Thursday, November 3, 2011

ESPN Analyst : Floyd doesn't want any part of Pacquiao

Source : ESPN First Take

MANILA, Philippines – ESPN sports analyst Skip Bayless agrees with Bob Arum’s reason why Floyd Mayweather Jr. is eluding Manny Pacquiao.

“I completely concur, the right hand is why Floyd doesn't want any part of Pacquiao,” Bayless said in ESPN’s First Take.

Bayless said Pacquiao’s much improved right hand will force Mayweather to suffer his first career loss in boxing.

“The right hand is why Pretty Boy Floyd would get cut for the first time in his career. And the right hand is why I think Floyd, as Bob Arum suggests, would be dropped in this fight by the 3rd and 4th round,” said Bayless.

Pacquiao, who used to rely solely on his left hand, was developed by boxing coach Freddie Roach into a two-fisted fighter.

Arum earlier said that the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight will never take place because Mayweather knows he will lose.

Arum said Pacquiao’s right hand will be the antidote to Mayweather’s defensive style.

Bayless said that a loss to Pacquiao will be extremely humiliating for someone like Mayweather.

“It will be over quickly, painfully and humiliatingly for one Floyd Mayweather,” Bayless said.

The ESPN analyst said, however, that Mayweather can disprove this by taking the Pacquiao fight.

Bayless said that if Mayweather can show true defensive skills then the latter won’t have any problems handling an offensive fight like Pacquiao.

"If Floyd will be the defensive technician and boxing savant that Mayweather's fans have said over the years, he wouldn't be afraid of anyone," said Bayless.

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