Philippines, 05 Dec 2016
  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 now a ‘son’ of Gensan


PhilBoxing.com




Multi-awarded boxing coach Freddie Roach, who molded Manny Pacquiao into a fearsome knockout machine, has been adopted ‘son’ of General Santos City.

In a resolution passed this morning’s 17th regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, November 5, members of the city council cited Roach’s role in the phenomenal rise of Pacquiao into boxing stardom.

Roach first took Pacquiao under his wings in 2001 and promptly steered Pacquiao into winning his second world boxing crown by having himself in the Filipino’s corner when the latter knocked out Lehlo Ledwaba in the 6th round that year.

Since then, their partnership has spanned more than 12 years and six more world championship in as many more division, making Pacquiao the only professional boxer to win world boxing championships in 8 different weight divisions.

Sponsored by Pacquiao’s longtime lawyer and now city councilor Franklin Gacal Jr, the resolution made the 53-year old coach, the most recognizable foreigner in the city today.

Roach is in town for the final leg of Pacquiao’s training and has been deluged by fans eager to have their pictures taken with him.

He often roams around SM City Gensan, just across Pacquiao’s Wild Card Gym named after the American’s LA gym where Pacquiao have been training since they first met.

This is the first time since 2005 that Pacquiao did not have a single training day in Roach’s gym in Los Angeles.

Roach has trained several world boxing champions but it is his relationship with Pacquiao that earned him Coach of the Year in four separate years by the Boxing Writers Association of America, in 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009.

Roach was present when the city council passed the resolution.

It was also covered by HBO which is doing a 24/7 special on Pacquiao’s return to the ring against Brandon Rios on November 24 in Macau.

Roach later posed with city officials at the main entrance of the city council building.




Click here to view a list of other articles written by Edwin G. Espejo.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • PETALCORIN DOMINATES GARDE IN GENSAN, EYES IBF CHAMP YAEGASHI
    By Dong Secuya, Sun, 04 Dec 2016
  • Bacolod boxing officials call Cebu colleagues’ claims unethical
    By Jerome S. Galunan Jr., Sun, 04 Dec 2016
  • Oscar De La Hoya -- 'Guess What ... I'm Single' (VIDEO)
    By , Sun, 04 Dec 2016
  • DIALE, GOMERA ARE CHAMPS ANEW
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sun, 04 Dec 2016
  • ABRAHAM LOPEZ SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS NABA FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE IN LA FIGHT CLUB'S FINAL 2016 EDITION
    By , Sun, 04 Dec 2016
  • MAYWEATHER VS A FEW OF “TBE” FIGHTERS
    By Ralph Rimpell, Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Twin Vegas shame and scandal
    By Recah Trinidad, Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • GENSAN’S BRAWL AT THE MALL: PETALCORIN AND GARDE MAKE WEIGHT
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • PETALCORIN, SONSONA MAKE WEIGHTS IN BRAWL AT THE MALL
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • WHO’S NEXT? 3: A NIGHT OF KO’S AND HIGH DRAMA
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • WBC SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION FRANCISCO VARGAS TO BATTLE MIGUEL BERCHELT ON 2017 SEASON PREMIERE OF HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • DEONTAY WILDER TO BE GUEST ANALYST FOR ANTHONY JOSHUA vs. ERIC MOLINA HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT NEXT SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Sampson Boxing Congratulates Rodriguez for Winning Euro Welterweight Championship; Next Sets Sights on Paulie Malignaggi
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Split-T Management signs 2016 U.S. Olympian Charles Conwell to a managerial contract
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • DEMECILLO RETAINS WBF CROWN; ARANETA STOPS CUERDO / FULL TEPORA-SUSANTO UNDERCARD RESULTS & PHOTOS
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • ONE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION BRANDON VERA STOPS HIDEKI SEKINE
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Oscar De La Hoya -- Canelo Alvarez Would Destroy McGregor ... BRING IT ON! (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Undefeated Prospect Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • NBA -- Anthony's late J lifts Knicks over Wolves​
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • JACK TEPORA STOPS GALIH SUSANTO IN 5, CAPTURES WBO ORIENTAL BELT
    By Dong Secuya, Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • DIALE, ENRIQUEZ BOTH MAKE 111 LBS.
    By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Pound-For-Pounds Kings Gunn And Jones Set To Wage War
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Conor McGregor -- Real Talk from N. Irish Boxing Star ... You Can't Beat Mayweather! (VIDEO)
    By , Sat, 03 Dec 2016
  • Roy Jones, Jr. to take on Bobby Gunn on February 17th
    By , Fri, 02 Dec 2016


  •  




     
    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
    © 2016 philboxing.com.