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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Khan picks Floyd to win

Amir Khan thinks Floyd will win the fight with Manny Pacquiao, and mentions a tell that he expects Floyd to pick up on from Pacquiao.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Amir Khan spoke to FightHype to discuss his thoughts on how Mayweather-Pacquiao will play itself out. Amir thinks Floyd should win the fight 'hands down,' mentioning Manny's knockout to Juan Manuel Marquez and all the wars that he believes have taken a toll on Manny. Amir also mentioned a tell he's noticed in Manny from their days of sparring at the Wild Card Gym.

"He likes to tap, tap, tap his feet and then jump in with a combination. When Manny stops his feet, you know he's going to throw a punch. He'll stop moving and you know the combination is going to come. Otherwise, he won't move. I think Mayweather will be smart and take a big stride back and catch him with hooks and straight punches."

Khan then went on to describe Manny's power, and the changes he's seen in him over the past few years...

"I mean, I was never hurt in sparring by him. He is strong. I mean, I've seen him spar with Shawn Porter and Shawn Porter used to have his way. Shawn Porter, you know, he's the same size as Mayweather. Manny doesn't seem as strong as he used to be. Manny, to me, doesn't seem like he hits as hard as he used to hit and his body is not like it used to be."

Teddy Atlas also said the same thing about Manny, so I must be the only person who hasn't noticed any significant physical change in Manny over the past few years. I really don't know what to make of that...but he seemed to tag Chris Algieri pretty well.

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