I don’t think Manny Pacquiao needs any extra motivation for a win over Floyd Mayweather, but he has apparently found it in Mayweather’s history of domestic violence. Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) will face Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) on May 2 in Las Vegas, and the title of “best fighter of this generation” will be on the line. But according to Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, Pacquiao has found an extra level of motivation for this bout.
Roach claims that Mayweather’s history of domestic violence has upped Pacquiao’s intensity and motivation during training camp. Mayweather has been involved in seven alleged incidents of physical assault – against five different women – that resulted in his arrest or a citation. In 2012 he spent two months in a Nevada jail after an assault on Josie Harris, who is the mother of three of his four children.