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Boxing: Pacquaio-Mayweather could still happen: Roach

Published on Apr 3, 2014 9:29 AM
Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach at his Wild Card Boxing Gym on April 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Trainer Freddie Roach says avenging losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez are the top items on Manny Pacquiao's to-do list, but believes the Filipino will one day face Floyd Mayweather.

But Hall of Fame trainer Roach said Pacquaio's legacy depends more on turning the tables on the two opponents who beat him in 2012 than on a belated, late-career tilt at Mayweather.

"In the history books you have to avenge your losses, you have to avenge your losses in life," Roach said on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his Wild Card gym in Los Angeles, where Pacquiao's media workout drew a throng.

Pacquiao, the former world champion in eight weight divisions, will get his shot at retribution against Bradley in Las Vegas on April 12.

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