FORMER undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike believes Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in for his toughest fight ever against Manny Pacquiao.
Tyson said Pacquiao will serve as the true test of the 38-year-old Mayweather, who’s been unbeaten in his 47 fights as a pro.
The two boxing superstar is set for a May 2 showdown (May 3, Manila time) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a welterweight title unification bout many projected to become the richest fight ever in the history of the sport.
Tyson, the youngest man to become heavyweight champion, said Pacquiao could be the first fighter to give Mayweather a major trouble in the ring.
“He has never really been tested,” Tyson said in a story that appeared at boxingscene.com. “Whatever happens in this fight, I really think that Floyd is going to be hit and hurt more than he has ever been before. We’re going to see how tough he is.”
The 48-year-old native of Catskill, New York though, said Pacquiao has to put constant pressure on Mayweather to beat the cocky American and not just rely on one big punch alone.
“Be in front of him all the time, but moving side to side, and punching from all angles. Manny is going to feint Floyd out of position a lot and make him throw more punches than he is used to, and that will open up Floyd,” Tyson said.