Join Date: Nov 2004
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The Real Roach Truth?
1st off I wanna say despite what many are now saying, Roach is a damn good trainer. He may not be the best & may be overhyped but he is still a top notch trainer. We live in the age where if you lose as a fighter or trainer then you are immediatly an overrated hypejob bum who was never any good and has now been exposed but if you are rational then you have to aknowledge the good.
With that being said, I dont want my next comment to be taken out of context. What Freddie Roach has accomplished as a trainer & in life while battling Parkinsons is truly amazing and he has been an inspiration to alot of people but there sadly comes a time where you simply cant overcome the disease the way you once did.
I think maybe that time has come for Roach. He's always saying how fighters need to retire but maybe he also needs to retire at a trainer or get more help. He's getting more help now then in the past but maybe he still needs more. If you really pay attention, I hate saying it but he's deteriorating.
Everytime I see him he looks worst. His speech, his physical apperance, and even his presence in the corner seems alot worse then it was a few years ago. I just dont know if he can handle the job anymore. If it was one guy then it would be one thing but he's trying to train a ton of guys who pretty much all want solo attention.
I dont want him to stop all together as it helps with his disease to be in the ring in the gym and be use movements but I think that his time at the world class level maybe has passed. IDK if I had an up & coming big time fighter if I would want to put him with Roach and the sad part is that he's only going to go even more downhill.
Again, sorry if this sounds negative about his disease or his person. Thats not my goal but I think people & Roach should start thinking about it.