Pound for pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr is ready to capitalize on any mistakes Manny Pacquiao makes as the countdown begins to Saturday night’s super-fight in Las Vegas.
The 38 year-old, who looked majestic on the scales as the pair weighed in under the 147lb limit on Friday, believes fans are in for a treat at the MGM Grand and is adamant his superior ring smarts will be all important come fight time.
“This is going to be an exciting fight. Our styles are totally different. He is very, very reckless. Every move I make is calculated. I’m always 5-10 steps ahead of my opponent,” said Mayweather.
“Anyone can get hit with a great shot, but I can make more adjustments and Manny can’t.”
‘Money’ has towered above Pacquiao at every staredown so far, with the Filipino, 36, even thanking Mayweather at the weigh-in as the two went eye-to-eye. Mayweather sees this as a mental sway in his favour, although Pacquiao has faced many bigger opponents in the past.
“I don’t think Pacquiao expected me to look as strong or big when we faced off. I walk around at 150-152 pounds to weigh 147 pounds. Other boxers weigh around 160-170 before coming down,” Mayweather pointed out.
“I’m ready to do what I do best and take care of business,” he added.