Paborito ni dating undisputed heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis ng Great Britain si WBC at WBA champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. na magwagi laban kay WBO ruler Manny Pacquiao sa $200-M welterweight megabout sa Mayo 2 sa MGM Grand sa Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sa panayam ng programang “Sportsweek” sa BBC Radio 5, iginiit ni Lewis na masyadong mabilis si Mayweather at mahirap tamaan. Subalit kumambiyo siya na pipilitin ni Pacquiao na mapatulog ang Amerikano.

“Floyd is the best at side-stepping and movement and he’s very quick and hard to hit,” sinabi ng Briton. “Pacquiao is a great guy when it comes to offence and trying to break a person down, he’s trying to knock you out, so it’s a great match-up between styles.”

Ngunit idiniin ni Lewis na maraming kalamangan si Mayweather kay Pacquiao at may natural na abilidad ito para manalo sa laban.

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“I think Floyd has so much talent and quickness, that natural ability to win. It really depends on his heart,” dagdag ni Lewis. “Pacquiao has a lot of heart. It’s difficult but I think Mayweather has all the advantages, that natural ability and rhythm. Pacquiao, you never really know how he’s going to come out because he’s boxed differently on different occasions with different opponents.”

Ayon sa 49-anyos na boksingero, madalas na naiisip niya na magbalik sa boksing para kumita nang malaki sa malaking laban kay Ukranian Wladimir Klitschko, ang kasalukuyang undisputed heavyweight champion.

“If I came out of retirement now and boxed Wladimir Klitschko I’m sure we’d make more money because we’re heavyweights and command a lot more attention. People love heavyweights,” dagdag ni Lewis. “I have dream about it - then woken up and talked myself out of it. My friend Razor Ruddock is coming back at 51. His last fight was 14 years ago and he’s making a mistake. I don’t think it’s necessary to come back at this point.”