A KEY weapon in boxing, the jab can set up combinations of punches and frustrate an opponent’s attacks. Manny Pacquiao can pounce quickly but he needs to land his jabs to set up his heavier left hand.
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Floyd Mayweather [using his jab against Marcos Maidana above] however has good single punch speed and excellent timing. He directs it well to the body and can use it to pick apart Pacquiao as Manny comes towards him. The struggle for supremacy over who can assert their jab will be a key battle within the fight. Mayweather might have the edge here.