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REPORT: MAYWEATHER KO's SPARMATE


Floyd Mayweather Jr.  With his super fight against Manny Pacquiao still more than eight weeks away, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is already putting in some serious work. A report from a boxing website said the undefeated Mayweather has been impressive at sparring. Mayweather is so determined at keeping his unbeaten record on May 2 that he reportedly floored one of his sparring partners during one session. "Floyd doing his thing," said Chris Robinson of HustleBoss.com. "He dropped one of the guys with a body shot."  The Las Vegas-based fighter isn’t known as a heavy puncher, and the last time he won via a knockout was four years ago when he decked an unsuspecting Victor Ortiz in the fourth round of their match. READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacquiao downplays report on Mayweather’s KO sparmate; Manny wants a more aggressive Mayweathwer


Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocking out opponents in sparring does not impress Manny Pacquiao at all. In fact, an “aggressive” Mayweather is all Pacquiao wants when they tangle on May 2 in what’s potentially the richest fight in boxing history. According to a report by Aquiles Zonio of Philboxing.com, Pacquiao just shrugged off recent reports that Mayweather knocked out one of his sparmates during a session. “I hope the reports were true. He [Mayweather] should be aggressive during our fight so we can make the fans happy. We all knew how he fights,” Pacquiao said. The Filipino icon also took the opportunity to blast Mayweather’s style, which he called “boring.”  READ MORE...

ALSO Pacquiao: Mayweather’s past fights bored me –report


Manny Pacquiao INQUIRER File Photo   
MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao shrugged off reports that Floyd Mayweather Jr. had knocked out his sparring partner with a body shot. Pacquiao also took a jab at Mayweather and the way the pound-for-pound king’s previous fights had turned out. “I hope the reports were true. He should be aggressive during our fight so we can make the fans happy. We all knew how he fights. In fact his previous fights lulled me to sleep,” Pacquiao told philboxing.com‘s Aquiles Z. Zonio. READ MORE...

ALSO: Who will win, Money or Manny?


Three of their five common, previous opponents have picked Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. to beat Manny Pacquiao in their megabuck bout on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Former world champions Shane Mosley, Ricky Hatton and Juan Manuel Marquez favor the American to claim the Filipino icon as his 48th straight victim. Six-division champion Oscar De La Hoya, on the other hand, calls the fight even, although in another interview he said Pacquiao “can do some damage to Mayweather.”  READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacquiao more worried vs De La Hoya, Cotto than Mayweather


Manny Pacquiao poses before a press conference at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Thursday. Pacquiao will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2. AP  MANILA, Philippines – Prior to Thursday’s press conference in Los Angeles to drum up his May 2 showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao already sat down with various media outlets for interviews. Pacquiao was then placed in the spotlight at ESPN’s First Take – hosted by Stephen Smith and Skip Bayless – with Smith grilling him for expressing confidence that he’ll beat Mayweather.   The Filipino icon insisted that he’ll be the first fighter to defeat Mayweather, whom he said doesn’t scare him.  In fact, Pacquiao said the feeling he has right now is nothing compared to the concern he had prior to his bouts with Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto, who at that time were bigger fighters than him. The General Santos City-based boxer was a heavy underdog against De La Hoya in 2008, but bucked the odds when he forced “The Golden Boy” to quit on his stool after the eighth round. READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacquiao keeps names of sparmates secret for fear that Mayweather’s camp will again pay them off


Manny Pacquiao works out at the Wild Card Gym in Holywood, Los Angeles. Chris Farina/Top Rank  MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao has reportedly tapped the services of two fighters to be his sparring partners in preparation for his megabuck fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2.  This time though, Pacquiao jokingly refused to divulge the names of his sparmates for fear that Mayweather’s camp will again pay them off so they won’t work with the Filipino icon.  “My sparring sessions will start next week. Coach Freddie had already hired two tough guys who can help me in my preparation,” he told Aquiles Zonio of Philboxing.com in Filipino.  Pacquiao’s chief trainer Freddie Roach previously claimed that Mayweather’s influential adviser, Al Haymon, had offered money to some potential sparmates for the fighting congressman to dissuade them from helping Pacquiao. READ MORE...

