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Roach: If Mayweather Wants To Get KO'd - Fight Manny!

By Rick Reeno

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is convinced that his star pupil, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38KOs), will score a knockout victory over Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26KOs), the WBC/WBA champion at welterweight and junior middleweight - if they ever step in the ring.

Roach has studied Mayweather's recent performances and believes the undefeated fighter has physically declined.

"I think Mayweather is shot, his legs are gone and Manny will knock him out. If he wants to get knocked out - sign the contract. He says he's sitting down [and not moving as often] to please the crowd. he don't care about pleasing no crowd, I don't think. He just can't move no more. His legs are shot. He's done," Roach told BoxingScene.com.

Making the fight is easier said than done. Both sides have failed to reach an agreement for several years. If the fight fails to happen by next year, Roach says the contest will never happen.

Both fighters have tough defenses lined up. Pacquiao defends his title against Chris Algieri on November 22nd at the Venetian in Macau, China. Mayweather faces Marcos Maidana in a rematch on September 13th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"I think this is it. I think if it doesn't happen after this fight - forget about it. We've done everything possible on our side to make that fight happen, everything possible. We agreed to a 60-40 split at one time. We agreed to drug testing, everything," Roach said.

"All the fights [involving Manny now] have drug testing, and Manny is used to the drug testing, because at one time it was Manny who wouldn't do the drug testing in the beginning and that's why the fight didn't happen the first time around...supposedly. But the thing is, since then Manny knows what the drug testing is, it doesn't affect him that much to take a little bit of blood out of him. You hear rumors about the TV stations getting along, wanting to do the fight together....Arum said that and that encourages me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Skorpion on 09-02-2014

Mayweather would win a landslide, boring points win over Pacquiao, it wouldn't even be close at this point. The fight is 5 years past it, in 2009 id say it was a 50-50 but not now.

Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 09-02-2014

Roach with the KOD.

Comment by Elroy1 on 09-02-2014

Roach is pretty much right. Any chance Floyd had of beating Pacquiao is gone now. He's on the slide. Very ironic that in the end.. Pac was the one who made it over the line! Floyd would get the utter…

Comment by micky1971 on 09-02-2014

[QUOTE=Beercules;14902629]Floyd is a hypocrite /thread. I just asked a non boxing fan and she said Floyd sounds like a hypocrite :rofl: she literally doesn't give a crap about boxing. I told her how Manny was ridiculed for using Ariza, now…

Comment by Floyd-Jones jr on 09-01-2014

[QUOTE=sugarsmosley;14902420]floyd hired ariza to see if manny was chicken to fight thats all.... cmon manny dont duck for the 5th time...[/QUOTE] Thats true manny doesnt duck but he also has no say whatsoever on who he fights, Arum will pull…

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