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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pacquiao's trainer is Trainer of the Year

The 10-year trainer of Filipino Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Freddie Roach, is going to receive his third consecutive Trainer of the Year award this Friday night at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, the same venue of the forthcoming Pacquiao vs Mosley super-showdown.

The prestigious Trainer of the Year award will be given by the BWAA (Boxing Writers Association of America) and this will be the fifth time Freddie Roach receives this kind of award. He first got this award in 2003 where he was already the trainer of explosive ward Manny Pacquiao.

In Roach’s first time to receive such award, Pacquiao was not able to go to the US because of some issues to attend in his country.

Now, Pacquiao wants to see his celebrated trainer receive another award. He doesn’t want to miss it because Roach is very special to him. Roach told Pacquiao not to be there because he might be stressed with media interviews and get carried away by the sumptuous food being served.

“It’s just too close to the fight. I told Manny not to go there but I’m not sure if he will listen,” Roach said. Manny is the boss and every decision he wants will be implemented even though his coach doesn’t like it – playing a lot of basketball while in training, he goes out for endorsements and go home late, he practices with his band for the post-fight party and he changes the game plan when he fights.

Pacquiao has won his last 13 fights and he hasn’t lost since the 2005 defeat against Erik Morales, which he kayoed two times in their following two outings.

If Manny Pacquiao goes to Roach’s award night and eat a lot of stuff, he will be a little problematic during weigh in and during the fight. Roach suggested Pacquiao to take a rest and take enjoy some time with his family before he fights Shane Mosley this Saturday.

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