Say what you want but Freddie Roach doesn’t want to have any part of Juan Manuel Marquez anymore.
Roach said recently that he would rather see Manny Pacquiao get it on with some other marquee name than watch the Filipino square off for the fourth time with the Mexican counterpuncher.
“That’s (Marquez fight) the least attractive fight (for Pacquiao),” said Roach when asked who among the current crop of stars he’d like to see rumble with his top fighter.
Roach said that he still craves for Floyd Mayweather although it doesn’t look like the American is willing to meet Pacquiao, who said he is in the twilight of his storied career.
Roach said every time Pacquiao and Marquez would face off, the ending would be always close.
“It’s going to be close every time they’ll fight,” said Roach.
Pacquiao and Marquez fought to a draw in 2004. In the rematch in 2008, Pacquiao escaped with a split decision and in the third duel last year, Pacquiao carved out a majority decision.
The winner of the June bout between Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto will be an attractive rival for Pacquiao, who meets Tim Bradley on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.