mayweather Jr to record a first bona-fide stoppage since he defeated Ricky Hatton way back in 2007, Floyd Sr also used his own language to give Pacquiao’s mentor Freddie Roach a dressing down over rumours his son had been knocked down in sparring.
“Pacquiao’s trainer Coach Roach (Freddie Roach) is lying to you. Trying to trick you all. Floyd’s not getting knocked down in the gym. Floyd is the one knocking people down. Roach blows smoke with no hope,” said Sr.
“Floyd is the best, I must confess. Nothing is going to stop Floyd Mayweather. I honestly never thought that this was going to happen. So many people were trying to say Floyd was scared. Let’s see on May 2 who is scared.
“I didn’t watch one tape on Pacquiao. There is no reason to study him. He’s not at this level. I can’t tell you why or how, but here’s an update, Floyd is going to kick his ass and knock Pacquiao out,” he added.
Mayweather is a whopping 6/1 against to land the stoppage many of his team are predicting as bookies see the 38 year-old going the distance in his usual method next month.
Pacquiao, 36, is favoured in the earlier rounds and the general consensus is that the Congressman’s best chance will come in the first half of the fight.