Freddie Roach

RingTv image Roach: I don’t want Pacquiao and Provodnikov to fight

Roach: I don’t want Pacquiao and Provodnikov to fight

Freddie Roach, who trains both Manny Pacquiao and Ruslan Provodnikov, is not keen on his top two boxers fighting in the near future. Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, recently stated that Pacquiao could face Provodnikov if he beats Brandon Rios on Saturday.

RingTv image Video: Alex Ariza on Freddie Roach incident, work with Brandon Rios

Video: Alex Ariza on Freddie Roach incident, work with Brandon Rios

Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza spoke with RingTV’s Ryan Songalia about the kicking incident that transpired Wednesday afternoon between himself and Freddie Roach at a public workout in Macau. Ariza, who previously worked with Roach as Manny Pacquiao’s strength coach, also discussed his work with Brandon Rios.

RingTv image Q&A: Ruslan Provodnikov

Q&A: Ruslan Provodnikov

Ruslan Provodikov was one-half of one of the best fights so far of 2013, his brutal 12-round battle with Tim Bradley in March. The Russian bomber tells RingTV.com that his Saturday showdown with Mike Alvarado will be just as dramatic. “I think it will be another candidate for fight of the year,” said Provodnikov.