See Freddie Roach for the jazz organist.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.
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
Roach was trained by his father Paul Roach at a young age along with his brothers Pepper
. 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... Read More