Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Garcia: Mayweather, Pacquiao Have Many Other Options

By Chris Robinson

Last week the boxing world was up in arms with the announcement of Floyd Mayweather Jr. being sentenced to 90 days in jail for his involvement in a September 2010 domestic violence case with his former fiancé’ Josie Harris and two of his children.

Mayweather is the type of fighter that draws strong opinions from the masses but on Monday afternoon one individual chose to not focus too much on Floyd’s out-of-the-ring drama. Trainer Robert Garcia, now in Las Vegas working with Nonito Donaire for his February 4th HBO date with Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., gave his take on Mayweather’s impending sentencing.

"I did read about that but I don’t really pay attention to what I read,” Garcia said, speaking from the Top Rank Gym. “Sometimes a lot of things are not the way they really are. But if it is, hey, he’s going to do his time and why even question that? He’s going to be man enough to come in and do his time and hey, good luck to him.”

Mayweather almost certainly looks to be missing out on his proposed May 5th return and a much –coveted collision with fellow superstar Manny Pacquiao has again been pushed back. Pacquiao-Mayweather is the kind of fight that was creating mainstream interest but it has been two solid years since we all have been fantasizing such a matchup and by this point some of the luster has been lost.

Garcia personally feels that the iron is no longer hot and that it’s time for each man to move on in separate directions.

“I think there’s so many other fights that Pacquiao could do and Mayweather could do that, in reality, that we don’t even need to see that fight anymore,” Garcia stated. “The way Pacquiao looked in his last fight and the way Mayweather’s been looking, I truly believe Mayweather would beat Pacquiao.

“At one time I thought Pacquiao would win, but now I think Mayweather would beat Pacquiao. Plus, they could do so much on their own, why make them fight? There’s so much money out there for the whole world, for different promoters.”

Pacquiao is coming off of an extremely-debated majority-decision over Juan Manuel Marquez last month and looks to be in line for a return in either May or June to defend his WBO welterweight strap. With Mayweather out of the equation, the options seems to come down to a fourth fight with Marquez, a clash with undefeated junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, and perhaps a rematch with Boricua banger Miguel Cotto.

Garcia is uncertain of the next move but knows fully well that Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has something up his sleeve.

“I have no idea. I know Bob Arum does a great job on picking his opponents and promoting his fights, so whoever it is, I know it will be great fight and a fight that will sell out and people are going to pay to see.”

[ Reader's note: For more images of Donaire and other stars please visit  Exclusive images from Nonito Donaire's camp / 2011 in Pictures - Manny Pacquiao's year in perspective ]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rey guey on 12-29-2011

Pacquiao will fight Lamont Peterson and than Bradley for 2012. this way Arum will show everybody that Pacquiao can beat black guys. and after the Marquez fight it looks like you have to KO Pacquiao in order to beat him,…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-28-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11609941]Last week the boxing world was up in arms with the announcement of Floyd Mayweather Jr. being sentenced to 90 days in jail for his involvement in a September 2010 domestic violence case with his former fiancé’ Josie Harris and…

Comment by RyantheLion on 12-28-2011

i think pac may should still go ahead may 5th. no way does may do the full 90 days. imagin the promotion spin on it from now till then!!?? totally good v evil!! it would be sick. then may gets…

Comment by ihatebobarum on 12-28-2011

fcuk top rank

Comment by bose on 12-28-2011

Ortiz, Berto, Jones, Maindanna, Khan, Bradly lots of options out there

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Photos: Oscar De La Hoya Foundation Annual Turkey Giveaway Frampton: That Got The Cobwebs Off, Now I Want The Big Guys! Tomasz Adamek Decisions Fred Kassi Over Ten Rounds Carl Frampton Wins Tough Decision Over Horacio Garcia BWAA Announce a Women's Fighter of The Year Award Jerwin Ancajas Batters, Stops Jamie Conlan in Sixth Round Paddy Barnes Breaks Down, Stops Eliecer Quezada Jono Carroll Claims Vacant IBF Regional Belt With TKO Win Alex Dickinson Gets Decision Win on Frampton Card in Belfast Tomasz Adamek vs. Fred Kassi - LIVE Results From Poland Zolani Tete With Brutal Knockout of Gonya in 11 Seconds! Carl Frampton vs. Horacio Garcia - Early Results From Belfast Ishe Smith: I Would Have Fought Julian Williams in Philly Giovani Santillan Picks Up Stoppage Victory in Ontario Tyron Zeuge Sidelined With Illness, Ekpo Rematch Pushed Back Julian Williams Mentally Prepared For 'Road Game' With Smith Joe Gallagher Pleads: No Callum Smith vs. Braehmer in Germany Carl Frampton: I Feel I Can Stop Any Featherweight in The World Sadam Ali: Moving Up, Fighting Legendary Cotto "a Little Scary" Parker: Joshua's Chin is a Weakness; I Can Knock Him Out! Frank Warren: I Spoke To Haymon About Santa Cruz-Frampton 3 Jerwin Ancajas - The Traveling Man is Back on The Road Felix Cash, Ted Cheeseman Added To Taylor-McCaskill Card Haye: With New Coach I Feel Better Than I Have in Many Years Wilder: I'll Talk Until Joshua Wants To Shut This American Boy Up! Igor Mikhalkin vs. Doudou Ngumbu Trilogy on December 2 Carl Frampton: This Part of My Career Could Be The Biggest Yet Anthony Dirrell: I'm Now Ready To Face Anyone With a Belt Oscar De La Hoya's Hypocrisy is All About Floyd Mayweather Anthony Dirrell Cut Badly, Beats Douglin by Technical Decision Clark Edges Dolton By Majority Decision; Karl Beats Martin Parker: I Would Not Have Problems Knocking Wilder, Joshua Out! Liam Smith Keeps Close Eye on Cotto-Ali, Open To Kell Brook Clash Klitschko Leaves The Door Open For a Ring Return in The Future Video: Ellerbe Talks UFC Doing Boxing, Mayweather Promotions Photos: Ishe Smith, Julian Williams Face To Face at Weigh-In Oscar Vasquez Hopes To Land a Major Fight in 2018 BJ Flores Sets Record Straight on Alexander Povetkin Fight Photos: Sullivan Barrera Grinds Hard - Ripped, Ready For Valera Amir Khan: I Embarrassed Myself By Making Joshua Accusation
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement