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WATCH: Roach's honest analysis of Pacquiao vs Mayweather

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:53 PM

The seven time BWAA “Trainer of the Year” awardee believes Pacquiao has the leverage in punching power

Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach, seen here  at the press conference of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao showdown, shares his honest assessment of the bout with Fight Hub. Screenshot from Showtime's livestream

How does it feel to beat Floyd Mayweather?

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Augie Sanchez and Martin Castillo are two fighters who can say they hold victories over Floyd Mayweather Jr Decades later they recall their nights of glory

LAST AMERICAN TO BEAT FLOYD. Floyd Mayweather said he was done with amateur boxing after his loss to Augie Sanchez in the Olympic qualifiers before returning to beat Sanchez twice. Screen shot from YouTube

Vera picks Pacquiao to win over Mayweather

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Brandon Vera says Manny Pacquiao has the speed and power to win over Floyd Mayweather

PACQUIAO WIN. Fil-Am MMA fighter Brandon Vera believes Manny Pacquiao's speed and power gives him the edge over Mayweather. Vera photo from his Facebook page, Pacquiao photo by EPA

UFC fighter Overeem sides with Pacquiao in fight vs Mayweather

Apr 19, 2015 - 12:38 PM

I’m going for Pacquiao I met him once and he is very respectful He’s very calm I appreciate his values more than his opponent

UFC Fighter Alistair Overeem (L) picks Manny Pacquiao (R) to win vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. Overeem photo by Nissi Icasiano/Rappler, Pacquiao photo by Xaume Olleros/AFP

Pacquiao's first US opponent Ledwaba picks Mayweather to win

Apr 18, 2015 - 4:37 AM

Manny Pacquiao s first opponent on American soil Lehlohonolo Ledwaba thinks Floyd Mayweather s style is a bad matchup for Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao had plenty to smile about after his win over Lehlo Ledwaba. Screen shot from YouTube

Former foe Mira touts Pacquiao's chances vs Mayweather

Apr 12, 2015 - 12:15 AM

A fighter from the earliest days of Manny Pacquiao s championship run says the Filipino boxer has a chance to defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 2

A gaunt looking Manny Pacquiao (R) faced Gabriel Mira (L) in his first and only successful flyweight title defense. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

NBA legend Karl Malone visits Manny Pacquiao

Apr 11, 2015 - 7:27 PM

Manny Pacquiao received a surprise visit from basketball legend Karl Malone at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles

Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach, Karl Malone and associates pose for a photo at the Wild Card Gym. Photo from Pacquiao's Facebook

Muhammad Ali denies picking Pacquiao over Mayweather

Apr 03, 2015 - 7:34 AM

Information published earlier this week and picked up by other media is either a misquote or someone else’s personal opinion says a statement posted on the Muhammad Ali Center website

TEAM PACQUIAO. Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is rooting for Manny Pacquiao in the mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. File Photos from Peer Grimm/EPA and Xaume Olleros/AFP

Damian Lillard respects Pacquiao, but picks Mayweather to win

Apr 01, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Portland s star point guard says he s a fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr s work ethic

WORK ETHIC. Trail Blazers star guard Damian Lillard is a fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr's work ethic which he believes is what will catapult him to a win over Manny Pacquiao. Lillard photo by EPA, Mayweather photo by AFP

Muhammad Ali is ‘Team Pacquiao all the way’

Apr 01, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The Greatest has chosen a side and he s backing Manny Pacquiao

TEAM PACQUIAO. Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is rooting for Manny Pacquiao in the mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. File Photos from Peer Grimm/EPA and Xaume Olleros/AFP

Mayweather will knock out Pacquiao, says UFC star McGregor

Mar 28, 2015 - 3:57 PM

The Irish UFC star feels Mayweather will be too much for Pacquiao when they fight on May 2

Conor McGregor, seen during a 2013 fight with Max Holloway, thinks Mayweather has the edge on May 2. Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

KO loss to Marquez won’t affect Pacquiao vs Mayweather, says Beristain

Mar 23, 2015 - 4:49 PM

I think Floyd Mayweather will win But my heart is with Manny Pacquiao says Nacho Beristain

Pacquiao was knocked out in six rounds by Juan Manuel Marquez the last time they fought, but Marquez's trainer doesn't think the loss has diminished him as a fighter. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Mayweather to dictate bout’s pace vs Pacquiao, says Alvarez

