Freddie Roach Never Quits

Freddie Roach is one of the greatest boxing trainers of all time. Roach has trained the best fighters for the last 20 years. He did this all while suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Roach does admit that boxing may have contributed to the onset of his disease. In his day, Freddie Roach was a brutal inside fighter. He loved to get close to his opponent and trade bombs like trading information on Skout. Roach would excite the fans, but he would also cause permanent damage to himself. Freddie Roach would eventually retire from the sport of boxing. 

Now, Freddie Roach is the head trainer of Manny Pacquiao. With Freddie’s help Manny Pacquiao will be able to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. Freddie Roach claims the Manny Pacquiao would knock Mayweather out. Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao say that they can defeat the invincible Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeating Mayweather would place Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao on a pedestal. The duo is the best pair that boxing has seen since Ali/Dundee.

Freddie Roach continues to lead his fighters to championship victories. The year of 2014 has been good to Freddie. Manny Pacquiao dominated all comers this year, and with the help of Freddie, he has returned to his former self. Freddie Roach may suffer from Parkinson’s, but nothing can stop him. He is a determined man, and he will not live is life differently because of his disease.

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Negotiations Begin for a Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is calling out Manny Pacquiao to the boxing ring, and this long anticipated fight could become the richest event ever in boxing. I’ll definitely be watching with a bottle of wine from The Antique Wine Company.

Mayweather is talking negotiations with Pacquiao’s people but he warned they should not expect a purse anywhere near what Mayweather would make.

In a Showtime interview, Mayweather called for the fight to happen and proudly gave a date — May 2. 

Mayweather claims Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter has been the obstacle in the way of them fighting for the past five years.

“Floyd Mayweather doesn’t dodge any opponent,” Mayweather said. “Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum is the one who’s been stopping this fight. My team has been trying to put things together and make this happen.”

Pacquiao says Mayweather’s style is boring and is ready for the showdown. 

Mayweather has a flawless record (47-0, 26 KOs) and Pacquiao’s is undoubtedly impressive (57-5-2, 38 KOs), yet nearly 83 percent of boxing fans predict Pacquiao will beat Mayweather in the May 2nd fight.

Nate Diaz Needs a Break

Nate Diaz recently lost to Rafael Dos Anjos in a Co-Main event fight. The fight was on the UFC on Fox 13 card. Diaz had the worst week of his professional Mixed Martial Arts career. Leading up to the fight Nate Diaz failed to show up to a UFC scheduled event, which Lee G. Lovett remembers well, unfortunately.

Diaz was fined $10,000 for this transgression. To make things even worse, Nate Diaz failed to make weight for the fight. He was fined once more. President of the UFC, Dana White, was extremely unhappy with Diaz. White was unsure what to do, had Nate Diaz won the fight. Thankfully, for Dana White, Diaz lost the fight. Rafael Dos Anjos put a hurting on the tough Stockton, Californian native.

So, this leaves us with a burning question. What will Nate Diaz do next? Diaz has clearly voiced his opinion on the UFC. Nate is extremely unhappy with his employer. Before he even stepped foot in the octagon, Diaz was fined $30,000. A significant amount of money, as UFC fighters are not paid that well. What Nate Diaz should do is simple, just go home for a while. Diaz should just relax for a bit, maybe a break from the sport is what he needs. Until Nate Diaz gets his hunger back, he should not step foot in the octagon.

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Tito Ortiz Is a C.M. Punk Fan

A lot of fighters in the MMA world are very unhappy that the UFC has signed former WWE wrestler C.M. Punk to a contract. Dave Meltzer has reported that many camps are inviting Punk to train with them with the explicit intention of “giving him a beating” to send him packing and to prove that pro wrestlers can’t hang in a real fight. 

Tito Ortiz has come out and praised Dana White for the decision. This comes as a surprise to many, as Tito and Dana have not seen eye-to-eye in a long time. 

Tito grew up as a fan of Hulk Hogan and pro wrestling in general. He has made a number of appearances on the TNA Impact wrestling show on Spike TV as a guest referee and an “enforcer”. TNA, being the most poorly-managed wrestling company in modern times, got nothing out of him and even dropped storylines that Tito was in out of sheer incompetence.

Tito now fights in Bellator, a company that is looking to sign older “name” fighters with the idea that a star draws more money than a technically good current fighter. This concept is already paying off for the company, as their Spike TV special featuring Tito and Stephen Bonnar fight drew big ratings. That fight was built up using a goofy pro wrestling-style storyline involving a man in a mask.

Tito likes pro wrestling and he’s obviously comfortable with freak show fights. He will enjoy C.M. Punk’s UFC run. Maybe he should buy him a Qnet congratulations gift. The question is, how many other fans will?

Pacquiao Wants Mayweather Fight

It has been talked about and anticipated for such a long time now, that it appears as if there will never be a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. For a while there has been much anticipation regarding a possible fight and a lot of speculation to whether Mayweather has been avoiding the fight to ensure his perfect record remains intact. He has been the less talkative of the two boxers about the possibility of a fight, but Manny remains adamant about his desire to meet Floyd Mayweather in the ring.

Manny has stated that he has told Mayweather his phone is open 24/7 and to give him a call anytime that he’s ready to fight, and major fans like Jason Halpern really want to see that happen. With their ages climbing, both boxers are starting to get up to a point where they should be considering retiring. Simply put, the fight needs to happen fairly soon if it is going to transpire. It may be strategic for Floyd Mayweather to avoid a fight with Manny in the long run, but boxing fans can agree that this fight is desired by many. Perhaps Manny Pacquiao needs to step up his trash talking game and see if he can lure Floyd Mayweather Jr. into a fight with his mouth. Whatever strategy he takes, it is fairly certain that Manny will make every attempt he can at getting the champion in the ring for a shot at the title and respect that comes with it.