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Roach Tabs Peterson as Top Pick For Pacquiao in June

By Edward Chaykovsky

During a recent interview with ESPN.com, trainer Freddie Roach selected Lamont Peterson as the top pick on his list for Manny Pacquiao. Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is meeting with Pacquiao to select an opponent for late-May or early June. Among the four selections, Roach has Peterson at the top of his list, followed by Timothy Bradley, Miguel Cotto and then Juan Manuel Marquez.

A few weeks ago, BoxingScene.com had printed a story regarding Roach's desire for a Pacquiao-Peterson fight, which the trainer later denied, but now he appears to be pulling for the fight - although Roach's other fighter, Amir Khan, is due for a rematch against Peterson for the WBA/IBF junior welterweight titles.

"If we don't get Floyd, Peterson is my No. 1 pick," Roach said. "I think it's a great fight. The kid comes to fight, which is a good style for Manny. I think with Peterson's heart, it's a great fight. I'd rather have Amir fight him first, though.

Everyone in boxing would rather see Pacquiao fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Roach is one of those people who wants the fight to happen sooner than later, but he doesn't believe its going to take place until the end of the year.

"My theory on what's going to happen is Mayweather will fight someone [May 5] and Pacquiao will fight Lamont Peterson or [Timothy] Bradley [in June], and in November they'll finally fight each other," Roach said. "I know Mayweather got 90 days [in jail starting on June 1], but he can be out a lot sooner for good behavior. I truly, truly, truly hope they fight as soon as possible. That's my dream. I love the fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-15-2012

[QUOTE=Leohappy;11670541]ortiz got beaten by a cab driver from argentina, drew with peterson and beaten berto. peterson got beaten by bradley, drew with ortiz and beat khan. if you rate floyd- ortiz as a good fight, then pac-peterson is not much…

Comment by Bee Keepz on 01-15-2012

[QUOTE=Treaxey;11670506]At least this confirms who the greater fighter is between Floyd and Pac, all yall pac fanboys can go get ****ed, the dude is a ***** ducking like a mother****er.[/QUOTE] Pacquiao's legacy is set. It'll be awhile until another FW…

Comment by LeG00N on 01-15-2012

[QUOTE=thoughtsss;11667758]Cotto will bring in more money then JMM easy.[/QUOTE] No..........

Comment by Leohappy on 01-15-2012

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11670511] Manny fights Peterson, a guy who..... 1.) was soundly beaten by a guy who is on Manny's current shortlist 2.) has never fought at 147 3.) is the very worst of Manny's 5 available options Pac-fans say..... " [I]It…

Comment by Daddy T on 01-15-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11663919]According to recent interview with ESPN.com, trainer Freddie Roach selected Lamont Peterson as the top pick on his list for Manny Pacquiao. Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is meeting with Pacquiao to select an opponent for late-May or early June.…

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