Freddie Roach (boxing)

Freddie Roach (Boxing)

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Frederick "Freddie" Roach (born on March 5, 1960) is an American boxing trainer and a former professional boxer. Roach is of Irish, Canadian and French descent. Roach is one of the most well-known boxing trainers in the world, having been voted Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. He is currently the trainer of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, IBF and WBA light-welterweight champion Amir Khan, top prospects Jose Benavidez, Peter Quillin and Julio César Chávez, Jr., UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.. Roach was also the trainer of former two-times world champion and arguably one of the best women boxers Lucia Rijker.

Boxing career

Roach was trained by his father Paul Roach at a young age along with his brothers Pepper and Joey. As a teenager, he was a dominant force in the New England amateur and AAU ranks. Roach turned pro in 1978, fighting as a lightweight and won his first 10 bouts. Roach trained under legendary trainer Eddie Futch and went 26–1 before appearing in a historic match at the Boston Garden on June 11, 1982.

The card that night was the first of two times that the three Fighting Roach Brothers appeared at the same time.

Brothers Joey and Pepper won their undercard...
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