Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao says 'Floyd will be easier'

16/03/2010 21:18

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines said Mayweather, Jr is easier to beat. The Filipino boxer seems to be comparing Joshua Clottey with the undefeated American boxer after his lopsided fight with the Ghanaian boxer Saturday night.

After winning a 12-round unanimous decision over Joshua Clottey of Ghana, Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao says Floyd Mayweather, Jr is easier to beat.

“His (Mayweather) style is not as difficult as Clottey’s. It’s easy to study,” said Pacquiao after going 12 rounds and disposing of his Ghanaian challenger last Saturday in front of nearly 51,000 fans at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach said he wants the Filipino boxer to face Floyd Mayweather, Jr possibly in November for his last fight before retiring from professional boxing.

However Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says he may have to arrange a Pacquiao-Mosley fight if Floyd losses to Mosley in their May 1 encounter at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Arum believes a Pacquiaio-Mosley match is easier to make compared to a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight where old drug testing issues are expected to be revived during the contract negotiation process.

But like his trainer Freddie Roach, Pacquiao he is said he is ready for Floyd Mayweather anytime.

"I want that fight, but it's up to Mayweather," he said. "I'm ready to fight any time."

Roach was in no doubt about Pacquiao's class, saying, "I give Manny an A-plus. Clottey was more in survival mode and when a guy is trying to survive, it's hard to knock him out."

(original article appeared @ Digital Journal )


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