MANILA, Philippines – Fights with Filipino ring icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and unbeaten American Timothy Bradley Jr. remain possible for American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to his trainer and uncle, Roger Mayweather.
Mayweather, who has been mum about his boxing plans since his release from a Las Vegas county jail last August, has generally stayed out of the spotlight.
But in an interview with Examiner, Roger said he expects the undefeated boxer to return to the ring at some point.
“He’ll fight a few more times. He ain’t took no beatings,” Roger said of his nephew.
The trainer believes that Mayweather can fight Pacquiao and Bradley, and then retire.
“The fight with Floyd is Pacquiao. That’s the fight. He fights Timothy Bradley, he fights Pacquiao,” Roger said.
He claimed that if Mayweather fights Pacquiao and Bradley “he’ll make so much money. He’ll make close to $200 million.”
A Pacquiao-Mayweather fight is the most anticipated fight in recent boxing history. It is also expected to be the most lucrative bout, though so far, the two camps have never been able to agree on several issues that have blocked the fight for years.
Roger believes Mayweather may hang up his gloves for good after fighting Pacquiao and Bradley.
“He can, yeah. A (expletive) gets close to $200 million, and he can’t walk away, something’s wrong with him,” he said. “(Expletive) don’t even make that kind of money and they still walk away from the sport.”
“If you make that kind of money, what else do you need to do?” Roger added.
Bradley defeated Pacquiao when they met last June via a highly controversial split decision. The Filipino champion opted not to challenge Bradley to a rematch and instead pursued a fourth fight against his rival, Juan Manuel Marquez.