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Roy Jones Jr. says Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao ‘aint really happening’

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Speaking with Chris Robinson of HustleBoss on Thursday, Roy Jones Jr. discussed Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming year in the squared circle.

Numerous media outlets have reported that the 36-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) will face Amir Khan on May 3.

The 26-year-old Khan (28-3, 19 KOs) most recently exited the ring in April after outscoring Mexican Julio Diaz.

Flattened by a left hook in the fourth and staggered by the same punch in the eighth, 10th and 11th rounds, Khan was lucky to escape without losing to the 33-year-old Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs).

“People don’t know that Amir Khan, when he’s a boxer, he’s a very good fighter,” said Jones, 44, who has collected crowns in four weight classes and was named the 1990s Fighter of the Decade.

“Amir Khan the slugger is no good, because his chin is a little bit suspect. But, as a boxer, Amir Khan can give anybody problems. If he gets his old self back together and boxes, it will be an interesting fight because he’s tall enough, rangy enough to make it hard for Floyd to get to him. Floyd is a better boxer of course, and probably a better puncher, but this kid has a big heart and this kid will make it interesting if he comes in with the right training method and comes in and tries to win.”

Despite Junior’s expert analysis, Khan is simply a middling boxer and overrated chandelier.

In stark contrast to “King Khan,” Manny Pacquiao’s a legend who would give Mayweather a struggle.

The 35-year-old Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) earned a lopsided unanimous decision over Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios to capture the WBO international welterweight title in November.

Displaying elite footwork and the uncanny ability to deliver punches from all angles, Pacquiao peppered the 27-year-old Rios (31-2-1, 23 KOs) with brilliant combinations that left “Bam Bam” bruised, cut and swollen.

Although a bit more cautious and reserved, Pacquiao remains an overwhelming prizefighter.

Pacquiao is tentatively slated to scrap on April 12 against an unnamed opponent at a venue to be determined in the United States.

“None of these guys are really equipped with enough tools to really give (Mayweather) problems,” said Jones. “Except maybe Pacquiao and that fight aint really happening.”
Finances and drug testing protocols have long been roadblocks to cementing an absurdly lucrative clash between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

Unsurprisingly, Mayweather has now added that he refuses to negotiate with the team of Pacquiao and promoter Bob Arum.

The WBC recently installed Pacquiao as the top contender for Mayweather’s welterweight belt.

As the reigning pound-for-pound king, Mayweather can meet any opponent this spring.

However, following that bout, “Pretty Boy” may be obligated to battle Pacquiao or possibly be forced to relinquish the championship.

Mayweather is a tougher and better pugilist than Pacquiao.

Regrettably for boxing fans, although Manny Pacquiao deserves a match, Floyd Mayweather will ensure “that fight aint really happening.”

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