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Roach: Mayweather is a Very Difficult Fight For Pacquiao

By Edward Chaykovsky

Trainer Freddie Roach sat down with radio show 590 The Fan in Toronto and discussed the possible welterweight super-fight between champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather is scheduled to return on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Depending on who you talk to, there are ongoing negotiations taking place. Whether Pacquiao wins, or loses, Roach doesn't expect his boxer to fight beyond a Mayweather fight.

"I think so. The thing is if Pacquiao does lose that fight – well win or lose I think he will retire. I think that's gonna be his last fight. He's really into politics and so forth and politics is going to take him away from boxing that's for sure. Politics is something he wants to be good at. I feel if we do fight Mayweather, win or lose I think it will be his last fight," Roach was quoted as saying by Sports Radio Interviews .
 
In terms of the match, Roach predicts a very tough fight. Pacquiao barely won a twelve round decision over Juan Manuel Marquez in November. Roach views Mayweather's style as being a lot tougher to crack.

"Very difficult fight. He is a good counter-puncher and his style does give us trouble. He does have some Marquez similarities but he's actually a lot faster than Marquez so he does pose a bigger problem. Manny, in his last fight, he kinda fell back into the realm when he fought this guy the first two times," Roach said. 

"He didn't use the improvements he's been working on to beat these bigger and better guys. He kinda went right back to what he did in the first two fights. That wasn't enough and that wasn't really effective. I think Mayweather will bring out the best in Manny. It's gonna have to because if not we're not gonna be there in the end."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gino Ros on 12-12-2011

[SIZE="5"]How has it gone from "Manny will knock Mayweather out in 2 rounds, easy fight" .....to "very difficult fight. Manny may not be there in the end"?[/SIZE]

Comment by twosweethooks on 12-12-2011

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;11551340]Ok, Ok.... I get it. You love Manny Pacquiao and hate Floyd Mayweather. Come back to me when you want to talk about boxing and facts because I don't talk to or debate with people who posts like this........ You…

Comment by AFighter4U on 12-12-2011

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;11551324]I don't know fam. Margarito could have possibly cheated back then and on top of that as soon as he fought someone that was good enough (Paul Williams) he lost. Not to mention having trouble with Daniel Santos at 147…

Comment by twosweethooks on 12-12-2011

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;11551340]Ok, Ok.... I get it. You love Manny Pacquiao and hate Floyd Mayweather. Come back to me when you want to talk about boxing and facts because I don't talk to or debate with people who posts like this........ You…

Comment by twosweethooks on 12-12-2011

[QUOTE=Bee Keepz;11551279]Floyd is a business man and his "0" sells.[/QUOTE] That is the very reason he Cherry PICKS !

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