Josh Taylor reacts to Pacquiao’s coach Roach remark about not realizing him ⋆ Boxing Information 24

By William Lloyd: Undisputed mild welterweight champion Josh Taylor was fast to react to Manny Pacquiao’s coach Freddie Roach saying he didn’t know who he was when requested throughout an interview on Friday about his ideas on a possible Pacquiao-Taylor battle after tonight’s match with Yordenis Ugas.

Roach stated to Behind The Gloves, “Who’s Josh Taylor?” It was Roach’s ham-handed manner of dismissing the thought of his fighter Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) taking over the four-belt 140-lb undisputed champion Taylor (18-0, 13 KOs) later this 12 months.

Not surprisingly, Taylor, 30, feels Roach didn’t need to faux he’d by no means heard of earlier than, because it appeared that he considered him as an unworthy opponent for Pacquiao.

Taylor can be a wonderful choice for Pacquiao and much better than tonight’s substitute Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs), who has 4 losses on his report and was elevated to WBA ‘Tremendous World’ champion exterior of the ring by the World Boxing Affiliation.

In hindsight, Roach ought to have instructed the interviewer that the 42-year-old Pacquiao has his sights set on preventing Errol Spence Jr., Terence Crawford, or Mikey Garcia relatively than pretending that he doesn’t know who Josh Taylor is.

Roach doesn’t have any curiosity in Pacquiao preventing Taylor, however he’s not saying who needs him to battle subsequent, apart from IBF/WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr.

The Pacquiao vs. Spence battle is uncertain as a result of Spence may have a full 12 months to get better from his torn left retinal eye harm. Pacquiao preventing Taylor would entice curiosity from everywhere in the world, not simply in america.

Taylor is coming off of a victory over Jose Ramirez final Might within the undisputed 140-lb championship. Since that battle, there’s been speak from High Rank a few match between WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and Taylor.

However that battle seemingly gained’t occur till 2022 or 2023, relying on whether or not Crawford’s promoter Bob Arum can set him up with a unification towards Spence or Pacquiao.

“I believe Manny’s IQ is so much larger than Ugas’, however Ugas is not any joke,” stated former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz to the Mayweather Boxing Channel.

Pacquiao may lose tonight towards Ugas if he’s gotten previous since his final battle in 2019. Roach says Pacquiao has appeared good in coaching for this battle, so he needs to be OK tonight.

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