MANILA – Roger Mayweather, uncle and former trainer of Floyd Mayweather Jr., appeared impressed by Manny Pacquiao’s recent victory over Chris Algieri.
Roger didn’t see the fight, but was quite surprised to hear the news of the Filipino superstar knocking down Algieri six times before scoring a lopsided decision.
“He’s ready to get in with Floyd now isn’t he? He had a big win,” he said in an interview with Hustle Boss.
With the way Pacquiao finished his recent fights, Roger believes that the time is ripe for the superfight between the fighting congressman and the controversial boxing champion from the US.
“Pacquiao deserves the fight,” he said. “Pacquiao had good wins. That’s one of the biggest fights that people talk about. I think that the fight should happen.”
Roger said he hasn't seen a lot of Pacquiao fights, but he has seen some of the Filipino's credible bouts.
“I’ve seen him fight a couple of times. I've seen he had some good performance and he'd been on the top for a good while so I believe the fight should happen.”
This, however, doesn’t mean that Pacquiao will beat Mayweather, said Roger.
The boxing trainer said nobody has defeated Mayweather in his own game. He believes his nephew’s defensive skills will get the better of Pacquiao’s whirlwind offense.
“He was going to get the same thing he was going to get the first time,” stated Roger.
Discussions about a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight have recently been revived after the Filipino's victory over Algieri.
The "People's Champion" made it clear he wants Mayweather next.
“The fans deserve that fight. It’s time to make that fight happen,” said Pacquiao.
His promoter, Bob Arum also revealed that backdoor negotiations are currently taking place between CBS and HBO to pave the way for the most lucrative boxing match ever.
But Arum said it will only happen if Mayweather says "yes."
“There’s no more excuse this time. None,” Arum told "Money Mayweather". “Just answer the phone.”