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Hopkins' Coach Reflects on Mayweather-Pacquiao Outcome

By Edward Chaykovsky

Much has been written about the 'Fight of The Century' - Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao - which took place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

After five to six years of anticipation, it was going to be impossible to meet the expectations of the contest. Mayweather dominated the action to win a twelve round unanimous decision.

Naazim Richardson, best known as the head trainer of living legend Bernard Hopkins, reflected back on the highly successful pay-per-view event.

"Nothing surprised me at all, they’re both great fighters, they’re both not at their greatest at this time in their career. Pacquiao did himself a disservice by waiting so long for a fight like that. Mayweather fought more like Mayweather than Pacquaio did fighting like Pacquiao usually fights. It was easy to determine a winner," Naazim told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

Pacquiao claimed that he severely injured his shoulder in the fourth round. It was said that Pacquiao entered the fight with a right shoulder injury. Naazim is not 100% sure if that was a big factor in his performance.

"I can’t say one way or another. I thought Floyd dominated him and Pacquiao is not an easy fighter to dominate, so maybe there was an injury that was in effect. Floyd did his job," Naazim said.

Mayweather returns on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"Every Mayweather fight is a big fight because he’s so big. Now, are there any super fights to be able to be made? That’s what is interesting now. I don’t know if there’s a super fight there. Amir Khan has all of England backing him, so you can make that a super fight but Amir Khan can do that with Kell Brook," Naazim said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by doom_specialist on 07-20-2015

[QUOTE=boksingero;15873367]stop talking blah blah and show us the gifs of few punches of floyd, you may include the punches blocked by pacquiao but praised by the commentators as landed punches.. include also the running and hugging where most of his…

Comment by boksingero on 07-14-2015

[QUOTE=doom_specialist;15872624]Now if I started making gifs of all the successful shots that Floyd landed on Manny, you'd accuse me of fanboying lol. Showing Manny's very small moments of success doesn't change the fact that he was easily outpointed, and that…

Comment by sargo on 07-14-2015

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;15871160]Come on fellas, let it go. Manny lost. Floyd is better than you can admit and Manny isn't nearly as good as you thought. It shouldn't bother you this much. Manny is still a 1st ballot HOF'er. It's…

Comment by doom_specialist on 07-14-2015

[QUOTE=boksingero;15870766][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/PsXPlwM.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/nB5PF4a.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/JaZbnk2.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE] Now if I started making gifs of all the successful shots that Floyd landed on Manny, you'd accuse me of fanboying lol. Showing Manny's very small moments of success doesn't change the fact that he was easily…

Comment by Prettyboy floyd on 07-14-2015

[QUOTE=Sykick;15872158][QUOTE=Spoon23;15870326]If running and hugging was the object of the sport for winning his right lol Poochiou fans are funny...... Unfortunately a lot of that paid attention and remember all of the lunacy posted On every comment board on the web.…

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