Marquez was able to use Pacquiao’s aggression against him, executing his game plan to counter Pacquiao’s high-volume attack. Mayweather will do the same thing, but will have more success. Money’s size gives him a larger margin for error than Marquez, who had to be flawless against Pacquiao.
Mayweather is also a more innovative counterpuncher. Mayweather’s style is one of a kind and cannot be replicated or trained against. His quickness and shoulder rolls make him nearly an impossible target for the majority of his opponents.
If Pacquiao is going to find success against Mayweather, he needs to turn the tables and be the counterpuncher.
To do that Pacquiao has to use the bob and weave he displayed earlier in his career. Mayweather has made a conscious effort to be more fan-friendly and aggressive in recent fights than when he was taking on the likes of Oscar de la Hoya.
It will not be easy, but that effort can be used against him by a smart and skilled fighter like Manny Pacquiao.
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