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Roach says Crawford camp waited for Pacquiao to get old

MANILA, Philippines – Unified super lightweight champion Terence Crawford may have gotten a shot at Manny Pacquiao had his camp aggressively pursued the fight sooner.

That is the belief of Pacquiao’s longtime trainer Freddie Roach, who said that his 38-year-old prized ward is now too old to fight the younger Crawford.

Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford. Philippine Star
In an interview with Marcos Villegas of FightHub, the bespectacled trainer shared his thoughts about Pacquiao taking on the dangerous 29-year-old Crawford.

“Well that’s a big fight but I also want him to fight Manny Pacquiao...Do we fight at ’40 (super lightweight) or do we fight at ’47 (welterweight)? I’d like to see Manny go down to ‘40 for that fight because Manny has much more firepower at ‘40 than he does at ’47,” Roach explained.

Pacquiao currently campaigns in the welterweight division, while Crawford has unified the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO super lightweight titles. A few years ago, there had been talk about pitting them against each other in a showdown.

Author: Dino Maragay, Philippine Star
Full Article: http://www.philstar.com/sports/2017/09/27/1743225/roach-says-crawford-camp-waited-pacquiao-get-old

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