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Roach: I Hope Floyd Mayweather is Next For Pacquiao

By Miguel Rivera

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs) is the next target for Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38KOs), according to the Filipino fighter's trainer Freddie Roach. Pacquiao is scheduled to face Juan Manuel Marquez for a fourth time on December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather is probably not going to fight until 2013.

Pacquiao was recently interviewed by ESPN and revealed that he's willing to give Mayweather the bigger piece of the split, 55-45, and taking part in a random drug testing program was no longer an issue.

"Marquez was not the first choice. We wanted Mayweather [for December]. That didn't happen. I hope we get Mayweather next. We have a really tough fight in front of us right now. If Manny does what he has to do [against Marquez], let's go make the Mayweather fight. I think Mayweather is running out of opponents. I'm not involved in the negotiations, but I think it's a good sign that Manny is talking with 50 Cent. We really want that fight," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 09-24-2012

And how many times did Mayweather say Pac was next. Yeah, how did that work out?

Comment by come out dancin on 09-23-2012

roach the joke coach tellin lies as usual man these cats dont want no part to money may anymore they otta just admit it already smdh.

Comment by ddangerous on 09-22-2012

I wonder how many news articles have been posted with "I hope Floyd Mayweather is next" somewhere written in them.

Comment by niallcollins on 09-22-2012

ha ha look past jmm and see what will happen!!!!!!

Comment by jbpanama on 09-21-2012

[QUOTE=CHOWWOKKA;12539291]"I hope Floyd is next" As you sign the Marquez fight...... :lol1::lol1:[/QUOTE] These cat's seem to be using the same Editors....

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