MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Sr. blasted his rival coach Freddie Roach, claiming that Roach is only training Manny Pacquiao to lose.
In an interview with Fight Hype, Mayweather boasted that his son Floyd Jr. would easily beat Pacquiao because the Filipino champion has Roach for his trainer.
“He was never a good defensive fighter, so how can he teach someone to be one?” Mayweather said referring to Roach’s boxing career.
To survive Floyd Jr., Mayweather said Pacquiao would have to overhaul his fighting style.
“You gotta be able to throw triple hooks and all that stuff to the body, to the head, up and down, sideways, in and out, and he ain't got all of that, and you gotta be able to get out of the way of shots while you doing all of that,” the outspoken boxing trainer said.
“All he got is coming straight forward, and that's why Pacquiao knows what he's going to get when they fight Floyd!”
Fight fans have been waiting for mega-buck clash between Pacquiao and Floyd Jr.
But Floyd Jr., who is currently serving a three-month jail sentence for domestic battery charges, has reportedly been avoiding the fight by demanding a bigger share of revenue and Olympic drug testing.