Philippines, 21 Dec 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 Bañez

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 Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

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  


ROACH PREFERS SEPTEMBER FIGHT FOR PACQUIAO


PhilBoxing.com




MANILA(PNA)- Having the welfare of his prized pupil in mind, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach yesterday said that if he had his way, he doesn’t want Manny Pacquiao to fight this coming April.

“Yes, I would advise all those concerned not to rush Manny to fight as early as April,” Roach told the Philippines News Agency in a long distance telephone interview from his Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. “I would rather prefer that he rests first, have a thorough examination of the extent of damage done, if there’s any, as a result of his recent knockout loss then fight in September.”

The 52-year-old Boston native said he had a talk with the eight-division champion early this week and told him of his sentiment.
“I talk to him by phone and he told me he wants to fight and that he’s ready to do it in April,” Roach said. “A very typical Manny as we all know him. He’s not afraid of anybody and will fight anybody, anytime, any place.”

“And I told him, okay, if you want to fight and ready to do it, let’s do it. But, please, I added, consult an expert, have yourself examined further. Then if the doctors say it’s go, then it’s go,” the five-time trainer of the year said.

“If I really have my way, I want him to fight September and against (Juan Manuel) Marquez. It’s his health and safety that should be the concern of everybody,” he reasoned out. “More than pride because he’ll have his time piecing together that lost pride. More than the money because he hasn’t lost time earning them.”

“In fact, if he meets Marquez anew in September, that could guarantee probably his highest take in his boxing career,” Roach projected.

Roach also explained that the coming mid-term elections in the Philippines in May might consume most of Pacquiao’s time that might hamper his preparations. “Never mind if he’s a sure winner as no one’s opposing him in his re-election (as Sarangani Province Representative). Fact is he still has to show himself before the electorate.”

“Add the fact that Jinkee (Pacquiao’s wife) is also running (for Sarangani vice governor) as well as his brother (for General Santos City Congressman). Manny still have to campaign for them,” Roach said.

Roach was actually echoing his sentiment against the idea of Pacquiao going for a tune up fight before seeking a fifth match with Marquez, who knocked him out cold in the sixth round on December 8 in their welterweight matchup at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

That loss, voted as round of the year and knockout of the year by most media outfits, led the Nevada Athletic Commission to suspend the Filipino ring icon for 90 days, not in the form of punishment, but, precisely, to give him time to recover. A pair of Filipino neurologists had even pronounced Pacquiao to have signs of Parkinson’s disease, an ailment Muhammad Ali and Roach himself are suffering without the benefit of testing him.

Pacquiao’s statement that he’s ready to fight in April led to the idea of pitting him against either one of perceived lesser lights opponents like reigning welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, who beat him June last year in a controversial split decision, Brandon Rios, Robert Guerrero, Jessie Vargas and Vyacheslav Senchenko.

And since the NAC’s suspension will not allow Pacquiao to fight in the United States, the April bout, should it materialize, earlier reports said, could be held either in Singapore, oil-rich Dubai in Abu Dhabi and the gambling city of Macau.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Eddie Alinea.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • NBA -- Steadier Wizards hold off Heat, 105-103
    By Roman Garay, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Thunder escape L.A. with 104-103 decision
    By Mohan Labra Ramchandani, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • MANNY PACQUIAO’S TRUE CALLING
    By Reni M. Valenzuela, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • JI XIAN DEFEATS SONG YA DONG BY UNANIMOUS DECISION
    By , Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NIGHT OF KNOCKOUTS ON THE MAIN EVENT ON PINOY BOX OFFICE (PBO) OVER SKY CABLE TONIGHT
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • Thomas Dulorme Gives Back To His Community in Puerto Rico
    By , Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Warriors top Thunder in wild west duel
    By Joan Secuya-Medida, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • NBA -- Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks
    By Mariano Cueva, Sat, 20 Dec 2014
  • ALA-COBRA: LABORDO STOPS TOYCO IN ILO-ILO
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • DENVER CUELLO TO FIGHT CARLOS ORTEGA IN TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • DENNIS LAURENTE WINS OPBF LT.MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE WITH 6TH ROUND TKO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • BERMANE STIVERNE, DEONTAY WILDER AND DON KING INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONFERENCE CALL HIGHLIGHTS
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • ADONIS STEVENSON vs. DMITRY SUKHOTSKIY OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • Rejuvenated Antonio Tarver Calls out David Haye
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • MILWAUKEE’S LARRY SANDERS SUSPENDED
    By , Fri, 19 Dec 2014
  • PACQUIAO INVITED TO A GATHERING OF 100,000 CHRISTIANS IN CEBU
    By Tonton Alcos-Antogop, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS
    By , Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • NBA --Hawks exact revenge, pounce on Cavaliers, 127-98
    By Jose Carlos Monroy, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • LABORDO VS TOYCO IN ILO-ILO ALA-COBRA CARD
    By , Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY MANNY PACQUIAO!
    By , Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • TOURNAMENT TO DETERMINE MAYWEATHER”S CHALLENGER IS UTTERLY STUPID!
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • DENVER CUELLO RANKED NO.1 MINI FLYWEIGHT BY THE WBC
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • Viloria can’t wait for Estrada rematch
    By Joaquin Henson, Thu, 18 Dec 2014
  • Time to junk cowards and puppets
    By Recah Trinidad, Thu, 18 Dec 2014


  •  




     
    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.