TRAINER Freddie Roach is at it again, criticizing Floyd Mayweather for his actions during the preparation for the fight, including being late for his own media day.
In a report by ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael, Roach ripped Mayweather about many things, starting off with the American fighter showing up for media day two-and-a-half hours later than expected.
“Mayweather is a different ‘A side’ now, and you can guess what the ‘A’ stands for,” said Roach during Pacquiao’s media day on Wednesday in Hollywood (Thursday Manila time).
“He was late for his media workout, leaving major media outlets scheduled to go live with dead air. How selfish is that?”
“It doesn't take a lot to figure out why everyone is rooting for Manny. Just look at which fighter has the most endorsements going into this fight and why. When Manny beats Mayweather, it won't only be about unifying the welterweight titles, it will also be a public service to boxing,” Roach said.
Roach also blamed Mayweather for the fight being held only now.
“I am so glad that Mayweather is big on Shots (social network Mayweather uses), because he is going to be taking a lot of them from Manny on May 2. That is why he has been avoiding Manny for so long. He didn't want this fight. He can pretend it was a strategy to build up the fight's value but that's not true.
"For once Mayweather wasn't able to handpick his opponent. He was forced to take this fight—by Manny, the media and the fans.