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:58 PM

Floyd is very smart He will fight [in the manner that he chooses] He can make things frustrating or he can make a spectacular fight says Canelo Alvarez

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez says Mayweather can make it an exciting fight if he engages. Mayweather photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP, Pacquiao photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

#Throwback: Pacquiao KOs 'Mayweather' over vinegar bottle

Mar 20, 2015 - 8:07 AM

Manny Pacquiao shows what happens when you snatch the groceries that Mommy D sent him to buy

Manny Pacquiao shows he is very protective of his vinegar. Screenshot from Youtube

Two rival trainers choose Mayweather to win over Pacquiao

Mar 19, 2015 - 5:48 PM

The trainers of middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and contender Willie Monroe Jr both favor Mayweather to beat Pacquiao on May 2

Willie Monroe Jr's trainer Tony Morgan (L) and Gennady Golovkin's trainer Abel Sanchez (R) are both predicting a Mayweather win. Morgan photo from, Sanchez photo from Twitter

Golovkin visits Pacquiao in training camp

Mar 19, 2015 - 1:16 PM

On his fifteenth day in training camp Manny Pacquiao received a surprise visit from world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin

Manny Pacquiao met the middleweight champion of the world in training. File photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

Pacquiao Watch: Do numbers lie?

Mar 19, 2015 - 6:31 AM

Columnist Edwin Espejo takes a look at the punch stats in anticipation of Pacquiao vs Mayweather

Marquez coach: Fans want to watch Pacquiao

Mar 19, 2015 - 12:49 AM

Juan Manuel Marquez trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain says The People s Champ is the reason why people will want to watch Pacquiao vs Mayweather

WBC to award emerald belt to Pacquiao vs Mayweather winner

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:35 PM

The exquisite memento is worth 1 million and comes as a bonus to the winner of the mega fight

Mayweather to play it safe vs Pacquiao, says Marquez

Mar 14, 2015 - 12:18 AM

Floyd s style and technique have given him 47 wins so why take a risk in the biggest fight of his career says Juan Manuel Marquez

American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez (R) pose for pictures in front of a London Routemaster bus prior to a press conference in London. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Morales sides with Pacquiao in fight vs Mayweather

Mar 12, 2015 - 3:29 PM

He is faster and has strong legs I think he will win says Erik Morales on Manny Pacquiao

Erik Morales (L) gets tagged by Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (R) during their championship fight for the WBC International super featherweight title at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. File photo by Gary Williams/EPA

Pacquiao may win over Mayweather, say UFC stars

Mar 10, 2015 - 7:54 PM

Edgar thinks Pacquiao could floor Mayweather when they trade punches while Faber believes Pacquiao’s qualities as a fighter could pull off the upset

Frankie Edgar (L) and Urijah Faber (R) who faced off at the UFC Fight Night Manila presscon shared their thoughts on Pacquiao vs Mayweather Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Tarver warns Mayweather about Pacquiao’s style

Mar 08, 2015 - 9:48 PM

Everybody knows that this is a dangerous fight for Floyd especially Floyd Mayweather says former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver

In 2004, Antonio Tarver knocked out the best fighter of his generation, Roy Jones Jr, in two rounds. Tarver thinks Manny Pacquiao has a chance to do the same thing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Gary C. Caskey/EPA

Cotto now picks Pacquiao to win over Mayweather

Mar 07, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Miguel Cotto changes his mind favoring his gym mate Pacquiao to topple Mayweather on May 2

PICKING PAC. Miguel Cotto switches his tune and favors his gym mate. Photo by Tim Lane/EPA

Pacquiao has punching power edge vs Mayweather, says Guerrero

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:24 PM

Former world champion Robert Guerrero there is a razor thin variance between the two fighters in terms of speed but Pacquiao’s power spells the disparity

PUNCHING POWER. Robert Guerrero, seen here during his IBF cruiserweight world champion title win over Spend Abazi, says Manny Pacquiao has the advantage in punching power over Floyd Mayweather Jr. File photo by Lars Moeller/EPA

Mayweather to outpoint Pacquiao, predicts Mosley

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:22 PM

I think it goes 12 rounds I think Mayweather’s going to outpoint Pacquiao by moving evading punches

