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Minus Roach, Pacquiao gets a jolt

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Altering training patterns did Manny Pacquiao real good. Like an electric volt, it shocked his body system back to work. No wonder, he appears younger, moves faster these days , according to strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune. Add to that the fact that Pacquiao was ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 10th, 2018

Filipino shoots for world title at Pacquiao vs Matthysse undercard

When Cebu City-based Jhack Tepora learned that his fight in the undercard of Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthyse here Sunday has been promoted to a world title bout, a jolt of excitement hit him.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Back to where it all started

  No Freddie Roach. No Bob Arum. No pay-per-view dollars. No glitzy Las Vegas neon lights. No hyped up opponent. All there is is a legend, closer to the end of his career than to the start.   Manny Pacquiao prepares for a fight that will dictate how the sun will continue to rise for the remainder of his career.   "This fight will determine my future," the Philippine senator has told media people during his preparation for the bout against Argentine Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur.   But while the result will largely factor into Pacquiao's future schedule, the atmosphere surrounding his preparation smacks of nostalgia. A bulk of his ...Keep on reading: Back to where it all started.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao is breaking news gently to Freddie Roach

Manny Pacquiao is just breaking it gently to Freddie Roach that the latter will not be in his corner for the July 15 title fight with Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Fortune back in Manny’s camp?

Australian strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune may be tapped by Manny Pacquiao to rejoin his team in preparing to battle WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina even as there is still no final decision on whether trainer Freddie Roach will be asked to reunite with the challenger......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Pacquiao’s assistant trainer not seeking to replace legendary Freddie Roach

MANILA, Philippines – The Manny Pacquiao ship has lost its captain in Freddie Roach, so Buboy Fernandez has been filling in the void.  That's how Fernandez puts it as he takes over Pacquiao's training camp for the meantime with the Filipino boxing star yet to decide ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Buboy Fernandez ready to step up if Pacquiao doesn t tap Roach

The person likely to succeed Freddie Roach said he’s ready, willing and able to take over as Manny Pacquiao’s chief cornerman if he gets the call......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Revisiting Freddie Roach’s finest works with Manny Pacquiao

There’s no doubt that Roach is a maestro, and Pacquiao was his masterpiece. Here are their finest moments that made boxing history......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao on Freddie Roach: No final decision yet

Manny Pacquiao has finally broken his silence on the status of his relationship with long-time trainer Freddie Roach......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Freddie still Manny’s guy

If ever he decides to part ways with Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao is going to make sure the seven-time trainer of the year will be duly informed. Pacquiao made the clarification in the wake of reports that he has relieved Roach of coaching duties for his world title fight against Lucas Matthysse on July 15 (July 14 in the United States) in Kuala Lumpur. "Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse," Pacquiao tweeted Monday morning. The eight-division world champion, who will go after Matthysse's World Boxing Association welterweight crown in ...Keep on reading: Freddie still Manny’s guy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao: No decision on trainer after reports Freddie Roach ditched

  MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao said Monday he had not yet chosen a trainer for his July world title fight with Lucas Matthysse, dismissing reports he has cut ties with long-standing mentor Freddie Roach. The veteran US ring guru Roach said last week that his 15-year ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Pacquiao on Roach: No final decision yet

Manny Pacquiao has finally broken his silence on the status of his relationship with longtime trainer Freddie Roach......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Pacquiao responds to Roach situation: I have not made my final decision

Over the weekend, news surfaced that eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao won’t be working with long-time Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach for his upcoming WBA Welterweight World Title match against champion Lucas Mathysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this July. In a press statement, the Pacquiao camp named best friend Buboy Fernandes and Nonoy Neri as the trainers. Roach responded to the statement saying that he wishes his former ward well, but admitted that he was hurt by how the situation unfolded. Pacquiao and Roach have worked together for the last 15-plus years, and have 34 professional fights and seven world championships under their belt. Now, it seems as though the split isn’t as certain as was once thought…yet. In an Instagram post early Monday morning, Pacquiao clarified the situation surrounding him and Roach.   Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my final decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse. My advisor Mike Koncz has been in contact with Freddie’s people to keep them informed. I will make a final decision within the week. When that decision is made, Freddie will be the first one to be informed and then I will advise the media. #PacquiaoMatthysse A post shared by Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) on Apr 15, 2018 at 12:34pm PDT “Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my final decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse.” Pacquiao’s post, which shows him hitting the mitts with Roach read. “My advisor Mike Koncz has been in contact with Freddie’s people to keep them informed. I will make a final decision within the week.” It was Koncz that first revealed that things between Pacquiao and Roach weren't exactly peachy, saying in an interview with ESPN's Dan Rafael that the boxer-turned-senator took issue to some of the things that Roach said to the media following Pacquiao's loss to Jeff Horn in Australia back in 2017.  In Roach’s statement over the weekend, he revealed that he had been hurt by the fact that Pacquiao did not reach out to him personally to inform him of the supposed change. Pacquiao ends his post by addressing that statement. “When that decision is made, Freddie will be the first one to be informed and then I will advise the media.” Does this mean that Pacquiao and Roach are not going their separate ways after all?.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Trainer Roach hurt by Pacquiao snub after split

