Freddie Roach - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Freddie Roach


Roach prefers Danny over Mikey for Pacquiao

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:31 AM

Trainer Freddie Roach says Danny Garcia will be a 'much better' Manny Pacquiao opponent than Mikey Garcia in March

PREPPING. Trainer Freddie Roach (right) says Manny Pacquiao will be ready to fight by March. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Roach hints it's time for Pacquiao to retire

Jul 22, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Freddie Roach says he will sit down with Manny Pacquiao to talk about what's next

AGE JUST A NUMBER. Manny Pacquiao delivers another thrilling performance even at 40. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Roach tells Thurman: Run or get knocked out

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:47 PM

‘The pressure is all on Thurman to perform,’ Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach says of the unbeaten American champion

SWAG. Keith Thurman thinks he can easily stop Manny Pacquiao. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Roach eager for Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch

Jul 11, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Four years on, Freddie Roach says he's still bothered by Manny Pacquiao's defeat to Floyd Mayweather

Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Roach: Thurman 'slower than Heinz ketchup'

Jul 03, 2019 - 8:26 PM

Freddie Roach claims Manny Pacquiao will beat Keith Thurman '57 ways' when they clash in their welterweight unification bout

CHAMPS COLLIDE. Manny Pacquiao seeks to prove age is number when he faces the significantly younger Keith Thurman. Photo by Darnell Ellerbe/Mayweather Promotions

Locsin blames 'Yellows' for passport data loss | Midday wRap

Jan 14, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Manny's killer instinct back – Roach

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:11 PM

'He told me he'll knock this guy out, he's never told me that in my life,' Freddie Roach on Manny Pacquiao

Like old times, Pacquiao holds court at Wild Card

Jan 10, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Freddie Roach's famed gym springs back to life with the return of the Filipino eight-division world champion

CENTER OF ATTRACTION. Manny Pacquiao draws fans, pro boxers, and the media back at the Wild Card gym. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao to fight on after Broner

Jan 10, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Not only does Manny Pacquiao aim to prolong his career, the 40-year-old boxing legend also wants to prove he's still the best

RIPPED. Manny Pacquiao shows off his ripped body during the media workout. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Pacquiao says trainer Roach 'never left' his team

Nov 27, 2018 - 7:51 PM

'I tell people even in America that Freddie never left Team Pacquiao,' says the 39-year-old Filipino boxer

'NEVER LEFT. Freddie Roach talks to members of Philippine media at his Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Roach reunites with Pacquiao for January fight

Nov 22, 2018 - 8:12 AM

After an abrupt split last year, trainer Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao agree to work together again for the the Filipino boxing icon's bout versus Adrien Broner

REUNITED. Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach meet for the first time in a year at the Filipino fighter’s suite at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills late Tuesday. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Duterte, Xi elevate PH-China ties | Midday wRap

Nov 21, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Quita Chuatico

Pacquiao, Roach at loggerheads over reunion

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:12 AM

'I'm not going to make a move until Manny calls me. If he can't call me, there will be no deal,' says Freddie Roach

NO CONTACT. Renowned trainer Freddie Roach and his protege Manny Pacquiao both admit they haven't spoken for a year. Photo by Wendell Alinea/MP Promotions

Ramirez defends WBC belt minus Roach

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The iconic boxing trainer won't be around when Jose Ramirez tries to retain his super lightweight world title

WORLD CHAMPION. Under Freddie Roach, Jose Ramirez (left) bagged a world title by beating fellow American Amir Imam in New York on March 17. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

Pacquiao’s assistant trainer not seeking to replace 'legendary' Freddie Roach

Apr 18, 2018 - 11:31 PM

Buboy Fernandez only filling in Roach's spot as Pacquiao still undecided on cornerman against Lucas Matthysse

TAKING OVER. Buboy Fernandez will act as Manny Pacquiao's trainer for the meantime for the Filipino boxing star's July 15 bout against Argentinian Lucas Matthysse. Photo by Delfin Dioquino

PES official barred from entering PH, Dela Rosa bids goodbye to PNP, Roach on Pacquiao | Midday wRap

Apr 16, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Bea Cupin

Manny Pacquiao: 'No decision' on trainer after reports Freddie Roach ditched

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:30 AM

The Filipino boxing superstar will decide this week whether his long-time trainer will be back in his corner

Photos by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Trainer Roach 'hurt' by Pacquiao snub after split

