Freddie Roach Believes McGregor-Mayweather Will Happen

Everyone wants to see, if only to stop everyone from talking about how we might see it. But with that said, we might get to see it. Freddie Roach, world class boxing trainer for countless champions including Manny Pacquiao, says that he was approached by Floyd Mayweather who confirmed the fight will take place.

Roach claims that Mayweather came into Wild Card Gym in Hollywood to ask him if Conor McGregor had asked him for training. McGregor hadn’t asked, but Mayweather told Roach that if he did, to grant his request.

“I am gonna fight him,” Roach said Mayweather told him. “And he we can all make a lot of money.”

When asked if he thought was going to happen, Roach said he believes it will.

“According to Mayweather, yes,” Roach said. “He told me he would fight him. Everything is pointing in that direction right now. At one point, I didn’t think it was possible.”

Not many people give McGregor much of a chance in this fight. Despite his success in the octagon, he has only ameature experience in the square. Mayweather has never lost and has since retired with an undefeated record. Undefeated is a loose term, though.

It appears both fighters want to fight, but with a number of financial and contractual hurdles yet to be overcome, there is still some time to go before we see this come to pass.

In his fighting career, Mayweather gained something of a reputation for dodging fighters when they were in their prime; it took nearly a decade for him to fight Manny Pacquiao. McGregor is in his prime as a fighter, but perhaps his lack of boxing experience (and potentially huge payday) has lulled Mayweather into acting out of character and accepting a fight he could potentially lose.

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Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a stand-up comedian based in New York City. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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