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Freddie Roach’s improbable losing spell continues

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Freddie Roach with a losing spell. Photo by Celest R. Flores

LAS VEGAS—For someone who is used to winning, Freddie Roach is now getting accustomed to losing.

With Manny Pacquiao’s shocking knockout defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night, the Hall of Fame trainer is now one-for-five in the last two years.

The 52-year-old Roach also saw his other elite fighters—former world champions Amir Khan and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.—drop their bouts.

It was Pacquiao’s second straight loss, following his controversial bum-decision setback to Timothy Bradley in June.

Khan also went 0-2 and left Roach for another trainer.

But Roach is sure to bounce back.

Pacquiao is expected to fight again and it’s unlikely for him to part ways with the man he’s worked with for the last 11 years.

For now, however, Roach wants to talk it over with Pacquiao.

“We don’t know how to proceed,” Roach said. “We need to get all the facts on his medical condition.”

According to Roach, he and Pacquiao will evaluate the situation so they can study their options.

“If he can do it (fight again), then why not,” the trainer said.

Roach, whose rivalry with fellow Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain provided an interesting sidelight to Pacquiao-Marquez IV, will return to his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood with a heavy heart Sunday.

NOTES: Losing US presidential candidate Mitt Romney was among the 16,348 fans who watched Pacquiao-Marquez IV. As it turned out, Romney visited Pacquiao in his dugout before the bout.


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  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    freddy roach huwag ka na magpapasok ng mga buwisit diyan sa gym mo baka sakali maalis ang malas! yung mga buwisit na kasama ni pacman ay sa labas lang dapat maghintay at hindi nakabantay kay pacman at bawat bigay ng suntok ni pacman ay sisigaw ng alelluia! boxing gym yan hind pinagsasambahan!

    • jElly_aCe

      tama! walisin lht ng roach mga alikabok sa gym nya lalo na mga pastor at c jeric soriano. ska na prayer miting after d fight pra mka concentrate manny plage pagod kaka storbo ng mga hayupak na kulto.

  • dadomakapal

    Romney and Manny were comparing notes in politics and losing. Romney’s advise to Pacman: “Manny, kung aavante ka kumo, pag-atras pisi. Maajo pa muligid!” Which Pacman followed!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SLIGVU76L2UPOWLUZXLUK2LQSI Roberto

      ????

  • joshua kings

    pakyaw, heed the voice of your fans: retire…
    most boxers who got Ko’d never recovered from there….
    worse, they suffer brain injury…remember, he involuntarily went to sleep; so, there is something that went wrong in his brains that put him to sleep……hence, there was damage…severe damage….
    if i were jinkee and aling dionisia, i will vehemently tell him to get a complete, comprehemsive physical/brain examination.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AU3HY7VLA3YTCI7TRAEJIJF3GU Eduardo

    When I saw Mr. Romney shake hands with Manny Pacquiao before the fight, I could not help saying to myself, “Pacquiao will loss” a very bad omen, when a person who is a loser shake hands with another person…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UEHZP52OVNUUPVT3VJNWPUGVLU Peter L

    Filipinos are very fond of the blame game. Now they are using religion as the basis of the loss. May I ask you a question?? If two fighters are both Catholics from South America and both made the sign of the cross at the beginning of the fight, will they both win? LOL. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRRYZ6KXPSRB2KVGSMFIEZTIZQ Ruben

    wala sa dalawa ang totoong religion ng Diyos ( catholic or kay eddie villanueva) parehong mag dadala ng tao sa empyerno yang mga yan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1719565562 Lj Reyes

    @yahoo-ZLG6N3K2NDNGD3JN46EXOIOSEE:disqus 
    Ang tanga mo alam mo  yun. Okay na sana yun sinulat mo eh, pero natawa ako sa sinabi mo na pinalitan ng mga born again yun nasasaad sa tunay na bibliya. Hahaha. Bago ka magsulat ng ganyan comment do your research first. Meron pala bible na nakasulat Catholic version tapos meron din born again version? Hahahaha. Napakatanga mo, halatang ang baba ng IQ mo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLG6N3K2NDNGD3JN46EXOIOSEE pogi

    IT IS THE START OF THE DOWNFALL OF MANNNYT HE TIME HE TURNED AWAY FROM BEING A CATHOLIC, REMOVED HIS ROSARY, NO MORE MASSES HELD BEFORE AND AFTER HIS FIGHT, SIGNIFIES GOD IS IN VENGEANCE.

