Roach: If Pacquiao Looks Bad, I Will Tell Him To Retire

By Edward Chaykovsky

Trainer Freddie Roach plans to be realistic with WBO junior welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, who defends his belt against undefeated Timothy Bradley this coming Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In his last fight, a trilogy bout with Juan Manuel Marquez last November, Pacquiao struggled to a twelve round majority decision win.

If Pacquiao struggles against Bradley, Roach will ask him to retire from boxing. Another lackluster effort in the ring would certainly affect the possibility of Pacquiao securing a 50-50 deal for a mega-fight with welterweight rival Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"[Bradley is] no killer, but he tries hard," Roach said to the AP. "Manny should eat him up as he comes forward. I think Manny should look really good in this fight. If he looks bad, he retires. At least I'll tell him to. And he may be the first one who will listen to me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 06-05-2012

[QUOTE=WESS;12206727]Whens the last time he actually looked good?[/QUOTE] That's the thing. Roach matched Pac up against guys to make him look dominate and entertaining. Arum even said himself that Pac is entertainment and his opponents are not meant to win.…

Comment by WESS on 06-04-2012

[QUOTE=JonoYoungP4P;12204227]Bradley has got the will power to stick in this fight, good possibiliity that pac doesnt look great in this fight[/QUOTE] Whens the last time he actually looked good?

Comment by mathed on 06-04-2012

[QUOTE=7_rocket;12206692]People actually think PAC will loose to bradley? What the....... :friday:[/QUOTE] The same thing was said about Pac's last fight too and I remember when Tyson was like a 30 or 40 to 1 fav to KO Buster Douglas.

Comment by 7_rocket on 06-04-2012

People actually think PAC will loose to bradley? What the....... :friday:

Comment by Alpha & Omega on 06-04-2012

Well have that retirement speech prepared Roach lol. Juuuuust in case. I will give Manny full credit if he stops Bradley or wins a "genuine" decision (not some robbery BS like the last JMM fight). The longer this fight goes,…

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