Roger Mayweather Thinks Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather "Is Going to Happen"

Justin TateCorrespondent IJune 18, 2011

Roger Mayweather (left) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right)
Roger Mayweather (left) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right)Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Chris Robinson of Boxing Scene recently asked Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s trainer and uncle, Roger Mayweather, which event was bigger: Mayweather vs. Ortiz or Pacquiao vs.Marquez III?

Here is what Roger's response was, as follows:

"Mayweather-Pacquiao is going to be the biggest fight in the history of boxing. The highest grossing in this time in boxing was Floyd and De La Hoya. And you know a Floyd and Pacquiao fight is going to gross more than that...If it don't happen that will be the biggest fight in the history that never happened. I think it's going to happen. My nephew is still in boxing, and I can't see why it won't happen."

Roger's comments may come as a shock to those doubtful of a potential Pacquiao-Mayweather bout, but it would seem the Mayweather clan is trying to ease the doubters into believing a fight with Pacquiao will actually happen.

A fight with Pacquiao has been teased for at least the past two years. Now that Mayweather Jr. seeks a fight with a young, fast, strong, southpaw (left-handed fighter) in Victor Ortiz, many are seeing this as Mayweather preparing for Pacquiao, a fast, strong, southpaw.

Others still don't buy the gesture and will only believe in Mayweather's desire to face Pacquiao when they see that the ink has dried from a contract to face him once and for all.