Floyd Mayweather Sr says son will knock out Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Sr expects his son, Mayweather Jr, will knock out Manny Pacquiao when the two take to the ring this Saturday.

Mayweather Sr has warned Pacquiao that his son has trained harder for their Saturday showdown than any of his other fights.

Mayweather Sr is convinced the MGM Grand bout will end in a stoppage victory and see Floyd Jr extend his unbeaten record to 48 fights.

“I’m going to give you the honest truth. Floyd may be working a little bit harder than he normally would,” he said.

“It’s not a strategy, it’s not a plan, it’s nothing. He’s just a normal opponent who is going to get his ass whupped.

“In a situation like this we take it serious. If I see somebody say he’s going to whup me, I’m going to take it serious. He is totally prepared and we’re going to make sure we run Pacquiao out of this town.”

Asked how confident he was in a Mayweather win, Floyd Sr added: “100 per cent.”

And pressed about a stoppage, he went a little further, saying only: “110 per cent.”

Pacquiao appeared to be completely unfazed by the prediction as he arrived in Las Vegas ahead of schedule on Monday night – posing for pictures with his family, all smiles.

Former IBF and WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi is also backing Mayweather, but expects Pacquiao to cause him problems.

And he wonders if a knockout victory will prove possible for the undefeated Mayweather, such is the staying power of the Filipino great.

“Mayweather is favourite and I agree with it, but this is certainly the closest odds you will ever get Floyd Mayweather at,” said Malignaggi.

“Manny Pacquiao hasn’t been an underdog since the Oscar de la Hoya fight, and we saw what happened that night, so you can’t count either of these guys out.

“Manny has been very successful of late, and he has also come up short, but his resiliency makes him very difficult to knock out.”