Floyd's dad predicts: Pacquiao can beat Khan


Posted at Mar 07 2017 12:56 PM

Veteran trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. is not a big fan of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, but he believes the "Pacman" still has enough left in the tank to overpower British star Amir Khan.

Pacquiao is set to fight Khan on May 20, although a venue for the fight has yet to be announced. It will be Pacquiao's third bout since he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. via unanimous decision back in May 2015.

"I think he may beat Amir Khan," the elder Mayweather said of Pacquiao in an interview with Jenna J of On The Ropes Boxing Radio. "It depends on what Amir Khan is right now. Everybody is getting old up there."

The "Pacman" will enter the fight on the heels of back-to-back decision wins over Timothy Bradley and Jessie Vargas, but Mayweather believes the Filipino star can get a stoppage over Khan.

"Amir Khan has a glass jaw," he said bluntly. "If you look at him too long, he is going to fall down."

Khan is coming off a brutal knockout loss to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in May 2016, the third time in his career that he had been stopped. If Pacquiao does knockout Khan, it will be his first stoppage victory since November 2009.

"If Pacquiao hits Amir Khan good, Amir Khan is gone," Mayweather predicted.

The outspoken trainer is not the only one who believes Pacquiao is going to defeat Khan on May 20. Kell Brook, Khan's longtime rival, is also siding with the Filipino.

"I still believe Manny Pacquiao will stop Khan," said Brook in Boxing Scene interview. "He's getting on a bit, but Manny is still good enough."

"There is enough energy in his legs, and he will still beat Khan," he predicted. 

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