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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 division to face Pacquiao. Algieri says he would have preferred to face Pacquiao at 147 without a catch-weight because he’s got the bigger frame and he can carry the weight without any problems. Continue reading

“The Pugilist KOrner” Radio: Pat Russell, Joe DeGuardia, Bryant Jennings, Demetrius Andrade, Seanie Monaghan, and Mercito Gesta

Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents another packed six guest edition of “The Pugilist KOrner”!!

The exclusive presentation will feature renowned boxing referee and ringside judge Pat Russell, President and CEO of Star Boxing Joe DeGuardia, current undefeated Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, reigning WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade, entertaining Light Heavyweight prospect Seanie Monaghan, and Junior Welterweight contender Mercisto Gesta.

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Freddie Roach would watch Pacquiao vs. Provodnikov on TV from home

It is no secret that most, if not all boxing trainers would prefer not have their fighters face each other. Aside from having the difficulty of choosing which one to train, it is a mental burden knowing that you could have potentially ended one of your own client’s careers.

The idea of Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Manny Pacquiao has been slowly gaining ground, although no official talks ever taken place. Still, the two explosive styles would most certainly make a crowd friendly event. It would most likely turn out to be a non-stop action from bell to bell, with one of the fighters probably leaving the arena with a KO loss on their record. Continue reading

“Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley 2” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

“JEK III Productions” presents a big “Pacman vs. Desert Storm” fight preview edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

Trainer Ronnie Shields enters “The Pugilist KOrner” at the 32 minute mark, and master strategist James Gogue’s segment begins at the 78 minute mark of the show!! Thanks for listening!!

Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about this weekend’s dramatic fight card from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, featuring Steve Cunningham/Amir Mansour and Curtis Stevens/Tureano Johnson. James and Joseph will also examine the controversial stoppage in the dramatic tenth and final round of the Stevens/Johnson bout, in which the Brooklyn native was down on every judges’ scorecard. Continue reading

Roach thinks a Khan vs. Pacquiao fight is possible

Trainer Freddie Roach doesn’t see a Top Rank – Golden Boy Promotions issue as getting in the way of a potential huge money matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan in the near future. Roach, who previously trained Khan, says he makes his own decisions about his career, and he thinks that a fight between him and Pacquiao is a definite possibility. Of course, none of this will mean anything if Pacquiao doesn’t win his next fight against WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley on April 12th, and if Khan doesn’t beat Luis Collazo in their fight on May 3rd.

“Khan’s responsible for his own actions,” Roach said to the Telegraph. “Never say never. I’m not so sure it would be in England, even though Manny loves the place. He would want a truck load of money to fight there. It would most likely be in the U.S, if it ever happened.” Continue reading

Roach: Pacquiao won’t let up on Bradley until he surrenders

As usual, trainer Freddie Roach expects Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) to score a knockout when he gets in the ring with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s) for their rematch on April 12th. Roach thinks Pacquiao is new and improved after he rebuilt his fighting style following his loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012.

We saw some of the improvements in Pacquiao’s game in his win over Brandon Rios last November in Macao, China. And now we’re going to see some new changes in Pacquiao’s game against Bradley in their rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roach says that Pacquiao is going to go after the 5’6” Bradley and not let up until he either quits or is knocked out in this fight. Continue reading

“Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley, Adonis Stevenson, and Sergey Kovalev” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”

pac999Tonight at 9PM EST/6PM PST, “JEK III Productions” presents a colossal “Pacman vs. Desert Storm” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap”!!

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Throughout the first thirty minute segment of the two hour program, The Pugilist KOrner team will talk about this week’s dramatic plot line, featuring Sergey Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson, Al Haymon, Kathy Duva, Yvone Michel, and the brass at HBO. JK and Joseph will also discuss “The Krusher’s” dominant KO7 victory over the outgunned Cedric Agnew on last night’s HBO broadcast, and Adonis’s bold and somewhat confusing post-fight tweets. Continue reading

Pacquiao Skips 2 Days of Training Due to a Cold, Freddie Roach Blamed His Visitors

“He still has a little bit of a chest cold but it’s common with Manny though because he has so many people that go to his house who want to bother him. I don’t know why these people feel like they need to see Manny or get him sick,” stated Roach.

It is somewhat common to have all kinds of people around when a fighter is in training. Whether its family, friends, or just loyal fans surrounding the gym in hopes of scoring a picture or an autograph when the fighter is on their way out, the risk of catching a cold or a flu is most definitely elevated.

It is interesting to note, that while some fighter don’t mind the external attention during preparation, others are very stringent about not allowing anyone but the closest team members to be present. Continue reading