Freddie Roach says ‘the new’ Miguel Cotto would knock Floyd Mayweather onto Queer Street

Freddie Roach predicted Tuesday that “the new” Miguel Cotto would rebound and knock Floyd Mayweather onto Queer Street. During their original bout in May 2012, the 37-year-old Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) universally outscored the 33-year-old Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs). However, Junito managed to bruise and bloody the usually untouchable “Pretty Boy.” Earlier this month, in an extraordinarily...
Via Sports by Colin
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach talks Cotto’s win over Martinez & feels he would knock out Mayweather in a rematch

Miguel Cotto’s performance on Saturday at the Garden can be attributed to hard work, dedication and Freddie Roach. The hall of fame trainer has done wonders with the Puerto Rican fighter who in his last two fights has looked spectacular with wins over Delvin Rodriguez and of course, Sergio Martinez. With the middleweight title now resting on his shoulders, talk of Cotto’s next...
Via Fight Hub TV
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach doesn’t want Manny Pacquiao to fight Saul Alvarez at 152 pounds

Unsurprisingly, Freddie Roach said “it would be much better” if Saul Alvarez would fight Manny Pacquiao at a catchweight of 150 pounds. Although a bout is nowhere close to getting cemented, rumors have emerged that the 35-year-old Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) will battle the 23-year-old Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs) in the spring of 2015. “I think (the fight) is possible, but I think...
Via Sports by Colin
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Videos & quotes: Freddie Roach believes Sergio Martinez is a “ruined” fighter

Trainer Freddie Roach has claimed Sergio Martinez is a "ruined" fighter as the Argentine defends his middleweight world title against Miguel Cotto this weekend. Roach and Martinez have been involved in a heated exchange, with the pair refusing to hold their tongues ahead of this Saturday night’s megafight at Madison Square Garden. Right here, you can check out a series...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruslan Provodnikov, Freddie Roach & Chris Algieri conference call quotes

Ruslan Provodnikov, trainer Freddie Roach, and opponent Chris Algieri held a media conference call to discuss the Provodnikov vs. Algieri fight on Saturday, June 14, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Find the full list of quotes from the conversation here. Ruslan Provodnikov: I'm very happy to be fighting in New York. I'm happy to be the first big Russian fighter to fight at...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruslan Provodnikov arrives in NYC, will stay with Freddie Roach’s camp

The "Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday. The Freddie Roach-trained Ruslan is scheduled to defend his title against undefeated Long Island fighter Chris Algieri on June 14, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. It will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. While Provodnikov has arrived in town early...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Freddie Roach says Miguel Cotto stops Sergio Martinez in 4 rounds

Well, you can't say that Freddie Roach isn't confident about his pupils. At a recent media day held by Miguel Cotto and his team at the Wild Card Gym, Roach offered his thoughts about Sergio Martinez, and the upcoming fight on June 7th. His choicest words, of course, were his prediction on the fight. Roach says on Martinez: "He's a great athlete... a great soccer...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

GSP Gets Rejected At Berlin Night Club

Now that the former welterweight champion is not competing he definitely enjoys his time at the clubs.  GSP is in Berlin, Germany to support his friend and training partner Francis Carmont, but when he went to go out this week it didn’t go so well.  Here is what Georges had to say about what happened. We decided to check out the Berlin nightlife but got rejected at the door....
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach “We will knockout Martinez with a headshot; A right hook or left hook.”

At the beginning of the press tour for Cotto vs. Martinez, Sergio Martinez proclaimed that he would knockout Miguel Cotto in nine rounds. He has not frayed from this statement as in recent interviews from his training camp assured press that this indeed will happen. Team Cotto thinks otherwise and have their own prognosis of how the bout will end. Writing out that prescription is...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach: A Manny Pacquiao-Canelo Alvarez bout possible at 150 pounds

Manny Pacquiao realistically only has a handful of fights left before he likely calls it a career and focuses on politics in his native Philippines. With that being the case fighting big name fighters is a must for Pacquiao to please the fans and his pocketbook in the process. Pacquiao’s longtime trainer the legendary Freddie Roach said he likes the idea of a Saul “Canelo”...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Roach Admits Pacquiao to Blame for Original Mayweather Fight Not Happening

This is something that has been known within the boxing community for years. The original fight with Mayweather and Pacquiao was done. They had agreed on revenue splits, weights, venue, who walked out first and etc. I had booked a hotel and flight that is how sure I was it was a done deal Only one issued remained and that was drug testing. Pacquiao had been knocking out fighters...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video interviews with Freddie Roach & Joel Diaz

The trainers behind the two fighters who step into the spotlight on Saturday night have shared plenty of focus leading up to the bout as well, with Freddie Roach and Joel Diaz working with Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. Leading up to the fight, both Roach and Diaz have been outspoken about the rematch, how they think it will play out, and what happened in the first fight as...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruslan Provodnikov next fight set for June 14 on HBO, arrives in LA to train at Wild Card

