In his latest assessment on the possibility of the highly hyped Pacquiao-Mayweather match taking place next year, Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach says the fight will not happen next year, or ever.
"I don't think it will ever happen. It will be one of those fights we're never going to see," Roach said. "It would've happened by now. All that money on the table... how can you turn it down? Boxing's a sport, but it's a business also."
Floyd Mayweather, Jr, who is undefeated in his 41 professional fights, continues to blame Pacquiao for the failed fight negotiations due to his continued refusal to undergo random blood tests all the way up to the fight.
On the other hand, Pacquiao says he has agreed to Mayweather's original demands on the random drug tests in order to give the people the fight everyone in the world wants to see.
"The world knows that Floyd is ducking Manny Pacquiao at this point," Roach said in the interview with Yahoo! Sports. "Floyd's going to be content with fighting mediocre-type opponents, opponents with styles he knows he can beat."
Mayweather declined Pacquiao's invitation to fight in November for the stated reasons, adding he is off fighting this year.
Meanwhile, Floyd's uncle and trainer Roger Mayweather has to wait until January next year for his trial for felony charges stemming from his alleged attack on a female boxer last year at an apartment he owned.
Roger Mayweather has pleaded not guilty to battery charges stemming from an August 2009 scuffle with 26-year-old Melissa St. Vil, Yahoo News reports.
St. Vil alleges Mayweather punched and choked her until she was nearly unconscious before police arrived at the apartment where she was staying in Las Vegas, the report added.
Mayweather, who is free on $13,000 bail, risks a prison term of 10 years if found guilty as charged.
In the meantime, Floyd Mayweather, Sr. has surprisingly favored Pacquiao to win over Antonio Margarito on November 13.
The elder Mayweather says Margarito doesn't a chance to win over Pacquiao, primarily because of his commitment to go down to the agreed catch weight. He says Margarito knows he can't win the fight.
Floyd Sr. says he is concentrating on getting his new book out. He said when the book comes out, a lot of people will get to know him better. He has a lot to say in the book, he told Percy Crawford of Fighthype.