Speed the key to Pac Man glory

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

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Manny Pacquiao believes his hand speed will see him to victory on Saturday and end Floyd Mayweather’s
unbeaten streak.

The two men are set to clash in Las Vegas at the weekend in one of the biggest fights in history, with both men already legends of the sport.

Mayweather has a perfect 47-fight record, while the man from the Philippines has won 57 of his 64 bouts with five losses and two draws in a stellar career.

The American has been his usual brash self in the lead up to the Nevada showdown and predicts a comfortable victory, but Pacquiao feels that ‘Money’ will never have encountered what he is going to get in the ring at the MGM Grand.

“I’m different to the 47 opponents he has fought before,” he said. “I’m faster than them and I’m content for the fight. I believe this is the moment he will experience his first loss.”

And the 36-year-old aimed a slight dig at his 38-year-old opponent by suggesting that, while he will clearly be a tricky opponent, Mayweather is probably not the toughest fighter he has had to face over the years.

“I can’t say Mayweather is the most dangerous opponent of my career because I’ve fought guys like Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez and other boxers,” he added.

“He’s a difficult opponent but my confidence is different for this fight.”

Mayweather is favourite to win the fight and can be backed at 1.44, with Pacquiao on offer at 2.88 to put a dent in his opponent’s unblemished record.

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