Four months after his astonishing victory over the much younger and former unbeaten boxer Keith Thurman, Manny Pacquiao has yet to find who will his next opponent will be but in the case of his legendary trainer Freddie Roach he wants it to be Danny Garcia.
On a video interview with FightHype.com during the press conference of his boxer Luis Nery, who will take part as an undercard for the Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz rematch, Roach chose Danny Garcia over Mikey Garcia as the frontrunner for Pacquiao.
“I think Danny, he’s available,” he said.
” I like that one next because Mikey [Garcia] is coming off a loss. It’s hard to put a guy in a big fight like that coming off a loss even though he’s getting really good fighters. I feel like he would have at least a win somewhere along the line,” Roach added.
Comparing the records of both Garcia, Mikey holds the better with his 39 wins, 30 knockouts but he suffered his first pro defeat on the last timeout against Errol Spence Jr., who happens to be to the former frontrunner for Pacquiao if not because of his recent car accident.
“We like to get some of the big guys out there but Errol Spence Jr just had a car accident so hopefully he gets better and maybe fight [Pacquiao] next year.”
Meanwhile, Danny is 35 wins and two defeats with 21 of it via knockout.
In age difference, Danny is nine years younger than Pacquiao but Roach was not bothered by it.
“Manny is a very good fighter, his work ethic, his conditioning is unbelievable,” he said.