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Naazim Says Mayweather-Pacquiao Too Close To Call

By Edward Chaykovsky

Veteran trainer Naazim Richardson sees Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao as a fight that is too close to call. When Pacquiao was demolishing the competition several years ago, Naazim was convinced the Filipino boxer would have won it big. Later on, he began to switch over and tabbed Mayweather as the winner.

Now that both fighters are getting older and appear to be slowing down with victories that are less dominating and less spectacular, Naazim can't pick a clear winner.

"Right about now, this is the closest I can call it with this last one. There was a time that I thought early when they first started talking about the fight, I thought Pacquiao would have won. I really think Pacquiao would have won, and I thought he would have won going away," Richardson told On The Ropes Boxing Radio. "Later on as time went on, I thought Mayweather would have won, but now we’re at a point where I couldn’t really tell, I ain’t even thought about them two fighting each other like that any more.

"Now Floyd’s getting a little older and Pacquiao’s gotten a little older, there ain’t no telling where it goes now, I haven’t given it any real energy now. I’m a fan of both of them guys and I appreciate both of them and I appreciate what they’ve have done for our sport."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sargo on 10-08-2014

Floyd fans say Floyd beats Pacquiao easily but at the same time support Floyd's reasons for not fighting. Lol.

Comment by ScantsRants on 10-08-2014

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;14985624]I agree it's a 50/50 fight now, although I think Pac could show Floydie more things he couldn't deal with than the other way around. But I don't agree both have given to the sport. One has. Pac is a…

Comment by ADP02 on 09-30-2014

[QUOTE=Reloaded;14988927]Your dribbling I dont even know what point youre trying to make , youre not answering anything just rambling the same rhetoric sht .[/QUOTE] :spankme: you know what time it is ...... :theyareon

Comment by Reloaded on 09-29-2014

[QUOTE=ADP02;14988916]Not a crusade? They still bring it up. Floyd fans still bring it up. You still harp back to it. - Remember the T-Shirts that Floyd was selling of "TAKE THE TEST"? You should know since you must have bought…

Comment by ADP02 on 09-29-2014

[QUOTE=megadeth;14988750]More nonsensical nut gargling! You are right, it is apples to oranges because again, Donaire KNEW FOR A FACT that Conte was supplying PED's to athletes. Floyd was "SUSPICIOUS"! See the difference? If ANYTHING, the difference is that what Donaire…

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