Ruslan Provodnikov arrived late Monday night in Los Angeles to begin preparations for his June 14 title defense that will be live on HBO. Provodnikov will be training at the Wild Card Gym with Freddie Roach. Of course, his training with Roach will have to wait in earnest for at least a week, until after Manny Pacquiao's fight with Timothy Bradley. Then, Roach will be back...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach says Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather are ‘going to have to fight each other’

Freddie Roach still believes that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are eventually “going to have to fight each other.” Completely unfounded rumors recently surfaced that the 37-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) and 35-year-old Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) were set to throw fists on September 13 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finances and drug testing protocols...
Via Sports by Colin
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao training photos & Freddie Roach quotes

After completing his first week of training camp at the Wild Card Boxing Club with Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach had a few observations he wanted to share as they prepare for their rematch challenge of Timothy Bradley. Take a look to see what Freddie Roach had to say right here, along with some great photos of Pacquiao in camp. Manny Pacquiao Training Camp Pictures Freddie...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacquiao Returns To LA To Train

LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2014) –  Photos Credit Chris Farina / Top Rank Fighter of the Decade  MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO and his Hall of Fame Trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach broke camp in General Santos City in the Philippines and arrived at LAX Saturday night.    On Monday, at Roach’s Hollywood-based Wild Card Boxing Club, they will begin phase two of training for...
Via BadCulture
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach feels Canleo Alvarez is still young and immature; not at his peak

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is known to give blunt answers when asked about his opinion on fighters. He has no problem telling it how it is; even if the harsh words are about his very own fighters. So with buzz slowly building up around Canelo Alvarez’s return to the ring against //” title...
Via Fight Hub TV
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach Advised GSP To Return To UFC Within A Year Or Retire

UFC star Georges St.Pierre has done a good job of keeping his intentions secret since announcing he was vacating his welterweight title in order to take some time off from the sport, but apparently his boxing coach Freddie Roach didn’t get the memo! Read below for some of Roach’s insights into what’s going on with GSP during an interview with FightHubTV which you can also scroll...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach says St-Pierre wanted to take two years off and that Anderson Silva was next

Yesterday in Los Angeles at the Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 press conference Freddie Roach revealed some interesting details to our man Marcos Villegas and Layzie The Savage regarding the hiatus of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and a potential fight with Anderson Silva. Roach revealed that St-Pierre confided in him about his decision to take a break from the sport...
Via Fight Hub TV
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Roach: “Ariza ‘Shady,’ Gave Pacman Special Drink”

IN THE NEWS - Ah, Roach and Ariza during the good ole days… One of the ugliest stories that came out boxing in 2013 was the altercation between strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. Ariza formerly worked as the strength and conditioning coach for former champion Manny Pacquiao with Roach acting as Pacquiao’s principle trainer, as he...
Via BadCulture
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxing trainer Freddie Roach rips coach Alex Ariza, calls for Pacquiao-Mayweather

When we last saw boxing trainer Freddie Roach and strength coach Alex Ariza together in China a few weeks ago, Ariza had delivered a kick to Roach's chest while the two argued over their respective fighters' gym schedules prior to the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios bout.Since that incident, the Roach-trained Pacquiao went on to dominate Rios in a lopsided decision win in which...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy fight fun: Mayweather vs. Broner, Klitschko vs. Klitschko & Roach vs. Ariza

Discussing the Best "Never Gonna Happen" Boxing Matches: It's that special time of the year in boxing when there's just about nothing going on. It's actually not special at all, come to think about it. The big fights are about to kick back in within a few weeks, but over the holidays much of the sport takes a hiatus. Here at, we've already...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather mocks ‘Manny Roach’

Fight News reported that Floyd Mayweather used Twitter on Christmas morning to tease Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach. Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) took a picture with a man who comically resembled a blend of the 34-year-old Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) and Roach and posted the shot online. “Manny Pacquaio mixed with Freddie Roach. Meet my friend, Manny Roach,” tweeted Mayweather,...
Via Sports by Colin
December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryron Gracie discusses training with Ronda Rousey and what she needs to do when she faces Miesha Tate

Besides having really weird names, when you hear the name Gracie you automatically think Jiu-Jitsu and Acai bowls! Yea not some much Acai bowls…forget I said that. To get a roll in at The Gracie Academy in Torrance, CA is a pilgrimage to those invested in the MMA and BJJ community. It is like the equivalent of going to the Wild Card and seeing Freddie Roach work the mitts with...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao would beat ‘slow’ Floyd Mayweather

The Manny Pacquiao camp has been banging the Floyd Mayweather fight drum pretty hard over the past few weeks, and the latest words come from Freddie Roach, who believes his fighter would beat Floyd. Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) defeated Brandon Rios by unanimous decision on Saturday in Macau and looked very good in the fight. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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