Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roach: Mayweather is a Little Shot, Better For Pacquiao

By Edward Chaykovsky

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is convinced that WBC/WBA welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs) is well past his best. Roach, who trains WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, says their chances to win have increased based on Mayweather's claimed decline.

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, wants to make the mega-match in 2015. They have been unable to make the fight for the last few years.

“Everyone would have liked to see the fight have happened earlier,” Roach said to The San Francisco Chronicle. “But it’s still the biggest fight out there, and there is still a huge audience that wants to see it. I think Mayweather is a little shot, and we have a better shot now.”

Pacquiao defends his title against undefeated Chris Algieri on November 22nd in Macau. After that fight, he would love to face Mayweather.

“Of course, I want this fight,” Pacquiao said. “People have always been bothering me, ‘When is this fight going to happen?’ … ‘When is this fight going to happen?’ I am ready to fight Floyd anytime.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SamuraiSam on 08-30-2014

[QUOTE=El_Purepecha;14895263]Great post. Roach is the team PAC circus ring leader under Arum the circus ring master . LMAO![/QUOTE] Wow...from that analogy, you just implicated & confirmed who truly is the KING OF THE CLOWNS, as evidenced by the entourage that…

Comment by Elroy1 on 08-30-2014

Haha yep good on ya Roach. How ironic! All the Floyd fan garbage about MAnny being shot and Floyd would thrash him now. And look what happened. Pac is back in force, And Floyd is fast on the slide, ripe…

Comment by LAPete on 08-30-2014

Fact is both fighters are past their prime but my instincts tell me we all need to chill because this fight is going to happen in 2015.

Comment by hectari on 08-29-2014

[QUOTE=jayblack;14896414]All of this Floyd talk must mean Manny has a fight coming up.[/QUOTE] Anytime floyd fights they ask about Pacquiao, anytime Pacquiao fights they ask about Floyd. Only difference is Floyd uses Mannys name in his past fights to sell,…

Comment by jayblack on 08-29-2014

All of this Floyd talk must mean Manny has a fight coming up.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (63)
Top Headlines Humberto Soto Will Now Face Daniel Ruiz on October 1 Danny Garcia's Handlers Tried To Secure Eggington, Says Hearn Jamie Cox Feels He Would Topple DeGale, Jack, Ramirez, De Carolis Photos: Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington - Face To Face at Presser Klitschko vs. Joshua Getting Close as Both Sides Wait For Rulings Erik Skoglund-Timy Shala WBA Title Clash Rescheduled To Dec. 9 Tyson Fury Facing 10 Day Deadline From WBO To Explain Condition Izu Ugonoh Anticipates a World Title Shot in 2017 Jose Pedraza's Manager Not Happy, Says Boxer is Stuck in Limbo Ward: I’ve Got Plenty of Time To See What I Need Of Kovalev Mayweather Sr: Danny Garcia Can't Beat My Son, Not as Good Flanagan: Now or Never For Crolla Fight – One or Two Left at 135 Eddie Hearn Eyes Pro Deal, Star Potential For Nicola Adams James Metcalf-Serge Ambomo New MGM Headliner on October 7 Parker Tabbed By Bookies as Big Underdog in Joshua Fight Klitschko: Since Going Pro, I've Never Had Such a Long Break Ryan Rhodes: Facing Ricky Hatton Will Be Weird Kovalev Rejects Talk That Golovkin Dropped Him in Camp Dillian Whyte, Ian Lewison Explodes- Pulled Apart at Presser Pacquiao Looking Solid in Training Camp, Very Fast and Strong Kozaev, Fayfer, Papazov, Ananyan Get Wins in Krasnodar Tommy Morrison's Son Fights To Create Own Identity Mayweather Sr: I Believe My Son Will Fight Again, Break The Record Andreev, Chelokhsaev Win, Tedeev Upset in Vladikavkaz Lucas Matthysse To Return in Early 2017, Says Golden Boy Prez Photos: Perrella-Ugas, Karl-Quezada on Weight For PBC on FS1 Adam Balski Knocks Out Valery Brudov in The Fifth Chocolatito Not Pleased With Offer For Inoue, Prefers Cuadras Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers Ricardo Mayorga is Back, Plans Ring Return For December Luis Ortiz To Klitschko: I'll Replace Fury, Whoop Your Ass on 10/29 Ohara Davies is Off Burns-Relikh, Returns Saturday in Germany Hearn Keeps Everyone in Suspense on Joshua vs. Klitschko, Parker Mikey Garcia Still Waiting For a Date, Hopes For Zlaticanin Shot Video: Abregu Suffers KO Loss, Opponent Attacked Afterwards! Abregu Knocked Out By Journeyman, Post-Fight Brawl Erupts Javier Fortuna Will Go After Pedraza or Sosa vs. Smith Winner Cleverly Eager To Fight: I Want To Rip That Title Off Braehmer Pacquiao-Vargas Broadcast Team - Bradley, Smith, Kenny, More Billy Joe Saunders Return Moved To October 22 in Cardiff
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement