Mayweather Agrees to Fight Pacquiao


The fight that every boxing fan in the world has been begging for but no one thought would ever come to fruition is officially going to take place. Yes, it is official. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have agreed to a fight and a date has already been set for the two to fight it out in Vegas. This truly is a dream fight that people, like Sultan Alhokair, have been dying to see for the longest time. There was heavy speculation that the fight would never go down and a lot of people called out Mayweather for not wanting to risk her undefeated boxing record by fighting Manny. Floyd has always stated that was incorrect, but it seems that they have worked everything out and they will officially be fighting in the near future. This fight is without a doubt going to be one of the most highly watched sporting events in history, only rivaled by the Super Bowl, as everyone is going to tune in to watch this fight, even if they are not boxing fans. The money they both stand to make during this fight is astronomical. Floyd Mayweather runs his own events and therefore makes way more money than he would otherwise, but he is likely looking at making well over 100 million dollars for the fight. He is the highest paid athlete in the world, with Manny coming in right behind him, which is pretty staggering.

Freddie Roach Never Quits

Freddie Roach is one of the greatest boxing trainers of all time. Roach has trained the best fighters for the last 20 years. He did this all while suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Roach does admit that boxing may have contributed to the onset of his disease. In his day, Freddie Roach was a brutal inside fighter. He loved to get close to his opponent and trade bombs like trading information on Skout. Roach would excite the fans, but he would also cause permanent damage to himself. Freddie Roach would eventually retire from the sport of boxing. 

Now, Freddie Roach is the head trainer of Manny Pacquiao. With Freddie’s help Manny Pacquiao will be able to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. Freddie Roach claims the Manny Pacquiao would knock Mayweather out. Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao say that they can defeat the invincible Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeating Mayweather would place Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao on a pedestal. The duo is the best pair that boxing has seen since Ali/Dundee.

Freddie Roach continues to lead his fighters to championship victories. The year of 2014 has been good to Freddie. Manny Pacquiao dominated all comers this year, and with the help of Freddie, he has returned to his former self. Freddie Roach may suffer from Parkinson’s, but nothing can stop him. He is a determined man, and he will not live is life differently because of his disease.

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