Has Father Time put his hands on Manny Pacquiao? Carl "The Cobra" Froch seems to think so. In a recent interview with Jenna Jay (On The Ropes Radio), now featured on the home page here at Doghouse and linked below, Froch explained why he feels the "Pacman" needs to be very careful and how his upcoming fight vs. Brandon Rios could be a bad move.
Regarding Pacquiao vs. Rios, Froch tells Jenna: Yeah I agree with that it could be potentially a bad fight for him. He’s not looked as fresh recently. It looks like Father Time, as we were talking about earlier, is catching up with Manny Pacquiao."
Froch went on to further explain:
"He’s been knocked out by Marquez and he didn’t look that good when he fought Shane Mosley. I didn’t think his work rate was as high as it had been in the past. Maybe time is catching up with Manny Pacquiao, he needs to be very careful. I don’t know much about his opponent if I’m being totally honest but if he’s fighting anyone at the top level then he needs to be careful because his last fight was quite disastrous. I mean anybody can walk into a shot and get knocked out, anybody, but has he reached the end of his time? Maybe, maybe not. We’ll certainly find out."