Opinion | Apr 29 2015

Everything favours Floyd Mayweather but Manny Pacquiao is going to win

Mickey Vann explains why he's picking Pacquiao to beat Mayweather

MAY 2 is nearly here and the pundits seem to be split 60-40 on who wins between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao, with the majority favouring the American.

I was reading last week’s Boxing News with Zab Judah’s  take on the fight and reading it I can understand why he is going for Mayweather. He is in his training camp, he is a close friend, he has known him since they were 14 years old, so his loyalties are going to be for Mayweather. We seem to be hearing so much about how fit he is, how hard he has been working, and how good he looks, but these things must be expected from his training camp.

I haven’t heard a lot from Pacman’s camp but I certainly wouldn’t read too much into that – Mayweather always attracts the headlines. Also, let’s not forget that he’s unbeaten, he’s local, he’s getting the lion’s share of the purse, he’s fighting at home with a Nevada  referee (although I do know Kenny Bayless I was hoping I’d get the job), three American judges (not to say any of them are bias certainly not Glenn Feldman whom I have worked with on many occasions over the years). All these things are set in place for a moneybags win which on paper looks about right.