Roach Thinks Manny KO’s Thurman If…
Freddie Roach has only correctly predicted a Manny Pacquiao knockout once in his career, and that day came when he wasn’t in the Filipino’s senator’s corner, when Pacquiao dropped Lucas Matthysse in 2018.
Now, Roach is less willing to claim the 40-year-old challenger to Keith Thurman’s WBA “Super” welterweight title will send Thurman to the canvas, but both fighter and trainer believe there is a scenario where Thurman gets dropped.
“Someone asked if we were looking for the knockout. We never look for a knockout,” Roach told reporters this week
. “But if it comes… Manny is in great shape right now and if Thurman wants to trade with us, he will get knocked out.”
“If he has a desire to trade punches with me, the knockout will come,” Pacquiao agreed. “I’m not making a prediction like that in the fight. But if he plans to bring that style to me, then of course I will look to knock him out.”
“Talk, talk,” Roach dismissively replied. “Let’s see who shows up (on July 20).”
Quotes Via: Boxing Scene