ALSO: Floyd Centerpiece


Floyd Mayweather believes the fighting Mayweather clan will come down as one of the best boxing families ever. “I have had an unbelievable career. It all started with my father. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am today. When you put all the pieces to the puzzle together, I just feel like I’m the center piece,” Mayweather told a room packed with print journalists recently in Los Angeles. READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacquiao, Mayweather agree to dope testing

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to take part in a US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Olympic-style testing program ahead of their May 2 mega-bout in Las Vegas, USADA said on Friday. Drug testing had long been a major stumbling block in bringing together the biggest drawcards of their generation, but USADA confirmed both fighters have consented to rules established under the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned-substance list. CONTINUE READING...

ALSO: Roach sees epic Pacquiao-Mayweather trilogy


Freddie Roach Freddie Roach 
Los Angeles — Freddie Roach believes Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are going to fight each other not just once, but two or three times.  Regardless of what happens in the first fight on May 2 in Las Vegas, Roach points out that there’s nothing as big as their matchup on the horizon. “There’s going to be nothing bigger than this (matchup) and that’s what I am afraid of,” said Roach during a sit-down interview on Thursday right after Pacquiao’s intense training. Mayweather is guaranteed $120 million and Pacquiao $80 million apart from their respective cuts in the pay-per-view and Roach feels they ought to do it at least twice. The two fighters are likewise in the tail-end of successful careers and Roach wouldn’t mind seeing Pacquiao close out his in a blaze of glory. READ ON...


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Report: Mayweather KOs sparmate


Floyd Mayweather Jr.

LAS VEGAS, MARCH 916, 2015 (PHILSTAR) With his super fight against Manny Pacquiao still more than eight weeks away, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is already putting in some serious work.

A report from a boxing website said the undefeated Mayweather has been impressive at sparring.

Mayweather is so determined at keeping his unbeaten record on May 2 that he reportedly floored one of his sparring partners during one session.

"Floyd doing his thing," said Chris Robinson of HustleBoss.com. "He dropped one of the guys with a body shot."

The Las Vegas-based fighter isn’t known as a heavy puncher, and the last time he won via a knockout was four years ago when he decked an unsuspecting Victor Ortiz in the fourth round of their match.

Mayweather relies more on his solid all-around boxing skills and defense than his punching power to cruise to decision victories.

Pacquiao, for his part, hasn’t scored a knockout since 2009 against Miguel Cotto. But the Filipino icon flashed his deadly form in Macau last November when he knocked down an overmatched Chris Algieri a total of six times en route to a lopsided win.

The fighting congressman is a slight underdog against Mayweather, but early bettors in Las Vegas have started putting their money on him.

Mayweather obviously isn’t taking Pacquiao lightly. – Dino Maragay ..


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Pacquiao downplays Mayweather’s KO of sparmate (philstar.com) | Updated March 10, 2015 - 3:19pm


Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocking out opponents in sparring does not impress Manny Pacquiao at all.

In fact, an “aggressive” Mayweather is all Pacquiao wants when they tangle on May 2 in what’s potentially the richest fight in boxing history.

According to a report by Aquiles Zonio of Philboxing.com, Pacquiao just shrugged off recent reports that Mayweather knocked out one of his sparmates during a session.

“I hope the reports were true. He [Mayweather] should be aggressive during our fight so we can make the fans happy. We all knew how he fights,” Pacquiao said.

The Filipino icon also took the opportunity to blast Mayweather’s style, which he called “boring.”

“In fact, his previous fights lulled me to sleep,” Pacquiao continued.

The Las Vegas-based Mayweather isn’t known as a heavy puncher and relies more on his boxing skills and defense. In 47 fights, the unbeaten American has stopped only 26 opponents.

