Roger Mayweather: I want Floyd Jr. to fight Bradley and Pacquiao in 2013
By Allan Fox: Roger Mayweather, the trainer and uncle for Floyd Mayweather Jr., says he wants Mayweather Jr. to fight Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao if the choice up to him. Obviously it’s not, because the rumors are that Mayweather Jr. will be facing Robert Guerrero next on May 4th, and it’s still unknown who will get the pick for his September 14th fight. My guess is either Miguel Cotto or Saul Alvarez.
Speaking with esnewsreporting.com, Roger said this when asked who he wants Mayweather Jr. to fight next: “Pacquiao and Bradley, both of them getting knocked out. Hopefully those fights will happen.”
I think the chances of either of those fights happening are around 0 percent chance. Mayweather isn’t going to fight those guys because they’re promoted by Bob Arum of Top Rank, and I see that as reason enough for Mayweather not to take those fights, even though both of them are appealing in different ways. The Pacquiao fight is good for the money involved and the excitement the fight would generate.
The Bradley fight would be a good fight because Mayweather can beat the guy that beat Pacquiao if he gets past Bradley. However, the Bradley fight isn’t a good fight because it won’t bring Mayweather big pay per view numbers due to Bradley’s lack of a name. He doesn’t have enough of a fan base to give Mayweather any assistance in drawing fans, and there’s not much excitement for a Mayweather vs. Bradley fight outside of a small amount of boxing fans. Mayweather would be better off fighting Robert Guerrero, Cotto or Alvarez rather than wasting a fight against Bradley.
The Pacquiao-Mayweather fight likely won’t ever happen, but you understand why Roger would want it to. Obviously, if he was the one calling the shots Mayweather would have fought Pacquiao two years ago when they first attempted to put a fight together.