Pacman, Roach out to get woman-beating Floyd
FLOYD Mayweather Jr.’s history of domestic violence will serve as Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao’s prime motivation when the two boxers clash in the “Fight of the Century” this coming May.
“Manny is really against domestic violence,” Pacman trainer and Wild Card Boxing Club owner Freddie Roach told USA Today.
“It is a big issue maybe in the Philippines for him and being a congressman he can control some of that stuff. That is a big plus for me that Manny does not like the guy, I think the killer instinct is going to come back a lot faster,” said the Hall of Fame coach.
Incidentally, the undefeated Mayweather’s propensity to hit women–sometimes in front of his children–will also prod Roach to ensure that multi-division conqueror Pacquiao puts the “evil” Money May away.
“It is really hard to say these things in public, but I know (Mayweather) is a bad guy,” said Roach, who confessed to growing up in an abusive household wherein his late father routinely hit his mother.
The 47-0 Mayweather has been involved in seven instances of alleged physical assault, against five different women, that resulted in his arrest or the issue of a citation.
The American pugilist even spent two months in a Nevada detention facility in 2012 for a domestic attack on Josie Harris, mother to three of his four children, that was witnessed by two of Mayweather’s sons.
“(I see the fight as) good against evil, yes. I have even thought about bringing a couple of the metro cops from Vegas in to tell Manny how many times (Mayweather) has been arrested and how bad of a guy he is, but I decided I can’t go that far. He already doesn’t like him; I think we are OK,” Roach said.
“For the first time in my life with Manny Pacquiao, this is the first fighter he hasn’t liked. I can tell.” (Randy K. Ortega)