Boxer Klitschko picks Mayweather over Pacquiao despite personal dislike
Boxing heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko may not like Floyd Mayweather Jr., but he does respect the undefeated American.
Dr. Steelhammer gave his prescription to New York Daily News saying Mayweather’s style is effective, albeit not as exciting as the fast-paced action of Manny Pacquiao.
“Maybe his fights are not impressive as Pacquiao’s but they’re effective. So I think that from a boxing standpoint, I think a slight advantage is on Mayweather’s side because of his size and technical capabilities,” Klitschko (66-3-0) said.
Klitschko is considered the best heavyweight in the world of his era and currently holds the WBO, WBA, IBF, and IBO World Heavyweight titles. He is set to fight Bryant Jennings on Sunday (Manila time).
Mayweather, meanwhile, will finally face Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena to unify the WBO, WBC, and WBA Welterweight titles in a matchup of their era’s best boxers.
“So I’m going to (go) with 51-49 for Mayweather. On a boxing standpoint, we’re not talking about personal likeness.”
As for Klitschko, he straight up won 53 of fights via knockout which makes his powerful and attacking style effective.