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Freddie Roach

Frederick Steven "Freddie" Roach (born on March 5, 1960) is an American boxing trainer and a former professional boxer. Roach is of Irish and French Canadian descent. Roach is one of the most well-known boxing trainers in the world, having been voted Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is currently the boxing coach of UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, as well as trainer of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. and top prospects Jose Benavidez, Peter Quillin and Vanes Martirosyan. Roach was also the trainer of former two-time world champion and arguably one of the best women boxers Lucia Rijker. Roach was trained by Tariq Nasiri at a young age along with his brothers Pepper and Joey. As a teenager, he was a dominant force in the New England amateur and AAU ranks. Roach turned pro in 1978, fighting as a lightweight and won his first 10 bouts. Roach trained under legendary trainer Eddie Futch and went 26–1 before appearing in a historic match at the Boston Garden on June 11, 1982. The card that night was the first of two times that the three

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Freddie Roach -- I'm Sad About Ali ... 'I Wonder What I Have to Look Forward To' (VIDEO)

Freddie Roach
I'm Sad About Ali 'I Wonder What I Have to Look Forward To'

An honest moment from legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach -- who says he's sad about Muhammad Ali's death because it makes him think about "what I maybe have to look forward to." Just like… READ MORE >

Freddie Roach -- I'll Train McGregor ... But He Needs 3 Years to Fight Mayweather (VIDEO)

Freddie Roach
I'll Train McGregor But He Needs 3 Years to Fight Mayweather

Good news for Conor McGregor ... Freddie Roach says he's absolutely down to train him as a boxer.  Bad news for Conor McGregor ... Freddie says CM needs 3 YEARS before he'll be ready to… READ MORE >

- 106 days ago
Freddie Roach -- I Can't Help Justin Bieber ... 'I Don't Train Girls' (VIDEO)

Freddie Roach
I Can't Help Justin Bieber 'I Don't Train Girls'

Justin Bieber is a girl who is not worthy of Freddie Roach's tutelage ... so says the Manny Pacquiao's famed trainer. We got Freddie at LAX Saturday, and he clearly harbors a grudge that the… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
Manny Pacquiao Sued -- Waiter Demands His Cut for Setting Up Mayweather Fight

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Waiter Wants His Cut For Setting Up Mayweather Fight

Mayweather-Pacquiao would never have happened if a Hollywood waiter didn't get involved ... so claims the waiter who's suing to get a chunk of the financial windfall from the fight of the century.… READ MORE >

- 183 days ago
Manny Pacquiao -- Legendary Trainer Freddie Roach KICKED IN THE CHEST ... In Pre-fight Fight

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KICKED IN THE CHEST ... In Pre-Fight Fight

Freddie Roach -- perhaps the most famous trainer in boxing history -- took a boot to the chest this morning during an altercation at a boxing gym in Macau ... and it was all caught on video. Roach… READ MORE >

- 1009 days ago
Manny Pacquiao -- 48 Hours To Decide If He'll Fight Floyd Mayweather

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48 Hours to Decide If He'll Fight Floyd

Manny Pacquiao could decide today or tomorrow whether he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th -- this according to Manny's trainer.Freddie Roach just told TMZ Manny and promoter Bob Arum are… READ MORE >

- 1688 days ago
Famous Fight Trainer: The Best Celebrity Boxer Is ...

Famous Fight Trainer:
The Best Celebrity Boxer Is ...

Freddie Roach -- trainer to the likes of Manny Pacquiao and Anderson Silva -- gave his prediction last night on who would win a hypothetical "Boxing With the Stars" show. Hint: he's a pretty boy… READ MORE >

- 2100 days ago

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