Roach reveals hopes for Mayweather v Pacquiao II
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach wants Floyd Mayweather to agree a lucrative rematch after witnessing his fighter lose out via a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Speaking at the post-fight press conference, the five-time Coach of the Year declared his pleasure at Pacquiao’s performance, but is now holding out for a second chance at taking Mayweather’s ‘0’ alongside his number one fighter.
“I thought Manny fought a good fight and hurt his opponent a few times with his combinations,” said Roach.
“Mayweather was pretty good with his right hand, but it was a very close fight and we’d love to do it again in the future. I am very proud of Manny and I hope you all enjoyed the fight.”
Roach has tried and failed once again to put a dent in Mayweather’s record, but will have to go back to the drawing board and rely on Mayweather wanting another hefty nine-figure payday for Pacquiao to get another opportunity.
A return between the two seems unlikely at the moment due to Mayweather’s majestic method of victory, although who knows as the pound for pound king does have one spot open in September for the final fight of his big-money deal with Showtime.
Where Pacquiao goes from here though is anyone’s guess as the likes of Amir Khan, Kell Brook, Keith Thurman or even a move up to middleweight for a rematch with Miguel Cotto, will all come into play for both fighters before the end of 2015.