MANILA, Philippines – Boxing coach Freddie Roach admitted that his prized fighter Manny Pacquiao is considering taking the rematch with Timothy Bradley.
But the multi-awarded trainer said he has reasons to oppose the fight. One of these, he said, is the monetary concerns.
"He wants it [a rematch with Timothy Bradley] because he felt he got a bad decision last one. We like that fight of course, but the thing is, it's not a big moneymaker,” Roach said in Fight Hype.
The coach suspects that it won’t sell just like the first fight due to Bradley’s lack of drawing power.
“The money that fight brings is not that great because he doesn't have a pay-per-view audience; well, not as big as we would like,” he said.
Another concern for Roach is Bradley’s fighting style, which he said could make Pacquiao look bad.
The trainer believes Bradley will use a hit-and-run tactic to outpoint the fighting congressman.
"I want Manny to look good in his next fight… I think he (Bradley) will run all night and make for a poor showing for Manny," said Roach in a separate interview with Boxing Scene.
Pacquiao fought Bradley in June 2012, losing his WBO welterweight crown via a controversial split decision.
Most fight fans derided the result as they saw the Filipino boxer as the more dominant fighter in that bout.
Bradley is among three boxers being considered for Pacquiao's April 12 return.
The other two are Ruslan Provodnikov and robert Guerrero.