Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Roach voices concern over Money's gloves
Last Updated: 01/05/15 4:09pm
Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach has voiced concerns over Floyd Mayweather missing the deadline to submit his fight gloves to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The move comes just two days before Mayweather and Pacquiao clash in their Las Vegas super-fight which is expected to generate a record-breaking $332m.
Undefeated Mayweather and Pacquiao will finally meet after years of haggling in the early hours of Sunday morning with the WBC, WBA and WBO belts up for grabs and bragging rights as the greatest boxer of his generation.
Pacquiao has been given the all-clear to wear his Cleto Reyes gloves, but Roach is concerned that he has yet to examine the gloves Mayweather will be wearing.
But Floyd Mayweather Sr laughed off any concerns on the matter, saying: "Scary. I don't think the gloves are an issue because Manny can put on the same kind of gloves that Floyd will be wearing. That ain't nothing but fear.
"Freddie Roach the joke-coach-Roach. I keep telling you. Freddie has been saying for years that we're scared of Manny. Now you'll see. To be honest with you, I don't think it's going to be much of a fight. The fight is already won. Trust me.
"They keep talking about how scared Floyd is and how scared he has been for the last five years, but they're scared. Floyd would whoop Manny any time of any day of any year."
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