Boxing legend Mike Tyson offered his thoughts on what is dubbed as the fight of the century. He believes it will end in a knockout and likes Manny Pacquiao’s chances over the “very small man,” Floyd Mayweather.
“I think it’s gonna be a knockout, I don’t think it’s gonna go the distance,” Tyson said in remarks caught on camera by Undisputed Champion Network.
He then went into detail about the fight and why Pacquiao will create issues for Mayweather, reports NY Daily News.
“I just like Manny. Not necessarily because he throws a lot of punches but because he’s very elusive and might be hard to hit,” he said. “It’s going to be interesting to see what happens because Floyd is going to be forced to throw more than 38 punches a round at this guy. Manny’s gonna be quick, Manny’s gonna be fast and go side to side and Floyd’s gotta bring an A-plus game.”
Mayweather has had his ‘A’ game for 47 fights as he hasn’t lost one yet, but Tyson didn’t agree with Mayweather recently saying he is better than Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson.
“He’s very delusional. Listen, if he was anywhere near that realm of greatness with Ali he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself,” Tyson said. “He can’t even take his kids to school by himself and he’s talking about himself being great? Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people, greatness is being accepted by the people. He can’t take his kids to school alone by himself. He’s a very small man, a very scared man.”
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