Roach: ‘I really think Manny is punching harder than ever’
“I really think Manny is punching harder than ever,” he continued. “You remember that one punch on [Ricky] Hatton, knocking him out cold. I can see it happening again!
Yes indeed, Roach says he sees some needed killer instinct in The Congressman in preparations for his May 2 opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr. “I just saw him hurt one of his sparring partners and he tried to finish him off. If I didn’t call it off, say that’s enough, [Pacquiao] would have. He is focused. He’s been at a different level since this fight was announced.”
Maybe the lone downside to recent days at MannyCamp: Roach is a bit poorer these days. The swear jar gets five bucks whenever anyone drops an eff-bomb. Uh, ohÔÇªhow foul-mouthed has Roach been.
“I’m down $165,” he said chuckling, “but that’s OK. I can’t wait for fight night; it’s going to be the best show ever!”