Khan beats Pacquiao, says Floyd Sr.
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks that Manny Pacquiao is not only beatable by his son Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in a rematch if the two fighters choose to cross paths again, but also by Britain’s Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) if they wind up facing each other next year.
Khan has already spoke with Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum about a potential fight between the two stars in early 2016, once Pacquiao rehabs his surgically repaired right shoulder. Floyd Sr. thinks that all Khan would have to do to beat the Filipino star is to out-box him and he’ll wind up with a win just like his son Mayweather Jr. got last May, when he easily out-boxed the 36-year-old Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Amir Khan will win [against Pacquiao] because all you got to do is be able to out-box him,” Floyd Sr. said to esnewsreporting.com. “You can win. Freddie ‘The Joke Coach’ Roach don’t know nothing. Like I said, he don’t know nothing, man.”
I think Floyd Sr. is correct 100%. Khan would definitely beat Pacquiao just like Mayweather did, and do a real clown job on him. I think it would be so one-sided that Khan might even start showboating in the second half of the fight after Pacquiao has been figured out and reduced to a discouraged looking and defeated fighter.
Khan isn’t one to show mercy on his opponents when he’s got them under his heal. He’ll go ahead and look to score a knockout against Pacquiao rather than showing sympathy and backing off to let the former 8 division world champion survive out of respect for him. Khan plays to the crowd, and if the crowd is cheering, Khan will start throwing combinations and look to finish Pacquiao off.
It’ll be real bad for Roach to see Khan out-boxing Pacquiao and making him look really bad, because Roach used to train Khan in the past. Khan dumped Roach after he lost to Danny Garcia in 2012. Since then, Khan has turned his career totally around and has won all of his fights since them. It would be a real feather in Khan’s cap if he were able to take Pacquiao’s scalp right in front of Roach. It would be a terrible experience for Roach to have to live through.
Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach looked lost on May 2nd during the “Fight of the Century.”
Roach had a look on his face like someone who was in shock, who didn’t know what to do and what say to Pacquiao to get into the fight. Mayweather was seriously clowning Pacquiao, especially from the 4th round on when he made a minor adaption to keep off the ropes and use movement. Pacquiao and Roach had no answer to either of those moves by Mayweather.
Roach kept telling Pacquiao to attack Mayweather, but he was too primitive with his attacking style to get near Mayweather without getting nailed by repeated straight rights to the head. Before the fight, Roach had talked about how Pacquiao was going to attack Mayweather using angles, but we didn’t see any of that during the fight.
The reason why we didn’t see Pacquiao attacking like that is because he can’t fight like that any longer. The last time that Pacquiao fought using the side to side attacking angles with any consistency was in his fight against Miguel Cotto in 2009. Ever since that fight, Pacquiao has been like a grounded bird that can no longer fly. Pacquiao’s wings have been clipped, and I think it has to be age that has done it.
You don’t lose your ability to move like that if you don’t have any kind of injury that hinders your ability to move around the ring. I think Pacquiao just got old overnight following his fight against Cotto. What’s interesting is that Pacquiao’s knockouts dried up after the Cotto fight, and Pacquiao hasn’t had a KO since that fight. Without Pacquiao’s ability to attack using the side to side attacking mode, he’s just a basic straight ahead attacker.
“What Floyd did, it’ll happen again. He’ll do it again,” Mayweather Sr. said.
Of course, what Mayweather did to Pacquiao will be done a second time if Pacquiao and his promoter Arum make the mistake of taking a second fight with Mayweather.