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Floyd Mayweather v. Manny Pacquiao: Will Fans Get Their Title Fight?

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Now that the Mayweather v. Cotto fight is in the history books, boxing fans look forward to the ultimate fight between Mayweather v. Pacquiao. This fight could come later on in the year after many details have been ironed out. The details include the fight purse, the venue, the calendar, and the fight card. Fight fans weigh in on both sides.

Proponents of Floyd Mayweather argue that he has a skilled defense in the ring as evidenced by the performance against Miguel Cotto. Manny Pacquiao fans would argue that Cotto penetrated Mayweather’s defense to bloody the champ throughout the recent fight with Cotto. Mayweather has a five-inch reach advantage at 72 inches compared to Pacquaio’s 67 inches, and an inch and a half height advantage over him as well.

The fight could turn against Mayweather if Pacquiao fights on the inside with a barrage of punches aimed at gaining an early lead on the judges’ fight cards. The likelihood of a TKO in this fight is lower because both fighters are skilled ring technicians. Despite getting hit by Miguel Cotto, Floyd showed a lot of skill fending off numerous punches while on the ropes.

The age factor favors Manny Pacquiao in the same way as it did with Miguel Cotto. There is a slight difference in age between Manny and Floyd. As Floyd pushes toward age 40, the age difference becomes more of a factor. Practically speaking, Floyd must train harder as he grows older.

Pacquiao has won 10 world crowns in 8 weight classes; whereas Floyd cannot claim that same level of diversity in fighting people of different weights. Both fighters have a skilled defense in the ring, although Manny Pacquiao probably throws more punches quantitatively.

To prevail in a possible upcoming fight against Pacquiao, Mayweather must have a considerable running regimen and sparring practice in his own weight class and lower weight classes. Sparring in the lower weight classes would force Floyd to move faster and develop skills in throwing more punches with greater accuracy. In addition, Floyd must not fight as much on the ropes because judges can’t see where and how punches land.

Pacquiao has a considerable training regimen in place already. He moves quickly in the ring and throws many effective punches. Both men can finish 12 rounds without too much trouble.

Manny Pacquiao could win if he succeeds in penetrating the defense of Floyd Mayweather in the same way as Miguel Cotto did in the most recent fight. A Mayweather win could happen if he puts up an effective defense and throws more effective punches than in the fight against Cotto. Time will provide fight fans with the answer. Meanwhile, Pacquiao must beat Bradley for a bigger purse day against Mayweather. The next fight for Manny will be no small task despite the fact that he is favored to win based upon experience in the ring.

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I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.