“The thing is, I get guys ready for fights. It's up to them to win or lose the fight but, of course, it's part of my job to take the blame and sometimes you'll get fired,” said Roach, who won’t look back fondly on the past year. “Like with Chavez, I'm not sure what's going to happen with him right now but the thing is, [Top Rank founder and CEO] Bob [Arum] told me he wants me to train [Chavez]. I told Bob the only way I'll train him is if he shows up every day and then Amir Khan, he's up there now in San Francisco. It won’t be the first or last time I get fired; that's for sure.”
(More than a few fans expressed their frustration to me via Twitter on Tuesday in their inability to get the seats they wanted and seeing available tickets almost immediately pop up all over the secondary market. Honestly, this is par for the course in regard to events of this caliber in Las Vegas. I wrote about this subject before: http://www.maxboxing.com/news/max-boxing-news/are-fans-getting-sold-out-of-big-fights.)
I'm told that a fight between Leo Santa Cruz, who vacated his IBF bantamweight title and has moved up to 122 pounds, and veteran Rafael Marquez has been finalized for the May 4th pay-per-view undercard in Las Vegas. Also, a fight between junior middleweights Gabriel Rosado and J’Leon Love is coming together. So combine that with the WBC featherweight title tilt between titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon and Abner Mares and I think Golden Boy has put together a very good supporting cast to Mayweather-Guerrero.
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