Manny Pacquiao is sharper than Floyd Mayweather, claims Freddie RoachWritten by Joseph Herron
It seems the "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao" super fight is already well underway, two months before either man is scheduled to enter the ring.
Although the two fighters’ respective camps only began on Monday of this week, stories of “foul play” are currently circulating around the boxing community.
“I try to hire sparring partners, and Al Haymon’s people call them up and offer them more money not to come,” insists Freddie Roach. “It’s a bit of gamesmanship going on, but I’m not worried about those guys. We’ve got four really good sparring partners to work with Manny for this fight, four Mayweather look-a-likes, and we have our gameplan.”
Admittedly, the Hall of Fame fight trainer has been working on Pacquiao’s strategy for the past half decade…since talks of a proposed super fight initially began in 2010.
“I started working on this gameplan five years ago, but it’s changed a little bit. I’ve had to make some adjustments. But I’m very confident that we’ll win the fight, and this is going to be the biggest night in all of our lives.”
The seven-time trainer of the year is confident that he will have the more vibrant fighter in his corner on May 2nd.
“I think Manny a little bit sharper than Mayweather at this time,” claims Pacquiao's longtime boxing mentor."
“I think his legs are shot a little bit, because he says that he wants to please the fans and exchange (with his opponents). I think it’s because he has to because he can’t move.”
“In Manny’s last fight with Algieri, he had him down six times. He still has his pop. He doesn’t have that killer instinct that he once had, but he can still punch."
"The best part of that fight was Manny’s legs were under him for twelve straight rounds and he was on his toes the whole time.”
“Manny’s legs haven’t failed him yet…Mayweather’s legs are going to fail him soon.”