Steward: Mayweather is Scared To Death, Totally Petrified

By Mark Vester

Trainer Emanuel Steward, speaking with Gareth Davies of The Telegraph, gave his opinion on why a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is not happening. Steward believes Pacquiao's handlers and being very selective with his opponents, and on the other end, Steward says Mayweather is scared to death of losing his undefeated record, which some say is important to him than money.

Steward doesn't directly come out and say it, but it seems that he's not a fan of Pacquiao's catch-weight fights where the Filipino boxer has earned titles in higher weight divisions. He gives Mayweather-Pacquiao a 50% shot of ever happening.

“Pacquiao has fought very well and has earned his greatness, but his natural weight is around 137lbs,” said Steward. “They are now cherry-picking his opponents. When you had eight weight divisions, those who moved up the divisions really were special fighters. I’m not saying there are not great fighters around today, but it is manipulated, and the best fighters are often protected.”

“On the other side of the Pacquiao-Mayweather situation, Mayweather is scared to death of losing his unbeaten record, totally petrified. I never thought he would do that. I really only see a 50/50 chance of these guys stepping into a ring to fight each other.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ADP02 on 12-09-2014

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;15171527]Always a good read. While I don't agree with his opinion regarding Floyd's "0", at least Steward is balanced with his criticism. [/QUOTE] You don't agree? What a surprise! Everyone knows this. You just don't want to admit…

Comment by JD Salinger on 12-09-2014

[QUOTE=BIGBOXINGFAN;10020758]This is the same guy who said he would favor sharmba mitchell to beat Mayweather.[/QUOTE] Argumentum ad hominem.

Comment by Evol on 12-09-2014

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;15171606]What I think about the offer has no bearing on if STeward may or may not have discussed it. Maybe he would have discussed memo as part of the overall discussion regarding Manny refusing OST for this fight.…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 12-09-2014

[QUOTE=Evol;15171589]No he wouldnt Dunn because even U urself said the 40mil no ppv was a bogus offer. Steward ain't no chump. And Yes I'm sure he would bring up about memo working with marquez.[/QUOTE] What I think about the offer…

Comment by Evol on 12-09-2014

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;15171576]That's why I would have loved to hear it, because I assume he would have touched on the facts surrounding Manny getting KTFO. Surely he would have had more to say about both Manny and Floyd.[/QUOTE] No he…

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