Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a complete fighter and has very little flaws and weaknesses on his defense it’s like finding that one tiny hole in a heavily built brick. He can frustrate you and can outbox you and when you get careless he could knock you out. Floyd doesn’t have the power to knock his opponents out with just one punch but he uses his adversaries speed and power to get a well timed punch in an awkward angle a punch which you rarely see.
So how do you fight a caliber fighter like Mayweather who has shown ring generalship and minimal flaws? No matter how good or how great he is there is always that tiny hole that anyone can take advantage of and although Mayweather has kept his record intact the blueprint to defeat him has been minimally done in pieces now it’s only up to Manny Pacquiao to gather all that bits and pieces to make the perfect plan to defeat one of the pound per pound greats.
The Luis Castillo fight- In their initial bout, Castillo was successful cutting off Mayweather in the ring and using his strength and matching Floyd’s speed. Many thought Castillo has done enough to get him a win against Mayweather but the outcome came out controversial when the judges awarded Floyd the unanimous win. Floyd was lucky eventhough he started relatively slow in the bout. Manny Pacquiao should test Floyd’s defense in the opening round because he is a thinking fighter he always start slow because during the later rounds he will try to adjust to his opponent’s style. Well Manny should shower Floyd with punches first and don’t let him recover. This is boxing whoever gets intimidated first comes out the loser.
Zab Judah- Early in the rounds Zab was imposing his power and speed against Mayweather and although Floyd was calm it was clearly Zab’s momentum in the early round before Mayweather took over. Like Castillo’s fight Mayweather is vulnerable in the early round and if you notice he has problems with fighting southpaw fighters.
Oscar De La Hoya- Oscar was successful in setting his jab throughout the fight there are times he would step Floyd’s foot to make him outbalance and set him up with combinations if only Oscar still has the popped on his hands he would have troubled Floyd in the fight. But Manny is totally different his lead left can already give much damage and setting up combinations in weird angles can also bewilder Floyd. But the difference would be going to Pacquiao’s fight Floyd is the much bigger fighter.
Paul Spadafora- Paul is unheralded but unbeaten in 43 fights a southpaw who fights in the Welterweight division he once sparred with Floyd not too long ago. Floyd was still retired and has been sparring for conditioning. It was very evident that he was beaten and dominated throughout the session. Paul who hails from Pennsylvannia pummeled Floyd who was still huffing and puffing. The significance about this is that Paul is not a power puncher who only had 17 KO’s out of his 43 wins. Floyd Mayweather is hittable and no matter how good he is in defense sooner or later a punch will eventually hit. The question would be how will Floyd take Manny’s power?
A perfect plan or a blue print has already been made now it’s all up to Manny for the execution.
Here’s Floyd and Paul Spadafora’s sparring session thanks to the uploader: