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Mayweather-Pacquiao in October or November, Says Roach

By Mark Vester

Trainer Freddie Roach is confident the mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will happen this year. He thinks the fight will land in October or November. Roach appeared on an ESPN radio affiliate 790TheZone. Top Rank's Bob Arum is flying out to the Philippines to support Pacquiao during his political campaign. Roach says the veteran promoter will sit down with Pacquiao to discuss the Mayweather fight.

Roach thinks the two sides will resolve the drug testing drama and make the fight happen. The two sides were unable to reach a deal earlier this year when they couldn't agree on the cut-off date for the random blood tests. Mayweather's side wanted the random Olympic style drug tests to continue until 14 days prior to the fight. Pacquiao wanted them to end 24-days prior to the fight. Roach is willing to meet them in the middle, at 17 or 18 days.

“Yes, it is going to happen. I just talked to Bob Arum yesterday. Bob is flying to the Philippines to make Manny the offer. We are going to make this work the best we can. I think we have enough ammo to get it done quickly because there is a lot of money out there. We’re going to meet in the middle [on the drug tests]. They wanted 14. We wanted 24. [We'll do] 17, 18-days," Roach said. "They are talking October, November. Definitely [to happen] before the year is out."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Toda Caine on 05-16-2010

[QUOTE=O.S.I.R.I.S;8392843]Your right....Floyd has no flaws, and both SSM and Floyd dominated and TKO Manny. I say that because It seems you want to hear something like this.[/QUOTE] I think he's saying is that Floyd strategy will be totally different for…

Comment by Khalid X on 05-16-2010

[QUOTE=Mr. Chago;8343781]How can you be confident Manny beats PBF if he outclassed SSM....GTFO PBF strategy against SSM has nothing to do with PAC´s strategy...[/QUOTE] Your right....Floyd has no flaws, and both SSM and Floyd dominated and TKO Manny. I say…

Comment by goldenglove2 on 05-16-2010

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;8392758]I felt Floyd didn't want to be at a distance because Mosley has a good reach and throws long (straight & looping) punches very well. But he's not very dynamic on the inside. Plus, the way Vernon and Winky fought…

Comment by IMDAZED on 05-16-2010

[QUOTE=King22;8283423]A bro I don't know if you remember but you was telling me Floyd was gonna come forward and put pressure on Mosley and I said naw he not gonna do that but I was wrong and you was right…

Comment by Mr. Chago on 05-10-2010

[QUOTE=O.S.I.R.I.S;8282703]Honestly Horus, when you asked me about Manny on the show the other day, I was gonna say that I'm more confident now than I was before the Mosley fight. I know if I was able to see flaws and…

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