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Arum: Gym Incident Fueled By Ariza/Roach Grudge

By Miguel Rivera

Top Rank's Bob Arum believes Wednesday's ugly gym conflict between Team Pacquiao and Team Rios was a direct result of the grudge between veteran trainer Freddie Roach and conditioning coach Alex Ariza.

Roach and Ariza worked together for six years, side by side in the corner of superstar Manny Pacquiuao. A few months ago, Roach fired Ariza from Pacquiao's corner. Ariza was later hired by Robert Garcia, the trainer of Brandon Rios.

This Saturday in Macau, Pacquiao and Rios will collide in a twelve round welterweight fight.

On Wednesday morning at a gym that both camps share in Macau, Roach and Garcia were involved in a verbal dipute over the gym time for their respective fighters.

After some heated words were exchanged, Ariza and Roach began traded words, which led to Roach moving in the direction of Ariza, who threw a kick to push the trainer back. AT that point, both sides began slinging an assortment of explicit insults.

"Who knows what the hell happens in Macau if you press charges. Everybody could get arrested. We don’t know anything about the legal system. That kind of publicity is not good for the sport,” Arum said to Universal Deportes. “It was nothing to do with the fighters. It had all to do with a grudge that Ariza has with Freddie, who fired him from Pacquiao’s corner.

“Garcia and Rios are good friends of mine and they listened to reason, and I’ve told them to tone everything down and they will. But Ariza sometimes gets out of control, and that’s really the problem. And usually when these types of fights occur, it’s usually someone who is tangential to the main guys who starts it.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by [email protected] on 11-22-2013

i wouldn't be surprised if one day garcia will kick ariza out and ariza kick garcia's ass...

Comment by ~BoZz~ on 11-21-2013

I said the same yesterday..ariza used the opportunity to get back at roach for firing his ass .ariza and sally eckback are both c.unts.

Comment by Duckweather Jr. on 11-21-2013

If rios wasnt fighting Pac, do you think he could even afford (more likely justify) paying Ariza as a full time S&C coach? I cant imagine the pay cut Ariza is taking since PAC and how much smaller it will…

Comment by JamesEarl on 11-21-2013

Ariza is just a push up counter and a jock sniffing boxing stinky hemorrhoid hanging from the rear end of life trying to hang on and stay in the way of decent folks. Ariza is more of a low life…

Comment by Fighting_Pride on 11-21-2013

ariza is just bitter he lost tons of money when he got cut from team pacquiao. that's one jealous SOB

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