Roach promises that Pacquiao will bring excitement in the fight…
Trainer Freddie Roach has insisted that he doesn’t think Floyd Mayweather cares about the fans and so he won’t bring excitement to the Manny Pacquiao fight.
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Although there is still no official confirmation from the pair that the fight will go ahead on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, it is widely acknowledged that they will eventually reach an agreement this time round.
Pacquiao has insisted for some time that he is waiting for Mayweather to sign the contract, but the unbeaten American has maintained that there still is no contract to sign and has had his version of events backed up by several sources.
Nevertheless, after meeting in private in Pacquiao’s hotel suite after an NBA game earlier this month, both fighters have made it clear that they want the fight to happen and so the wait should be over soon.
In the meantime, Roach has insisted that the contrasting styles of the two boxers will create an exciting bout, but he doesn’t believe that Mayweather will contribute much and fans should rely on his fighter to create that excitement.
“I think the obligation to make it exciting should be there,” Roach said, Sky Sports reported.
“I know my guy will be there. I know that. I don’t think the other guy will be because I don’t really think he cares about the fans.
“I think he just wants to do enough to win. Manny is not like that. That’s why Manny has been knocked out a few times because he does take chances and that could happen again.”
Mayweather has been labelled boring in the past given his defensive style and counter-attacking preference, but considering that it is has served him so well with a 47-0 record, it is difficult to argue with his approach with it as ultimately getting the job done.