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Years After $600 Million Fight, Shakur Stevenson Reveals His Floyd Mayweather Plan To Beat Manny Pacquiao In Fantasy Bout

Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao was a spectacle for the ages. It is reported that their clash generated the highest pay-per-view sales. Both combatants have established their names in the annals of history. Their clash, although delayed, was inevitable. Both boxers were a class apart from the rest. However, ‘TBE,’ won the contest and laid down a game plan on how to defeat, ‘Pac-Man.’

Almost a decade later, the featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson recalled the fight when asked about a fantasy match-up between him and the Filipino legend. How did ‘Sugar’ relate to the clash between Mayweather and Pacquiao? Let’s find out.

Does Shakur Stevenson think he would have defeated Manny Pacquiao?

Pacquiao’s last fight was in 2022. He had a celebrated career of 62 victories with only eight defeats. Not to mention, he is a former champion in eight different weight classes which is nothing to scoff at. However, he was defeated by Mayweather in 2015. The statistics suggest, as per Boxing Scene, that Pacquiao had an accuracy rate of 19%. Meanwhile, ‘Mayweather’ had an accuracy rate of almost double: 34%.

In a re-surfaced clip, Stevenson was asked about a fantasy match-up between himself and Pacquiao in his prime. In response, he asserted he would have been victorious by fighting as Mayweather fought ‘Pac Man’.

According to him, fighting “boring,” and on the outside without rushing in would get the better of the former champion. He stated, “I think I smoke Pacquiao. Keep the fight boring. How Floyd fought him like.”

Shakur Stevenson on how a potential matchup with Pacquiao would go
by u/Tall-Stretch-8716 in Boxing

Stevenson, 24, is a young confident boxer. Till now, he has proven to be skillful and competent inside the ring. However, he has yet to prove himself to match Pacquaio’s legendary status. Until then, let’s take a look at who gave the undefeated fighter his toughest fight.

Shakur Stevenson on his toughest fight

Stevenson’s toughest competitor was not in the professional bout but during a spar. In a tweet, he revealed, that Gary Antuanne Russel had gave him a hard time inside the squared circle. He stated, “I sparred so many rounds with bro back in the day he was one of the toughest most competitive people I got in the ring with.”

It is safe to say that Stevenson is analytical while being confident in his abilities. After making a successful lightweight debut in April, who would you like to see him face next? In addition, what do you make of his comments on a fantasy bout with Pacquiao? Share with us in the comments below.

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