Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roach: Mikey Garcia Wants Pacquiao - I'd Love To See That Fight!

By Steve Kim

With a career that began in 1995 and nearly seventy bouts, most observers believe that Manny Pacquiao's impending rematch with WBO welterweight titlist Jeff Horn will be his swan song in the ring.

After all the 'Pac Man' is 38 years old and versus Horn on July 1st he started to really show physical erosion after years of tough battles inside the ring.

Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) walked away with a very unexpected twelve round unanimous decision to capture Pacquiao's belt at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

mikey-garcia-pacquiao

There was a rematch clause, which Pacquiao is exercising.

But when his trainer, Freddie Roach, is asked if this return bout with Horn will most likely be his last one, he told BoxingScene.com - "Not necessarily. I think we'll do well in the fight and if he retires I'll be happy for him. He's getting close to the end, of course. But there's a couple of guys out there that have made a little noise bout fighting him.

One of those names that Roach would love to have Pacquiao fight is three division champion Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs).

"Mikey Garcia came here [to the Wild Card Boxing Club] and asked if we'd fight him - I'd love to see that fight," Roach said.

Garcia is the reigning WBC lightweight champion. Last month at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Garcia defeated Adrien Broner over twelve rounds in a junior welterweight contest.

Currently, Pacquiao has a record of 59-7-2 (38 KO's) and a burgeoning political career in his homeland which in recent years have made it difficult for him to fully concentrate on the sport.

"We'll see,'' said Roach. "But at this point it's just fight-by-fight because he's towards the end of his career, yes, but I don't think its quite at the end, yet."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tokon on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=bronx7;17956475]If arum was going to retire manny he would earn both ways Crawford he would use in house bob never going to give Garcia $[/QUOTE] Correct. No way Arum puts Pac in with a non-TR fighter at this point.

Comment by McNulty on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=Mike D;17958376]Well if it's like that then you shoulda killed yourself a long ass time ago since you're a complete nobody f**king bum lmfao Pacquiao "sucked" to you but that motherf**ker will leave behind more legacy in his f**king toenail…

Comment by ArturoBalboa on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;17956592]Same as always. Sign to fight someone average, but talk about possibly fighting someone elite at a later date! July 31, 2017: Trainer Freddie Roach gave an honest assessment of his fighter Manny Pacquiao last weekend, saying that he’s no…

Comment by ArturoBalboa on 08-18-2017

I'd pay to watch manny v Mikey if it was on the Mike D v McNulty undercard.

Comment by Mike D on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=McNulty;17958368] I'm not envious or jealous. If I was Pacquiao I would hang myself like Chris Cornell because I couldn't look at my own reflection because I knew I sucked. [/QUOTE] Well if it's like that then you shoulda killed…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (43)
Top Headlines AIBA, Wu Reach Agreement - Wu To Step Down From His Post Nico Hernandez vs. Jozsef Ajtai Set For December 2 Dillian Whyte Throws Hat In Ring To Fight Bellew, Replace Haye Tyson Fury Ready To Step In For David Haye, Fight Tony Bellew Weekend Review: Zolani Tete's Stock Rises, Frampton Wins Tough David Haye Forced Out of Bellew Rematch With Bicep Injury Warren: Carl Frampton 'Won’t Wait Around' for Leo Santa Cruz Peterson's Long Layoff 'No Concern at All' Before Spence Fight Golovkin: I'm Ready For The Rematch - Is Canelo Ready? Josh Taylor: The Next Step Could Be Anthony Yigit, Euro Title Frampton Admits: Performance Was Mediocre, But Win is a Win Eric Donovan Back on December 2, National Stadium in Dublin Bellew's Coach Expects Haye To Shed Weight, Come in Lighter Macklin Gives His Take on Frampton's Win, Conlan's TKO Loss Golovkin: If There is a Big Fight at 168 - I Would Move Up Dela Torre Vows To Bounce Back After Loss To Nyambayar Evander Holyfield Helps Boxing Take Major Fighter Safety Strides David Price: I Felt Joshua Would Wipe Wilder Out - Not Anymore Shawn Porter: I'm Ready For Keith Thurman as Soon as Possible! Custio Clayton vs. Carlos Molina on Saunders vs. Lemieux Card Jacobs: I Saw in Golovkin's Eyes at The End, He Was a Beaten Man Wilder: Joshua Wants One More Payday Before Fighting Me Amir Khan Under Fire, Old Tweet Comes Back To Haunt Him Guillermo Jones Edges Perea For WBA Belt, Carlos Adames Wins Sergio Martinez Feels Brian Castano Should Stay Away From Lara Oscar Valdez's Manager To Meet With Top Rank, Discuss Big 2018 Constantin Bejenaru vs. Thabiso Mchunu - Undercard Information Tete's 11-Second KO of Gonya Quickest Ever in World Title Fight Kell Brook Backs Conor Benn To 'Carry The Flag' at Welterweight Joseph Parker Budges: I'll Take 35% To Fight Anthony Joshua Max Ornelas Gets Lopsided Win at WinnaVegas Casino Photos: Julian Williams Beats a Very Game Ishe Smith in Las Vegas Carl Frampton: The Team Can Decide My Next Opponent Gilberto Ramirez: I Must Be Better With Ahmed Than in Hart Fight Eleider Alvarez Gives The Latest on Adonis Stevenson Situation Kovalev Explains Why Leaving Jackson Was The Right Move Frank Warren: Frampton At Windsor Park Coming Next Summer Barker: Wilder Will Have Tough Time With Joshua's Skill Set Video: Julian Williams on Ishe Smith Win, Reacts To Trout, More Photos: Anthony Dirrell Edges Denis Douglin in Tough Bout
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement