Andy Murray Puts Floyd Mayweather As The Favorite Over Manny Pacquiao [Video]
by Tom Gainey | April 28th, 2015, 11:04 am

Boxing fan Andy Murray says he’s leaning toward Floyd Mayweather beating Manny Pacquiao in this weekend’s mega-fight in Las Vegas.

Murray says the fight will go the distance and with the fight in Mayweather’s town, it would be tough for Pacquiao to win a decision.

“I think It will go the distance,” Murray said. “I would say Mayweather would be favorite. I don’t know who’s going to win, but I think it would be tough for Pacquiao to win a decision in Las Vegas, that’s Mayweather’s home.”

Murray is in Munich this week making his 2015 clay debut. He is seeking his first career clay title.

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9 Comments for Andy Murray Puts Floyd Mayweather As The Favorite Over Manny Pacquiao [Video]

Sidney Says:

Murphy’s probably right. Both fighters are past their prime, but Pacman is older than Money. A few years late this fight is,in my opinion.

Go Pacman!

Sidney Says:

Thanks to Tom for this non tennis post.

pogi Says:

Pacman is younger by 2 years but had more fights than mayweather

sienna Says:

Murphy understands a good Whoop ass kicking… bagels and sticks is what this poser gets when entering the ring with fellow top players.

Muhammad Says:

What a nasty person you are. When I spot Internet garbage as yourself I always wonder what the real issue is. Are you overweight? How’s your self esteem level, got to be very low? Perhaps it’s your crappy job that makes you abusive towards others or you’re in an abusive relationship? I can go on and on but will never know the truth.
I happen to follow boxing and agree with Andy. Andy is the man and you are shit.

Rich Says:

I listened to boxing analyst Paulie Malignaggi recently who is picking Mayweather, despite acknowledging that at 38, Pretty Boy Floyd is not what he was at 30, because:

1. DRUGS. Pacquiao over the last year finally agreed to submit to random drug testing – Malignaggi firmly believes Pacquiao has spent much of his career on drugs, presumably steroids and HGH, which is why he was able continually to move up in weight class without “feeling the power” of the heavier punchers and despite his poor defense.

2. MAYWEATHER TACTICS. Floyd is still great at studying his opponent early in fights, and then timing his countershots while smothering his opponent with defense and head and shoulder movement.

I like Mayweather because he knows how to pick his opponents. I believe Floyd thinks Manny (i) is off drugs and (ii) is washed up, as evidenced by recent Manny fights (Marquez knockout by, for example). But Floyd also is over-the-hill.

The Vegas line has barely budged – Floyd holding as a 2-1 favorite. If the line moves dramatically by Saturday night, follow that money, it’s usually the smart money betting on late news (a fighter is overweight, out of shape, etc.)

Sidney Says:

I like Pacman in this fight not because I think he will win but because Money is not a good person. He likes to beat up the mothers of his own children, and has pleaded guilty and served time at least one time. Not good at all.

They say good always triumphs in the end. I don’t think this is the end though.

jane Says:

^ exactly – mayweather has been charged with domestic violence a number of times, and has been found guilty. yet i heard he’s the highest paid athlete.

in other sports, for example hockey, the penalties against such actions are swift: voynov of the l.a. kings was immediately suspended when charged with a similar crime, and he hasn’t even been found guilty.

skeezer Says:

Bad weather doesn’t fight, he defends and runs, then throws a few punches. At least Pacman fights.
However, am picking Badweather. But don’t like to see fights where a guy just tries to avoid being hit, not my cup a tea. It’s called a fight after all, go out and throw some punches!

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