MANILA, Philippines – Despite Manny Pacquiao’s stunning loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, boxing trainer Roger Mayweather claims the Filipino boxer may still get a big money fight against his nephew Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“The Pacquiao fight has to happen with Floyd,” Roger said in Hustle Boss.
“People want to see it. People don’t care whether he got knocked out. Floyd will knock him out and that’s the fight they want to see.”
Before his 6th-round knockout defeat to Marquez last December, Pacquiao repeatedly pursued a lucrative fight against Mayweather.
But the American boxer has posed several hurdles, including drug testing and uneven split in revenues, and these kept the fight from happening.
Mayweather, who only fights twice a year, is reportedly eyeing a ring return on May 4.
“He’s still got the hunger for boxing and there’s a lot of money to be made,” said Roger. “If he fights guys like [Manny] Pacquiao, [Juan Manuel] Marquez, Timothy Bradley; guys like that. Them are three big, big fights.”
Pacquiao, on the other hand, is reportedly still pursuing an April tune-up fight before going for another rematch against Marquez in September.