That doesn’t scare Pacquiao.

“I hope, this time he would be man enough to take some risks. He should prove to the world that he’s a real and fearless fighter, not a runner,” he added.

Pacquiao is currently in Los Angeles, training at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym. In about two months, he will try what 47 other fighters before him failed to do – deal Mayweather his first setback.

He promised fireworks at the moment of truth at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“This fight should live up to its billing. We owe this to the fans. They should get the kind of entertainment they want,” Pacquiao said. – Dino Maragay ..


INQUIRER

Pacquiao: Mayweather’s past fights bored me –report Mark Giongco @MGiongcoINQ INQUIRER.net 7:11 PM | Tuesday, March 10th, 2015


Manny Pacquiao INQUIRER File Photo

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao shrugged off reports that Floyd Mayweather Jr. had knocked out his sparring partner with a body shot.

Pacquiao also took a jab at Mayweather and the way the pound-for-pound king’s previous fights had turned out.

“I hope the reports were true. He should be aggressive during our fight so we can make the fans happy. We all knew how he fights. In fact his previous fights lulled me to sleep,” Pacquiao told philboxing.com‘s Aquiles Z. Zonio.

Mayweather, who is mostly at the defensive when he fights, is widely considered as one of the best defensive boxers ever. Pacquiao, on the other hand, is known to use his aggression to his advantage and beats his opponents with his blinding speed and powerful left hand.

Pacquiao’s claims may be an attempt to mess with Mayweather’s head and provoke him to engage in a fight.

The eight-division champion also said that the fans, who had waited for so long for a Mayweather-Pacquiao clash to happen, deserve to be treated to an exciting fight on May 2.

“His previous fights bored me. I hope, this time he would be man enough to take some risks. He should prove to the world that he’s a real and fearless fighter, not a runner,” Pacquiao said.

“This fight should live up to its billing. We owe this to the fans. They should get the kind of entertainment they want,” Pacquiao said.

Pacquiao also said that it’s a “welcome development” if indeed Mayweather was able to deck his spar mate during training.

“That’s what my camp wants – for him to become aggressive inside the ring.”

If Mayweather, though, decides to fight toe-to-toe against Pacquiao, the Fighting Congressman’s childhood friend and assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez said it will spell doom for the undefeated American.

“If that is true, then, the fight is over,” he said.

However, Fernandez doesn’t think Mayweather will take that kind of risk considering he’s “scared of losing.”

Mayweather has a flawless 47-0 record with 26 knockouts but has been hit frequently in his past couple of fights with Argentinian Marcos Maidana, whom he edged twice last year. Their first meeting ended in a majority decision and the second by unanimous decision.


INQUIRER

Who will win, Money or Manny? Roy Luarca @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 2:00 AM | Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—Three of their five common, previous opponents have picked Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. to beat Manny Pacquiao in their megabuck bout on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Former world champions Shane Mosley, Ricky Hatton and Juan Manuel Marquez favor the American to claim the Filipino icon as his 48th straight victim.

Six-division champion Oscar De La Hoya, on the other hand, calls the fight even, although in another interview he said Pacquiao “can do some damage to Mayweather.”

READ: Pacquiao will force the fight on Mayweather, De La Hoya says

Only Miguel Cotto, who was formerly noncommittal, picks Pacquiao—but for a reason other than his edge in skills.

Cotto recently told the New York Post that he’s going for Pacquiao because of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, the man responsible for the Puerto Rican’s last two victories, including his stoppage of Sergio Martinez last year that netted him the middleweight crown.

READ: Cotto picks Pacquiao over Mayweather

The predictions made by Hatton and Mosley were rather surprising considering that Pacquiao dealt both a more thorough beating than Mayweather did.

While Mayweather needed 10 rounds to halt Hatton, Pacquiao did it only in two.

And while Mayweather coasted to victory over Mosley, Pacquiao was even more imposing against the genial American, knocking him down in the third round but letting him finish on his feet.

