Roger Mayweather: Pacquiao needs to fight Floyd Jr, not Marquez
By Chris Williams: Roger Mayweather, the uncle and trainer for WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., doesn’t see the point of Manny Pacquiao fighting Juan Manuel Marquez next. Roger thinks Pacquiao should fight Floyd Jr. instead of wasting his time with a fourth fight with the 39-year-old Marquez.
Roger has a point. Why is Bob Arum looking to put Pacquiao in with Marquez and not Mayweather? That’s the fight that boxing fans want to see, and it’s also the fight that will bring in a lot more money. Why isn’t Arum looking at making that fight next? He needs to grab the money while he still can because the cash might not be there if Pacquiao continues to get beaten by Arum’s stable fighters.
Roger told writer Chris Robinson at Examiner.com this about Pacquiao fighting Marquez again: “For what? They don’t need that bulls***. They might as well sit back, relax, and let my nephew [Floyd Jr] whoop his [Pacquiao] a**. Then he’ll know who the truth is.”
Well, we just saw Pacquiao get beaten by Tim Bradley. You can probably forget all about Pacquiao facing Mayweather Jr. now. Bob Arum is already looking at putting Pacquiao in with Marquez in November, and after that he’ll likely throw Pacquiao back in with Bradley. Given the choice between Mayweather and Bradley, Arum will likely opt for Bradley, because he’s one of his Top Rank stable fighters and he’s not nearly as good as Mayweather.
Getting beaten by Bradley obviously is no fun for the Filipino, but the beating that Mayweather would give Pacquiao would hurt him big time because it would be such a one-sided whipping. A whipping from Mayweather could ruin Pacquiao’s cash cow status, because boxing fans might not want to continue paying to see him fight if Mayweather Jr. clowns Pacquiao as bad as I think he will.
I think Marquez is still good enough to beat Pacquiao, but I doubt they’ll give him the decision.