FREDDIE ROACH RECEIVES WBC AWARD
By Ed de la Vega, DDS
Tue, 14 Oct 2008
Los Angeles, CA:- Freddie Roach, the famed trainer made more famous by the success of Filipino spitfire, Manny Pacquiao, was honored last Saturday, October 11, 2008 by the WBC.
Roach was bestowed a “Lifetime Achievement Award” during a special luncheon and fund raising at the WBC Legends of Boxing Event at the New Museum at San Bernardino, California.
WBC also gave the award to 92 year old cutman, Chuck Bodak as well as another cutman Tony Rivera and announcer Carlos Avilas.
John Montes Jr., a former WBC Super Lightweight was inducted to the Hall of Fame.
The day is bitter sweet for Montes as the fund raiser is for his wife Joann who is undergoing treatment for 4th stage breast cancer and the proceeds from the event will help the Montes family with her medical treatment.
Since the award ceremonies were held at high noon, Roach was unable to attend personally. Roach was at his Wildcard Gym training Manny Pacquiao for his fight with Oscar de la Hoya on December 6, 2008 at the MGM Grand at Las Vegas.
However, he sent a friend, Miguel Salazar to receive the award on his behalf.
The event was video taped and will be shown at the forthcoming WBC 46th World Convention next month at Chengdu, China.
Top photo: Trainer Freddie Roach (R) with Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao hold the plaque and trophy awarded to Roach by the WBC on Saturday, Oct. 11. Photo by Miguel Salazar.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ed de la Vega, DDS.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|LUCAS MATTHYSSE ANNIHILATES LAMONT PETERSON|
By Rich Mazon , Sun, 19 May 2013Battle of Badges 5 results at Foxwoods
By , Sun, 19 May 201315-1 UNDERDOG SCORES AN UPSET AT THE PREAKNESS, NO TRIPLE CROWN WINNER FOR 2013
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sun, 19 May 2013A KUWAITI IN SHANGHAI!
By Ted Lerner, Sun, 19 May 2013TEENAGE PRODIGIES EYE THE PRIZE
By Ted Lerner, Sun, 19 May 2013POLITICS AND SPORTS
By Maloney L. Samaco, Sun, 19 May 2013MANCIO RETAINS PHIL. LIGHT FLYWEIGHT TITLE
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 18 May 2013Rolando Gabriel Dy-Navarette: The son also fights
By Rich Mazon , Sat, 18 May 2013Philippine National Games to assess athletes and NSA’s
By Eddie Alinea, Sat, 18 May 2013Guy Robb marches on with a unanimous decision victory
By , Sat, 18 May 2013FOX DEPORTES AIRS SHANE MOSLEY CLASSIC FIGHTS AGAINST SERGIO MORA & FERNANDO VARGAS ON MAY 18 IMMEDIATELY BEFORE HIS COMEBACK FIGHT AGAINST PABLO CESAR CANO
By , Sat, 18 May 2013Legaspi, Salazar cop golds in Pan Asian Brazilian Jujitsu International
By Marlon Bernardino, Sat, 18 May 2013NBA - Future looks bright for young Warriors
By Jason Aniel, Sat, 18 May 2013RENOWNED BOXING TRAINER BUDDY MCGIRT TALKS FIND A DREAM
By , Sat, 18 May 2013Quotes From Lucas Matthysse, Lee Purdy & Anthony Ogogo's Atlantic City Roundtable Discussing May 18 Fights At Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City
By , Sat, 18 May 2013MAY 18 SUGAR SHANE MOSLEY VS. PABLO CESAR CANO EVENT SO BIG, IT HAD TO BE SPLIT IN TWO - FOX SPORTS NETWORKS TO TELEVISE MAY 18 DOUBLEHEADER LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES
By , Sat, 18 May 2013OH, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
By Ted Lerner, Sat, 18 May 2013NBA -- Spurs close out Warriors 94 - 82 in Game 6
By Ryan Medida, Sat, 18 May 2013NBA -- Knicks extend series to a Game 6
By Raman Sharma, Sat, 18 May 2013APB unveils its boxers' roster through "Boxer of the Week" campaign
By , Sat, 18 May 2013Peterson vs. Matthysse: Who will control the future in this battle of man vs. machine?
By Chris Carlson, Fri, 17 May 2013China 9-Ball Open: Pagulayan Reaches Pool KO Stage
By Marlon Bernardino, Fri, 17 May 2013BLUE CHIP BOXER JESSEL MARK MAGSAYO DEBUTS ON 'PINOY PRIDE XX'
By Dong Secuya, Fri, 17 May 2013All eyes on Sadorra, Laylo in Pacquiao Asian chess on Saturday
By Marlon Bernardino, Fri, 17 May 2013