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Pacquiao thinks landing on Mayweather will be easy, is he underestimating Floyd's defense?

Floyd Mayweather is one of the best defensive boxers and most elusive fighters in history, but Manny Pacquiao is confident that he'll land punches -- "easily."

Manny Pacquiao isn't lacking for confidence ahead of his May 2 showdown with Floyd Mayweather, the long-awaited dream fight between arguably the two greatest fighters of the current generation, and is comfortable saying that he doesn't see Mayweather's celebrated defense as a reason for worry.

Yesterday, Manny said he could "easily" break down Floyd's defense, and used the same word when describing how he would land big shots on his opponent. Mayweather (47-0, 26 KO) hasn't been rocked or hurt a lot in his career, but when shots from Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, and Marcos Maidana were shown to Pacquiao, he said he could "easily" land those punches.

Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KO) is a master of angles, and perhaps the most compelling thing about this fight for the casual fan especially is that it's a classic sports matchup. It's Pacquiao's great offense against the dominant defense of Mayweather, much like this year's Super Bowl matchup on paper, where the Patriots had the killer offense and the Seahawks the revered defense. The Patriots won that one, but plenty of times in history, in all sports, it has gone the other way. Or the same way. It's an easy to grasp concept, and one that makes for inherently interesting sporting spectacles.

That said, do you think Manny will have trouble landing on Floyd, or is this perhaps the best time for Pacquiao to fight Mayweather, if you believe that Floyd's defense and reflexes have slipped a bit in recent years?

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