Did Floyd Mayweather just acknowledge Manny Pacquiao? In a recent interview during Showtime’s telecast of Julio Cesar Chavez vs.
Andrzej Fonfara, he said that Pac-Man will definitely bring out the best in him.
“He’s a solid competitor, he’s a guy that will push me, and that’s what I need.
Manny Pacquiao will bring the best out of Floyd Mayweather,” he said via Rappler .
Also, when asked if he thinks Manny Pacquiao can score a victory against him.
“I don’t focus on losing, Floyd Mayweather’s a winner.
I don’t worry about that.
When a guy has lost before, when a guy’s been knocked out before, that’s in the back of his mind.
I showed I can dish it out more than I can take it.
Because if I was taking punishment, I don’t think I would have lasted this long in my career,” he said.
“All I was taught was to win, be first at whatever you do.
“Everything is always first, first, first and win, win win.
I’m a winner at life, period.
One fight do not define Floyd Mayweather’s career,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ricky Hatton, a fighter who was knocked out by Pacquiao and Mayweather and knows the capability of both fighters, shared his thoughts on the upcoming fight via Boxing Scene .
“He (Pacquiao) is a southpaw, which makes it a little bit awkward.
He’s got fast feet and fast hands, and is probably someone who can match Mayweather for speed,” said Hatton.
“I think if he can match Mayweather for speed, and get and out like he did against Oscar De La Hoya – straight punches rather than hooks, which Manny is very good at – I think he’s got a great chance,” he added.
But Mayweather will adjust, as he always does, said Hatton.
“My gut feeling is that Mayweather will adapt his style like he always does, and probably beat Manny on points,” he concluded.