THOUGH almost all boxing fans want to see Manny Pacquiao face Floyd Mayweather Jr., the legendary George Foreman hopes that fight won’t push through.
“It’s one of those fights that I hope never happens because Pacquiao doesn’t need Mayweather in his life,” said Foreman.
Foreman said he likes Manny Pacquiao because he isn’t much of a talker.
“I just love him. He works out, he trains, and he doesn’t say a whole lot so after his fighting career is over, he’ll be known for what he accomplished and not what he said,” Foreman said in a report at Ontheropesboxingradio.com.
However, if Pacquiao and Mayweather do meet, Foreman believes the Filipino will win.
“I think Pacquiao will win because he’s got the momentum. He has a real trainer, and he’s willing to take the fight. He’d probably beat Mayweather, probably. Not to say Mayweather isn’t a wonderful fighter. He is the best fighter I’ve ever seen in my life, but he can’t beat Pacquiao because there is something else going on in that fight business.”
Foreman also said the previous staple of boxing—the heavyweight division—isn’t what it used to be.
“Nothing is going on in the heavyweight division. All the life is in the lighter weight divisions. This Pacquiao is the star of the day. Pacquiao is the best fighter out there.”
Pacquiao will face Antonio Margarito on Nov. 13.