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Pacquiao-Roach-Arum Conference Call Transcript

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, PHILIPPINES (October 23, 2014) -- Fighter of the Decade and World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the Philippines, his Hall of Fame trainer FREDDIE ROACH and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM hosted an international Media Conference Call [...]

Roach: Some of Pacquiao’s sparring partners are better than Algieri

At today’s press conference in the Philippines, Freddie Roach, the vocal trainer for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), took the opportunity to point out that some of Pacquiao’s sparring partners are better than Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), who Pacquiao will be fighting on November 22nd on HBO Championship Boxing from the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, in Macao S.A.R., [...]

Roach: Haymon won’t let his fighters face Pacquiao, he’s scared

Freddie Roach, the trainer for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, says that high powered adviser/manager Al Haymon won’t let his fighters like Danny Garcia and Floyd Mayweather Jr fight Pacquiao because he’s scared of him. Roach doesn’t buy the excuses about the fighters and Haymon not liking Bob Arum of Top Rank. Roach thinks Haymon is basically afraid of the 35-year-old Pacquiao. “Al [...]

Roach expects Pacquiao to be stronger at 140

It’s no secret that World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) is going through an extremely long dry spell where he hasn’t knocked out an opponent for five long years since he stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round in their catch-weight fight in 2009. Roach says Pacquiao will be moving down to 140 after his fight next month against Chris Algieri (20-0, [...]

Roach: Mayweather’s legs are shot, Khan beats him now

Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach thinks WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) has deteriorated to the point where now even Amir Khan can beat him. Roach is saying this week that Khan’s speed would be too much for the 37-year-old Mayweather now. Roach thinks that Mayweather can no longer move around the ring like he once did, even though he showed excellent movement [...]

Lucian Bute joins the trainer of the year: Freddie Roach!

InterBox and Lucian Bute (31-2-0 24 K.O.) are proud to announce that the Romania native will continue his career and his training under trainer of the year Freddie Roach and his team. A few weeks ago, while Lucian was visiting California, the famous trainer got to see him in action. Impressed by what he saw, and being confident in Bute's abilities, the alliance between Freddie Roach and the Laval [...]

Roach: Danny Garcia is my No.1 choice to face Pacquiao

If trainer Freddie Roach gets his way, Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) will be fighting WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) in the near future. Roach says Garcia is someone that he really would like to see fighting Pacquiao, because he thinks his fighting style would be perfect for him. Lately, Roach has been talking more about other fighters facing Pacquiao than the guy [...]

Roach: We’re [Pacquiao] doing everything we can to fight Mayweather

Trainer Freddie Roach says that Manny Pacquiao is doing all he can to try and get a fight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao has won 2 out of his last 4 fights in beating fellow Top Rank fighters Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley. Pacquiao is now set to fight light welterweight Chris Algieri on November 22nd. If it wasn’t him, Pacquiao was going to fight Ruslan Provodnikov. Roach [...]

Roach: Sergio Martinez was at his best when Cotto beat him

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach believes that former WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez was in his prime when Cotto beat him and stopped him in the 10th round last June. Roach doesn’t seem willing to admit that Martinez had slipped dramatically from the fighter he was in 2010 and before that by the time that Cotto fought him this year. “Just because [...]

Roach predicting Pacquiao KO win over Algieri

Trainer Freddie Roach doesn’t care that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has selected the hard to hit Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) to be the next opponent for his superstar fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) to battle in a catch-weight fight at 144 pounds on November 22nd in Macao, China. The catch-weight is designed to help Algieri, who is coming up from the 140 pound [...]
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