Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr was as outspoken as ever as the former fighter closes in on his son’s defining night against Manny Pacquiao this Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Sr has continued his duties with five-weight world champion Mayweather Jr after taking the reins from brother Roger in 2013 and is predicting a bad night for Pacquiao in what is being billed as the ‘Fight of the Century’ at the MGM Grand this weekend.
“Whatever happens on Saturday, it’s going to be one-sided. Pacquiao is going to sleep,” he said. “I’m a trainer, I know what’s going on with fighters. Pacquiao doesn’t have it.
“Everybody can say what they want to say. I’ve said it before, Pacquiao can’t punch. I’m not worried about it. I’m going to have Floyd walk him down.”
Confidence is obviously high in the camp despite Mayweather not having recorded a bonafide stoppage since ending Ricky Hatton’s hopes in 2007 after being slated for his sneaky knockout of Victor Ortiz four years later.
Pacquiao, 36, has been knocked out himself in one of the shocks of recent times against Juan Manuel Marquez in late 2012, although as opponent Mayweather is not a renowned puncher, the general consensus is that the super-fight will go the full twelve rounds.
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Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao for the undisputed welterweight and pound for pound championship is live on Showtime and HBO PPV priced at $99.95 in the US, whilst Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast the event in the UK for £19.95.