Manny Pacquiao’s trainer: Floyd Mayweather not a good role model
By David Stout / TIME
Tensions continue to flare before their May 2 bout
Manny Pacquiao’s legendary trainer Freddie Roach says Floyd Mayweather is a bad seed and that he is looking forward to seeing the 38-year-old get knocked out when he squares off with the Filipino superstar in May.
During an interview with sports analyst Jim Rome over the weekend, Roach slated the undefeated welterweight for being “very insecure” and claimed he’s set a poor example for younger generations.
“I mean he’s not a good guy, he’s not a good person, he’s not a good role model,” said Roach, who added that the usually affable Pacquiao doesn’t have much love for Mayweather either.
“I’ve never seen him dislike an opponent in my life, but you know what, he doesn’t like this guy,” Roach added.
The trainer’s comments are just the latest tidbit of controversy to surface as both camps hunker down before their much-anticipated May 2 bout. Earlier this month, Roach told a Philippine news outlet that Mayweather’s advisors were paying Pacman’s potential sparring partners large sums of money to refrain from participating in his training camp.