Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roach Addresses Pacquiao's Retirement, Mayweather Fight

By Luis Sandoval

There have been reports of Manny Pacquiao might be getting close to retirement and calling an end to his 17 year career. It has been reported that Pacquiao told Filipino radio station DZMM that God told him in a dream that he should retire from the sport.

The news raises the question as to what would happen to a potential mega fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr and Pacquiao if he were indeed to walk away from boxing. BoxingScene.com spoke to Pacquiao’s head trainer Freddie Roach and asked about his thoughts regarding the news about Pacquiao’s possible retirement.

“The thing is we have a big fight coming up and hopefully Mayweather will have a good fight also with Cotto. That’ll draw them to fight each other. I would like to see Manny fight this fight then Mayweather and be over with it. I don’t see any point in going any further than that,” said Roach to BoxingScene.com.

“If Manny’s hungry to fight and wants to fight I’ll help him as long as possible. He asked me ‘When I’m finished, will you be the first one to tell me?’ I said ‘I definitely will’ and I said ‘Will you listen to me when I do?’ and he said ‘yes, I will.’”

Some think the Filipino superstar may already be showing signs of slowing down as they would point to his most recent fight against Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez. In a less than stellar performance, Pacquiao walked away with a split decision that many did not agree with.

“The last fight was the first fight we had a bad night in a long time. We had a great training camp though, we really did. It wasn’t nothing wrong with training and so forth. It’s just his focus wasn’t there the night of the fight. First time in 10 years. It does happen,” declared Roach.

A bad night indeed could happen to anyone and Pacquiao would be in a long line of fighters who could relate. While a bad night is understandable to Roach, if it were to happen it again then it might be some cause for concern.

“If that does happen again we’ll think about maybe making a decision at that point. But I think Manny is going to come out on fire this time. He’s got rid of a lot of distractions in his life that have been overwhelming on him. Just too much I think. I think he’s cleaned his life up and its going to really help his career,” said Freddie.

Regardless of what Pacquiao chooses to do, one thing is for sure and that is that he will be facing the undefeated Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, NV at the MGM Grand on June 9th.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by illwill112 on 03-21-2012

[QUOTE=Reloaded;11913016]Ya dumb fuk Manny gets everything HE WANTS in all his fights so what the hell you on about kid , who cares who gets what so long as its on , they both roadblock because neither will go past…

Comment by illwill112 on 03-21-2012

[QUOTE=DeadLikeMe;11910747]Talking to that guy is pointless. He has the sig with "I'm a true boxing fan" and crap, but all he ever does is show up in threads to praise Manny or hate Floyd. He is a diehard undercover pacfart.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by AzteK Warrior on 03-21-2012

[[email protected];11913759]pac has nothing else to prove...if chicken floyd continue to duck him, he will call it a day...[/QUOTE] Chicken Floyd does what he does best... QUACK! QUACK! QUACK!

Comment by AzteK Warrior on 03-21-2012

Pacman has taken the sport of boxing to the next level. He has been good for the sport with his humble demeanor yet ferocious boxing style inside the ring. He has fought and defeated the best in different weight classes…

Comment by [email protected] on 03-21-2012

pac has nothing else to prove...if chicken floyd continue to duck him, he will call it a day...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (87)
Top Headlines LIVE Results From Las Vegas: Sal Lopez Dominates Taylor Mike Lee vs. Chris Traietti LIVE Results From Chicago Mike Towell Dies From Injuries in Knockout Loss To Dale Evans Joseph Parker's Promoter: Andy Ruiz on Board With The Fight Mauricio Herrera vs. Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18 WBO, WBA Keeping Close Eye on Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal AIBA Developing Anti-Betting Program For Boxers Photos: Humberto Soto, Daniel Ruiz Prepared For Mexican War Klitschko's Manager: Fury is Most Unworthy Champion in History! Ed Brown, Alejandro Hernandez Ready For Respective Bouts Manny Pacquiao: No Reason To Apologize For Past Drug Use Kovalev, Bellew Backing Cleverly To Overcome Braehmer Nehomar Cermeno's Win Opens The Door For Scott Quigg Clash Peralta Leaves Cab at Home, Heads To Miami With New Coach Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Ready For War Petrov Talks Linares-Crolla, Promises Fireworks With Perez Tyson Fury Tests Positive For Cocaine! Titles in Jeopardy! Braehmer, Cleverly Make Weight For Long Awaited Clash Mundine Wants To Boycott National Anthem, Eyes Politics Stephen A. Smith on Why Mayweather-Pacquiao 2 is Possible Golovkin's Coach: Ward Fight Impossible - He Couldn't Make 168! Telemundo Weights: Hernandez 122, Dominguez 121 Parker Sees Benefits of Fighting in UK Prior To Joshua Showdown Mike Lee: We've Built Up To This, I'm Ready For It, I'm Excited Bradley: There Are Levels; Vargas Will Find Out Against Pacquiao Billy Joe Saunders vs. Artur Akavov Set For October 22 Adrien Broner vs. Ricky Burns Nearly Finalized For December Roach is Concerned: Pacquiao Looks Tired, Sluggish in Sparring WBC Warns Boxers About Dangers of Consuming Energy Drinks Orlando Cruz: I Won't Rest Until I'm First Gay World Champion! Sanchez: If GGG Breaks Hopkins' Record, Mayweather May Come Chocolatito Drops 112 WBC Belt, Hernandez-Nawaphon Ordered Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Finalized, Dec. 17 on HBO Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Ready For Chicago Showdown Jorge Linares Update on Hand Injury, Crolla Rematch Clause Petrov vs. Perez WBA Title Eliminator - Photos, Weights Juanma Lopez vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Pushed Back To Oct. 29 Erick De Leon vs. Aldimar Santos, Oct. 28 on UniMas Eddie Hearn Shakes His Head at Lee Selby's Inactivity Adam Lopez vs. Carlos Valcarcel on November 12 in Philadelphia
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement