Sunday, June 29, 2008

My Everlast Boxing Glove Autographed by Freddie Roach

Freddie Roach (born March 5, 1960 in Dedham, MA) is a boxing trainer and a former boxer.

Pro Boxing Career
Known as "La Cucaracha" and "The Choir Boy", Roach turned pro in 1978 and spent most of his career as a Lightweight journeyman fighter. Roach was on the losing end of most of his high profile bouts. He dropped fights to former super lightweight champ Bobby Chacon and former lightweight champs Greg Haugen and Hector Camacho Sr.. Roach relied on a durable fighting style, and tried to outlast opponents in the ring. He was willing to take a shot to give a shot and ultimately this took its toll. Roach only went 13-12 in the last part of his career after starting 26-1.

Boxing Trainer
Roach is the owner of the Wildcard Boxing Club in Los Angeles, and is currently one of the most popular trainers in boxing. Roach was voted Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2003, 2006 and 2007. Roach trains junior lightweight champion Manny Pacquiao and trained Oscar De La Hoya for his May 5 2007 superfight against Floyd Mayweather Jr

Source: Wikipedia

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