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Pacquiao's Pushy Trainer Sued

12/2/2009 9:08 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Manny Pacquiao's trainer is being sued for something that's only legal in the ring -- assault, battery and infliction of emotional distress.

According to a lawsuit just filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Freddie Roach became enraged at Wildcard Gym Boxing Club in L.A., after coming face-to-face with Alex Vidal -- a boxing writer who penned a story titled, "Sick Roach Misses Conception's Last Workout."

Roach -- who suffers from Parkinson's disease -- allegedly challenged Vidal, claiming "he was not sick and that he only went to a clinic." Vidal says he apologized and said he was merely quoting a statement from boxer Bernabe Conception's manager.

Roach was unmoved, allegedly went on a tirade, pushing him "roughly" in the left shoulder, and yelled, "The next time you write about it, I will kill you."

Seems pretty tame in the boxing world, but Vidal is suing for all sorts of unspecified damages.

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