Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Manny Pacquiao will easily beat Floyd Mayweather jnr when – or if – they fight.

At least that’s what this poll shows (see below). Exactly 80% of respondents are tipping Pacman to beat Pretty Boy, with 64% even predicting the Filipino superstar to win inside the distance.

Only 18% think Mayweather will emerge victorious, of whom just 6% are tipping a stoppage triumph for the American.

Mayweather fans will undoubtedly poo-poo the poll results, but keep in mind that for the Pacquiao v Miguel Cotto showdown, 91% of 8,656 respondents polled had picked Pacquiao to win. An incredible 84% chose him to win by stoppage – I thought they were being optimistic, but they turned out to be absolutely correct.

Of course, democracy doesn’t always mean the right choice because once again. I reckon it would be a close fight.

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