Freddie Roach Boxing News

Roach: You’ll see Shiming with more power in this fight

"In this fight, you’ll see Shiming with much more power." – @FreddieRoach on Zou Shiming, who fights on @HBO 2 Sat. — Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) July 15, 2014 By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach believes that he has #6 WBA flyweight contender Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KOs) punching with more power as he […]

Roach: Why was Lara picked for Canelo?

By Chris Williams: With a big mega fight between his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez hanging in the balance, trainer Freddie Roach says he doesn’t understand why Golden Boy Promotions made the decision to match him against a dangerous fighter like WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) […]

Roach: Marquez will come to the table for Pacquiao fight sooner or later

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach hasn’t given up on the idea of his fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao fighting 40-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez for a fifth time this coming November. Roach is like a dog that won’t let go of a bone, he badly wants the aging Marquez to agree to another fight […]

Roach wants Algieri to beat Provodnikov in rematch before getting Pacquiao fight

By Chris Williams: If trainer Freddie Roach gets his way, WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KO’s) will need to prove himself for a second time by beating Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO’s) again before he feels that he’s earned the right to fight Roach’s No.1 fighter Manny Pacquiao in the future. Roach […]

Roach: We [Provodnikov] want a rematch against Algieri in a neutral venue

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is having a hard time coming to terms with his fighter Ruslan Provodnikov’s loss to Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KO’s) from last Saturday night, as he’s insisting that Provodnikov should have been given the decision by the judges at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Roach thinks that […]

Roach: Provodnikov will wear Algieri down early and knock him out

(Photo credit: Ed Mulholland/HBO) By Chris Williams: WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s) will be fighting Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KO’s) tonight in Provodnikov’s first defense of his title. Provodnikoiv’s trainer Freddie Roach believes that he’ll be much too strong for the slender, 5’10” Algieri tonight, and he sees him wearing him […]

Cotto: I’m talking with Freddie to see who he wants me to fight next

By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s) is waiting to find out who his trainer Freddie Roach wants him to fight for his next fight in December. Cotto has become very close to his 54-year-old trainer since he’s led him to victories over Sergio Martinez and Delvin Rodriguez in his last […]

Roach: Provodnikov doesn’t want to fight Pacquiao, but he has to for his family

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is clear that he won’t be working his fighter WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov’s corner if he faces Manny Pacquiao later this year on November 22nd in Macao, China. Roach says he’ll definitely be with the 35-year-old Filipino star. It’s obvious move by Roach because Pacquiao is paying […]

Jeff Mayweather: Roach didn’t improve Cotto; Martinez wasn’t 100% for fight

By Chris Williams: Jeff Mayweather says that trainer Freddie Roach hasn’t made any real changes to Miguel Cotto at all, and that the reason why he beat WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez last Saturday night was more of a situation of Martinez not being 100% after coming off two knee surgeries and a long 14 […]

Roach says he’ll give Provodnikov a fight against Pacquiao if he wants it

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach says that he’ll set WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KO’s) up with a fight against Manny Pacquiao if he wants the fight. Roach thinks he can give Provodnikov that match-up if he wants it, but if he does, he wouldn’t have Roach as his trainer because […]

Khan holds too much to get Pacquiao fight, says Roach

By Scott Gilfoid: Well, I guess you can scratch Amir Khan’s name off the list as a potential candidate for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight in November, because Pac’s trainer Freddie Roach says he doesn’t want to put the boxing fans through the ordeal of having to watch Khan holding 24/7 in a Pacquiao-Khan fight. Roach, […]

Roach doesn’t want Cotto-Pacquiao rematch

By Alon Calinao Dy: After the impressive performance of Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto over former WBC champion Sergio Martinez last week at the Madison Square Garden in New York, USA, legendary trainer Freddie Roach does not see any possibilities that both his fighters Cotto and Pacquiao are going to fight for the second time, […]

Marquez wants $20 million for Pacquiao 5th fight, says Roach

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach is complaining that Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO’s) is asking for $20 million for a fifth fight against Pacquiao in November, and that Marquez’s request is a show stopper. Roach says that a reasonable amount for Marquez to make for the fight is $10 million only, […]

Roach: Cotto would KO Mayweather now

By Chris Williams: Miguel Cotto’s win over WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KO’s) has trainer Freddie Roach and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum both believing that Cotto is a new man and is better than ever was before. And they both believe that Cotto would beat Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KO’s) right […]

Roach thinks Mayweather won’t fight Cotto again

By Chris Williams: Freddie Roach would like it if Floyd Mayweather Jr. were to move up in weight to challenge his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto for his newly won 160-pound title for his next fight, but Roach doesn’t think Mayweather will agree to take a second fight with Cotto, even though Mayweather already […]

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