Coach Freddie Roach has predicted that the Filipino welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao may retire after he will fight Joshua Clottey on March 13 in Dallas.
Manny Pacquiao, is a seven-weight world champion, was originally planned to face Floyd Mayweather Jr, but discussions broke down following Pretty Boy’s demands for Olympic style blood tests, which many feel was his own way of getting out a fight he didn’t want.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will now face Sugar Shane Mosley on May 1 in Las Vegas. The logical outcome would be a fight between the winners of each contest and fans may finally get to see Manny Pacman Pacquiao step into the ring with Floyd Money Mayweather Jr.
However, if negotiations can’t lock a Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao superfight, Roach exposed the Joshua Clottey fight may be the last for the boxing superstar.
“If Floyd Mayweather doesn't come around after this fight and sign to fight us, this could be our last one," Roach told East Side Boxing's on the Ropes.
Manny Pacquiao is now regarded as the pound-for-pound best energetic boxer and one of the sport’s all-time greats.
The 31-year-old faces a tough test against Ghanaian Joshua Clottey, who in spite of losing to Miguel Cotto in his last fight back in June, has never been knocked out in his three defeats from 39 fights.
Both Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach are expecting a long night, but are confident of victory with Freedie Roach predicting a delayed knockout.