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‘Unusual’ Mayweather gym visits breed new Pacquiao II rumors

MayPac 27/06/2017
Floyd Mayweather Manny Pacquiao

Naoki Fukuda

Freddie Roach beleives recent visits to his world famous Wild Card Gym by former Pound for Pound king Floyd Mayweather could mean more than meets the eye.

Mayweather has called into the L.A training facility in the run-up to the annnouncement of his comeback fight with Conor McGregor, leading Roach to speculate about the possibilty of a second fight with Manny Pacquiao.

“Maybe eventually he will come to the table,” Roach told AAP. “Mayweather has come twice to my gym now – it’s unusual.

“I said ‘do you want to talk about Manny or anything like that?’, and he said ‘no, I just wanted to see the gym’.

“He said ‘I might franchise these around the world’, and I was like ‘oh, ok’.

The multi-time Trainer of the Year added: “I don’t really know what he is up to but he does come to visit from time to time, which is surprising.

“But he’s not a bad guy one on one. Give him a TV camera and maybe that will change.”

Pacquiao was beaten in a drab points decision when the pair met back in May 2015 in what was by far the most lucrative fight of all time.

Both boxers walked away with nine-figure paychecks, whilst Mayweather is due to pick up another against UFC champion McGregor on August 26.

A win for Mayweather could be the spark to the ‘Money’ man into seeking a third massive payday, which has given Roach a slight hope his man will get a chance to avenge his lucrative loss.