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Roach: Floyd Picked Ortiz For Manny; Schaefer Says No

By Chris LaBate

Trainer Freddie Roach believes that Floyd Mayweather Jr. could be preparing for an expected fight against Manny Pacquiao. Earlier this week Mayweather announced a planned return on September 17 against WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz. In the opinion of Roach, Mayweather picked Ortiz because he believes his southpaw style would help him get ready for a showdown with Pacquiao.

"Of course, that's the first thing I thought," Roach told the AP. "Some lefties have given him trouble. Judah gave him problems but he couldn't keep up the pace. Fighters like Victor Ortiz and Manny Pacquiao can maintain their pace."

Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Ricard Schaefer, disagrees with Roach and others who believe that Mayweather picked Ortiz to prepare for Pacquiao.

"If you want to prepare for Manny, of all people, you would not fight against Victor Ortiz," said Schaefer. "It would be [a bad decision] to choose someone so difficult, so physical, so strong, and so young as Victor, in order to prepare for a fight with Pacquiao."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by deejd on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=pugay_kamay;10675265]Bringing the name of Barrera to the scene doesn't makes any sense at all.[/QUOTE] Because Clottey, Margarito, and Mosley all made perfect sense, right?

Comment by pugay_kamay on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=davis828;10671034]Because he'll take another legacy defining fight with Barrera as opposed to fighting Mayweather or Martinez, the only fighters boxing fans want him to fight.[/QUOTE] How come you mentioned Barrera as his legacy defining fight, and we all know for…

Comment by pugay_kamay on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=Major Motoko;10670913]Obviously Victor Ortiz is no tune up. We all know hes leagues ahead of Manny and Floyd in terms of skill, speed, strength, and heart. Come September 17th, Victor Ortiz will kill Mayweather in round one and become boxings…

Comment by pugay_kamay on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=DET. IRONSIDE;10670946]The Thrilla was in Manilla. Why not?[/QUOTE] Floyd will not fight outside Las Vegas... Home court advantage...

Comment by pugay_kamay on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=rasdun;10670923]The fight may happen, and as I stated above, I really hope it does - but I dont care how much $$$ is guaranteed, NO WAY the fight happens in the Phillipines - if thats what u were implyin[/QUOTE] I…

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