Manny Pacquiao’s trainer: McGregor fight rumors are not true
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer is throwing a big bucket of cold water on any talk of a boxing fight with Conor McGregor.
Freddie Roach, who is Pacquiao’s longtime trainer, says he was told that any talks of a boxing fight between Pac-Man and McGregor are not true.
“Not that I know of,” Roach said when asked by a TMZ cameraman if there might be a fight between Pac and McGregor. “I talked to (Bob) Arum and Arum says it’s not true.”
Arum is Pacquiao’s promoter, who runs Top Rank Boxing. According to Roach, Pacquiao still has two fights left in his contract with Arum, though he only wants to see Pacquiao do one fight before hanging up his gloves.
Talks of a Pacquiao-McGregor boxing match took off when Pacquiao said he had approached McGregor about a fight, though it was clear there wasn’t much reciprocal interest. That didn’t stop many sites and fans from blowing things out of proportion and suggesting the two sides were in talks, which were a big stretch and misinterpretation.
Between Roach’s comments and McGregor saying his next fight will be in MMA, it seems pretty clear that you can toss aside the Pacquiao-McGregor speculation.