Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

R. Garcia: Pacquiao Tougher To Prepare For Than Floyd

By Luis Sandoval

There are less than 2 weeks to go before pound for pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “Chino” Maidana square off for a second time to settle the score. Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia assures Maidana is looking great in camp and is ready to go and shock the world by being the first fighter to defeat Mayweather.

Garcia’s career as a boxing trainer has been a great one as he’s had multiple world champion and his services are sought out by fighters either looking to go to the next level or turn their careers around. As a trainer, Garcia has been able to face the two best fighters of this generation in Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

When BoxingScene spoke with Garcia, he was asked when having to prepare for these two future hall of famers, which fighter did he find it more difficult to prepare for and to come up with a game plan.

“I think Pacquiao is more difficult man. Pacquiao is more difficult. With Pacquiao we’ve been in there twice and this is going to be our second time with Mayweather and I think Pacquiao is more difficult to try to prepare for. The style is in and out and side to side; he’s a lot more difficult,” Garcia would tell BoxingScene.

Garcia faced Pacquiao back in 2010 when he was training Antonio Margarito and most recently in 2013 with Brandon Rios; Garcia was unsuccessful both times. Now he will face Mayweather for the 2nd time with the same fighter but from his experience, he feels Pacquiao has a style that tends to change more.

“[The difference is] the speed and power Pacquiao has plus the footwork and angles. Mayweather is just one style and he’s very defensive but he doesn’t change much. Pacquiao can change. I think Pacquiao is more difficult” stated the 2012 Trainer of the Year.

Maidana has already said if he defeats Mayweather, he’d like to then take on Pacquiao to which Garcia supports his fighter’s line of thinking.

“Why not? Why not go after the second best fighter out there. Make the most money and makes the most sense. Why not. I agree with him” said Garcia.

In two weeks Maidana and Garcia will find out how difficult Mayweather is to figure out this second time around. Garcia understands it won’t come easy but feels they will be able to make the proper adjustments from the first fight and come out victorious.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter & Instagram @Truewest007

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 09-03-2014

[QUOTE=Evol;14908949]funny because everyone including rios couldnt figure out pac's dumb 1-2 except for marquez and it took him how many times? who has floyd fought that has figure manny out on many occasions? and last but not least, funny because…

Comment by Evol on 09-03-2014

[QUOTE=feroth;14907520]I'm sure Pacquiao is more difficult to train for, you have to be ready for awkward punches, with power and explosiveness, you have to be prepared to potentially take a beating but also hunt a guy down cuz he's in…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 09-03-2014

Says the trainer who hasnt won a fight against either of them lol hes just tryna get under floyds skin but it makes himself look dumb.

Comment by Boxing Goat on 09-03-2014

[QUOTE=12TRIBEsRiSe;14905991]why do u all turn every thread to a floyd vs pac thing like even if a fan makes a casual comment u bring floyd up... Like if i disagreed with this article id be a flowmo, floidiot, etc...[/QUOTE] I've…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 09-03-2014

Garcia says Pacquiao is more difficult, and says he's the [B]second best [/B]fighter out there, at the same time. If he's more difficult, wouldn't that make him the [B]best[/B] fighter out there?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (50)
Top Headlines Kovalev Calls Ward 'Son of Judges,' Mocks Surprised Look In Tweet Michael Katsidis is Latest To Pursue Conor McGregor Payday Video: Andrew Tabiti Talks Career Status, Cruiserweight Division Joseph Parker Taking Klitschko Lessons in The Ring With Ruiz Video: Badou Jack Talks Kovalev-Ward, Mayweather-McGregor Gassiev: I Was Surpised at How Tough Lebedev Was, He Hits Hard Ed Brown, 25, Passes Away Sunday Following Fatal Shooting Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand Feeling Strong, Confident of Victory Video: Bermane Stiverne Discusses Alexander Povetkin Title Fight Juan Carlos Reveco Bounces Back With Wide Points Win Photos: Murat Gassiev, Denis Lebedev Wage War in Moscow Troyanovsky: I Never Saw The Punch, I Hope To Get a Rematch Murat Gassiev-Denis Lebedev: Post-Fight Report Card Saunders Admits Weight Issue, Needed 6 Months To Drop From 210 Photos: Jesus Cuellar Grinding Hard For Abner Mares Title Defense Fan Favorite Jose Ramirez Wants To Bring HBO Card To Fresno Zlaticanin: I Plan To Knock Mikey Garcia Out, He's Easy To Hit! Chavez Jr. Admits: If I Don't Beat Britsch - Then It's Time To Go! Photos: Billy Joe Saunders Looks Poor in Lackluster Akavov Win Billy Joe Saunders: I'll Do My Two Mandatories, Then a Big Fight Frank Warren Sees Bradley Skeete Going For World Title in 2017 Tony Bellew Hints That David Haye is Broke: His Life is in Turmoil! Julian Williams: I'm More Focused, I Definitely Went The Extra Mile Marcos Villasana Jr. Knocks Out Jorge Luis Rodriguez In Eight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Manager, I Hold All The Numbers! Johnny Navarrete Shocks Jorge Paez Jr. - Retirement Looms? Ed Brown is Fighting For His Life After Being Shot in The Head Saunders: I Called Out GGG, Now I'm Embarrassed By Performance Michael Conlan: McGregor Will Carry Irish Flag at My Pro Debut Photos: Andy Ruiz Hits New Zealand For Joseph Parker Showdown Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov - CompuBox Punch Stats Freddie Roach Impressed: Murat Gassiev Was a Beast in There Murat Gassiev vs. Denis Lebedev - CompuBox Punch Stats Billy Joe Saunders Struggles in Decision Win Over Artur Akavov Lolenga Mock, Sherman Williams Win in Aarhus, Denmark Jack Catterall Outpoints Diego Luque, Retains Fringe WBO Regional Lebedev Wants a Rematch: I Thought I Won or it Was a Draw Paul Butler Beats Alexander Cazares, Targets Jamie McDonnell Kubrat Pulev Batters, Stops Samuel Peter in Four Rounds Murat Gassiev Drops, Decisions Lebedev With Split Nod For IBF Belt
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement