Freddie Roach Boxing News

Roach: We [Pacquiao] can’t waste time waiting for Mayweather

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach says it’s a waste of time for his fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) to be waiting around to try and get a fight against the biggest arguably the biggest money maker in the sport of boxing in WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 […]

Roach: Algieri is very hittable

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is pretty confident that his fighter WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) will be able to land his shots against defensive artist Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) in their fight on November 22nd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Roach also predicting a […]

Roach could take over as Lucian Bute’s trainer

By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach is thinking of taking over as the trainer for former IBF super middleweight champion Luician Bute (31-2, 24 KOs). Roach needs to find time to work with the 34-year-old Bute. That’s the only question, whether Roach has time to work with the Canadian based fighter. Bute met with Roach […]

Roach has no problem with Cotto vs GGG fight

By T.B: According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael Hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach has no problem with a Miguel Cotto vs Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight. This coming on the heels of GGG’s “calling out” of Cotto after his KO win over game but completely out classed Daniel Geale. Roach was in NY with his fighter […]

Roach: I’d want Golovkin to come down to 154 for Cotto

By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach says that for a fight between Cotto and WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin to take place it require that Golovkin come down to 154 because Roach thinks that Golovkin is too big and strong at 160 for Cotto, according to ESPN’s Dan Rafael. Roach […]

Rafael doubts Roach will give Cotto the green light to fight Golovkin

By Chris Williams: Dan Rafael of ESPN believes that WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach, who was at the fight last Saturday night to scout out WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin as a potential opponent for Cotto, will go back to Cotto and tell him that it’s a great idea for him to […]

Roach says Canelo, Golovkin or Chavez Jr is Cotto’s possible next opponent

By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach still isn’t willing to display his cards about how he plans on telling his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) to fight next in December. Roach went on a scouting run last night at Madison Square Garden in New York to watch WBA middleweight champion Gennady […]

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. pic.twitter.com/riduAxxa6v — 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 […]

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