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

Roger Mayweather (left) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right)
Roger Mayweather (left) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (right)Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Justin TateCorrespondent IJune 18, 2011

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. 

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