Freddie roach admitted that Errol spence It was not his first choice for the return of Manny pacquiao to the ring after two years of inactivity, but Mikey Garcia.
“Spence I was not the first in line ”, He said Roach to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. “I was leaning more for Mikey Garcia because he was constantly throwing challenges at us in the air. When Manny chose SpenceI congratulated him for choosing the best there was.
Pacquiao He hasn’t fought since July 2019, when he beat Keith thurman to keep the welterweight belt of the AMB. After that triumph he dedicated himself to politics in his country.
On the differences in height with Spence, Freddie Roach revealed that they will do something similar to what they did with Antonio Margarito, in a fight in which the Filipino surprised by climbing to 150 pounds and defeating the Tijuana
“MannyAt this moment, he knows how to enter and then go back, with that he is capable of deceiving his opponent because in the end they do not know what he will do ”, he pointed out. “When he enters with a combination he knows how to finish off his opponent because of that speed he has.”
Roach also assured that Errol spence, current champion of the CMB and the FIBIt will not be easy for him to face the veteran and he revealed the keys to victory on August 21.
“You can’t run straight to MannyYou have to know the right angle, ”he said. “He has been working a lot on his footwork and that is the key to be able to beat Spence. We all know that the work of Manny with your feet is better than anyone’s. Besides, he normally keeps it for 12 rounds and that complicates anyone ”.