Last week, famed trainer Freddie Roach said in an interview that his star ward, WBA 147-pound champion Manny Pacquiao could rise in weight to challenge the best fighters of heavier weight classes.
One of these boxers, whose name was pronounced by Roach, was the current IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
The head of Top Rank, Bob Arum, who has been Pacquiao’s promoter for many years, advised the Filipino to stay away from Golovkin as far as possible, believing that he already had enough worthy opponents in the welterweight division.
“I know that Golovkin has already passed his peak, but this fight can pose a great danger to Pacquiao. He’s not even a natural welterweight. His suitable weight is 140 pounds, while in 147, in my opinion, he is inferior in size to many top welterweight, “said Arum in an interview with Daily Mail.
“I know he fought with Keith Thurman, who had lost the desire to box and had not entered the ring for a long time, but real trials await him against guys like Terence Crawford and Errol Spence. Maybe he will beat them, I don’t even know. He believes that he can do it, but to go higher is stupid. “