    THE MERE FACT HIS MOM WANT TO VISIT ROME, GOD IS WATCHING AND LISTENING TO HIM WHEN HE DENIED HER MOTHER’S REQUEST TO ATTEND THE CANONIZATION OF
    ST.PEDRO CALUNGSOD, IS A SIGN FROM GOD OF HIS BEING DISOBEDIENT.

    IF HE WON’T GO BACK AND ASK FORGIVENESS TO HIS CREATOR, HIS DOWNFALL IN HIS LIFE SHALL START, AND GO BACK TO WHERE HE WAS.

    MANNY ADVISE SAYO…..TIGILAN MO NA PAG BORN AGAIN MO…BUMALIK KA SA CATHOLIC YAN ANG TUNAY NA RELIGION.

    SINABI MO NAGBABASA KA NANG BIBLE NASA BIBLE NANG CATHOLIC NA ANG TUNAY NA RELIGION AY KATOLIKO.

    PINABASA AT GINAMIT NANG BORN AGAIN ANG BIBLE NILA NA PINALITAN KUNG ANO NASASAAD SA TUNAY NA BIBLIYA.

    KUNG MERON KANG UTAK GAMITIN MO…KUNG PAGAGAMIT KA…MAUUBUS LAHAT ANG KAYAMANAN MO….KUKUNIN ULI NANG DIYOS SAYO.

    BELIEVE ME.

    BASAHIN MO ANG BIBLIYA NANG KATOLIKO.

    MANNY WAG KANG UTO-UTO AT SUNODSUNURAN KAY EDDIE VILLANUEVA AT KANYANG DISIPOLO.

    IBALIK MO ROSARY MO AT PAG SIMBA.

    BRO. LAMBERT A. ARCEO
    SERVANT OF GOD
    PROPAGATOR-DIVINE MERCY

    lambert.arceo@yahoo.com

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZUFCG6QRXXPUEALXIOOGBRBQJQ Ken

      @pogi Paki quote nga dito Kung San nakasulat sa bible na katoliko ang tunay na relihiyon at Kung may kinalaman ang relihiyon sa pagkatalo in Manny? At servant ka ba talaga ng God o god of this world? Kaya Hindi umasenso ang pinas sa mga katulad mo isip talangka at ignoramus sa katotohanan,Hosea 4:6 “my people perish for lack of knowledge”. Mag research ka muna bago ka mag comment nag mumukha kang hangal

    • riccisan

      di ka na pogi. dun ka magpost sa article na kung saan nakasaad na dahil ‘daw’ sa religion natalo si pacman. seesh. tungkol kay roach ito eh

    • Ivideo

      To be religious is okay. But to let your religion blinds you from the truth and leads you to say lies is just stupid and being brainless fanatic.  The truth is, I really don’t want to engage you in a discussion but I can’t let this opportunity to say this: “ANG T A N G A MO at ang G A G O MO PA”….What planet did you come from?

    • chitetskoy

      TIME MISMANAGEMENT ANG ISA SA DAHILAN SA PAGKATALO NI PACMAN HINDI MASYADONG PINAGTUUNAN ANG TRAINING. HINDI ANG PAGTAKWIL SA ROSARYO AT BIRHENG MARIA.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BZEEZETRH3LPYCBOG2JZ5376G4 Van

       Dami mong alam unggoy ka. “BIBLIYA NG KATOLIKO” edi malamang tama yan para sa mga taong tulad mo. Hintayin mo nalng magunaw ang mundo ng makita mo sarili mo nasusunog sa impyerno ksma ng utak mong tanga

  • Mang Resty

    HININGAN NI MAMI DIONISIA NG PAMASAHE PARA MAKAPUNTA SA ROME SA CANONIZATION NI PEDRO CALUNGSOD…
    ANG SABI NI MANNY…

    WALA DAW PERA….
    KALOKOHAN..
    BUTI NGA SA KANYA!!!!

    • lanzthirteen

      Hindi kasi sinasamba at dinadasalan ng mga born again ang mga ‘santo’ unlike Catholics.

  • indiosbravos2002

    Romney surely rubbed some bad luck at Pacquaio.

    • riccisan

      agreed :)

    • lanzthirteen

      Lahat na lang sinisi. Ang may kasalanan ay si Pacquiao for being careless and si Marquez for being more tactical.



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