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Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach uses fighting words about Mayweather
Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach uses fighting words about Mayweather

Trainer Freddie Roach knows how to press mental buttons. When asked recently what his fighter Manny Pacquiao’s major advantage over the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. is in their coming May 2 super-fight, Roach heated up a simmering rivalry by saying it was the presence of Mayweather’s father, Floyd Sr., as lead trainer. “I love that matchup,” Roach, a recently named trainer of the year by the Boxing Writers Assn. of America for the seventh time, said of his battle with the elder Mayweather over a winning fight strategy. “I’ve watched [Mayweather Sr.] in the corner. He stutters, has trouble staying calm and can’t get words out.” Then,...

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