Advertisement
Advertisement

Roach Admits Mayweather's Style a Tough Hit, Pacquiao

By Edward Chaykovsky

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, discussed a possible fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Based on the recent information going around, Pacquiao and Mayweather are going to face different opponents in the coming months. Mayweather looks to be on the verge of facing Saul Alvarez or Robert Guerrero on May 5th in Las Vegas, and Pacquiao will possibly face Miguel Cotto, Lamont Peterson, Timothy Bradley or Juan Manuel Marquez.

"Sometimes I think it will be forever up in the air. Everywhere I go, they want that fight to happen. And I want it as badly as anyone. Hopefully it will get made soon. Manny probably has four or five fights left in him and I’m sure Mayweather will be one of them," Roach said.

After three twelve round fights, Pacquiao has been unable to solve the counter-punching style of Marquez. Mayweather is the best counter-puncher in boxing. Roach welcomes the challenge of solving Mayweather's style.

"We do have trouble with the counterpunching style, and Floyd is a great counterpuncher. We have to go in with a good game plan. If one guy averages 85 punches a round and one guy averages 15 punches a round, I think the 85 will beat the 15. The thing is, Mayweather is very precise and very conservative with his punches. But he’s very accurate and he lands good shots. There’s no doubt it’s a tough fight. It’s a challenge and that’s why I like it. I like getting ready for challenges. And Mayweather is the biggest challenge for me and Manny,"Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 01-09-2012

[QUOTE=MaZ X;11645543]Nope, Duran would have killed him. So would Arguello. He would not have been able to move up because they would have been in next division waiting for him. I won't even mention Leonard or Hearns because it's a…

Comment by MaZ X on 01-09-2012

[QUOTE=jbpanama;11644961]Good observation!.......Pac , during the 80's, would have prospered at Light Weight, and Pryor, at 140 would have been a problemo...[/QUOTE] Nope, Duran would have killed him. So would Arguello. He would not have been able to move up because…

Comment by chrismoneymay on 01-09-2012

gotta see this fight before we die in 2012

Comment by Laredo versace on 01-09-2012

if Manny want to fight Floyd, Bob surely will be obliged. i think theres a game some where cos the best Money F could do was to make himself available the date Pacman wants to fight. Pls u guys should…

Comment by jbpanama on 01-09-2012

[QUOTE=richardt;11644034]To THIS day, no fighter has stepped into the ring at 147 and thrown 6-20 punch combinations like Sugar Ray Leonard. He hit you with punches you did NOT see coming. Under no uncertain terms would Pac and Mayweather have…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (133)
Top Headlines Canelo, Golden Boy Dig in For Lengthy Court Battle With All-Star Roach: I'm Excited, I Truly Feel Postol Will Beat Terence Crawford Jacobs' Trainer Says They'll Be Ready For Golovkin in Due Time Joseph Parker on Elbow Issue, Solomon Haumono Bout, More UFC Prez: Not a Single Convo on Mayweather-McGregor Firat Arslan Returns To The Ring on June 4 in Kassel Gabe Rosado To Face Antonio Gutierrez on June 4 at StubHub Abril-Belmontes, Foreman-Davis Doubleheader on June 3 Golovkin's Promoter Hits Back at Mayweather's Trash Talk Shane Mosley-David Avanesyan Full Card Set Down AIBA President Confident Pro Fighters Will Compete in Olympics Haye: I'll Be Careful Early, But Then I'll Drop Briggs and KO Him Kevin Satchell Returns on June 4th as Part of Smith Liverpool Bill Photos: Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent Reunite On Stage in Las Vegas Briggs Feels Haye in Decline: He Was a Better Fighter Before Liam Smith: IF Canelo Returns To 154, He's Perfect For Me! Ricky Burns: Michele Di Rocco Won't Know What Hit Him! Oscar De La Hoya, Mario Lopez To Get in The Ring For Charity Makabu: Not Going The Distance, I'm Knocking Tony Bellew Out! Berto Tabs Golovkin Over Canelo, Wants To Fight The Winner Roach Downs Mayweather-McGregor, Wants Lebedev-Glowacki Cuellar Confident of Mares Win, Tabs Santa Cruz Over Frampton Hearn Blasts Khan, Says Brook Fight is 'Gone' Jorge Linares is Ready: I'm Going To Fight Anthony Crolla Next! Lemieux Interested in Canelo Fight - But NO Catch-Weight No More Delays: All-Star Boxing Gets Day in Court Versus Canelo Shannon Briggs: I'm Knocking David Haye Out Cold in a Round Blackwell: I'd Love To Land Final KO Shot on Jaw of Eubank Sr! Haye Admits Precautions Needed To Prevent Briggs Presser Brawl Francisco De Vaca Puts Away Gustavo Molina in The Eighth Kay Prospere: I Couldn't Have Asked For Worse Preparation McGregor Heading To UFC Return, Not Floyd Mayweather PPV Joseph Parker-Solomon Haumono in Talks For Showdown "Fighting Words" - Making Peace Doesn’t Guarantee Making Fights Amir Khan: If Brook Stays With Eddie Hearn - Fight Won't Happen! Felix Verdejo Looks at Dropping To 130, Targeting World Title WBA: Lebedev vs. Shumenov in 120 Days, Winner Faces Dorticos Imre Szello Scores Knockout of Hamza Wandera in Four Malignaggi: McGregor Can't Even Beat Peter Cards in The Ring Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: After Rosado, I Want Golovkin or Ramirez
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement