The outcome of the fight tonight will be a 12-round decision for Mayweather. That’s been my thought process from the beginning. His defensive wizardry and experience will rule the day. Look no further than the Canelo fight for a clear, recent example of how Mayweather treats younger, bigger, and stronger guys.
Even up till a couple of days ago you could get +300 on your money for a Mayweather decision. Seems like a ludicrous prop on a book’s part, but the bookmakers make the lines for a reason. They know.
None the less, Mayweather in twelve.
In a fight, it’s been my observation and very limited experience that 6 factors consistently seem to rule the outcome. These factors are from most important to least: 1. Skills 2. Experience 3. Ferocity 4. God-Given Power 5. Speed 6. Combinations. Mac is favored in all 6 of these categories for a fight against Floyd.
In boxing, the factors are in a different order and defense replaces ferocity. They are: 1. Skills 2. Experience 3. Defensive array(catching, slipping, spacing, etc.) 4. Combinations 5. God-Given Power 6. Speed.
The importance of throwing effective combinations in boxing rises dramatically in a 12 round match. That second or third punch that slips through to a liver or behind the ear can often be the opponents unseen fight ender.
Floyd easily outclass Mac in all 6 of these areas in the ring, but it’s specifically number 3 of the boxing factors that’s going to give him the decision. Enjoy the spectacle.