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Roach: Pacquiao Will Not Wait on Floyd Mayweather

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is still very interested in facing Floyd Mayweather Jr., who holds the WBC/WBA titles at 147 and 154. The fight has been talked about for at least five years. The negotiations have either fallen apart or never got serious.

Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, said his boxer will no longer wait around for a Mayweather fight. Pacquiao will continue forward, fight by fight. If Mayweather wants to face him the phone line is open, says Roach.

"We can't waste our time waiting for him," Roach said. "We've done everything we could to make that fight happen. It's like, we're available if he's interested in it, but again we can't sit around waiting for him."

Pacquiao defends his title against Chris Algieri on November 22nd at the Venetian in Macau, while Mayweather faces Marcos Maidana in a rematch on September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ADP02 on 08-27-2014

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;14890421]Fixed for you.[/QUOTE] Manny's request wasn't meant as a roadblock. Floyd was expected to weigh in at or under 147. So that was not a big deal. Floyd and company accusing Manny of taking PEDs and then requesting PEDs or…

Comment by IMDAZED on 08-27-2014

[QUOTE=djtmal;14890599].......................[/QUOTE] Just pointing out hypocrisy. No need to get hurt.

Comment by djtmal on 08-27-2014

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;14890581]Coming to my butt buddy's rescue again.[/QUOTE] .......................

Comment by djtmal on 08-27-2014

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;14890558]Fixed it for you anyway.[/QUOTE] Stupid is as stupid does I guess

Comment by IMDAZED on 08-27-2014

[QUOTE=djtmal;14890571]This ain't the Olympics, and your boy ain't a commission. He could ask for [B]weight penalties[/B], didn't mean he was going to get it[/QUOTE] Fixed again.

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