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 Last update:  6/15/2014       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Garcia To Roach: I Guess This Drunk Knows About Boxing
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By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

More than likely, trainer Robert Garcia had a big smile on his face when he jabbed back at fellow coach, Freddie Roach.

Last night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Roach's fighter Ruslan Provodnikov lost his WBO junior welterweight championship, by way of a split decision, to undefeated challenger Chris Algieri.

In several pre-fight interviews, Garcia gave Algieri a good shot of unseating the heavily favored champion from Siberia. In the past, Algieri spent time in Garcia's gym located in Oxnard, California.

Roach, who on several occasions in the past traded words with the Oxnard trainer, took offense to Garcia's analysis that Algieri could pull off a big upset.

"If any of his guys want it after this - they can line up too. What the f*** does he know about boxing? Who is he.....drunk," Roach told BoxingScene.com in a video interview several days before the fight.

"[Marcos] Maidana gave Mayweather a fight for four rounds and then Mayweather took over. Then his other boy was a punching bag for my guy, Manny Pacquiao. I'm not impressed by either one. We'll fight either one of them if they want to fight us in the next fight."

Garcia shot back, following Algieri's big victory.

"I guess this drunk does know a little about boxing, Freddie Roach."

Tags: Robert Garcia , Ruslan Provodnikov , Freddie Roach , Chris Algieri , Provodnikov vs. Algieri , Provodnikov-Algieri



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comment by LAPete, on 06-17-2014
[QUOTE=NachoMan]Not sure if Freddie will get the nod for Trainer of the Year for 2014, but he's well on his way to repeating as Douche Bag of the Year.[/QUOTE] I'm curious to know who you think would deserve it more and why? Trainer of the Year that is not D-Bag. I'm assuming Nacho by your SN.

comment by PorterIsFuture, on 06-17-2014
[QUOTE=FlatLine]well to be fair brandon rios got totally dominated by pacquiao, that was a one-sided beat down, a mismatch.. dont think roach trained prov properly for this fight because he was concentrating much more on cotto against martinez.. its like what he did to khan in the garcia camp (...

comment by Realboxingfan1, on 06-17-2014
[QUOTE=Cuban Linx]What's their head to head score?[/QUOTE] The head to head score is Garcia fked your mom and roach did your dad:eek::eek::eek:

comment by Akuza Da Root, on 06-16-2014
[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll]Robert Garcia 1, Freddie Roach 0. Maidana did better against Floyd than Provodnikov did against Algieri.[/QUOTE] Absolutely not. Prod landed more than Maidana did. He also hurt his opponent.. Mayweather hurt Maidana not the other way around.

comment by Evol, on 06-16-2014
[quote=shoulderroll]robert garcia 1, freddie roach 0. Maidana did better against floyd than provodnikov did against algieri.[/quote] lolololololololol dreaming...

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