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Should Pacquiao replace Freddie Roach with a different trainer?
With Khan leaving Roach and Chavez Jr looking likely to follow in his footsteps, will Pacquiao benefit from having a different trainer following his knockout loss to Marquez? In their 4 fights together, it seemed Marquez was the one who steadily improved while Pacquiao didn't make any great advances. This could be considered a sign that Roach ran out of ideas because he lacks the necessary technical know-how. In the last training camp Roach was even interviewed saying that he'll leave the game plan up to Manny because Manny knew more about boxing than him at this stage.
Pacquiao is only 34, it's not impossible that he could box on for another 5 years or more. Is it time to switch trainers now, learn some new skills and techniques or is it too late to change, should he stick with Roach until the final bell?