Originally Posted by hmi
Except you forgot that Pac is a legit JWW. He is indeed very good because he can still be that dominant in the WW division, which is not his real division.
“He’ll come into this fight like 144-145 and he’ll go into the ring at 148 or 149 at most and that’s his best fighting weight,” Roach said.
The Trainer of the Year recipient stated that Pacquiao is comfortable
fighting at 147 lbs.
“Making 135 was a bit of a struggle, making 140, we can make 140 with ease, but he likes the extra strength, he likes eating the day of the weigh-in,” added Roach.
“When Manny’s eating the day of the weigh-in and gets to eat twice before the weigh-in, he’s happy, and that’s when he performs at his best, when he’s smiling and in a good mood. He’s not in an angry mood because he’s starving himself.”
I'd say that makes him a legitimate welterweight who can also still make JWW if he tries, not the reverse.