Travis Thomas: Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao Prediction

CBS Baltimore

For Manny Pacquiao to win this fight he needs to intelligently press the action. He can’t attack Floyd recklessly like his did Juan Manuel Marquez or the end result will be the same. Manny needs to cut the ring off backing Floyd into the corners and keeping him on the ropes. Floyd has developed a dangerous habit of staying on the ropes in recent fights and seemingly is comfortable there. I believe Pacquiao can make Mayweather uncomfortable there, and he will need to in order to win. Another key for Manny in this fight will be utilizing his right hook and also his jab. Mayweather uses his right shoulder roll as defense; usually with an orthodox fighter that defense is impenetrable. For a southpaw like Pacquiao that defense isn’t as effective. But in order to exploit it, Manny must be able to set up that strong left by staying busy…

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