Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach believes Manny Pacquiao’s camp is doing everything possible and reasonable to make a fight with Floyd Mayweather happen but the unbeaten US fighter is simply acting like a prima donna.
“We’re doing everything possible to make this fight happen on our side and that’s all we can do,” Roach told boxing scene over the weekend from the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.
Two weeks ago, Mayweather came out smoking on US television, issuing Pacquiao a challenge but demanding that he calls the shots every step of the way.
Roach, who began training Pacquiao in mid-2001, feels Mayweather is not entitled to run the show.
Still, Roach remains hopeful that the mega-fight becomes a reality in 2015 as the public is demanding for it to take place after years of botched negotiations.
Pacquiao is also nursing hopes that Mayweather gets to see the light and sign his name above the dotted line.
“This is my Christmas and New year’s wish…for the Mayweather fight to happen,” said Pacquiao from General Santos City.
Although Pacquiao has made it clear that money won’t stand in the way of the talks, Mayweather has other demands that are simply outrageous to say the least.
Mayweather, who is very protective of his 47-0 record, wants the fight to happen on May 2, 2015 and that every other thing about the promotion will be handled by him alone.
Pacquiao’s only role, according to Mayweather, will be “to show up” on fight night.
Indeed, Mayweather thinks he is God’s gift to the sport of boxing.