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Roach: Mayweather will Never Face Pacquiao, Khan Maybe

by Chris LaBate

In a recent interview with the Grand Rapids Press, trainer Freddie Roach downplayed any possibility of Floyd Mayweather Jr. facing Manny Pacquiao in the future. Mayweather faces WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz on September 17, while Pacquiao takes on Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12.

However, Roach feels that his other star fighter, WBA 140-pound champion Amir Khan, has a much better shot to secure a fight with Mayweather. Khan faces IBF champion Zab Judah in a unification bout on July 23. Khan has already sat down with Golden Boy Promotions to discuss the possibility of facing Mayweather in 2012. Khan is confident the fight will happen within twelve months.

"I don't think Mayweather will ever fight Manny Pacquiao,” Roach said. "[Team Khan] have a better chance of getting Mayweather into the ring than Manny. If the fight (Mayweather-Pacquiao) was going to happen, it would've happened already."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by QADASHBANYAH on 07-10-2011

[QUOTE=pacfan;10811462]roach is right. floyd will never fight pacquiao. people are expecting to see floyd start the negotiation already. if floyd is really interested, he can say, "i will fight pacman in march next year, win or lose to ortiz. let's…

Comment by Brother Jay on 07-10-2011

[QUOTE=WalkerSmith1921;10811692]Brother Jay you are one of my favorite posters on this site. Your thoughts and opinions on this whole situation mirrors me to a tee. Keep up the good work. I don't post too much because I just moved and…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 07-09-2011

[QUOTE=DoomCity202;10811303]Who Pac is fighting now and when he is fighting him in relation to when he should have fought him should let you know whats really going on. Pac fans aint dumb they just play dumb when it comes to…

Comment by WESS on 07-09-2011

[QUOTE=pacfan;10811462]roach is right. floyd will never fight pacquiao. people are expecting to see floyd start the negotiation already. if floyd is really interested, he can say, "i will fight pacman in march next year, win or lose to ortiz. let's…

Comment by WalkerSmith1921 on 07-09-2011

[QUOTE=Brother Jay;10810488]First of all you fcuking peasant, no one EVER said that Pacquiao had to take the tests. He has the right to refuse, but let's not get it confused: His reason for refusing has nothing to do with his…

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