LOS ANGELES, USA – Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has split with long-time trainer Freddie Roach, the veteran ring guru confirmed on Friday, April 13. In a brief statement, Roach said his 15-year association with former world champion Pacquiao had been terminated ahead of the 39-year-old fighter's upcoming world title fight ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Freddie Roach no longer Pacquiao s trainer

Freddie Roach no longer Pacquiao s trainer.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Trainer Roach ‘hurt’ by Pacquiao snub after split

LOS ANGELES: Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has split with long-time trainer Freddie Roach, the veteran ring guru confirmed on Friday. In a brief statement, Roach said his 15-year association with former world champion Pacquiao had been terminated ahead of the 39-year-old fighter’s upcoming world title fight with Lucas Matthyse. Roach said he wished Pacquiao [...] The post Trainer Roach ‘hurt’ by Pacquiao snub after split appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Pacquiao still mum on Roach for KL fight

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao is not banging the door on Freddie Roach......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Cavs avert slow death with roster overhaul

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CLEVELAND – Koby Altman might not have completely made a name for himself on Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) NBA Trade Deadline Day, but the Cleveland general manager was busy and high-profile enough in his makeover of the Cavaliers that most people now will remember that he’s the one who spells it with a “y.” Those of us convinced for weeks now – at least since the Cavaliers’ home loss to the Warriors on Martin Luther King Day – that another Golden State-Cleveland Finals would be a dud movie we already saw last June, well, we no longer have to worry. Those stale, sputtering Cavs are no more. They are gone – six players out Thursday (Friday, PHL time), four new players in – and done, replaced by a younger, quicker, more athletic cast who’ll be force-fed their playoff experiences. What with so many in and out doors banging to a frenzied beat, All-Star forward Kevin Love barely got a mention. But Love, out with a fracture to his left hand, will be coming back in a month to six weeks to a vastly reconfigured roster and lineup rotation. However long it takes this team to incorporate new guys George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr., count on another period of adjustment for Love playing with them for the first time. Presumably – for Love’s sake – it will go more smoothly than Isaiah Thomas’ learning and comeback curve, which sort of triggered much of Thursday’s maneuverings in the first place. Thomas was the fall guy of the day, the flip side of what most expect to be an enthused, rejuvenated and newly focused LeBron James. It already had been a tough nine months for the 5'9" scoring guard, going from the most valuable player on a formidable contender (Thomas finished fifth in NBA MVP balloting) to the hip injury that ate deep into this season, the Kyrie Irving trade that landed him in Cleveland and the rust and skepticism that marred his 15 largely forgettable games there. The Cavs went 7-8 with Thomas, who shot 25 percent on three-pointers and 36 percent overall. Their defense, leaky enough before, got worse (Thomas had a net rating of minus 15.1 points per 100 possessions). Ball movement ground down to a series of dreary isolation plays or desperate 3s. Also, Thomas began to serve as one of the team’s spokesman in the media, a role that suits his personality but one he had not earned in the Cavs’ locker room. He spoke of things “we” had to do better without quite yet being part of that “we.” That included comments after the team’s collapse in Orlando Tuesday about the Cavs failing to make adjustments during games, a criticism that went directly to coach Tyronn Lue and his staff. It was not appreciated. By the time Thomas followed up 24 hours later, after the last-second overtime victory over Minnesota at Quicken Loans Arena, with heartfelt comments about liking Cleveland and not wanting to be traded, he effectively already was gone. Altman reportedly talked with James before the game, running some possible trade scenarios by the team’s star. “We were marching a slow death,” Altman told reporters in a post-trades conference call Thursday evening (Friday, PHL time), “and we didn’t want to be a part of that.” Although it’s undeniably part of the dynamic of trades – dwelling on the down sides of the departed vs. seeing the upsides of the newbies – it’s fair to say that the players to whom the Cavs bid adieu (IT, Jae Crowder, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade) represented a lot of things that weren’t working or weren’t getting done. Energy was low, enthusiasm lower. The new arrivals, once they finally do arrive, bring not just their skills but – with three of the four, anyway – enough youth and hunger to jolt a Cavs locker room that lacked a bit of a pulse. Hill is the most like the veterans Cleveland shed Thursday (Friday, PHL time), but he does bring playoff experience and a defensive mindset. Also, his combo-guard ways that could frustrate those in search of a classic playmaker should be an asset where James is initiating so much offense. Hood, Clarkson and Nance get more than just changes of address and the newly dangled carrot of a deep playoff run. They – along with Cedi Osman, already in house and getting an opportunity – get James as a mentor, a role he has enjoyed (think 2015 playoffs and the wonders he worked with Matthew Dellavedova and Tristan Thompson, with Love and Irving out or hobbled). Make no mistake, James likes veterans but not in the mix, with the unreliable results, they had until Thursday (Friday, PHL time). So the Cavaliers hit a reset button that they believe will help them for this season. These deals – and the ability to not trade away the Brooklyn first-round pick they hold thanks to the Irving trade – also leave Cleveland in better shape this summer, more attractive to James when he hits free agency and even more resilient if he leaves. For those tempted to conflate the Irving trade with the deals made Thursday and decree that Cleveland didn’t get nearly enough, the economic concept of “sunk costs” comes to mind. Irving was gone, Thomas wasn’t working out, Crowder was not helping; that first deal was done. There was no going back. All Altman and the Cavs could do was go from there. There is a bigger issue that might not be answered over the remaining 29 games and however many follow in the postseason. The Cavaliers began this 2017-18 season as favorites to again win the conference title and reach the Finals. Even after the Irving trade, most NBA GMs and media mavens expected James and his vets to stomp through the East, whenever they chose to get serious about the season. Instead, we got an unprecedented makeover of a Finals favorite two-thirds of the way through a championship-minded season. In a league that preaches continuity and chemistry as ingredients of success, that’s mind-boggling. James’ inability to rouse this group out of its doldrums, on top of whatever Irving came to dislike even before this season began, raises questions about the superstar-down culture – as opposed to many teams’ top-down, or San Antonio’s Pop-down culture – wherever James has played. Or, for that matter, might play in the future. Bottom line on a busy trade day: Who gets to play for Team LeBron is a lot bigger deal than just on All-Star Sunday. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Double boxing event on SKY Sports Pay-Per-View this Sunday

