Cotto-Alvarez bout is on after years of tough negotiations

LOS ANGELES (AP) If Miguel Cotto's fight with Saul ''Canelo'' Alvarez is anywhere near as difficult as the negotiations to get them in the ring together, boxing fans are in for a treat this fall. After months of strenuous posturing and painstaking discussions, Cotto and Alvarez appeared together in Hollywood on Monday to formally announce their WBC middleweight title bout, set for...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach touts power of IK Yang

Undefeated “IK” Lian Hui Yang is going to play to the crowd as well as to his own strengths when battles his unbeaten opponent Cesar “El Distinto” Cuenca, in the main event of “Victory at the Venetian,” next Saturday, July 18, at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. The two warriors will be duking it out for the vacant IBF junior welterweight world title in a fight that...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach: 99 percent of the people told me that Pacquiao won the fight

It has almost been a month since Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao, but that hasn’t stop the discussion of who really won. Pacquiao has been telling anyone that would listen that he won the fight and he felt like he was robbed. Everyone from Pacquiao’s camp agrees that the fighter won and they can’t believe he lost. But the one person who hasn’t spoken about the...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Video preview: Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao epilogue, Freddie Roach questions Mayweather’s hand wraps

The fourth and final installment of Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, the Epilogue, premieres this Saturday immediately following the SHOWTIME replay of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao telecast at 9 p.m. ET. Right here you can find a video preview of the Inside Mayweather vs. Pacquiao epilogue show, adding another element to the loads of post-fight speculation which has been swirling....
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach On How Pacquiao Beats Mayweather

Last June standing in the lobby of a New York City hotel, a few days prior to the Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez fight at Madison Square Garden, Freddie Roach stared me in the eyes and said, “We’re going to knock this guy out.” He continued with, “Have you ever been in the ring? What the **** do you know about boxing?” His aggressive retort came after I had given my personal...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach On How Pacquiao Beats Mayweather

Last June standing in the lobby of a New York City hotel, a few days prior to the Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez fight at Madison Square Garden, Freddie Roach stared me in the eyes and said, “We’re going to knock this guy out.” He continued with, “Have you ever been in the ring? What the **** do you know about boxing?” His aggressive retort came after I had given my personal...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos & quotes: Freddie Roach & Floyd Mayweather Sr presser; undercard fighters Lomachenko & Hart-Jimenez

Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Freddie Roach, trainers for Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, respectively, met with the media this morning to discuss Saturday’s fight. Right here, you can find all the photos and quotes, along with some extra photos from the undercard press conference, with Vasyl Lomachenko in attendance with his opponent, Jesse Hart and Mike...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacquiao ran away from home when his dad ate pet dog

Manny Pacquiao had a very difficult upbringing in the Philippines, which is what ultimately inspired him to pursue a career in professional boxing. But there was one horrifying event in particular that resulted in Pacquiao running away from home. Earlier this week, Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach told Eurosport that Pacquiao ran away from home at...Read More
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Videos: Freddie Roach says Pacquiao has everything he needs to win; Fortune says cramps claims are bogus

Today we have a few more quick videos for you giving you some updates from Team Pacquiao, as everyone continues prepping for the May 2nd showdown against Floyd Mayweather. Here, see what Freddie Roach and Justin Fortune have to say. Here’s what Roach had to say, following up on his criticism of Mayweather’s training methods: “This is our fight. I’ve got the guy who can punch...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Glen Tapia & Seanie Monaghan featured on May 8 truTV card from Prudential Center

Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia and “Irish” Seanie Monaghan will headline an action-packed boxing card to be televised live on truTV at 10 p.m. ET – on Friday, May 8 from Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Tapia, who hails from nearby Passaic, will defend his NABO junior middleweight title against one-time world title challenger Michel Soro of France. Monaghan, the undefeated World...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach questions Floyd Mayweather’s training methods

Freddie Roach isn’t keeping quiet in the weeks leading up to his charge, Manny Pacquiao’s, fight against Floyd Mayweather. After Mayweather released video of himself doing some training in the pool, Roach wonders if Mayweather is scared of being taken to deep water by Pacquiao. More than that, he wonders why Mayweather would try something brand new, now, for the biggest fight...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthysse vs. Provodnikov conference call quotes

Lucas Matthysse, Ruslan Provodnikov and their teams hosted a conference call to discuss their upcoming clash. Find the full transcript of the apparently hard to translate discussion here. Mr. Freddie Roach: Hey, thank you, Artie. Ruslan is doing really well and he’s in a really good shape for this fight. He knows just how to fight and he’s a good fighter and I look forward to...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach takes more shots at Floyd Mayweather