Apr 14, 2018 - 9:14 AM

Manny Pacquiao splits with his trainer of 15 years, Freddie Roach

SPLIT. Freddie Roach (left) is no longer Manny Pacquiao's trainer. File photo shows Pacquiao training with Roach as he prepares for a fight against Floyd Mayweather in 2015. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Roach: Pacquiao can't be an elite fighter and senator at same time

Jul 31, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Freddie Roach says he hopes Pacquiao s next fight is his last

TOO MUCH. Freddie Roach says Manny Pacquiao cannot be an elite fighter and a senator at the same time. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Hague ruling, BBL, Roach | Evening wRap

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Laon

Pacquiao denies friction with Roach, says he’s also not been paid yet

Jul 12, 2017 - 7:50 PM

I have no problem with coach Freddie Roach says Pacquiao

NO FRICTION. Manny Pacquiao says there's no ill feelings between he and trainer Freddie Roach. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Roach says Pacquiao avoided him after Horn loss

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:00 AM

I could not even get him to say hi to me I don’t know if he was upset with me or what says Pacquiao s longtime trainer

SILENCE. Trainer Freddie Roach (L) wanted to get a feel of Manny Pacquiao's thoughts immediately after the Filipino boxer's loss to Jeff Horn. But instead he got silence. Photo by Tertius Pickard/AFP

Roach will urge Pacquiao to retire: 'Maybe this is it'

Jul 03, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Freddie Roach thinks it might be time for Manny Pacquiao to end his boxing career after losing a shock decision to unheralded Jeff Horn

SHOCK LOSS. The loss is Pacquiao's seventh of his career, and fourth in his last 9 fights. Photo by Patrick Hamilton / AFP

Roach to talk to Pacquiao about retirement after Horn loss

Jul 02, 2017 - 6:45 PM

Freddie Roach stops short of calling the decision a robbery but says he s on the fence about whether Manny Pacquiao should continue

CLOSING TIME. Freddie Roach says he'll have a discussion with Manny Pacquiao about whether it's time to shut down the ride. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Aggressive Horn will play into Pacquiao's hands, says Roach

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:20 PM

When people come to Manny he eats them up on the way in says Freddie Roach

READY TO RUMBLE. Manny Pacquiao hasn't scored a knockout in several years, but his trainers think Jeff Horn may be the guy to end that drought. Photos by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Manny Pacquiao won't underestimate 'OK' Jeff Horn

May 26, 2017 - 11:28 PM

Freddie Roach isn t worried about how Pacquiao looks early in training after months out of the ring

TRAINING PICKS UP. Manny Pacquiao got in 12 rounds on the punch mitts with Freddie Roach on Friday as training picks up. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

WATCH: Freddie Roach shows he still has it with punching combinations

Mar 30, 2017 - 2:34 PM

Roach a former boxing contender turned trainer shows he can still bang away on the punch mitts

STILL GOT IT. Freddie Roach shows little visible signs of Parkinson's as he bangs away on the punch mitts with Marvin Somodio. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Arum dismisses reports of Pacquiao-Khan fight deal as 'BS'

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Bob Arum says reports of a deal for Manny Pacquiao to face Amir Khan have come out of nowhere

NOT YET DONE. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum says there's no truth to reports that Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have reached an agreement for a fight. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Roach enjoys Ateneo-La Salle game

Oct 03, 2016 - 3:30 PM

A lot of action They don t seem to blow the whistles as much as they do in America but it opens the game up a little bit says boxing trainer Freddie Roach who wore a DLSU shirt

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Charter Change, Pacquiao, Harry Potter | 6PM wRap

Aug 01, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

Pacquiao shouldn’t fight Crawford for now, says Roach

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:07 PM

Freddie Roach believes that a showdown with the unified junior welterweight champ is all about proper timing

RIGHT TIME. Freddie Roach wants a full training camp for Manny Pacquiao if the Filipino boxer would like to face Terrence Crawford. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

McGregor struggled in sparring session with boxer, says Roach

Jun 03, 2016 - 8:11 PM

Roach denies an earlier report that quotes him as saying he had been approached to train Conor McGregor

Roach gets surprise visit from Mayweather at Wild Card Gym

May 26, 2016 - 7:25 PM

Floyd Mayweather Jr stopped by the Wild Card Gym but didn t bring up talk for a rematch against Manny Pacquiao

UNEXPECTED VISITOR. Floyd Mayweather Jr stopped by the Wild Card Gym, the old training ground of Manny Pacquiao, twice. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Conor McGregor approaches Freddie Roach for boxing training

