Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is not very fond of his would-be opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr., according to his trainer Freddie Roach.
Though there were many times Floyd has been badmouthing the eight-division champ; there was the racist rant against the Filipino boxer back in 2010, and there was the accusation of using performance-enhancing drugs, Pacquiao has not shot back with the same weapon—words.
In a story by USA Today, Roach has shared: “For the first time in my life with Manny Pacquiao, this is the first fighter he hasn’t like. I can tell.”
Despite the incidents of verbal attacks against Pacman, the reason of his dislike to Floyd, as according to Roach is Floyd’s history of domestic abuse. One of which in 2012, has resulted that he served time in a Nevada detention facility after a guilty plea on domestic violence charge.
This minor dislike may be in favor of Roach in the fight because it will be easier to get it in the ring.
Roach has been a victim of domestic violence therefore this issue of domestic abuse history playing in the role of Pacquiao’s dislike to his May 2 opponent is close to Roach’s person, having his father physically abusing his mother.
“To be honest with you, I was scared to death of him. His answer for everything was to use his fists,” he said.