Bill Emes spoke to Freddie Roach at the Jan. 9 “Throne Boxing” show in New York City where the hall-of-fame trainer worked the corner of Chris Van Heerden. Roach assessed Van Heerden’s performance and spoke about the talk on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez super fights.
South African welterweight standout Chris Van Heerden will continue his U.S. campaign tonight against Cecil McCalla at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The bout is part of the Fox Sports 1-televised debut of “Throne Boxing” promoted by Roc Nation.
Fans from around the globe share their thoughts on Guillermo Rigondeaux, Naoya Inoue, Takashi Uchiyama and the stacked Japanese shows they fought on last week, as well as Freddie Roach’s place among the great trainers, and some meaty mythical matchups, in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Should a mega-bout between RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez not become a reality, there are other options, according to Cotto’s adviser.
Trainer Virgil Hunter fully believes his charge, Amir Khan is ready to make a run at titlists Floyd Mayweather Jr., Kell Brook and Manny Pacquiao.
Having done the figurative dance with Floyd Mayweather Jr. before, Manny Pacquiao says he’s willing to see the undefeated pound-for-pounder get the money he wants to make their fight a reality.
If a fight between Canelo Alvarez and RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto can’t be made, it won’t hurt WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s feelings. He’ll face either fighter.
Responding to Freddie Roach’s recent statement that Miguel Cotto would kick Gennady Golovkin’s ass, Abel Sanchez, the trainer of the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder, told RingTV.com that the Puerto Rican star wouldn’t last more than five rounds if he faced GGG.
RingTV.com will feature live round-by-round coverage of the junior welterweight bout between Jessie Vargas and Antonio DeMarco. Please refresh this page often for up-to-the-minute developments.
Freddie Roach says once his charge, Manny Pacquiao dispatches Chris Algieri this Saturday, a match with RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia could materialize.
Should a tentative defense of his middleweight championship against Canelo Alvarez prove successful, Miguel Cotto could meet Gennady Golovkin later in 2015.
Freddie Roach predicts that Chris Algieri won’t last three rounds on Saturday with Manny Pacquiao, whom he fears will be so impressive that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be afraid to fight him.
Should Amir Khan emerge with a win against Devon Alexander on Dec. 13 and earn a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr., his former trainer, Freddie Roach, believes the talented British star has a solid shot at beating the pound-for-pound king.
Manny Pacquiao is already is below the 144-pound catchweight for his Nov. 22 fight with Chris Algieri, says Freddie Roach. Algeiri’s and Roach’s press release comments top a Lem Satterfield notebook that includes items on the Hopkins-Kovalev undercard and HBO’s next episode of “Fight Game.”
When Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring with Chris Algieri on Nov. 22, five years will have passed since the last time the Filipino hero scored a knockout. Freddie Roach says that KO slump will end against Algieri. Pacquiao says wait and see.
Freddie Roach says that Manny Pacquiao is getting his best sparring in years with Viktor Postol and Mike Jones, a 140-pound contender and a former welterweight title challenger some would argue have better credentials than Pacquiao’s Nov. 22 opponent Chris Algieri.
In search of a fresh start with a new trainer, Lucian Bute boarded a flight across the world with Freddie Roach earlier this month. Their destination was the southern Philippines, an unlikely starting point for what Bute hopes is a career revival
Freddie Roach says he wants to see THE RING/WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto face Canelo Alvarez next, followed by oft-avoided WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin. Roach spoke to RingTV.com from his training camp with Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines.