Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
Boxing trainer Freddie Roach is making someÂ eye opening claimsÂ about Manny Pacquiao. He recently did an interview with author/boxing trainer Brin-Jonathan Butler, Check what he has to say after the jump…
â€œA great trainer without a great fighter is nothing,â€ noted Roach to Bleacher Report, who has worked with 27 world champions to date. â€œPacquiao made me,â€ he added, speaking of the current WBO welterweight champion who, under the guidance of Roach, has won major honours including four defences of the IBF version of the super bantamweight championship, The Ring magazineâ€™s featherweight belt, the WBC and The Ring magazineâ€™s super featherweight title, the WBC lightweight strap, The Ring magazineâ€™s super lightweight championship, the WBO welterweight title and the WBC super welterweight belt.
Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38ko), who has an upcoming fight against Juan Manuel Marquez in November, currently divides his time between fighting, being a musician and actor, as well as working as congressman for the Sarangani province in his native Philippines. It is his political obligations, though, together with his generosity that have contributed to a decline in the Filipinoâ€™s financial situation.
Roach (pictured above) tellingly explained to Brin-Jonathan Butler: â€œHeâ€™s broke because of that and all the people he flies around to his fights. He goes through money like you wouldnâ€™t believe. He canâ€™t say no. Of course heâ€™ll have to keep fighting. He does now. He wonâ€™t be able to stop â€“ itâ€™s his life.â€
One of Pacquiaoâ€™s st@blemates at Roachâ€™s Wildcard Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California, is Amir Khan â€“ the WBA/IBF unified super lightweight world champion and number nine pound-for-pound fighter according to On The Beakâ€˜s rankings.
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