'DULJOMAN' INTERVIEWS FREDDIE ROACH
By Anthony 'Duljoman' Andales
04 Jan 2007
What follows here is the full transcript of Duljoman's interview with the highly-respected trainer Freddie Roach:
Duljoman: When are you going to the Philippines for the Beer Commercial?
Freddie Roach: I just got a phone that they moved it to a later date.
Duljoman: As a whole, is it bad for Team Pacquiao to be promoted with Bob Arum's Top Rank taking into account your vocal criticism and dislike of Michael "Sleeping At The Floor Leech" Koncz?
FR: Well, Manny is a grown-up man, he makes his own decision... Me, I'll stay as a trainer, that's my work... He decides to be promoted by Top Rank, so be it, I can’t do nothing about that... and that guy Koncz, he knows nothing about boxing, he visits my gym one time and I let him in, and he makes his way through to Manny, and the rest is history... I just don't like him talking Manny about boxing and about this promotional thing coz he knows nothing about boxing... I don’t know who he really is...
Duljoman: Your chance of training Oscar dela Hoya?
FR: There's no way I can train him... we talked several times, but it's just no way for me to train him... like I have no time at all... it's impossible, I have to give up almost everybody if I have to train him, coz I know I'm gonna be exclusive for him and I just can't do that...
Duljoman: What if you will be offered more money to train Oscar?
FR: I'm a very loyal person Duljoman, Manny inspires me a lot, and I love working with him... He brings life to my gym, and inspires everybody... money can't make me leave Manny.
Duljoman: How about Valero winning in a very convincing fashion on his first defense?
FR: Did he win?... Ahhh he's a good puncher, and I like Manny to fight him soon, good for the fans... it's gonna be a good one...
Duljoman: Your thoughts about the World Cup in Cebu ?
FR: I have two words for you Duljo Anthony, "VERY INTERESTING!!!"...
Duljoman: How can you accommodate everybody (Boom2x, Geronimo Penalosa, etc...) if Manny fights in March at Macau ?
FR: I dont think Manny will fight in March... Manny's next fight will be in April, that's what he wants...
Duljoman: I quoted Floyd Mayweather Sr on Boxing Confidential he said "YOU CAN'T TEACH NOTHING, WHEN YOU DONT KNOW NOTHING"... this is about the possibilty of you training the Golden Boy...
FR: Let him talk and we listen and then we’ll learn...
Duljoman: Have you ever visited mannypacquiao.ph or the PacLand?
FR: Whew! Honestly I dont have a computer Anthony... Thats why I thank you for giving me the news about Valero winning on the first round... but I heard about it, because those guys in the gym, they like Manny and I heard them talking about Manny's website.
Duljoman: Lastly, who are your three all time boxing greats?
FR: 1.Ruben Olivares, 2.Joe Louis and 3.Sugar Ray Leonard...
Thanks to “The Vintage” by the Dean of Vintage Shelby Cobras and Mustangs. And to my manoypacquiao.ph of PLDT…
Anthony Y. Andales
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