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Roach: No Shocker if Mayweather Jr. Never Fights Again

By Michael Marley

LAS VEGAS – It has been one year and two days since undefeated Floyd Mayweather Junior's last fight.

That was, of course, his unanimous, 12 round decision over the ubiquitous Sugar Shane Mosley who, not coincidentally, now fights on a tear Manny Pacquiao Saturday night at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.

Mayweather's inactivity certainly has not gone unnoticed by Pacman's boxing guru, Coach Freddie Roach.

I asked the Dedham, Mass., native if was beginning to think that the 34 year old “Money” may never lace up the gloves for pay again.

Could it be possible Mayweather has turned into “Maynever?”

“I would not be surprised if Floyd never fights again,” Roach said Tuesday as he and Pacman made their Grand Arrival.

“Fighting at this level is something that is addictive and maybe Mayweather doesn't feel the urge to fight anymore. If that is the case, he is better off not to fight.

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“I just can't see why the guy has taken a whole year off, I just don't get it. So, if he does not fight

Manny or does not fight anybody, no, I will not be surprised,” Roach said.

As for his charge's strategy against 39 year old Mosley, Roach said he expects both boxers to start the fireworks early.

“Manny will start fast and I want him to do that,” Roach said. “Shane will start fast because he thinks that is his best chance to win, to catch Manny early.”

Against Mayweather, Mosley briefly wobbled the favorite in the second round but Mayweather recovered his composure and then boxed the rest of the way for a one-sided points verdict.

Roach also revealed that Pacman weighed in at 145 pounds earlier on Tuesday.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-06-2011

[QUOTE=puga;10480084]wrong on all accounts: 1. pac has only been a ww for 2 years , and him beating cotto is better than shane since cotto already beat shane[/QUOTE] Rubbish. Mosley was the #1 welter when Mayweather fought him, Cotto..... was…

Comment by puga on 05-05-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10480042]Well, good post, but wrong on two counts. 1.) " [I]it would have been better for pacman to face mosley first[/I] " Pac ducked Shane TWICE !! He is only fighting Mosley now after watching him get licked by Mayweather…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-05-2011

[QUOTE=Slick_Rick;10475023]Whats your points? the article title said "Pacquiao will agree to testing, with the 24-drug cut" Floyd could have quite easily agreed to that, after all he offered 14 days so clearly does not actually care about the whole cut…

Comment by Ruthless One on 05-05-2011

Manny is always on Floyd's mind. He's as obsessed with Manny as most of these Mayweather nut-huggers.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 05-05-2011

[QUOTE=micky1971;10474918]floyd is a massive draw but, i think his greed for money has backfired on him. i mean, at the time of pacman taking on clottey, floyd took on shane which was supposed to upstage manny and co but in…

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