Roach: Mayweather, The Hardest Style For Pacquiao
by Lem Satterfield
LAS VEGAS -- If eight-division titlist, Manny Pacquiao, successfully defends his WBO welterweight belt against five-time champion, Shane Mosley, on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, the boxer's trainer, Freddie Roach, would like his next bout to be against unbeaten, six-time champ, Floyd Mayweather.
Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 knockouts) will be after his 14th consecutive win and his ninth knockout during that run against Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KOs), who lost a unanimous decision to Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) on May 1, 2010, after staggering Mayweather in the second round.
"Floyd Mayweather is the biggest challenge for us. He's the hardest style for us to fight. I look forward to getting the game plan down for that. I like the challenge," said Roach, who will be honored with his fifth Trainer of The Year award at Friday night's Boxing Writers Association of America dinner.
"I wish that I could just come to a happy medium and fight, because this is really hurting the game of boxing, I feel. That fight is so big, make it 50-50, financially," said Roach. "I travel all over the world, and everywhere I go, people ask me to make that fight. I don't care where it is, the Ukraine, or wherever it might be. They want to see that fight."
[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10494688]No, what you have noticed is that he was much younger, stronger, and more dominant at SFW/LW, so it was a lot easier and a lot more natural for him to put his combinations together. Floyd started trying to be…Comment by GRUSTLER on 05-08-2011
Did you notice that Shane got knocked down in the 3rd round, same as that fight simulation?Comment by GRUSTLER on 05-08-2011
[QUOTE=KnockUTheFukOut;10497380]lol yall are reaching BADLY, Manny's performance against Mosley was not impressive AT ALL I know the hope was for Manny to be more impressive against Mayweather but sorry...HE WASN'T! Shane looked like he wasn't even TRYING TO HURT MANNY,…Comment by damned1974 on 05-08-2011
[QUOTE=pacfan;10494959][B][FONT="Arial Black"][B][SIZE="3"]who the phuk are you kidding? you've been posting floyd is the greatest boxer who ever lived on the face of the planet and pac is an overrated cherrypicker who fought nothing but inferior fighters. then what in almighty…Comment by ProudtobePINOY on 05-08-2011
[QUOTE=megadeth;10494029]This guy a public relations/marketing nightmare![/QUOTE] really ? is that why he's made millions promoting the best fighters ? i guess you're right... lolPost a Comment - View More User Comments (93)