By Rick Reeno
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is up to date with the ongoing situation in Manny Pacquiao's camp. Mayweather mentioned the recent headlines pertaining to Alex Ariza, Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach. Two weeks ago, Ariza left Pacquiao's camp in the Philippines to help prepare middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for his upcoming fight with Andy Lee on June 16th.
Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, had no idea Ariza was leaving, and the veteran coach lashed out in the Philippine press. Pacquiao is training for a June 9th defense of his WBO welterweight title against Timothy Bradley.
“He’s not a pro,” Roach said on Philboxing.com. “What Alex had done is very unprofessional. He signed a contract to do a job and he practically rescinded that deal unilaterally. How can he do that?.Worse, he made the decision because of money. That to me is unacceptable.”
Mayweather believes the rift between the camp members will eventually lead to internal secrets being revealed in the press. One of the secrets Mayweather believes will be revealed - is Pacquiao's alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. Pacquiao has an ongoing defamation suit against Mayweather in Las Vegas. The Filipino superstar claims, in his legal suit, that Mayweather tarnished his image by alleging that he used/uses performance enhancing drugs.
"They say Ariza, that guy Ariza, Freddie Roach and all of them are bumping heads. Eventually it will come out. The true will come out now. Eventually it will come out. Everybody [in Pacquiao's team] is about to point the finger [and say] 'he done this and he done that. He was taking this. I didn't tell him to do it, you told him to do it.' [Then] everybody is going to say 'Floyd said it first," Mayweather said.
Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Alex Ariza , Freddie Roach