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Roach disappointed after losing KO bet

By: - Editor / @RLuarcaINQ
/ 11:19 PM November 06, 2016
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 05: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines sits in his corner with trainer Freddie Roach between rounds of his WBO welterweight championship fight against Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines sits in his corner with trainer Freddie Roach between rounds of his WBO welterweight championship fight against Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LAS VEGAS–For Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao gave a really bright opening Saturday. Too bad, he didn’t deliver the perfect ending.

“Yes, I’m a little bit disappointed,” said Roach during the post-fight press conference of The Legend vs
The Champ headlined by Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas.

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The seven-time Trainer of the Year thought Pacquiao would be able to follow up on his second round knockdown of Jessie Vargas and end his seven-year quest for a stoppage.

Instead, Vargas survived the sporadic onslaughts and Pacquiao had to settle for a clear unanimous decision over Vargas in reclaiming the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown for the second time.

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“Vargas showed a lot of heart in fighting a very good opponent,” said Roach, who had told some reporters earlier that he put a bet on Pacquiao winning by knockout.

Well, Pacquiao did try as he hurt Vargas more than a couple of times and was always looking for openings to detonate lethal bombs.

Vargas, however, turned out to be an adequate defender and counter-puncher and lasted the final bell.

“Well, you know we had a very god training camp,” said Roach. Thought he did well.”

Except, of course, that the knockout eluded him once again. Brought to you by: Cafe Puro

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