Floyd Mayweather

November 14, 2010 by staff 

Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach issued a challenge to Floyd Mayweather on Saturday, saying it was time for the undefeated U.S. to decide if he would face the Filipinos in the ring.

Boxing fans have long savored the possibility of a Mayweather-Pacquiao showdown, if only to determine the mythical title of world’s best pound-for-pound.

“He (Mayweather) has to do something,” Roach said Pacquiao Filipino reporters after he won the eighth title in one weight category unprecedented eighth beating Antonio Margarito of Mexico.

“After this great performance from Manny, Mayweather just have to put up or shut up and leave the country.

“Let’s face it. How Manny over him at this point because I remember when he (Mayweather) was ducking Margarito and he would not fight him either. If he does not fight Manny now, we know that this man should retire.”

Mayweather Pacquiao had been scheduled to meet early this year until negotiations collapsed on the American demand for random drug tests.

Shane Mosley, then stepped in to take place the Filipino, but was beaten by Mayweather in a fight welterweight non-title match in Las Vegas in May.

That left Mayweather with a flawless record of 41-0 with 25 knockouts, but still reluctant to commit to a mega fight with Pacquiao.

“I’m not going to chase the fighters,” said Mayweather, who gave her label as the best pound-for-pound for the Philippines for a 21-month retirement from the sport that concluded late last year.


“If Manny takes the test (blood), we can make the fight happen. If it does not have a fight. If Manny Pacquiao wants to fight, it is not difficult for me to find.”

Pacquiao postponed any talk of a Mayweather fight promoters after improving his record to 2/3/1952 own career points with 38 knockouts after his unanimous victory against Margarito at Cowboys Stadium.

“I will not fight with anyone as long as there is a problem with the decision of the promoter,” said the 31-year-old Filipino. “That’s the job of my promoter. I’m just a fighter to do my work and train hard for the fight.”

Regardless of the opponent are aligned in the future, Pacquiao has indicated he will fight twice more before retiring from boxing to concentrate on his growing career in politics.

“I’m very happy for what I’ve done in boxing, and I do not want to be too overwhelmed at this point because you have to balance responsibility,” he said after winning the vacant WBC super welterweight title.

“That’s why I go in (the ring), because I want to help people make good fights.”

Pacquiao, on Saturday was certainly good, and most destructive performance by the Filipino Roach had ever witnessed.

“It’s the worst beatings I’ve seen (for Pacquiao), the accumulation of wise men, and the number of hits connected,” he said. “Margarito is a very tough, a tough guy and he has not left him.

“His corner would have saved. Took unnecessary punishment too much for me. I have stopped that fight. After eight rounds, which had ended and that was only a matter of time.”

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