It is no secret that most, if not all boxing trainers would prefer not have their fighters face each other. Aside from having the difficulty of choosing which one to train, it is a mental burden knowing that you could have potentially ended one of your own client’s careers.
The idea of Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Manny Pacquiao has been slowly gaining ground, although no official talks ever taken place. Still, the two explosive styles would most certainly make a crowd friendly event. It would most likely turn out to be a non-stop action from bell to bell, with one of the fighters probably leaving the arena with a KO loss on their record.
Freddie Roach, the head coach for both fighters, suggests that if the potentially of this fight starts to accelerate, he will not stand in the way, but will also avoid participation.
“I am training both boxers, and would not want either of them to lose a fight. Having said that, if the demand for this fight continues to grow, we will have to make the fight. Right now there is a search for an opponent for Manny, and Prodovnikov might end up being it. If this happens, it will be a sad day for me, and most likely, when they fight, I will be watching this fight on TV at home,” stated Roach.
Whether Freddie Roach will indeed watch this fight at home is hard to predict. I find it exceedingly hard that believe that Roach will not be in Pacquiao’s corner.
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