Freddie Roach Wants Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao on December 8

Before writing this particle, I myself doubted just how accurate it is. But in the end, news is news, and it’s my job to let you guys know what various sources report.

This was posted this very morning on a very popular Russian boxing news website, and it is of a recent interview of the writer with Freddie Roach.

“Bob Arum confirmed in a conversation we had yesterday, that there are negotiations currently taking place with team Mayweather Jr. about making the fight. I think that this fight must happen, and it would be better if it happened in December. I think that the outcome of these negotiations will have to wait a few more days,” stated Roach.

I am a little bit confused. First of all, I assumed, just like most others, that Manny has pretty much decided on an opponent, and his this next opponent will meet Manny in Las Vegas on December 8, 2012. I also assumed based on dozens of recent reports and statements from team Marquez, that their fight is 95% done deal.

Either Freddie Roach just slipped and said something that he should not have, or the writer had misunderstood him over the phone. Is Freddie Roach pulling our tails? Are there negotiation going on behind the curtain? Is it possible that Mayweather Jr. is still an option for Manny this year?

I guess as Roach has suggested, we keep waiting, as we have been doing for years.