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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.

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