Former world boxing champion Amir Khan (Amir Iqbal Khan) believes Floyd Mayweather Jr. will defeat Manny Pacquiao in what ‘could be a boring fight’.
Speaking to the Daily Mail after hearing the announcement that Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao will clash in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on May 2nd, Khan said: “I think it will be a good fight for a couple of rounds."
Khan added: “You never know, Mayweather might get old overnight. He’s shown he’s getting caught more so he’s not invincible. Pacquiao has speed, explosiveness and power so I think he will give him a lot of problems early but I think Mayweather will just move on and drift away by picking him off with clean shots and frustrate him. I think it will go the distance but that Mayweather will win by unanimous decision.
Khan further added: “Four years ago it would have been a massive fight because both of them were at their peak. It might have gone past that now and it’s not going to be what people expect. It could be a boring fight if both of them try to box each other. Some people have such high hopes for the fight but it could be boring. I don’t think Manny would try to make it boring but Mayweather would.”
The bookmakers make Mayweather Jr. the favorite at 3/1 to defeat his great rival.
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