12 Rounds with Freddie Roach on Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan, Israel Vazquez, James Toney and More! By David Tyler, DoghouseBoxing (May 21, 2010)
It's my pleasure to go 12 rounds with the greatest trainer in the history of boxing!
David Tyler - Your immediate impression of the Amir Khan / Paulie Malignaggi bout?
Fred Roach - Great fight for HBO. Amir fought a great fight with his left hand and held to the game plan.
DT - Your impression of the Mayweather/ Mosley fight?
FR - Mayweather's legs are gone. He is flat footed, he is very hittable, an easy target for Manny.
DT - Will there ever be a Mayweather/ Pacquiao fight?
FR - I hope so.
DT - Your favorite Manny Pacquiao fight to this point?
FR - The second Marquez fight.
DT - Other than one of your fighters, who is the best in the sport today?
FR - Mayweather.
DT - Your favorite fighter to watch on HBO?
FR - Israel Vasquez.
DT - Your all time favorite boxer?
FR - Joe Louis.
DT - The best boxing match you have ever seen?
FR - Marvin Hagler vs. Tommy Hearns.
DT - The best single punch you have ever seen?
FR - Third round of the Hagler/ Hearns fight. The shot by Hagler that ended the fight.
DT - What fighter have you worked with that had the most potential?
FR - James Toney.
DT - If you could take a fighter from today and match him against a fighter from the glory days, who are those fighters?
FR - How about Manny Pacquiao vs. Henry Armstrong and Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Sugar Ray Robinson. The winners fight each other.
DT - If you had the power, what would you change about boxing today?
FR - I would go back to 15 round title fights.
DT - Anything new?
FR - I am now the trainer for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Readers: Many of you have read my last interview with Fred back in December '09. We had a falling out of sorts of which I am totally responsible (please see the article posted on the doghouse boxing website). Fred Roach is a very busy man with every second of his day in high demand! I express my gratitude to Team Roach for allowing Fred to grant me one last interview which will be posted on the doghouse boxing website, Monday 5/24/2010. Fred is at the top of his game both mentally and physically and I wish him the best of luck in all future endeavors!
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