International Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach believes a mega-fight between the eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and the undefeated American legend Floyd Mayweather junior is possible now that rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson has entered the picture.
Roach, who is currently working with Pacquiao, recently had an interview with Max Boxing, in which he revealed that the Filipino boxing icon is in negotiations with the renowned American rapper, who is one of the Mayweather’s closest friends.
“With Mayweather on the horizon possibly because 50 Cent and Manny are talking and there’s negotiations going on, it’s a good sign to me,” Roach said. “They’re talking about the fight. They’re not just being friends and so forth.”
50 Cent not too long ago started a promotional company, The Money Team (TMT) Promotions. The rapper said he will run the company with Mayweather. However, later on rumours of a rift between the two popped up and now the promotional company doesn’t seem to exist anymore.
Last week, 50 Cent contact Pacquiao through his advisor, Michael Koncz, and Roach has claimed that the conversation between the two was all about setting up a fight with Mayweather, who is the current WBC Welterweight Champion, WBA (Super) Light Middleweight Champion and recipient of the WBC Diamond belt.
“The negotiations, they’re talking about the Mayweather fight. What else would they be talking about?” he said.
“So that’s always a good sign, when there’s talk. Something might happen. I hope it happens before it’s too late.”
Almost everyone out there wants to see a fight between the two pound-for-pound kings Pacquiao and Mayweather but it has not been made in the past three years because every time something goes wrong between the two.
At this point in time the fight is not being made because Mayweather doesn’t want to give Pacquiao a 50-50 split. Nevertheless, Roach reckons it is only a matter of time now before the fight between the two will get made.
“Hopefully, the best two fighters in the world will meet soon,” he added.