Will Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight this May? The former’s trainer says he will decide within days whether to agree to a boxing match May 5.
Freddie Roachsaid Manny and promoter Bob Arum are in the Philippines, trying to push back deals to fight other boxers so he can tangle with Floyd.
Roach is scoffing at Mayweather’s tweet in which he calls Pacquiao a “punk,” saying, “He should look in the mirror. He’s been ducking us for two years.”
As for what weight class Manny Pacquiao will fight in, Roach said 147 lbs., or the upper limit of welterweight. We’ll see if that becomes an issue as well.
Of course, even if Pacquiao can rearrange his schedule, both sides have to agree on a financial deal, leaving many possible opportunities for an impasse.
Roach says, “We’ll do it on even terms.” At least Mayweather’s jail sentence for domestic violence has been pushed back, freeing up his calendar for May 5.
He just needs an opponent to conveniently duck last minute.
Who will win if Pacquiao and Mayweather throw down?