Roy Jones Jr.: Floyd Mayweather Scared of Manny Pacquiao

June 9, 2012 – 12:52 am by Ryan Phillips

Count Roy Jones Jr. as a member of the ever-increasing crowd of people who believe the recently-jailed Floyd Mayweather wants no part of Manny Pacquiao.

Jones claims he has always had a good relationship with Mayweather, but he believes the 35-year-old champion’s main objective is staying undefeated, not putting on the best fights. Jones applauded Pacquiao for taking risks and fighting all comers, while he essentially accused Mayweather of choosing his opponents carefully.

After nearly three years of the public begging for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, the two sides have never been able to reach an agreement. Even now that Pacquiao has agreed to unlimited drug testing – which Mayweather claims is the big hangup – the two parties can’t agree to a deal because “Money” refuses to give the Filipino a 50-50 split of the profits.

Jones essentially said that Mayweather doesn’t care what the public or media want, he is only concerned with staying unbeaten, while he cited several fights where Pacquiao has taken huge risks. Among those risks was a 2010 super welterweight fight with Antonio Margarito, and Saturday night’s showdown with the undefeated Timothy Bradley.

Pacquiao will have his hands full with Bradley Saturday night, but if he ends up winning, there is no one left for him to fight but Mayweather.

Jones and I agree that Bradley will be a tough nut to crack. He is an exceptional fighter and the fact that he is known for head butts and Pacquiao has had severe cuts before means that the bout could get ugly for Pac-Man.

Facing Bradley may not be the smartest thing for Pacquiao right now, but at least he’s willing to take the risk. There is very little chance Mayweather would do the same thing in his shoes.

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  1. 6 Responses to “Roy Jones Jr.: Floyd Mayweather Scared of Manny Pacquiao”

  2. Listen,….
    white america….calls floyd a coward
    asian america….calls floyd a coward
    latino america ..calls floyd a coward.
    black america …calls floyd a coward
    mainstream america (the country whose suppose to back him up) calls floyd a coward……..
    and she still won’t budge… i mean c’mon…man…
    even a blind folded ray charles could see that…
    even he would start punching the air ..if you called him a coward.

    By floydisfake on Jul 27, 2012

  3. Roy, you were great on sports nation other than kellen moore of the detroit lions you are my #1 professional sports person charissa thompson your partner is my #1 sports commentator. i think you 2 should hook up lbauwens@cableone.net please respond are you really that optimistic, professional, literate and cool?

    By laurence on Jul 31, 2012

  4. Bet they are not calling him a coward to his face! I know I wouldn’t.

    By Greg Bankston on Sep 23, 2012

  5. Floyd is a boxer , pac man is a fighter, you cannot expect a fighter to defeat a boxer, pac man s weakness is getting jabed unless there is a lucky punch I don’t have floyd loosing, but if pac man was a boxer like emmanuel agustus was I would be so sure who would win

    By Lewis on Aug 1, 2013

  6. C’mon people… Say what you will about Mayweather. Yeah, he’s brash, arrogant, self absorbed, etc. I hate his attitude, but this guy is a natural fighter and backs up everything he say in the ring. I know many of you hate to admit it, but Mayweather is the best pound for pound fighter/boxer out there. He will defeat Pac-man and Canelo. If he continues to fight, someone younger, stronger and and quicker will beat him to a pulp. However, that’s just the laws of nature. I do not see anyone on the horizon right now. You all have to give this guy his dues

    By jardy on Aug 4, 2013

  7. Yes I agree with jardy although I definitely hate Floyd’s attitude. I still have to give him his dues.Besides when you get older it’s only natural to protect your body. Mayweather is the best fighter in the last few decades, and if you think otherwise then your just lying to yourself.

    By Tarvares on Aug 5, 2013

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