Floyd Mayweather is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to beat Manny Pacquiao this Saturday in Las Vegas. His latest gambit? Insisting that Nevada Athletic Commission officials personally inspect Pacquiao's protective cup. Yes the hard plastic thing that covers his man parts.
Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach is convinced this is (yet another) sign that Mayweather is blinking and scared to face the Filipino star.
"His speech is very low-key. Subdued. I don't think any fighter is afraid but I don't think he wanted this fight. He was forced into a fight he didn't want to take. They made a protest about Manny's cup. They came to training this week, inspected it and approved it. The commissioner marked it and signed it to make sure it's the one he's wearing on the night. But it's the regular cup," Roach said to the Daily Mail.
Per Joe Tessitore, #mayweather camp had concerns over #Pacquiao cup. Manny tries on cup w state officials today. pic.twitter.com/kK2ZwjukOY— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) April 30, 2015
Per Tessitore report, #mayweather camp concerned #Pacquiao cup would sit too high, negating body blows. #boxing— Robert Flores (@RoFloESPN) April 30, 2015