FILE–Manny Pacquiao does mitts with trainer Freddie Roach. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
MANILA, Philippines—Freddie Roach doesn’t see any point for Manny Pacquiao to make a comeback.
Pacquiao retired last August after a stunning loss to Yordenis Ugas of Cuba.
Although Pacquiao hasn’t been in the ring since announcing his retirement, the Filipino boxing icon is slated for an exhibition fight against Korean martial artist and YouTuber DK Yoo.
“I think he’s finished [with boxing],” Roach said in an interview with BoxingScene.com on Sunday.
“I don’t think he has anything more to prove. He’s done everything he can, I feel. He doesn’t owe anything to anybody.”
But in the event that Pacquiao has a change of heart, Roach still wants to be in his corner just like old times.
“If he does wanna come back and fight again, I hope he picks me as his trainer,” said Roach, who had Pacquiao under his watch for over two decades.
Pacquiao is as accomplished as they come as boxing’s only eight-division champion who fought the best of the best.
“Right now, he’s traveling,” Roach said. “He likes going to different cities. He brings his family and his wife with him. He likes to travel. He’s doing something he enjoys. His wife doesn’t want him to fight anymore, from what I hear. If he calls me and asks me, I’ll tell him, ‘You don’t need to prove nothing to anybody in the world,’” Roach said.