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Roach says Burns or Horn possible for Pacquiao’s April fight

By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s trainer says that WBA World light welterweight champion Ricky Burns (41-5-1, 14 KOs) and #2 IBF, #2 WBO Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) are the two possibilities for Pacquiao’s next fight on April 23. The 33-year-old Burns is a new name that has been added to the […]

Roach: Crawford wanted $7M for Pacquiao fight

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach says that he was told a week ago by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum that Terence Crawford was the possible opponent for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight. However, Roach then said he heard that the 29-year-old Crawford’s asking price was $7 million for the Pacquiao fight. Roach thinks that it […]

Roach and Froch want Golovkin to move up to 168

By Allan Fox: Trainer Freddie Roach and former super middleweight champion Carl Froch think it’s time for middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin to move up to super middleweight in pursuit of bigger fights. They don’t see any opportunities for Triple G at 160, even though there’s a chance that he could get fights against Danny […]

Roach: Crawford could be next for Pacquiao

By Eric Baldwin: Freddie Roach, the trainer for Manny Pacquiao, thinks that WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) could be the next opponent for his fighter WBO 147lb champion Manny Pacquiao. While WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko has been mentioned recently by his promoter Bob Arum as a possibility for Pacquiao […]

Lebedev vs. Gassiev: Roach likes Denis’ chances

By Eric Baldwin: IBF, WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev will be taking on one of the toughest opponents in quite some time when he defends his titles against unbeaten Murat Gassiev this Saturday night at the Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia. The 37-year-old Lebedev sees the fight as a 50-50 affair. His trainer Freddie […]

Roach predicting knockout for Pacquiao

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is making his customary knockout prediction for Manny Pacquiao in his title challenge against WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on November 5. Roach has been making knockout predictions for Pacquiao for the last seven years, and he’s comes up dry each time in needing to go the distance. If […]

Roach: Andre Ward isn’t the same fighter

By Allan Fox: Andre Ward’s last three fights in his comeback hasn’t fully convinced trainer Freddie Roach that he’s going to come out ahead in his fight next month against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) on November 19. Roach continues to believe that Ward is not same fighter he was […]

Roach wants Manny Pacquiao vs. Vasyl Lomachenko!

By Chris Williams: If the 37-year-old Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) can get past World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night, Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach says he would be open to a fight between Pacquiao and WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (6-1, 4 KOs) taking […]

Roach says Pacquiao is 100% ready for Vargas

By Chris Williams: If Manny Pacquiao loses to Jessie Vargas on Saturday night, it won’t be due to a lack of preparation on his part. Pacquiao has been though a full training camp with his head trainer Freddie Roach, who feels that he’s 100 percent ready to challenger the 27-year-old Vargas for his WBO welterweight […]

Golovkin may need to move to 175 says Roach

By Dan Ambrose: It’s widely known that middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is having problems getting the top middleweights to fight him right now. There are only three fighters – Saul Canelo Alvarez, Daniel Jacobs and Billy Joe Saunders that are worth fighting right now at 160 for Triple G. It might take Golovkin years […]

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