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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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kibitzer    

Alex Vidal.... who? Ah, a trying-hard-to-be-noticed Filipino sports scribe. Well, you're a shame to all Filipinos, Alex. How can you write something sensitive as subjects which Roach is fighting..... a fight for his life, so to speak. Have you lost your heart or have you sold your soul just to get something to write on? Can your mosquito mind ever comprehend how much work Roach have done to convert Pacquiao where he is now? That infor being relayed to you by Abe's Manager is not enough ground for you to write it up. You shaould have verified its veracity right from the person concern which is Roach. Since you failed to verify it, you are just one ordinary 'CHISMOZO' who doesn't deserve a spot in the world of journalism. Very Cheap shot at Roach and the case you filed make you more Cheaper than a street hooker in the dark alleys of Quiapo.

Looks like wannabe's are scrambling to get a piece of Manny Pacquiao going to the extent of annoying those who are connected to him. So, after the Manny-Krista affair and 'Roach-is-sick' allegation, what is next? In the eyes of the international Press, Filipino Scribes are the ones taking Pacquiao down, and they are really trying hard just to get that petty price of being NOTICED even for just a few minutes at the expense of extreme magnitude! Never mine, these scribes doesn't care anyway whatever the damage they may cause. Pitiful scribes.

1701 days ago
17.

doc murry    

freddy kicked ass back in the early 80's in boxing ..on thursday night it used to be thursday night at the fights and boy these dudes kicked cass...freddie roach,,james broadax broud,,back then the really kicked ass


i know freddie didnt have sex with tiger

1700 days ago
18.

dvcgurl@yahoo.com    

WOW hes a good trainer hes good in what he does and its no big deal get over it

1700 days ago
19.

Jena    

Freddie Roach is all sorts of amazing, and it was so terribly low of that Vidal guy to attack someone because of their illness. For god sakes it was a PUSH. Man up Vidal.

1700 days ago
20.

Ray    

Another con trying to get money from Roach.

1700 days ago
21.

NIck in LOndon    

Concepcion hit his opponent Steven Luevano after the bell and was DQ'ed. That's why he lost - nothing Roach could do about that !!!

1698 days ago
22.

pugilista    

RESPECT!Who ever you are offending Roach, your name is not important. YOU are a writer in the world of boxing?? You must be a waste product of some other industry nevertheless people like you will one day cross an inevitable painful lesson about RESPECT you BUM.

1666 days ago
23.

bruce    

freddie roach walks around all day with a dibilitating disease that would have many people bound to sitting on a couch all day, this guy spends 12 hours a day in a ring training boxers wich requires enormous amounts of physical stress, the guy is an amazing role model to determination, if he gets a little testy when his illness is brought up we should all understand, if he beat the guy to a pulp, i can see suing, but sounds like he shoved him and threatened him, and any man that sues a guy with parkinsons disease for that should be ashamed of himself, you talk about desperate to make a free buck. if the report is accurate of course.

1666 days ago
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