Al Berstein says: “ I think Pacquiao-Mayweather is going to happen”


Showtime boxing commentator Al Bernstein said on an interview that there is a huge possibility the proposed fight between Filipino fighting pride Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and American unbeaten Floyd “PrettyBoy” Mayweather Jr. is going to be made.

Bernstein told On the Ropes Boxing Radio on Saturday the bout is very interesting for many avid boxing fans.

“Well I think it’s an interesting fight,” Benstein said. “I think we’re really going to find out in the first five rounds of that fight because Pacquiao is going to get hit with some kind of impressive right hand by Mayweather.”

The well-respected veteran boxing commentator said Pacquiao would have a hard time beating Mayweather. Pretty boy is still unbeaten, holding a record of 41-0 with 25 knockouts and current Pound-for-Pound king.

Base on Bernstein analysis regarding the skills of both fighters, he said:

“Mayweather is going to do that and Mayweather’s a good puncher, a sharp puncher, and might be physically a little bigger than Pacquiao or at least has been at higher weights more often.”

The veteran commentator, though, said the bout results remains in question. “I think we’re going to know when Mayweather lands one of those right hands lands—did it hurt Pacquiao? Did it knock him down? Did it get him in trouble? Does it lead to more of an onslaught?”

Pacquiao, he said, could also pull-off an onslaught against Mayweather because of his very fast hands.

“If Pacquiao hits Mayweather with one of those right hands and he’s able to shake it off and continue with his onslaught of 70 or 80 or 90 punches around, I think that’s where Pacquiao certainly has a chance to win the fight,” said Bernstein.

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