Tonight all eyes will be on Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto's sure-to-be epic showdown from Las Vegas, but as soon as it is over all the focus will shift to another boxer and a potential superfight that could be waiting in the wings: Manny Pacquiao.
In the build up to this fight with Cotto, Mayweather (shockingly) has been doing a lot of talking about his longtime nemesis, basically saying the same things he always has.
From Boxing Scene:
Go back and look at the pictures. His head is small and then all of a sudden his head just grew? Come on man, stop this. Ray Charles can see this sh*t. Go back and look at the pictures and tell me this man's head didn't get bigger. You're going to tell me this sh*t is all natural. Come one man, stop.
All of that is a defense mechanism for Mayweather to use because he doesn't want to put his undefeated streak on the line against the one fighter he knows will give him a real challenge.
Pacquiao has remained silent whenever Mayweather has tried to sully his reputation because he knows that it comes from a place of fear.
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Mayweather has had so much success throughout his career because he has never met a fighter who was fast enough or strong enough to break through that wall of defense he uses to wear opponents down.
However, Pacquiao has the perfect combination of speed and strength to not only break through Mayweather's style; he is the fastest and most versatile boxer in the sport, with the ability to stop what he is doing at the snap of a finger and change up on an opponent.
Forget what happened in that Marquez fight because Pacquiao has always struggled to conquer his heavy punching style.
Mayweather is a completely different fighter, who does a lot of things that Pacquiao does. The only difference is, Pacquiao does them just a little bit better.
So let Money do all the talking that he wants. He knows that when push comes to shove, Pacquiao has the style and mindset to end that streak which Mayweather holds so near and dear to his heart.