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A Step-by-Step Comparison of the Careers of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather

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Jake Emen

Comparing Mayweather & Pacquiao by Age, Weight & More:

The two best pound for pound fighters in the world, in whichever order you like, are Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. While Mayweather has been largely inactive and unavailable for the past several years, Pacquiao has garnered more and more accolades, as he continued his climb through the weight classes to become an eight-division world champion.

Pacquiao started as an astonishingly small fighter, campaigning as a Junior Flyweight (108 pounds) at the beginning of his professional career before advancing all the way to Junior Middleweight (154 pounds). Mayweather has traversed a number of divisions too, starting as a Super Featherweight (130 pounds) and also topping out at as a Junior Middleweight.

The disparity in the weight classes in which these two fighters began their professional careers seems to indicate that Mayweather is the bigger man, and that Pacquiao’s accomplishments are that much more astonishing. However, a close inspection of their time in the ring, both professionally and as amateurs, reveals a much different…

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Comment by Jun — April 29, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

There’s no doubt that Floyd is a great fighter. I just wish he would keep his mouth shut sometimes. I still think he’s the only real threat to Manny right now. I hope Floyd gets his act together and steps up soon.

Pacquiao vs Mosley May 7th, MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas. Don’t miss it. See you there!!!

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