Roger Mayweather Wants Floyd-Marquez, Pacquiao
By Chris Robinson
During a recent swing through the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, I again caught up with outspoken trainer and former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather.
And while the boxing world continues to wait for an official word on who Roger’s nephew and undefeated pound for pound star Floyd Mayweather will face next, the elder Mayweather seems to be taking the process in with a nonchalant attitude.
“There’s still fights out there for Floyd,” Roger would explain when asked of Floyd’s May 4th return to the MGM Grand.
“There’s still a lot of money to be made,” Roger added. “Hopefully the fights he’s going to have is going to be big, big fights. The next three fights should be big.”
And while the general consensus is that Mayweather will end up tangling with WBC interim welterweight titlist Robert Guerrero next, Roger has three other names that he prefers.
“He’s still got the hunger for boxing and there’s a lot of money to be made,” said Roger. “If he fights guys like [Manny] Pacquiao, [Juan Manuel] Marquez, Timothy Bradley; guys like that. Them are three big, big fights.”
One thing that is for certain in Roger’s mind is that Floyd is still at a different level than any given threat near his weight class, even as he inches closer to his 36th birthday.
“Floyd can whip most of these guys just off of what he knows,” Roger stated. “Floyd’s been boxing since he was a little bitty baby. I didn’t say when he was five for six. No, he’s been boxing since he was a little *ss baby. That’s what he loves to do.”
Pacquiao was knocked out in brutal fashion by Marquez on December 8th yet Roger still believes a fight with the Filipino icon is something fans would clamor for.
“The Pacquiao fight has to happen with Floyd,” said Roger. “People want to see it. People don’t care whether he got knocked out. Floyd will knock him out and that’s the fight they want to see.”
And while Mayweather thoroughly dominated Marquez in September of 2009, dropping him in the second round and easily controlling the pace of the bout, Roger feels the Mexico City star is once again an enticing name based off of the Pacquiao victory.
“And people still probably want to see Floyd and Marquez,” Roger pointed out. “Marquez knocked [Pacquiao] out and people still probably want to see that fight.”
[QUOTE=Gypsy John Fury;12980693]I still think Mayweather beats JMM, but it's certainly a much more interesting contest now that JMM's got a bona fide 140-147 physique. I'd pay to watch it.[/QUOTE] styles win fights not physiques. the outcome would be the…Comment by Pacquiao'd on 02-02-2013
[QUOTE=mathed;12980565]Yeah, now Floyd's people want him to fight Pac...lmao, wonder why? Where was that confidence the last 3 years? He already beat JMM so why rematch him? This dude and his family are jokes....fight Guerrero or retire Floyd, people have…Comment by CHOWWOKKA on 02-02-2013
[QUOTE=gquezvas;12983018]Marquez is the one who stepped in the ring not Floyd! Nothing is 100% in boxing. Besides stop matching up Floyd with smaller fighters. Canelo, Trout & Martinez are all there[/QUOTE] Marquez stepped in the ring with Floyd but Floyd…Comment by letsgobrady on 02-02-2013
[QUOTE=American Dream;12985625][B]some people are so blinded by their hate.. Roger has said repeatedly that Floyd would KO Pac, just agree to the terms..and they can fight!..NEWSFLASH..nothings changed..he's still saying that..and the terms will still have to be what Floyd wants..or…Comment by letsgobrady on 02-02-2013
[QUOTE=mathed;12980565][B]Yeah, now Floyd's people want him to fight Pac...lmao, wonder why? Where was that confidence the last 3 years?[/B] He already beat JMM so why rematch him? This dude and his family are jokes....fight Guerrero or retire Floyd, people have…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (138)