Mayweather settled for a decision over De La Hoya, but Pacquiao made boxing’s former poster boy quit on his stool after the eighth round.

In a recent interview, Hatton, who briefly retired after the Pacquiao knockout, said Mayweather always finds a way to win, no matter the style of his foe.

READ: Hatton says Mayweather has ‘slight’ edge over Pacquiao

Marquez, who was beaten by Mayweather in his comeback fight in 2009, and knocked out Pacquiao in their fourth encounter in 2012, told boxingscene.com: “Mayweather’s defensive resources, techniques, speed and counter-attacks can do a lot of damage to Pacquiao. I think he will impose [those traits].”

READ: Marquez says Pacquiao must knock Mayweather out to win

Other fighters, including former Pacquiao victims Brandon Rios and Chris Algieri, also gave Mayweather better chances to win the fight expected to generate over $300 million in revenues.

Rios cited Mayweather’s defensive brilliance and various skills while Algieri, who hit the deck six times against Pacquiao last November in Macau, praisedMayweather’s “different fighting style.”

Unlike Marquez, though, his trainer, Nacho Beristain, sees a Pacquiao win.

In an interview, Beristain said Pacquiao is “just too tough and too strong.”

READ: Marquez trainer picks Pacquiao over Mayweather

Former heavyweight champions George Foreman, Mike Tyson and Leon Spinks also chose Pacquiao over their compatriot.

“Pacquiao has the edge. Mayweather makes up later, but Pacquiao stays ahead,” Foreman told the LA Times.

Tyson, on the other hand, likes Pacquiao because of his “perpetual motion.”

READ: ‘Mayweather has to fight’ vs ‘perpetually-in-motion’ Pacquiao, says Tyson

Bernard Hopkins, the oldest fighter to hold a world title (light heavy) at 49, thinks Mayweather will win hands down.

In an interview with fighthype.com, Hopkins said “after six rounds, Pacquiao will be target practice for Mayweather.”

Certified great Sugar Ray Leonard is inclined to favor Mayweather because of his clean slate, but thinks Pacquiao’s hand and foot speed and power will also be pivotal in deciding the outcome of the Super Fight.

READ: Sugar Ray Leonard torn between Pacquiao, Mayweather


PHILSTAR

Pacquiao more worried vs De La Hoya, Cotto than Mayweather By Dino Maragay (philstar.com) | Updated March 13, 2015 - 1:57pm


Manny Pacquiao poses before a press conference at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Thursday. Pacquiao will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2. AP

MANILA, Philippines – Prior to Thursday’s press conference in Los Angeles to drum up his May 2 showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao already sat down with various media outlets for interviews.

Pacquiao was then placed in the spotlight at ESPN’s First Take – hosted by Stephen Smith and Skip Bayless – with Smith grilling him for expressing confidence that he’ll beat Mayweather.

The Filipino icon insisted that he’ll be the first fighter to defeat Mayweather, whom he said doesn’t scare him.

In fact, Pacquiao said the feeling he has right now is nothing compared to the concern he had prior to his bouts with Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto, who at that time were bigger fighters than him. The General Santos City-based boxer was a heavy underdog against De La Hoya in 2008, but bucked the odds when he forced “The Golden Boy” to quit on his stool after the eighth round.

A year later, he battered Cotto for 12 rounds to force a stoppage, further cementing his legendary status.

Pacquiao pointed out that Mayweather is not a hard puncher like De La Hoya, Cotto and even Antonio Margarito. Neither is Mayweather physically bigger, that’s why Pacquiao isn’t worried.

“In my heart and in my mind, I was more worried when I fought De La Hoya and Cotto than this fight,” said the WBO welterweight champion.

The remark elicited more laughter and mockery from Smith, who obviously was rooting for Mayweather to win over Pacquiao in the fight billed to be the richest ever in boxing history. Pacquiao then started arguing his case.

