Floyd Mayweather Jr has no chin, Manny Pacquiao will KO him – Bob Arum

27 Oct

Robert Delgado – Los Angeles

WBC welterweight world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr‘s punch resistance has been called into question by his former promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, the current representative of Manny Pacquiao. Furthermore, Arum predicted that, should the much-demanded super fight between the two fighters be booked, then it would be Pacquiao who would win – by knock out – because “Mayweather has no chin”.

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Arum has questioned Floyd's whiskers. Credit: Stacey Verbeek - Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, Dallas

“When Mayweather talks about how he hates Top Rank he’s talking bulls**t,” said Arum, as reported by ESPN Los Angeles, during a media day workout. Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38ko) is currently in training for a November 12 match-up with Mexican honcho Juan Manuel Marquez but the focus for the Las Vegas-staged, pay-per-view event has instead been on the likelihood of a Pacquiao – Mayweather Jr scrap occurring in 2012.

Such a contest was recently talked up by trainer Freddie Roach, who believes a trilogy would be called for. However, speaking after his four round demolition of Victor Ortiz, Mayweather Jr (42-0-0, 26ko) said he would be more than willing to box Pacquiao providing he undergo random blood testing.

Manny’s confident, Michael Koncz, though, is skeptical over the chances of the pound-for-pound punch-up ever happening… an opinion backed by Arum, who said: “What Mayweather hates is Manny’s right hand.”

Arum’s assertion that Pacquiao’s famed right hook – the punch that felled Ricky Hatton inside two rounds – is acting as a deterrent for Mayweather Jr to re-enter negotiations was then added by his proclamation that if the two were to ever fight, it would be his guy who would win – by stoppage – and that this is not lost on the American.

“Mayweather has no chin and Manny will knock him out,” said the veteran promoter. “Pacquiao and Mayweather is a three or four-round fight. Period. And who knows that best? Mayweather.

“The one thing Mayweather has had throughout his career is he knows boxing. He understands boxing and Mayweather can not compete with Manny. It’s the right hand of Manny that is preventing that fight from happening. If Manny agreed just to jab with the right hand the fight would be made in 30 seconds.”

In a statement that will sink fight fans’ hearts, Arum rubbished the notion of a 2012 super bout: “That fight will never, ever, ever, ever happen because of Mayweather.”

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