Canelo Alvarez landing an uppercut on Alfredo Angulo during his 10th round TKO victory in March (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
While it was never before the type of matchup that fans debated too much, there have recently been whispers of a potential duel between Manny Pacquiao and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Pacquiao’s advisor Michael Koncz discussed this scenario during a recent interview with Ronnie Nathanielsz, highlighting the fact that Manny’s rival Juan Manuel Marquez has been asking for what he considers too much money for a possible fifth showdown.
One person who doesn’t like Pacquiao’s chances if the fight were to happen is former two-division world champion Roger Mayweather.
“Canelo would beat the sh*t out of Pacquiao,” Mayweather said on Thursday afternoon during some down time from training.
“Too big and too strong for him,” he added moments later.
Roger feels the only chance Pacquiao has would be for Canelo, a former junior middleweight titlist, to meet the Filipino star at a catch weight.
“Only way that Pacquiao can beat him if they make that mother*cker shrink,” Mayweather explained. “But if you don’t fight him at 150-something, he’s going to get killed. He’s going to stop Pacquiao.”
For Roger, it comes down to Pacquiao simply being too small to be competitive.
“Pacquiao’s got to be able to keep that mother*cker off of him,” Mayweather noted. “I can’t see Pacquiao doing nothing with him.”
To check out the full interview with Roger please look below…
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