“Floyd has good hand speed but his legs are not that fast anymore. I have quick hands speed and good footwork. That's my advantage,” he explained.

He said Mayweather’s punching power does not bother him, pointing out that Cotto and Margarito hit harder.

Smith gave Pacquiao a chance to take back those comments, but Pacquiao stood firm.

“No I won’t,” said Pacquiao, smiling.

Smith then pressed Pacquiao if he really thinks Mayweather is a lesser threat than Cotto and Margarito.

“Obviously, 101 percent,” was Pacquiao’s reply.

“I really wanted this fight. To prove that I'm here, Manny Pacquiao, that can easily beat the undefeated,” he continued.

Pacquiao responded to Smith’s taunt by just laughing, evidence that he feels no pressure in facing the best fighter in the planet today.

“Beating Floyd Mayweather is good for boxing. A lot of athletes, when they have success in life, the success goes to their head,” he said.

Pacquiao concluded the interview – set before the press conference at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles – by offering peace to Smith, who obviously still couldn’t believe what he heard throughout the show.

Pacquiao’s day was just beginning. ..


PHILSTAR

Pacquiao keeps names of sparmates secret for fear that Mayweather’s camp will again pay them off (philstar.com) | Updated March 11, 2015 - 12:11pm


Manny Pacquiao works out at the Wild Card Gym in Holywood, Los Angeles. Chris Farina/Top Rank

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao has reportedly tapped the services of two fighters to be his sparring partners in preparation for his megabuck fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2.

This time though, Pacquiao jokingly refused to divulge the names of his sparmates for fear that Mayweather’s camp will again pay them off so they won’t work with the Filipino icon.

“My sparring sessions will start next week. Coach Freddie had already hired two tough guys who can help me in my preparation,” he told Aquiles Zonio of Philboxing.com in Filipino.

Pacquiao’s chief trainer Freddie Roach previously claimed that Mayweather’s influential adviser, Al Haymon, had offered money to some potential sparmates for the fighting congressman to dissuade them from helping Pacquiao.

This, Pacquiao said, is the reason he’s mum about the names of his latest two sparring partners.

“I don’t have their names. But even if I knew them, I will not reveal their identity. They might be offered money again,” he continued.

In a report by Agence France-Presse, Pacquiao resumed training Monday (Tuesday Manila time) with Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Roger Fernandez, one of Pacquiao’s assistant trainers, detailed the WBO welterweight champion’s workout to the news wire agency.

“After the punch mitts, he spent four rounds on shadow boxing; three minutes each on the heavy bag, double-end bag and speed bag; three minutes on the skipping rope and capped it with around 1,000 abdominals,” Fernandez said.

Pacquiao clashes with Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a fight that’s expected to go down as the richest in boxing history. – Dino Maragay ..


MANILA BULLETIN

Floyd Centerpiece March 14, 2015



Floyd Mayweather believes the fighting Mayweather clan will come down as one of the best boxing families ever.

“I have had an unbelievable career. It all started with my father. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am today. When you put all the pieces to the puzzle together, I just feel like I’m the center piece,” Mayweather told a room packed with print journalists recently in Los Angeles.

“Every day when I think about my career I don’t regret anything. We will go down in history as some of the best fighters, the fighting Mayweathers,” added the unbeaten Detroit native who is set to face Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

MEDIA LOCKDOWN

After opening the doors of the Wild Card Boxing Club to the media on Thursday, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach said that the succeeding days and weeks will be devoted to intense training as the buildup for the May 2 fight with Floyd Mayweather takes another step.

Members of the media had a field day after Roach gave the go-signal for TV crews and a few newspapermen to observe some segments of the training of Pacquiao.

Boston native Rob Peters, back as gatekeeper of the famed sweat shop on Vine Street in Hollywood after an absence of about two years, ushered the press in and out of the gym.

PINOY PRIDE

Ever since Manny Pacquiao showed up for training in Los Angeles, not only Americans and other nationalities–but US-based Filipinos–have started to show up in numbers at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.

