Mayweather vs Pacquiao prediction: Amir Khan makes pick
Over the last several weeks, many ringside experts have voiced their respective opinions concerning who eventually would reign supreme in a massive pairing between Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Although the Pacman seems to be the sentimental fan favorite leading into the proposed 2015 match-up, most prizefighters and trainers are overwhelmingly favoring the pound for pound king in this highly anticipated super fight.
This weekend's main event A-side, Britain's Amir Khan, explains why he thinks Floyd would indeed hand Manny Pacquiao his sixth professional loss.
"Manny's still a great offensive fighter," claims the former Junior Welterweight Champion. "
"But when it comes to someone who's going to hit you as you come in, or someone who's attacking you, you're going to get caught. So maybe he needs to work more on the defensive side."
"That's why I think Floyd Mayweather would beat Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather will see you make a mistake and he'll capitalize on it."
Many fight fans and boxing pundits believe that Pacquiao's athleticism and reflexes have somewhat eroded with age. While the Filipino icon is still a force to be reckoned with, just days away from turning 36, the Bolton, Lancashire native believes that his former stable mate has shown a slight deterioration in his abilities.
"Manny's a great guy, but he's just not the same fighter he was a couple of years ago."
Khan will compete this weekend in Vegas against former two-division world champion Devon Alexander in the big Showtime main event of the evening. The 28 year old fighter is hoping to land a big fight with either Pacquiao or Mayweather next year with a resounding victory on Saturday night.
"Boxing is all about timing," states Amir Khan. "Manny and Floyd are getting older. Someone has to take their place. Mayweather would be a very technical fight, like a game of chess. But I think Manny would be harder."
So although Khan believes Mayweather would defeat Pacquiao in a head to head match-up, the candid young fighter thinks that Floyd would be an easier assignment for him stylistically than Manny?
Styles make fights...hopefully fight fans will get the opportunity to see one if not all of these pairings materialize in 2015.