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Freddie Roach: I Will Start Training Daniel Jacobs

By Chris LaBate

Freddie Roach is going to start training middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs (21-1, 18KOs) for his next bout, which is scheduled to take place on the Saul Alvarez-Matthew Hatton undercard on March 5 in Anaheim, California. Roach confirmed the information to OnTheGrindBoxing.com. Jacobs is building himself back up after getting knocked out by Dmitry Pirog last July. He came back in December to stop Jesse Orta in two rounds.

"We're going to start working out for the March 5th date. I look forward to working with Danny Jacobs and see if we can make some improvements," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FloydTBE on 02-02-2011

His world shot came to early in my view, this change of trainer will do him good

Comment by Check on 02-02-2011

I really support this. Finally Roach is training a fighter I like.

Comment by rochemback on 02-02-2011

Roach or not, Jacobs still has a future at middleweight. He just got hit flush with a perfect right hook by Pirog and looked like he could have gotten up before the ten count - but I blame him for…

Comment by namme on 02-02-2011

[QUOTE=starsjuicebar;10044831]No matter how much Freddy does for Jacobs, he'll still get his chin checked.[/QUOTE] Yeah, you can say that with Amir Khan also, and look where's Khan now.

Comment by AeKhuban on 02-02-2011

[QUOTE=bluetuazon;10045415]true story....its khans conditioning and his youth that helped him survive....[/QUOTE] I think not. If Khan didn't improve his skills even a very well conditioned body and youth won't help his career. You can't win by just surviving a heavy…

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