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article imageFreddie Roach: 'Floyd Mayweather did not want this fight'

By Leo Reyes     Apr 30, 2015 in Sports
The Filipino boxer's trainer says the unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather has been forced into the fight because of mounting pressure from the public in general and boxing fans in particular.
This was disclosed by Manny Pacquiao's longtime trainer Freddie Roach, who also claimed Mayweather was forced into the Pacquiao fight because of intense public pressure.
“Floyd’s a good fighter, but he has picked his opponents. I don’t think he picked Manny. I think he was forced to take this fight," said the seven-time "Trainer of the Year."
It took Mayweather more than five years to agree to face Pacquiao in the ring because of probable fear that he may lose to Pacquiao and put an end to his unstoppable winning streak.
Roach still believes that if Mayweather had his way, he would never accept Pacquiao's challenge because he thinks Pacquiao presents the biggest threat to his spotless career record.
In one of the images that he saw, Roach noticed Mayweather has gotten out of his normal training chores by chopping logs and doing some swimming exercises.
“I saw pictures of Floyd swimming, I love it,” Roach said, “First time in his life he’s going to try something new? In the biggest fight of his life? Give me a break. He’s trying everything he can to get himself ready for the fight but he’s going up the wrong tree.”
Roach believes that these unusual training exercises are signs of desperation for the unbeaten champion as the fight draws near.
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