Roach: 'Mayweather has no losses, he's the king of this era'
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 16, 2015 04:39 PM
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Boxing trainer Freddie Roach has always been heavily critical of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In the past, the 55-year old trainer most notably known for his work with Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, has often been heavily critiacal of Mayweather, from questioning his fighting skills, to calling the entire family a bunch of “impolite people.”
Most recently, though, Roach seems to have changed his tune with regards to his view about “Money May”. In fact, he has sided with the retired boxer, when the debate about who the “greatest of this era” was brought up.
"Manny had eight world titles and a lot of great opponents and so forth,” Roach said, in a report by Boxingscene. “Mayweather had the same, had a great career and undefeated, so I guess we're going to have to give it to Mayweather - but Manny was a lot more exciting for the fans.”
“Mayweather had no losses and so forth, so he's probably the king of this era," he added.
Mayweather retired from the sport of boxing in September, after coasting through former world champion Andre Berto to a unanimous decision verdict. Pacquiao, on the other hand, is planning to hold his final career fight on April 9th, 2016, against a still undetermined opponent.