If he has his way, American coach Freddie Roach would seek help of an outside negotiator like former United States president Bill Clinton to make the highly-sought Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight become a reality in 2015.
According to boxing websites report, Roach suggested to Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and Leslie Moonves, chief executive officer (CEO) of CBS Corporation to hire an outside negotiator like the former US leader.
”He [Bill Clinton] knows boxing, very bright guy. I think, maybe honest,” Roach told dailynews.com.
After his recent successful defense of his WBO welterweight crown against former undefeated Chris Algierie, Pacquiao said he is excited to fight Mayweather.
But instead of accepting the growing call for him to fight Pacquiao, Mayweather taunted Pacquiao by posting in Instagram a video showing Pacquiao’s worst sixth round technical knockout loss to Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.
Pacquiao replied and challenged Mayweather to fight him in the ring and not online.
Marquez came in defense of the Filipino boxing icon after the Mexican fighter told Mayweather to stop using his video as the American fighter’s excuse for not fighting Pacquiao.
“Floyd should stop posting videos and photos of me knocking out Manny. He should fight him first, prove he is the best not just talk but beat the man considered the best pound-for-pound [fighter]for years, Manny Pacquiao,” Marquez said in ESPN interview.
If the undefeated Mayweather (47-0) beats Pacquiao (57-5-3), Marquez said “only then can he post whatever he wants.” PNA