Freddie Roach Claims Floyd Mayweather Avoiding Manny Pacquiao to Preserve Undefeated Record


With Manny Pacquiao agreeing to undergo the blood tests that Floyd Mayweather Jr. wanted, and with Mayweather still refusing to accept the fight, Pacquiao's trainer is left to believe one thing: Mayweather is afraid of losing.

Mayweather's career record is 41-0-0, with 25 knockouts. Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's trainer, thinks the 33-year-old Mayweather is solely concerned about maintaining that perfect record.

"I think he just wants that zero on his record," Roach said on Into the Night With Tony Bruno, according to "As long as he's undefeated he can argue and say he's the best fighter ever, he's as good as Sugar Ray Robinson and so forth, and he can make that argument as long as he doesn't have that loss on his record. I think it's more important for him to stay undefeated than fight the best guy out there."

Pacquiao, despite three losses and two draws in his career, is considered the best fighter on the planet. A matchup of the greatest vs. the undefeated is one for which the boxing world has clamored for more than a year. Unfortunately, it's something that seems destined to never happen.

"It's a shame," Roach said, "and I hope the fight will happen, but I'm worried about that because the only thing that can get [Mayweather] motivated is money, and they offered him 40 million dollars. If that's not enough money I don't know what is."

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