Most of them are hoping to get autographs or pose for pictures with Pacquiao and among those who have made the drive to Vine Street (near Santa Monica Boulevard) are LA residents JC Cuasay, Carlo De Castro and JC De Dios.

Pacquiao normally trains from 2 pm until 5 pm and he re-energizes after a hard day’s work at the nearby Thai restaurant that is buzzing with activity each time Pacquiao is in town.


MANILA BULLETIN

Pacquiao, Mayweather agree to dope testing by Reuters March 15, 2015

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to take part in a US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Olympic-style testing program ahead of their May 2 mega-bout in Las Vegas, USADA said on Friday.

Drug testing had long been a major stumbling block in bringing together the biggest drawcards of their generation, but USADA confirmed both fighters have consented to rules established under the World Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned-substance list.

“It’s a strong statement of the importance of clean and safe competition to have these two fighters voluntarily agree to have a WADA level anti-doping program implemented for this fight,” said USADA CEO Travis Tygart in a statement. “We commend them for their stand for clean sport and the message it sends to all those who want to compete clean at the highest levels of all sport.”

The welterweight showdown between the undefeated Mayweather (47-0) and Pacquiao (57-5-2) is projected to be the most lucrative ever in boxing but was delayed for years over the American’s demands that his Philippines’ opponent submit to drug testing.

Five-division world champion Mayweather, who is known for his shrewd business acumen, had been expected to meet Pacquiao in 2010 until negotiations collapsed over his demand for random drug testing.

Mayweather has hinted at illegal methods by questioning how Pacquiao could have won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight classes.

The defense-minded Mayweather and the aggressive Pacquiao have already received education on the USADA program and have enrolled in USADA’s registered testing pool by providing their whereabouts so they can be located for out-of-competition testing prior to the fight.

USADA will also perform in-competition testing after the fight.

Both fighters agreed to both blood and urine testing.

Samples collected by USADA will be sent to a WADA-accredited laboratory for analysis, including testing for human growth hormone (HGH) and erythropoietin (EPO).

USADA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission are working collaboratively and will share all relevant information about the program including all test results.


MANILA BULLETIN

Roach sees epic Pacquiao-Mayweather trilogy by Nick Giongco March 14, 2015


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Los Angeles — Freddie Roach believes Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are going to fight each other not just once, but two or three times.

Regardless of what happens in the first fight on May 2 in Las Vegas, Roach points out that there’s nothing as big as their matchup on the horizon.

“There’s going to be nothing bigger than this (matchup) and that’s what I am afraid of,” said Roach during a sit-down interview on Thursday right after Pacquiao’s intense training.

Mayweather is guaranteed $120 million and Pacquiao $80 million apart from their respective cuts in the pay-per-view and Roach feels they ought to do it at least twice.

The two fighters are likewise in the tail-end of successful careers and Roach wouldn’t mind seeing Pacquiao close out his in a blaze of glory.

Roach says there’s simply nothing down the road for Pacquiao and even Mayweather than agreeing to meet towards the end of the year.

Mayweather has two more fights remaining in his six-bout contract with CBS-Showtime and it is but fitting that he caps it with another megabuck fight.

Without each other, the most recognizable out there is British Amir Khan, who has reached the level of a solid attraction but nonetheless remains lacking in global appeal to ignite a media frenzy like Pacquiao and Mayweather did.

The last few years, Mayweather’s top-flight victims include Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Marcos Maidana and Miguel Cotto, while Pacquiao’s list has Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and De La Hoya, Mosley and Hatton as well.

Still, Roach thinks fans go to see him fight live and on PPV not to root for him but see him lose.

“I remember one time when he fought Robert Guerrero and there were a group of Asian fans at ringside sleeping and people were taking pictures of them instead of seeing him fight,” added Roach.

Besides, Roach won’t even buy Mayweather’s PPV against somebody other than Pacquiao “even for ten cents.”


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