FORMER undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson sees Floyd Mayweather Jr. could find himself in trouble if he’s to fight with the same flair Manny Pacquiao in their May 2 megabuck fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Tyson said Mayweather needs to throw more punches against his Filipino southpaw opponent if he is to win the 12-round bout.
“He (Mayweather) has to fight,” said Tyson. “If he is not going to score, he is going to lose the round. If he is laid back, he is going to lose the round,” said the youngest boxer to ever win the heavyweight title in a recent post on Youtbe and in a story that came out on boxingscene.com.
A known counterpuncher and defensive fighter, Mayweather has rarely thrown a lot of punches in his past few fights, observed Tyson, something which he can’t afford against an opponent as relentless as the ‘Pacman.’
“Floyd doesn't throw nowhere near 100 punches a round,” added the 48-year-old legendary boxer.
The aggressive style of the 36-year-old Pacquiao could give the unbeaten fighter from Grand Rapid, Michigan a lot of problems, especially with Mayweather known more for plotting his move inside the ring during the actual fight itself.
“He (Mayweather) really plots a lot. And he sits around and poses. This guy (Pacquiao) is all over. I just don't think Mayweather is going to be able to plot.”
Mayweather's chances of winning the fight, according to Tyson, will largely depend on the first few rounds.
“Floyd has got to fight in the first couple of rounds,” Tyson said.