May 14, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Roach remains doubtful that McGregor could ready himself for a match against the unbeaten boxer but admits he has yet to gauge his ability

BOXING LESSONS? Conor McGregor has apparently approached Freddie Roach for boxing training. File photos by AFP

Roach: Pacquiao doesn't realize how hard retirement is

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:40 PM

I’m not really sure if he’s gonna retire yet It’s a difficult sport to quit says Freddie Roach

RETIREMENT. Manny Pacquiao says he wants to see what life is like after boxing - but can't definitively close the door on his boxing career. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pacquiao is a good guy who 'misspoke' against gays – Arum

Apr 09, 2016 - 8:59 AM

Arum describes Pacquiao as a great humanitarian but says the Filipino boxing legend cannot be excused for his incendiary comments toward homosexuals

PACMAN COMETH. Manny Pacquiao has been surrounded by controversy due to his anti-gay comments leading up to his third fight against Timothy Bradley Jr. Photo by Troi Santos/Rappler

Bangladesh Bank heist, Bradley on Pacquiao, Facebook | 12PM wRap

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Taliban on Pakistan blast, Al-Jazeera job cuts, Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Mar 28, 2016 - 7:24 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Roach expects Bradley to revert to old fighting style in third Pacquiao fight

Mar 28, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Freddie Roach believes it will only take one punch for Timothy Bradley to revert to his old fighting style

ONE STYLE FITS ALL. Freddie Roach doesn't expect Tim Bradley Jr to change his fighting style too much once the bell rings. File photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Pacquiao is training like it's his last fight - Roach

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:02 PM

I personally don’t know if this will be Manny’s last fight but he is training like it’s going to be his last fight says Freddie Roach Manny Pacquiao s longtime trainer

ONE LAST FIGHT. Manny Pacquiao says his fight against Timothy Bradley Jr on April 9 will be the last of his 21-year career. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Pacquiao skips training anew, but says he's 100% ready for fight

Mar 27, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Coach Freddie Roach is also not worried because Manny Pacquiao is already in peak form

Why wouldn't Freddie Roach train Justin Bieber? 'I don't train girls'

Mar 16, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Could Freddie Roach take Justin Bieber s hand skills to the next level? We ll never know

TOO LATE TO SAY SORRY. The Bieb at the Wild Card Gym? Don't count on it. File photos by EPA

Roach happy with Pacquiao’s training in the Philippines

Mar 15, 2016 - 1:24 PM

We had a great month in the Philippines It was a great training camp says Manny Pacquiao s longtime trainer Freddie Roach

'GREAT TRAINING CAMP'. Freddie Roach (L) is happy with Manny Pacquiao's training in the Philippines. File photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Comelec on Pacquiao, NPC endorsement, Zika virus | 6PM wRap

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Watch Rappler’s 6PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Roach on Pacquiao’s training so far: ‘Not so good’

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Roach isn t impressed with Pacquiao s early training with 6 weeks to go before his third fight with Tim Bradley Jr

Roach: ‘The better Pacquiao looks, the more votes he’ll get’

Feb 16, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Freddie Roach tells Manny Pacquiao that an entertaining performance against Timothy Bradley Jr will give him the best shot at winning a seat in the Senate

BACK IN CAMP. Manny Pacquiao continues to test out his surgically repaired right shoulder as training camp starts up. Photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

WATCH: Pacquiao's repaired shoulder looks strong in training

Feb 16, 2016 - 2:28 AM

Manny Pacquiao s surgically repaired right shoulder looks strong on the first day of training for his third fight with Timothy Bradley

SHOULDER. Manny Pacquiao's right hand is still a formidable punch, even after surgery. Photo by Ryan Songalia

PH election surveys, Pacquiao’s retirement, Kobe Bryant | 6PM wRap

Feb 15, 2016 - 8:19 PM

Watch Rappler s 6PM newscast with Zak Yuson

'I'm back!': Pacquiao reunites with Roach for Bradley training camp

Feb 15, 2016 - 7:53 PM

Manny Pacquiao kicks off serious training with Freddie Roach in General Santos City for his third fight with Timothy Bradley Jr

BACK IN CAMP. Manny Pacquiao kicked off the first official day of training camp with 7 rounds on the mitts with Freddie Roach. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Pacquiao lost to Mayweather, says Roach

Feb 12, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Roach believes Mayweather won the blockbuster bout in decisive fashion