Philippines, 25 Oct 2014
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Baņez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peņalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piņol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


Freddie Roach: "Manny promised me a knockout for the first time ever and I'm going to remind him that every day"


PhilBoxing.com




Los Angeles, CA - Hall of Fame Trainer Freddie Roach is ready for its most famous boxer to show up and start training in his famed Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.

Roach and his gym are anxiously awaiting for 'Fighter of the Decade' awardee Manny Pacquiao to enter its doors and start training for his very important fight against rival Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico.

Roach was manning his gym on a regular Saturday afternoon when Philboxing.com paid him a visit and asked about him about any preparations for the forthcoming Pacquiao camp.

"I haven't decided yet. I want to see when Manny Pacquiao shows up and me and him will come up with a plan together and it'll be fine," Roach told this Philboxing scribe.

Pacquiao was supposed to arrive last Saturday, October 12th in Los Angeles, but the boxer-congressman from the Philippines reportedly postponed the said trip due to some important matters that needed his attention.

Roach is not worried that his star pupil has postponed his arrival to start training this week, saying that they have plenty of time to get things in order for Marquez.

"No big deal. He'll be a couple days late but we have eight weeks before the fight, plenty of time," assured Roach.

The multi-awarded trainer also stated that reports of him going to the Philippines to start Pacquiao's camp there is not true. He is keen on having the whole camp for Marquez start and end here in the States.

Roach has sparring partners already lined up for his number one pupil and they are ready whenever they are called to lend hand to Pacquiao's preparations in this fourth fight with Marquez.

This includes NABF Lightweight titlist Ray Beltran who will be used by Roach because of his counter punching ability, a skill that Marquez is a master of. The list also includes two Russian fighters who train out of the Wild Card Gym. One of them is Junior Welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia, who was Pacquiao's main sparring partner earlier this year when he prepared against Timothy Bradley.

Roach is expecting that Pacquiao's training will run smoothly when it officially starts here in L.A. and he plans to employ new strategies in this particular camp.

"We had a great camp last fight (against Marquez) and everything fell apart before the fight, distractions of course. Manny got rid of all that stuff in his life. It's not going to happen this time," Roach said.

"We'll have a great camp and Manny's attitude is great. I see no problems. I have to come up with a different type of strategy for Marquez. We decked him three times though, we had some success but not as much as I want. He told me that he will knock him out this time and I am going to hold him to do it," he added.

He revealed that this was the first time that he heard Pacquiao make that promise and statement and that he will work with him to achieve that goal.

"Manny understands that he needed that killer instinct back and that firepower. And that people want to see knockouts and not decisions. So, Manny knows that and he promised me a knockout for the first time ever and I'm going to remind him that every day."


You can reach the author at rrmaze24@aol.com for any reaction to this piece.

Photo: The author (in white shirt) interviews Roach at the Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • BERNARD HOPKINS AND SERGEY KOVALEV MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL TRANSCRIPT
    By , Sat, 25 Oct 2014
  • MOHAMMEDI, GLAZKOV HEAD UP STACKED NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD FOR "HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV"
    By , Sat, 25 Oct 2014
  • Salita, Cohen team up for November 13th show in Westbury, New York
    By , Sat, 25 Oct 2014
  • "WINNING IS NOT EVERYTHING"
    By Juan Ramon R. Guanzon, GAB Chairman, Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • PRINCE ALBERT PAGARA FACES MASSIVE TEST AGAINST RAUL HIRALES
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • MATT KOROBOV vs. ANDY LEE WORLD MIDDLWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT ADDED TO BRADLEY-CHAVES/HERRERA-BENAVIDEZ EVENT
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Darleys Perez Weighs in at 132 lbs., Defends Interim WBA World Title Friday
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Giovani Santillan Weighs in at 138.4, Defends Title Tomorrow on "New Blood"
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Weights from Somerset, NJ
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Pacquiao-Roach-Arum Gensan Conference Call Transcript
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • BERNARD HOPKINS CONTINUES CHAMPIONSHIP REIGN WHILE CONTEMPORARIES WATCH FROM RETIREMENT
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • WEIGHTS FROM MOSCOW: ZERAFA - 160 LBS., MAGOMEDOV - 160 LBS.
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • "Renegade" Robles Back in San Diego This Friday Night!
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Undefeated Featherweight Glenn Dezurn ready to shine this Friday night in Somerset, NJ
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Cohen Confident WBA and NSAC Will Treat Kayode Fairly in Wake of Luis Ortiz's Positive Steroid Test
    By , Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • ROACH WANTS A KNOCKOUT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 24 Oct 2014
  • Under The Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri Premieres Saturday, Nov. 15 on HBO
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • DONAIRE DIDN'T LOSE TO A FEATHERWEIGHT
    By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA MULLS LEGAL OPTIONS AGAINST AIBA OVER BOXER'S SUSPENSION
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Melo's 30 rallies Knicks past Wizards
    By Ben Paz, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • GCP Signs 'Slick' Nick Kisner
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • NBA -- Smart play keys Celtics win over Nets
    By Simeon Alicante, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • CASIMERO FIGHTS ARMANDO SANTOS IN IBF FLYWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 23 Oct 2014
  • LIVE FROM THE PHILIPPINES! MANNY PACQUIAO / FREDDIE ROACH BOB ARUM INT'L MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL
    By , Thu, 23 Oct 2014


  •  



    WBO 27th Convention
    Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas
    Oct. 27-31, 2014



    NBA 2014-2015 SEASON
    Special Coverage






     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2014 philboxing.com.