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 Last update:  11/11/2010       Read more by Lem Satterfield         
   
Roach Accepts Apologies From Garcia, Margarito, Rios
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By Lem Satterfield

Trainer Freddie Roach is moving on from the "video controversy." Roach has accepted the apologies of rival trainer Robert Garcia, and his fighters Antonio Margarito and Brandon Rios. The now infamous video appears to show Margarito and Rios mocking Roach's physical tremors brought on by his battle with Parkinson's disease.

In the video, Margarito moans, "Oh, Freddie Roach," extends his arms out slightly in front of him, appears to briefly shake his hands, and then tilt his head slightly to the left. Rios also appears to be acting as if he is having difficulty speaking, and also contorts his face. After making a public apology at Wednesday's final press conference in Texas, Garcia called Roach on the phone and the two trainers hashed things out.

"They apologized and they told me that they went a little bit too far. Okay, I accept their apology, and they're not terrible people. Let's just get on with the fight. But, you know, after I got off of the phone with Robert, he had apologized sincerely. He brought up how I have treated him when he comes to my [Wild Card Boxing Club] gym and how I've given him sparring partners. He said how if he wins this fight, he's not the greatest trainer," Roach said to FanHouse.

"Robert said that I would still be the greatest trainer because I've had so many world champions. I felt like it was a very sincere apology. You know what? I'm a forgiving person and, you know, I think that they realize that they went a little bit too far. I was upset but I'm not anymore."

Roach's fighter Manny Pacquiao challenges Margarito on Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas for the vacant WBC junior middleweight title.

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.




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comment by treason1, on 11-12-2010
[QUOTE=lutenco]What people don't understand is that MANNY hates bullies and he hates more than bullies the people who jokes his friends;PLASTERITO IS DEAD NOW AFTER THE VIDEO!!! WE ALL KNOW BRANDON RIOS IS A TRASH TALK LIKE MOST MEXICANS,THE VIDEO IS A DISGRACE!!! PLASTERITO:*******: RIOS:****...

comment by reneg_2, on 11-12-2010
[QUOTE=lutenco]What people don't understand is that MANNY hates bullies and he hates more than bullies the people who jokes his friends;PLASTERITO IS DEAD NOW AFTER THE VIDEO!!! WE ALL KNOW BRANDON RIOS IS A TRASH TALK LIKE MOST MEXICANS,THE VIDEO IS A DISGRACE!!! PLASTERITO:*******: RIOS:****...

comment by lutenco, on 11-12-2010
What people don't understand is that MANNY hates bullies and he hates more than bullies the people who jokes his friends;PLASTERITO IS DEAD NOW AFTER THE VIDEO!!! WE ALL KNOW BRANDON RIOS IS A TRASH TALK LIKE MOST MEXICANS,THE VIDEO IS A DISGRACE!!! PLASTERITO:*******: RIOS:*******: GARCIA:**...

comment by Bong Bong, on 11-12-2010
We all know that Rios is giggling like a schoolgirl at the back while Robert is making that phone call.

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