OUTPOINT. Shane Mosley thinks the mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr will go the full 12 rounds with "Money" emerging as the victor. Photo by Paul Miller/EPA

Mayweather has to trade punches with Pacquiao to win, says Tyson

Mar 04, 2015 - 11:00 PM

This guy is all over your face He moves and feints He is in perpetual motion

FIGHT. Mike Tyson says Floyd Mayweather Jr needs to fight, throw punches if he intends to keep his winning record intact. Screenshot from the Facebook video

De La Hoya: ‘Pacquiao can do some damage to Mayweather’

Mar 04, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Oscar De La Hoya notes how Pacquiao is a southpaw and Mayweather has had some trouble with southpaws in the past

HURT MAYWEATHER. Oscar De La Hoya thinks Manny Pacquiao has the tools to deal significant damage on Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Roach: Mayweather won’t be ready for Pacquiao’s speed and power

Mar 03, 2015 - 9:52 PM

Pacquiao s trainer Freddie Roach says I think Manny has not slowed down as much as Floyd has slowed down

READY TO FIGHT. Manny Pacquiao is hoping to become the first boxer to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao to dominate Mayweather, says Viloria’s manager

Mar 03, 2015 - 2:42 PM

I strongly believe Manny will win in a one sided distance contest I envision Mayweather going into a defensive shell says Gary Gittelsohn

PACQUIAO WIN. Brian Vloria's manager Gary Gittelsohn says Manny Pacquiao will overpower Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cotto avoids prediction on Pacquiao-Mayweather

Mar 03, 2015 - 2:36 PM

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto says he won t even watch the fight as he will be preparing for his own bout happening in June

NO COMMENT. Miguel Cotto refuses to give a prediction on the much-anticipated fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Donaire favors Pacquiao over Mayweather

Mar 03, 2015 - 2:09 PM

Donaire Jr says that Mayweather has never even come close to fighting somebody as fast and as strong as Manny Pacquiao

NEWS FLASH. Nonito Donaire Jr thinks Pacquiao has what it takes to defeat Floyd Mayweather. Photo by Josh Albelda

Roach: Mayweather training with his dad is advantage for us

Mar 02, 2015 - 9:55 PM

Manny Pacquiao’s trainer says the opponent’s uncle Roger whom the boxer got rid of is ‘the better fighter the better trainer

WELCOME CHALLENGE. Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach says it's a good thing Floyd Mayweather Jr. brought his dad back into his corner - for Pacquiao

Pacquiao must KO Mayweather to win, says Marquez

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:43 AM

I know how judges perform in Las Vegas as we saw in that fight where Jose Luis Castillo beat [Mayweather] says Marquez of why Pacquiao must go for the knockout

Manny Pacquiao lands a blow on assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez during a gym session on Thursday. Photo by AFP

Mayweather to dominate Pacquiao after six rounds, says Hopkins

Feb 26, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Mayweather going to fight back when he needs to but after that sixth round it s done

Boxer Bernard Hopkins, seen here showing his trademark "executioner" sign, believes Mayweather will dominate Pacquiao after 6 rounds. Photo by Jack Smith/EPA

Hatton gives Mayweather ‘slight edge’ to win over Pacquiao

Feb 24, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Ricky Hatton says Pacquiao could have trouble facing a counter puncher like Mayweather the same way he had trouble against Juan Manuel Marquez

British boxer Ricky 'the Hitman' Hatton, seen here preparing for a training session, says Mayweather has a slight edge over Pacquiao. File photo by Nick Wilkinson/EPA

'Pacquiao will kick Mayweather’s ass,' says Penalosa

Feb 24, 2015 - 6:03 AM

Deep down inside Floyd is scared says two time world champion Gerry Penalosa who is backing Pacquiao to win by a late knockout on May 2

The last time Manny Pacquiao was a significant underdog was his 2008 win against Oscar de la Hoya. Gerry Penalosa thinks we'll see a similar situation in Pacquiao's next outing as an underdog. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Floyd will KO Pacquiao with body punching, right hands, says Mayweather Sr.

Feb 23, 2015 - 6:07 AM

I m going to say that along with the body work it s going to be a good right hand and a left hook that s going to put him down said Mayweather s father trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr

Floyd Mayweather Sr. says that it'll be straight right hands, like the one his son landed in his first fight with Marcos Maidana, that will carry Mayweather Jr. to victory over Pacquiao. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP