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Roach Has Mixed Emotions Over Pacquiao's Victory

By Salvador Rodriguez

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has mixed emotions over Manny Pacquiao's revenge decision win over Timothy Bradley to capture the WBO welterweight title on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Bradley had won a controversial twelve round split decision over Pacquiao in June of 2012.

During the fight, there were things that Pacquiao did that Roach wasn't happy with. He feels Pacquiao can still improve in certain areas for the next fight - which is likely against the winner of the May 17th Juan Manuel Marquez-Mike Alvarado clash.

"I can not say he is back at his best because I didn't see that. We trained very hard for this fight, that's the truth, but there are still things missing. We were practicing some things in the gym that weren't implemented in the ring. To tell you the truth, I'm a little disappointed because of the way he fought at times. I thought he could do another kind of fight, other things," said Roach.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mrjoeblive on 04-16-2014

[QUOTE=DadeCounty305;14427453]It's AMAZING how Floyd and Sr have you guys thinking this man was juicing. Well I'm sure you read back in 2012 there was a article that came out stating Floyd Jr failed THREE drug test. Golden Boy and USADA…

Comment by BoxngLove on 04-14-2014

I still cannot understand where all of the hate comes from for Pac. But yeah, he fought a little reckless, but he never let Bradley back in the fight. Called it 5th round when Bradley hurt his leg. He is…

Comment by DadeCounty305 on 04-14-2014

[QUOTE=WESS;14427126]"Let the commission do their jobs".... O yeah that was from 2009-2013. My apologies. Hey at least Pac finally agreed to random blood testing, right? Ironically, he doesn't look the same.[/QUOTE] It's AMAZING how Floyd and Sr have you guys…

Comment by DadeCounty305 on 04-14-2014

[QUOTE=turnedup;14424166]He fights reckless and he's done...he fights an intelligent fight and takes his opponents game plan away and it's he's done....this guy can't f'ing win in the public forum. He just beat the #2 guy at 147...wtf more does the…

Comment by WESS on 04-14-2014

[QUOTE=Blubba;14425541]Time for floyd to take the vada test. :bottle:[/QUOTE] "Let the commission do their jobs".... O yeah that was from 2009-2013. My apologies. Hey at least Pac finally agreed to random blood testing, right? Ironically, he doesn't look the same.

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