Pacquiao’s days are gone, and Mayweather’s days are numbered
By Babatis Banda: It is very true that Pacquiao reached his top performance way back. He is now steeply off the hill. For Mayweather, his days are numbered. The time bomb is ticking as father time slowly but surely does its damage.
Make no mistake, Pacquiao reached his optimum performance level way, way back. Now the engine is wearing out and puffing smoke. Pacquiao will be remembered by the fights he has already fought and not by any other performance now or in the future. In short, he is done! I am seeing Pacquiao in a rush to cash-in as much as he can while he still draws some good following. It is fact, Pacquiao is no myth anymore and the danger is that he will get beaten again and again by these up-coming boxers for as long as he remains active. You may find an excuse for it, like; Pacquiao has distractions. The truth is that all human beings have distractions and we all manage them as part of the game.
Mayweather can argue that he has had a tonne of distractions, but he never ever give them as an excuse, probably because he has never failed to deliver.
Enough for Pacquiao. Floyd Mayweather junior is an amazing athlete. In my eyes, he is the best in the sport today. Having acknowledged his unmatched skill, I however sense that Mayweather is beginning to slip. I feel he is no longer as fast as he once was, his reflexes are not as crisp as they once were and his legs are not as youthful as they once were. All these factors were the reason why he is still undefeated, why he has never been put on the canvas or indeed knocked out.
Mayweather will begin to take in shots that otherwise he would not take at the height of his game and he is closer to his first defeat if he will still be active in two or three years to come.
While Mayweather is beginning to show the signs of wear and tear, Pacquiao has already torn-up. If they ever meet, it will likely be a boring 12 rounder with Mayweather getting a slender or a comfortable win.