FOUR-TIME world champion Nonito Donaire Jr. believes there’s one major thing going for Manny Pacquiao that gives him enough chance to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Donaire noted how the brash-talking Mayweather always has trouble against southpaw fighters, a factor which he said definitely goes Pacquiao’s way come May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao is one of the best known lefties in boxing history, a fighter whose speed combined with his punching power, had terrorized the prizefighting business for years now.
“Being a lefty, I think Mayweather has problem with southpaws,” disclosed Donaire, who’s set for a comeback fight on March 28 as one of the headliners in the 30th edition of Pinoy Pride.
“He can’t uses his defense as well as he could (fighting southpaws).”
Zab Judah, Victor Ortiz, and just recently, Marcos Maidana were some of the southpaw fighters that gave the 38-year-old Mayweather problems in the ring.
Judah even had Mayweather in trouble after he had the native of Grand Rapids, Michigan touching the canvas with his right glove after connecting with a right hand in the second round of their 2006 welterweight title fight.
Referee Richard Steele though ruled the knockdown a slip.
The 32-year-old Donaire also believes his fellow Filipino has a good chance of pulling off an upset if he takes the fight to Mayweather by constantly pressuring the American for the entire 12-round bout projected by many to become the richest in all of boxing.
“As long as he does what he needs to do in terms of what he knows best, which is explosiveness, overwhelming, extreme punches, and all of that,” said the ‘Filipino Flash.’