Naazim Richardson says no one will be satisfied with Mayweather-Pacquiao; hopes Floyd gets proper credit if victorious

Floyd Mayweather in between rounds during his rematch with Marcos Maidana this past September in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Don’t expect Naazim Richardson to be too excited about the May 2 Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight.

While the boxing world is thrilled to see the dream matchup finally announced, Richardson feels the time has passed for Mayweather, 38, and Pacquiao, 36, to have laced up.

“I never waited on a woman for seven years,” Richardson told “Now the public is waiting for a fight six, seven years. The fight would have to be better than Hearns and Hagler and it would have to be three more rounds.”

Richardson feels that the public will question either man regardless of who wins, simply because of lingering curiosity as to how the fight would have played out years earlier.

“No one is going to be satisifed,” Richardson added.

Before wrapping up, Richardson left this statement regarding a possible Mayweather victory.

“The only thing I hope, that the young cat Mayweather, I hope they do give him his proper credit,” said Richardson. “Now he’s fighting Pacquiao and what can you say? And if he should beat Pacquiao now can you say he’s the greatest of all time? Do you have a problem with him saying it then or does he have to dig up Ray Robinson too?”

*** Check below for the full interview with Naazim Richardson

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