WISCONSIN pulled off an upset against previously unbeaten Kentucky in the US NCAA Final Four on Sunday (Manila time) to advance to the national title game against Duke.
Almost a month from now, the same thing could happen in boxing, said ESPN analyst Skip Bayless.
The host of the popular program, 'First Take' said Manny Pacquiao is capable of doing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. what the Badgers did to the fearsome Wildcats when the two boxing superstars tangle in the ring on May 3 in a world welterweight unification fight.
“38-1 tonight. 47-1 on May 2,” tweeted the renowned analyst on his account@RealSkipBayless.
The 38-1 record of course, refers to John Calipari’s Wildcats, who were unbeaten all season until running into the Badgers who dealt them a 71-64 loss in the Final Four at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The Wildcats were attempting to be the first team to win the NCAA championship undefeated since the 1976 Indiana squad.
The 47-1 meanwhile, refers to the record of Mayweather, who Bayless predict would suffer his first career loss as a pro (47-0) at the hands of Pacquiao in a mega-fight pitting the two biggest names in boxing today.
Wisconsin, incidentally, is in the championship game for the first time since 1941.
The Badgers face the Blue Devils for the title on Tuesday (Manila time).