Trainer Freddie Roach Says Manny Pacquiao, ‘Too Fast For Mayweather’
Let the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao talk start again!
Pacquiao beat Brandon Rios Saturday night, ripping him apart to take the World Lightweight Champion in Macau. That got the world talking about who the Filipino representative would fight next, as the whispers about a Pacquiao/Mayweather fight begin to surface yet again.
“That’s the fight the world wants to see,” Pacquaio trainer Freddie Roach told AFP.
“Mayweather in his last two fights has been slow, he doesn’t move as much as he used to. I think Manny’s speed will overwhelm him. Mayweather is not good against southpaws. And he has trouble with speed.”
According to Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, the earliest such a fight would happen is next September, as Mayweather has a fight already scheduled on May 3.
For Pacquiao, it looks like his next fight might be against Timothy Bradley or Juan Manuel Marquez. Both who beat him recently in two different styled fights.
As for a future fight with Mayweather, “Pac Man” is just willing to fight anyone that comes close according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.
“My job is to fight, and I’ll fight anybody who will fight me,” Pacquiao said.
Asked what obstacles there are to making the bout, Pacquiao shrugged.
“You’ll have to ask him,” he said, referring to Mayweather.
Maybe one day.