Robert Garcia doubts that we see Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: ‘I just don’t see it happening’

Floyd Mayweather facing off with Marcos Maidana this past September in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

For revered trainer Robert Garcia, he knows all too well the difficulty of preparing for a match with either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, the two men regarded as the best of this generation.

Garcia led Marcos Maidana into battle twice last year vs. Manyweather, as the Argentinean lost decision verdicts to the Grand Rapids native in May and September despite spirited efforts. And in November of 2013, Garcia was in the corner of Brandon Rios in Macau, China as Pacquiao won a whitewash decision against the former lightweight titlist.

It’s logical to ask Garcia for his take a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but the Oxnard, Calif.-based trainer just doesn’t seem the dream match coming off.

“I don’t see that happening,” Garcia told “There’s so much pride between both camps, promoters, TV networks. Mayweather wants the bigger chunk and I think well-deserved. I just don’t see it happening.”

Pressed a bit futher, Garcia gives Mayweather the fighting edge but only slightly, and actually feels that Pacquiao is the harder opponent to prepare for given the dymanic southpaw style of the Filipino icon.

“It’s an interesting fight,” said Garcia. “I don’t think it would be easy for either one of them. I think Mayweather wins a decision but it won’t be easy.”

“I think Pacquiao’s tougher [to prepare for],” Garcia added. “To be able to adjust to his style, his speed, and so many punches that he throws. I think Pacquiao is a little more difficult to prepare for.”

Check below for the FULL interview with Garcia, including much more on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao saga

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