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Roach: No One Wants Pac-Malignaggi, Mayweather-Khan

By Victor Salazar

At the final press conference yesterday in New York, there was mention of former two division champion Paulie Malignaggi and the possibility of him being a return opponent for Manny Pacquiao. It was a suggestion Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach laughed off.

"Manny (Pacquiao’s) home resting, doing fine,” Roach told BoxingScene.com “Paulie Malignaggi is making a lot of noise. He’s trying to get a fight with Pacquiao but I don’t think he’s going to get one. I don’t think there’s a public outcry not even here in his hometown of Brooklyn.”

Much like Pacquiao-Malignaggi, Roach doesn’t want to see one of his former pupil’s Amir Khan land a Mayweather. When asked if Khan did enough against Chris Algieri to land a Mayweather fight, Roach said:

“No, but I think he won the fight. He didn’t do anything special, its tough choice. Does Mayweather want to take him because he thinks he’s an easy fight? Khan does have fast hands. He throws combinations. He’s a good athlete even though he holds a lot and is a little boring. I don’t think Mayweather will go near him because no one wants to see that fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dmanofalltime on 06-04-2015

I mean Malignaggi was knocked out by biceps. He was literally eating Porter's biceps.

Comment by vitali1999 on 06-04-2015

[QUOTE=Mike D;15756811]probably not but paulie could still wins rounds off activity and pure veteran craftiness over this 10 year old female challenger, paulie via clear UD war paulette[/QUOTE] Hahahaha rofl. Yes he could win a decision on almost anybody. A…

Comment by vitali1999 on 06-04-2015

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;15757049]Paulie would literally kick your ass and dig in your pocket and take what he wants....show a little respect for a pro fighter[/QUOTE] Please I could wup you and him at the same time. I guy who fights like him…

Comment by Mike D on 06-03-2015

[QUOTE=wlliam;15757064]I just cant see it, Paulie would be at a sizable height and reach disadvantage.....,draw[/QUOTE] Paulie's height & reach: 5'8" with a 70 inch reach Algieri's height & reach: 5'10" with a 72 inch reach

Comment by wlliam on 06-03-2015

[QUOTE=Mike D;15756811]probably not but paulie could still wins rounds off activity and pure veteran craftiness over this 10 year old female challenger, paulie via clear UD war paulette[/QUOTE] I just cant see it, Paulie would be at a sizable height…

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