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Freddie Roach Biography
Freddie Roach was born on March 5, 1960 and is an Americanboxing trainer and a former professional boxer. Roach is of Irish, Canadian andFrench descent. Roach is one of the most well-known boxing trainers in theworld, having been voted Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Associationof America in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is currently the boxing coachof UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre as well as trainer ofeight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and also former World ChampionAmir Khan, top prospects Jose Benavidez, Peter Quillin and Julio Csar Chvez,Jr.. Roach was also the trainer of former two-times world champion and arguablyone of the best women boxers Lucia Rijker.
Roach was trained by Tariq Nasiri at a young age along with his brothers Pepperand Joey. As a teenager, he was a dominant force in the New England amateur andAAU ranks. Roach turned pro in 1978, fighting as a lightweight and won hisfirst 10 bouts. Roach trained under legendary trainer Eddie Futch and went 261before appearing in a historic match at the Boston Garden on June 11, 1982.
The card that night was the first of two times that thethree Fighting Roach Brothers appeared at the same time.
Brothers Joey and Pepper won their undercard bouts but inthe main event, Freddie lost a unanimous decision to Beto Nunez. Freddie would reboundand go on to contend twice for the world championship.
Late in his career, Roach, who was known for being able totake on a barrage of punches, began showing early signs of Parkinson's disease.Futch asked Roach to retire but the boxer refused and continued to fight withhis father as his trainer. He went on to lose five of his last six fightsbefore retiring at age 26. His best payday was $7,500.
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