He explained that there was no conversation of him even fighting Pacquiao. In fact, he contended that it was Pacquiao’s financial requirements that were the obstacle to their supposed fight.
Incidentally, contrary to speculations that world-class trainer Freddie Roach does not want Manny Pacquiao to fight Terence Crawford, he stated last month that if Floyd Mayweather Jr. decides not to fight the Filipino boxing icon for the second time, Crawford is the next best option.
Roach said that Crawford could be the next opponent for Manny Pacquiao at 147 pounds. While Top Rank boss Bob Arum mentioned that WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko could be the next bout for Pacman, Roach does not see the fight happening anytime soon.
Accordingly, Lomachenko wants an entire year to prepare to fight Pacquiao and Roach believes that it is just a polite way of saying he does not want to fight the eight-division world champion boxer.
There are also reports saying that Lomachenko wants to fight Pacquiao at 130 pounds which would be a tough ordeal for the Filipino boxing champion, who is now fighting at the 147-pound level.
The future Hall-of-Famer trainer said that Terence Crawford is the next best option for Pacquiao, especially if Floyd Mayweather Jr. decides not to stake his 49-0 boxing record at stake anymore.