Freddie Roach has insisted that Manny Pacquiao deserved to win more rounds given that Floyd Mayweather ran around the ring a lot during their bout on Saturday.
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Pacquiao and Roach insisted after the fight that due to the fact that they were more aggressive in the bout, they deserved the win on the judges scorecards.
The 36-year-old’s interview with HBO was certainly a talking point as many questioned how he could legitimately think he had done enough to win, but Roach defended him and supported his argument.
Mayweather won by a wide margin on all three scorecards after dictating the tempo, range and everything in between for the most part, with Pac-Man unable to let off his combinations and put him in sustained trouble at any stage.
However, Roach is adamant that his fighter did enough to win and slammed the tactics adopted by Mayweather which was an opinion echoed by Oscar De La Hoya who apologised to fans on Twitter as he admitted he wasn’t a fan of the “running style”.
“I thought he ran very well. When he wasn’t throwing punches, he was just running and moving backwards,” Roach said, as reported by Boxing Scene.
“I feel Manny should have won a lot of those rounds because he was the aggressor. But it didn’t go that way.”
It remains to be seen what both fighters now do, but given the way the fight panned out, it is unlikely that there will be the demand for a rematch.
Mayweather revealed in his post-fight press conference that he will fight in September and then retire, although it is expected that Pacquiao will continue on and look for more marquee fights in the division.