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Roach: I Rate Ward, Golovkin Above Duck Mayweather!

By Edward Chaykovsky

In the opinion of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, WBC/WBA welterweight and junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. has ducked too many names over the years. Because of that, Roach rates super middleweight champion Andre Ward and middleweight king Gennady Golovkin above Mayweather.

Roach's star fighter, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, will face Mayweather on May 2nd from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"Mayweather is undefeated so you have to give him a little credit for that,’ said Roach to Daily Mail. But he has picked and chosen his opponents and I don’t think he’s fought enough competition to be considered the best. You have to fight the best to be the best, I feel. He’s ducked a lot of guys."

"Manny has had some devastating losses in his career but he is a realist. He understands that losing is part of the game and if you don’t think you are going to get knocked out in this sport, you have picked the wrong sport. I’d put Ward and Triple G above Mayweather right now. They are very talented guys and very polished boxers."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-20-2015

[QUOTE=mezoomozaa;15584876]I rate only Rigondeaux, Pacquiao and [B]W.Klitschko[/B] higher than Floyd[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1: Mr boxing expert..... go learn what P4P means ! Do you think Mayweather will rate higher than Klitschko if he can beat the mighty Manny Pacquiao? :lol1:

Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-20-2015

[QUOTE=mezoomozaa;15584870]*He lost to Castillo *Marquez isn't great *Mayweather/Pacquiao fights for the last 5 years are rubbish[/QUOTE] Juan Manuel Marquez is a truly great fighter. Stop crying ! [IMG]http://24.media.tumblr.com/84547f2a6e00d47e0b697954babb68ff/tumblr_metj5fRbuY1qaa8d1o1_r1_500.gif[/IMG]

Comment by The Big Dunn on 04-20-2015

[QUOTE=GOD-FR33;15582140][B][FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Green"]People hate reality now a days but cling to fantasy. The truth is, we don't know how "great" Floyd is. He stopped challenging himself when he became his own Boss. All he does is run his mouth about how…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 04-20-2015

[QUOTE=EMACULATE;15581958]You know what baffles me about this statement from roach is that he doesn't have Pacquaio above mayweather. What does that tell you?[/QUOTE] Thanks for pointing this out.

Comment by V.WEBB on 04-20-2015

So many threads bookmarked.

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