Thursday, 16 June 2011
The former two-weight champion suggests that Floyd will need to be more active in the ring before he faces the Filipino in order to be on Manny’s level, Mayweather may suffer from ring rust having not fought for a while.
“It would be crazy for Floyd to go in the ring with Pacquiao after fighting Victor Ortiz. Floyd needs fights. He needs to be active,” Roger said.
“Floyd needs tune-ups like anybody else. It’s no different than any other fighter, if you are going to compete with a guy who has been active all the time.”
Mayweather, 34, is due to face Victor Ortiz in September and Pretty Boy Floyd will hope to take the Californian’s title and go on to dominate the welterweight division once again.
“Floyd is the greatest fighter out there, period.”
“He’s the most skilled fighter out there. All Floyd has got to do is prepare and do the work that he does,” added Roger.