FORMER world heavyweight champion “Iron” Mike Tyson said that he favored the fighting style of eighth world division champion Manny Pacquiao over unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Tyson, 47, who holds a 50-6 win-loss record with 44 knockouts, is a known Pacquiao fan.
“No fighter looked more sensational than Pacquiao,” Tyson told Lee Cleveland of boxing site Fight Saga.
Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is known for his craftiness in the ring plus his impeccable speed and timing, Tyson still believes that Pacquiao would demolish the unbeaten American should their mega dream bout materialized.
“Let’s hope Mayweather eventually agrees to face Pacquiao and that they fight each other twice or three times while both are still on top,” Tyson added.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao’s archrival Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez said that Pacquiao should fight Mayweather next instead of him.
“The fifth fight is not going to happen,” Marquez said in an interview. “It’s not even worth it for us because the people are very happy with that knockout,” Marquez told boxingscene.com.
Marquez scored a sixth round knockout against Pacquiao during their fourth encounter in December 2012.