Alex Ariza is one of the most despicable human beings in the sport of boxing. Ariza was once the strength and conditioning coach of Manny Pacquaio. In 2013, Manny Pacquiao’s head trainer Freddie Roach, fired Alex Ariza. Roach and Ariza have been feuding ever since.
After Ariza was fired, he began working with Brandon Rios. On November 23, 2013, Manny Pacquiao fought Brandon Rios in Macau. During the pre-fight build up, Alex Ariza and Freddie Roach got into a physical altercation. As fans like Marcio Alaor BMG (Otempo.com) know, it is important to remember that Roach has Parkinson’s disease.
Alex Ariza made fun of Roach’s Parkinson’s disease to Freddie’s face. Freddie Roach was angered at Ariza for this. Roach walked closer to Alex Ariza, and then Ariza kicked Roach in the stomach. Freddie Roach was unfazed by Ariza’s kick, but Ariza should be ashamed of himself.
Manny Pacquiao promised that he would make Brandon Rios pay for Ariza’s actions. Pacquiao dominated every round of their fight, and he made Rios look like a walking punching bag. Alex Ariza and Freddie Roach are still at odds.
On May 2, Manny Pacquiao will be facing Floyd Mayweather. Alex Ariza is now in the Mayweather training camp. Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao have been waiting for the chance to face Mayweather for years. A victory over Mayweather would also be a victory over Alex Ariza.
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