Roach: A Healthy Manny Beats Mayweather
In his first fight as a forty year old, Manny Pacquiao looks to be on a bit of a career revival as he would dominate a unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner on January 19th.
“I don’t believe my career is over,” Pacquiao said. “I proved it in my last fight against (Lucas Matthysse) and now proved it again. The Manny Pacquiao journey still continues.”
Looking at what’s next, Pacquiao and his trainer, Freddie Roach, are hopeful that they will get a rematch with Floyd Mayweather. The two faced off in 2015, with Mayweather handing Pacquiao a unanimous decision loss. Roach believes that a healthy Pacquiao would be able to give the undefeated boxer his first loss.
“We would really like to get the rematch because we believe that we could have did a much better job and a much better fight than we did the first time with the hurt shoulder,” Roach told ESPN Deportes.
“If he wants to come to the table, okay. But if not, there are a lot of good fighters at 147…Errol Spence, Mikey Garcia, a lot of good fighters for Manny Pacquiao.
“He wants to fight Mayweather because we’re a little bit embarrassed about the first one. I know that we can do a much better fight with two hands. The thing is, we want to be the first ones to give him a loss. There must be a reason that he came back last month and beat that little kid up.”
Transcribed by Boxing Scene