Floyd Mayweather Jr. Breakdown
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Floyd Mayweather Jr. has never suffered a defeat in his career. Will that continue on Saturday when he finally faces Manny Pacquiao?
According to oddsmakers at online sportsbook GTBets, the latest odds for this bout have Mayweather Jr. as a -225 favorite against Pacquiao, while Pac-Man has been given odds of +175 to win. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is set for Saturday, May 2 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This fight will have the Unified WBA (Super), WBC, WBO and The Ring welterweight championships up for grabs.
Mayweather is 47-0 in his career with 26 knockouts and 21 decisions. He has rarely faced much adversity in the boxing ring for some time. The last time he was knocked down was by Shane Mosley back in 2010, but he went on to win that fight by decision with relative ease.
His fighting style is that of a counter-puncher, which can lead to some issues in the eyes of judges. His opponents have opportunities to throw more punches and look like the aggressive fighter, which can steal rounds. Two of his last three fights have been won by majority decision, even though Mayweather seemed to clearly establish the victory. Pacquiao throws a lot of punches per round, which could be an issue if rounds are close.