Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Freddie Roach to close the Wild Card gym for Pacquiao's training

Trainer Freddie Roach is reportedly going to be closing his Wild Card gym while Manny Pacquiao is training in order to limit distractions to his number #1 fighter. This seems like a drastic move to make given how this fight seems to be a noncompetitive fight on paper.

Why would Roach close the guy and mess up generating media publicity for Pacquiao’s fight we’re talking mismatch? Pacquiao is facing 40ish Shane Mosley on May 7th in a fight that will likely end early with Pacquiao destroying Mosley.

Roach, unlike past fights between Pacquiao and over-matched opponents like Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito, is saying that the Mosley-Pacquiao fight won’t be an easy one for Pacquiao.

This seems to fly in the face of logic, however, because Mosley has been looking poor in his recent fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Sergio Mora. One of the things that have made Roach so refreshing in the past was his ability to be upfront with fans about his views on some of the mismatches involving Pacquiao and his opponents.

But has Roach suddenly changed course for Pacquiao’s fight against Mosley? You have to wonder because this fight, perhaps more than any other fight for Pacquiao except for the Joshua Clottey fight appears to be a huge mismatch because of how badly Mosley is struggling at this point in his career.

Source: Boxingnews24

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