Roach still fantasizes over Pacman-Money 2
A rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr., still tops Freddie Roach’s list of possible future opponent for eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
They fought in May 2015 with Mayweather dominating Pacquiao in 12 rounds, as the fight recorded a smashing 4.6 million pay-per-view buys and over $600 million in revenue. It was the richest in boxing history.
The 37-year old Pacquiao will be making a title defense of his WBO welterweight title against unheralded Jeff Horn of Australia on July 2 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
In an interview with On The Ropes Boxing Radio, Roach has said that he would still love to see a Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch.
” Mayweather is still at the top of the list I think,” Roach said. “I would love for that [Mayweather rematch] to happen but it seems like he’s stuck on McGregor right now. I’m unsure what’s going to happen right there because I don’t think the sports mix that well, McGregor would have to take five years to fight Mayweather. Mayweather is a very crafty boxer and we would love to get him one more time, but that still remains to be seen.”
And because a Mayweather fight is not feasible, since the retired American boxer is only focused in fighting McGregor once he made a comeback, other possible opponent for Pacquiao includes WBC junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford and WBC lightweight king Mikey Garcia.
“Garcia is a big name, Crawford is a big name. There’s some really good guys out there, but of course Mayweather is still at the top of the list I think. There’s a lot of good guys out there for us to fight and I think Manny can still contend with all of those guys,” added Roach. (Emile Rios)