Roger Mayweather, a former champion and member of the flamboyant boxing clan, is belittling Manny Pacquiao’s skills, saying the Filipino champion doesn’t stand a chance against Oscar dela Hoya.
He said the Pacquiao-Dela Hoya “Dream Match” on Dec. 6 at the shining MGM Grand in Las Vegas is nothing but a mismatch.
“Do I think it’s a mismatch? No. I don’t think it’s a mismatch. I know it’s a mismatch,” the 47-year-old champion of the ‘80s, also known as the “Black Mamba,” told fightfan.com in a video interview.
The brother of top-notch trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. and uncle of former pound for pound king Floyd Jr. said Dela Hoya, older at 35 but taller at 5’10, is too much for the Filipino southpaw.
“Dela Hoya has fought everybody. And Pacquiao? What’s he gonna do with Dela Hoya?” said Mayweather.
“He doesn’t have the skills like Dela Hoya. And he’s a guy coming from 115 pounds? What’s he gonna do with Dela Hoya?” he said.
Pacquiao, younger and faster at 29, will give away four inches in height and six inches in reach when he climbs the ring against Dela Hoya.
“Size don’t mean a difference when you have tremendous skills. But when you have average skills and average speed… He (Pacquiao) can fight guys his size but Dela Hoya is too big for him,” he added.
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Former heavyweight contender and Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao’s conditioning coach at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym for several big fights in the past – Justin Fortune - says the clash with Oscar De La Hoya is “a bad fight.”
In an overseas telephone conversation with www.insidesports.ph, Standard Today and Viva Sports, Fortune said “I don’t think it’s a good fight because De La Hoya is a bigger guy, he’s stronger and is very smart. He is also a good boxer.” Sphere: Related Content