Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Roach: Pacquiao Will Fight Mosley if He Beats Mayweather
Freddie Roach, trainer of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, is certainly intrigued with the possibility of a fight with Shane Mosley – if Mosley beats Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 1 in Las Vegas.
Everyone involved, including Top Rank, who promote Pacquiao, are confident a fight with Mosley would be much easier to make than a fight with Mayweather. In the last few days, Mayweather has already been boasting about his contract demands if a Pacquiao fight is brought back on the table. Mosley has gone on the record with BoxingScene, and made it clear that he “doesn’t care about the random drug tests." He wants to get Pacquiao in the ring at any cost.
“Last year I was willing to go down to 140-pounds to fight him and he turned around and took a fight with Miguel Cotto,” Mosley told BoxingScene.com.
Roach is honest when asked for his prediction on Mayweather-Mosley. He thinks Mayweather will box his way to a decision but he gives Molsey a very strong shot at the upset. Let’s not forget, Joshua Clottey is training hard to become the spoiler on March 13 when he challenges Pacquiao for his title at Cowboys Stadium in Texas.
“I think Mayweather will win a decision. Mosley has a good shot to beat him, and if Shane wins the fight, we’ll fight him. Manny will fight anyone. I've always liked Shane and I think it would be a good fight,” Roach told BoxingScene.com.
Author: Rick Reeno