Garcia “Pacquiao could beat him, Pacquiao is very fast, He throws a lot of punches”


Robert GarciaOver the course of his career as a trainer, Robert Garcia has had a slew of opportunities to train fighters against two of the best pound-for-pound fighters of this generation in Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

The former IBF Super Featherweight champion is 0-4 against the duo- Antonio Margarito and Brandon Rios were both obliterated by Pacquiao, winning a maximum of two rounds each on the scorecards, while Marcos Maidana lost a controversial decision in his first fight with Mayweather in May 2014, but the five-division world champion adjusted and won the second fight easily, landing just over half his punches against the Argentinian slugger.

While a multitudinous amount of boxing individuals do not give Floyd Mayweather Jr. the credit he deserves, Robert Garcia thinks Mayweather is in an opulent position.

“He is where he is supposed to be,” said Garcia. “He’s talented, he’s smart, he knows how to handle his business, and he wins. He’s the real deal.”

There is no doubt that Mayweather is s shrewd businessman. In fact, his business skills are just as smashing as his boxing virtuosity. Now, we await for 2 May for his mega fight with Manny Pacquiao, which will undoubtedly be the most lucrative fight in boxing history. No matter what happens on fight night, Mayweather could walk away with as much as $180 million. Garcia expects the fight to be close.

“It’s a close fight. I pick Mayweather winning by decision because of Vegas, the judges, the referee; the money is going to be all on Mayweather, but Pacquiao could beat him,” Garcia added. “Pacquiao is very fast. He throws a lot of punches.”

Tickets for the fight? Well, let’s just say that regular folks are just about exiled from the fight. For Garcia, it includes him.

“(Expletive), there is no way I’m getting a ticket.”

Bob Arum, the founder and CEO of Top Rank, reported that people who want ringside tickets to Mayweather-Pacquiao, who are certainly wealthy and sumptuous people, must have a $250,000 credit line with MGM to even get consideration, which is insane.

ESNEWS’s Elie Sechbach asked a rather vacuous question about whether Garcia would accept tickets if it were bestowed to him. If you have a funny look on your face, don’t worry, we all do. Who in their right mind would give away tickets to the fight of the century?

“That won’t happen. You know that won’t happen,” said Garcia.