Freddie Roach says Anderson Silva is "just way too big" to fight Georges St. PierrePosted on April 1, 2012, 04:23 PM by Joey Santosus
Renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach, who has worked with both UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, compares the punching power of each fighter and discusses the oft-debated "Superfight" between the two. Roach explains that it's a match-up that he has discussed with St. Pierre in the past and admits that, due to the size difference, it is unlikely to ever materialize.
"I'd probably say that Anderson Silva hits harder (than Georges St. Pierre) because he's a lot bigger. Georges is a good puncher also, but the thing is, size wise, I think that Anderson's a little more fluent at this point. He's a lot bigger than Georges, of course. So, that's why I don't think that fight - they've been talking about that fight happening, I don't think it will happen. I've talked to Georges about it and (Silva) is just way too big. It's like Pacquiao fighting Martinez. ... We can never agree on what weight we'll fight at. So, I think that's the same problem there will be with GSP and "The Spider."