Two of the sport’s greatest rivals, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield foresee the same result in the Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather mega fight.
“So I’ll tell you what’s going to happen, because it’s going to be a close fight. Yeah, it’ll be close, and Pacquiao is going to get the decision,” Holyfield said in Boxing Scene.
If the Filipino boxer indeed wins, Holyfield said that this may also mean a Mayweather retirement after a lucrative payday.
Recent reports indicated that Floyd Jr. could receive at least $180 million if the fight round up more than $300 million. Pacquiao, meanwhile, might garner at least $100 million.
“It’s going to be a matter of whether Mayweather is going to fight again, whether he feels like he has made enough money to say ‘I ain’t got to fight,’” said Holyfield.
However, should a $100 million offer for a rematch come up, Mayweather Jr. might have a hard time turning it down.
“It’s a good chance Mayweather is not going to hang it up, so there’s going to be another $100 million and all like that.”
On the other hand, Mike Tyson posted a video on his YouTube channel why he thinks Pacquiao will be the winner of this match.
“When you think of the two fighters, Manny Pacquiao is the type of boxer who Floyd Mayweather will have a hard time with,” Tyson explained.
“Pacquiao had difficulties with opponents throwing over a hundred punch like Bradley and Marquez, while Mayweather is more like the scientific, defensive boxer who have the tendency to cover himself instead of attacking. Floyd Mayweather HAS TO FIGHT. He needs to trade punches with Manny Pacquiao in order to win this one”