Floyd Mayweather, whose manhood and legacy is in tatters because people perceive him to be dancing around a much-anticipated fight with the legendary Manny Pacquiao, is taking steps to make that long-awaited bout happen.
Trainer Freddie Roach believes Mayweather is probably preparing for the showdown with Pac Man because of who Mayweather has agreed to get into the ring with. Mayweather will fight Victor Ortiz in September.
How could a fight with Ortiz possible figure into a future bout between Mayweather and Pacquiao? Glad you asked.
Both Ortiz and Pacquiao are fast, high-volume punchers. Equally important, if not more important, is the fact that Ortiz and Pacquiao are also both left-handers. Therefore Roach, the trainer for the fearsome Filipino Pacquiao, believes that Mayweather’s camp has specifically chosen Ortiz to fight as a way to prepare the undefeated Mayweather for Pacquiao.
Hopefully, Mayweather can find the ring. He hasn’t been in one under bright lights in 16 months. Also a challenge for Mayweather is the fact that he has rarely boxed left-handed opponents and they’ve cause him problems. One he had with Zab Judah caused Mayweather fits.
Pacquiao, universally considered the greatest boxer alive today, has a scheduled boxing match against Manuel Marquez in November.