Roach: Even 152 is Too Much For Pacquiao-Canelo

By Salvador Rodriguez

In an earlier story on, former junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez stated that he wouldn't consider a catch-weight for a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao. Canelo made it clear that a Pacquiao fight would have to take place at nothing less than a 154-pounds, which is the junior middleweight limit.

Now that Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions are on good terms, one of the biggest fights the two promoters could make is a battle between Canelo and Pacquiao.

Canelo fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September at a catch-weight of 152-pounds, but Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach admits that even 152 is too much of a disadvantage for Pacquiao.

"I think [the fight] is possible, but I think 152-pounds is too much for Manny. If he [Canelo] manages to [get down to] 150-pounds it would be much better. But first let's see what happen. We've had no offers [on that fight]," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 06-09-2014

Too heavy for Pacquiao at 152 and too light for Alvarez = no point in pursuing this. Fighters in different weight classes, nothing to see here.

Comment by loui_ludwig on 06-09-2014

This thread is so funny. Criticizing a fighter who is a small ww that only fought once at jr. mw and official weigh in was less than 147 limit. But praising a fighter that fought at 154 already and justifying…

Comment by CHESS MASTER on 06-09-2014

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;14626642]Why aren't they discussing Canelo vs Chavez?[/QUOTE] Cause we want Canelo vs Pacquiao!

Comment by The Big Dunn on 06-09-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14633422]Yes. You quoted him then used his post as an example of how the "floydiots" had covered themselves in sh[I]i[/I]t in this thread. Moron. You probably didn't even see that it was mathed that you were quoting, you just went…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-09-2014

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14645470]He did that to Holy Cross a couple weeks ago. At least I think it was Holy Cross. It was someone who obviously hates on Floyd all the time but said something that wasn't mindless hate, so "floydiot! fl0mo!"[/QUOTE] It's…

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