Although there has been some talk of a potential Pacquiao-Khan fight in the Middle East next year, Freddie Roach tells Boxing News Online that he wants Danny Garcia as Pacquiao's next foe. Ignoring the fact that's a long-shot fight, with Manny being with Top Rank and Garcia being with rival Al Haymon, Roach believes that would be a perfectly easy comeback opponent for Manny.
"I want Danny Garcia, that's my choice. That's the easiest fight in the f****** world, you can tell his dad [Angel Garcia] that as well," he said.
"His dad psyched Amir Khan out but he won't psych Pacquiao out I promise. Pacquiao will knock Garcia out. I like the dad but he talks too much s***."
Freddie Roach also gives his account on Manny Pacquiao's injury and how he's progressing:
"He tells me it feels better, he went swimming the other day, he's playing a little basketball so he says it's coming along fine. But it won't be a while until he's in the ring again, three to six months."
Roach finally says that he still thinks the Khan fight is a good stylistic match-up for Manny if it comes off, and that Manny would absolutely beat Floyd Mayweather in a rematch - if Manny is operating at 100%.