Boxing fans are sure to be glued to their seats this Sunday, January 28 as SKY brings a boxing event featuring two world title bouts starting at approximately 10:30 AM.  Former interim WCB super lightweight champion Lucas Matthyse (38-4, 35 KO) and undefeated welterweight fighter Tewa Kiram (38-0, 28 KO) will vie for the vacant WBA welterweight title this Sunday. Matthyse is an experienced fighter at 35 years old, with wins over former world champions like Humberto Soto, Lamont Peterson and Ruslan Provodnikov. However, this will only be the second time he will fight at 147 lbs as the Argentine slugger moved up a division last year. This match is Kiram’s US debut, having fought mostly in his native of Thailand. The 25 year old is not only the unknown fighter in this card but also the underdog as he will face a powerful slugger. It is unsure whether he can fight at this level against a former champion. Meanwhile, WBA lightweight world champion Jorge Linares (43-3, 27 KO) will defend his title against Mercito Gesta at the same fighting event. Linares, who hails from Venezuela, is a three-division world champion who successfully defended his title from Luke Campbell last September 2017. He is very focused on this fight as he expects fights with bigger athletes, like Vasyl Lomachenko, to come after. On the other hand, Gesta has been training with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, the same coach to People’s Champ, Sen. Manny Pacquiao. The Cebu native has been thought of as the next Filipino boxingchamp and has won five of his last six matches, with two KO wins. Watch these exciting matches on Sunday, January 28, through SKY Sports Pay-Per-View for only P149. This is available to all One SKY, SKYcable, SKYdirect, subscribers. This is also available to SKYbroadband subscribers through SKY on Demand. Subscribers in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan can watch it on channels 160 (SD) and 260 (HD). Meanwhile, subscribers in Baguio, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, and Dumaguete can watch on channels 60 (SD) and 960 (HD). Call 418-0000 or the local SKY office of the area to learn more, or visit www.mysky.com.ph/boxingppv. SKYcable subscribers may text BOXINGPPV to 23662. Postpaid SKYdirect subscribers can text SKY to 23668, while prepaid subscribers can text PPVBOXING to 23667. Subscribers who are also Kapamilya Thank You members may earn Kapamilya Thank You points when they avail of these PPV offerings. Kapamilya Thank You points may be used to get bill rebates, pay for pay-per-view offers, buy tickets to Kapamilya events, and more.  In addition, SKY has also made it easier for subscribers to pay their bills online.  More information available via www.mysky.com.ph......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Beating Lomachenko not impossible for Pacquiao, says Roach

MANILA, Philippines – A 39-year-old Manny Pacquiao defeating a prime Vasyl Lomachenko is not out of the question, as far as trainer Freddie Roach is concerne.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Roach loves Lomachenko fight for Pacquiao

Freddie Roach prefers Vasyl Lomachenko than Terence Crawford as Manny Pacquiao’s opponent. Roach, the Filipino boxing star’s Hall of Fame trainer, thinks fighting Crawford, who is the undisputed junior welterweight champion, would be too much for Pacquiao due to the undefeated American’s advantage in age and size. “I love the Lomachenko fight,” Roach told BoxingScene.com.… link: Roach loves Lomachenko fight for Pacquiao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018