Manny Pacquaio will be the man executing the game plan inside of the ring on May 2nd but the man putting it together is his world renown trainer Freddie Roach.
Roach knows the magnitude of this fight and exactly what level Manny has to be at in order to hand Floyd his first loss ever. Roach said that preparing for Mayweather will be the biggest challenge of his career.
“It’s the biggest challenge of my career, by far,” the American said in Macau, where he is preparing China’s Zou Shiming to challenge Thailand’s Amnat Ruenroeng for the IBF flyweight championship at Cotai Arena on Saturday.
“Floyd’s undefeated. He’s talented, He’s unique. Here’s a guy I first saw when he was five years old in the gym. And he was a good fighter then,” Roach said.
“He’s trained himself his whole life. He’s a natural fighter and he makes the moves himself, I mean Floyd is a self-made fighter. He was born into this sport. He just grew with it.
“I’m happy this fight is here. Yes, it’s the biggest challenge of my life but I think it’s going to be the greatest moment of my life also.”
Roach also got into some of the heavier game plan aspect of the fight during the interview.
“The strategy to win the fight is very complicated and very precise,” said Roach. “Manny has to make the right moves at the right time to win the fight and this time there is no room for error.
“Mayweather is very good at moving and when he gets you to follow him he will walk you into shots, score points and win rounds.”
“But he does make mistakes here and there. Not a lot, but a couple and that’s something a southpaw like Manny can take advantage of.”