The day just keeps getting better for boxing fans. As earlier reported, Pac Man has agreed to blood testing but now more information is surfacing about the possible fight of the decade.
Trainer Freddie Roach appeared on ESPN radio affiliate 790TheZone and he seemed very confident that the fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather will indeed happen this year in either October or November. He also revealed that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is already on his way to the Phillipines and will discuss the fight as soon as Manny gets a break from his political campaign.
Here is what Roach had to say to 790TheZone :
“Yes, it is going to happen. I just talked to Bob Arum yesterday. Bob is flying to the Philippines to make Manny the offer. We are going to make this work the best we can. I think we have enough ammo to get it done quickly because there is a lot of money out there. We’re going to meet in the middle [on the drug tests]. They wanted 14. We wanted 24. [We’ll do] 17, 18-days,” Roach said. “They are talking October, November. Definitely [to happen] before the year is out.”