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Mayweather-Ariza Pact is No Threat, Says Roach

By Rick Reeno

Trainer Freddie Roach is not concerned with the possible working relationship between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and strength/conditioning coach Alex Ariza.

Roach and Ariza had worked together for several years, specifically with Manny Pacquiao, and had a very ugly breakup in 2013.

Ariza was eventually hired by trainer Robert Garcia to work with his fighters.

Things got ugly during last November's Macau fight week for Pacquiao's clash with Garcia-trained Brandon Rios, who had Ariza in his corner for that particular fight. A heated war of words at a local gym became physical when Ariza kicked Roach in the chest.

A few weeks ago Garcia parted ways with Ariza.

A few days ago, Instagram photos and a Youtube video surfaced which showed Ariza assisting Mayweather in camp.

Because Roach and Pacquiao are pushing for a 2015 showdown with Mayweather, BoxingScene.com asked Roach if he was worried about the possibility of Mayweather using Ariza for a Pacquiao fight or the possibility that Ariza might be providing information about the Filipino star.

"Not at all [I'm not concerned]. What does he know? He's not a trainer. I didn't care before [when he worked the corner of Rios]. What he do [for Rios]? Manny won every round of the fight. It's like...who cares," Roach told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SugaROIDS on 09-01-2014

Mayweather want to take some Juice from Ariza??? Interesting

Comment by alexguiness on 09-01-2014

Ariza is clearly a good S&C coach, he knows his stuff. But all the other BS you have to put up with him being around just is not worth it. He comes across as a groupie instead of just doing…

Comment by lutenco on 09-01-2014

Every time i think Junior with Ariza i start to laugh untill i have an orgasm,damn what a joke Floyd is and how much idiots have to feel themself his groupies right now,ah ah ah ah ah ah ah!

Comment by DannYankee on 08-31-2014

I wouldn't hire Ariza to wash my socks if I was a boxer/trainer not worth the money .

Comment by T.M.T on 08-31-2014

His desease is really taking alot out of him

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