Freddie Roach is never shy about speaking his mind, whether it’s about an upcoming opponent specifically, a prediction for a knockout of said opponent by his charge Manny Pacquiao, or anything else. These days, he’s been taking plenty of shots against Floyd Mayweather, as training camps have opened for the May 2nd mega-fight between the two boxing greats. The latest of which...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos & videos: Zou Shiming & Glen Tapia workout with Freddie Roach

Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and No. 1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming worked out during training in Macau, China for his challenge of undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs), from Chonburi, Thailand. Right here, we have photos from the workout of Zou Shiming and junior middleweight contender Glen Tapia (22-1, 14 KOs)...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kalenga And Lebedev Face-Off In Hollywood

YOURI KALENGA AND DENIS LEBEDEV  FACE-OFF IN HOLLYWOOD   Los Angeles, CA (February 13, 2015) #1 Rated Challenger YOURI KALENGAand World Boxing Council (‘WBC’) Cruiserweight World Champion DENIS LEBEDEV “Faced Off’ for the first time on Wednesday afternoon at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California. In preparation for their world title fight, both warriors...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Boxing Trainer of the Year

The Best Trainer in Boxing in 2014: The Trainer of the Year award in boxing tends to bring up the same old names time and again. Perhaps that causes a bit of fatigue, or a lack of appreciation for the difference that certain trainers have year in and year out, from fighter to fighter. Nevertheless, this year we're unapologetically handing our award to shall we say, a familiar name...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Final pre-fight quotes from trainers Freddie Roach & Tim Lane

Freddie Roach and Tim Lane, trainers for Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri respectively, hosted a conference call on Thursday, from The Venetian Macao. Take a look at all the quotables from the trainers here. It’s been quite a ride for you and Chris since beating Ruslan Provodnikov and becoming a world champion. What are your feelings headed into Saturday night’s fight? TIM LANE...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach talks trash about Chris Algieri

Based on the amount of trash talk Manny Pacquiao’s camp has down towards Chris Algieri, you have to wonder whether they forgot how to sell a fight. See, Pac-Man’s camp has done nothing but disparage Algieri leading up to the Nov. 22 fight between the two sides. They’ve said Algieri is not very good and...Read More
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao will drop the curtain on “The Chris Algieri Show”

"Rocky" is fiction and so is "The Chris Algieri Show," says Freddie Roach, trainer of Manny Pacquiao. With just seven days to go until Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri fight week begins, it seems like the winds of war are beginning to blow from Pacquiao's Philippines-based training camp. "Manny looks tremendous. He has worked hard against the best sparring partners he has ever had...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Jones vs. Freddie Roach in the corners for Vargas-DeMarco fight

When Jessie Vargas squares off against Antonio DeMarco, on the PPV undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri fight,  it will be more than a battle between two Mexican warriors, it will be the first time Freddie Roach and Roy Jones Jr. have worked the same fight as trainers from opposite corners. Furthermore, Jones will be doing the commentary on the remaining pay-per-view...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Freddy Roach Breaks Down Kayode vs. Ortiz

Las Vegas NV (September 8, 2014)–This Thursday night at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas,  World Boxing Association number-five ranked Heavyweight, undefeated Lateef “Power” Kayode (20-0, 16 KO’s) will fight against fellow undefeated top rated contender Luis Ortiz ((21-0, 18 KO’s) for the WBA Interim Heavyweight title. The fight will headline a card that will be televised...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kayode Ready For WBA Interim Heavyweight Bout

Hollywood, CA (August 27, 2014)–World Boxing Association number-five ranked Heavyweight, undefeated Lateef “Power” Kayode (20-0, 16 KO’s) has been preparing for WBA Interim Heavyweight championship bout against fellow undefeated top rated contender Luis Ortiz ((21-0, 18 KO’s) on September 11 at  Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The resident of Hollywood, California...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Freddie Roach interview on Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao’s next fight & more

In this exclusive video interview with Freddie Roach, the trainer discusses all of his star pupils, and their most recent or upcoming fights. Roach likely just sealed up his latest Trainer of the Year honors with Miguel Cotto's epic beat down of Sergio Martinez, and he discusses how Cotto was able to hit and hurt Martinez, and what the plan was there. Roach was surprised about the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 12, 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 of quotes...
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 the Barclays...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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