Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roach Says He'll Pick Sparring Partners for Pacquiao This Time

By Steve Kim

According to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum ,a deal is very close to being struck for a rematch between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao that will take place in the month of November in Australia.

Back on July 1st, Horn scored a major upset by defeating the Filipino icon and taking the WBO welterweight title at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Pacquiao's long-time trainer, Freddie Roach, reflected on that loss by telling BoxingScene.com - "I think the biggest mistake the last camp was that we didn't get sparring partners that were big enough or strong enough for a guy like Horn. They get 130-pounders and that's doesn't work when you're getting ready for a guy who weighs like 170(pounds) when he gets into the ring. Horn's a big, strong kid and we've got to get ready for that."

boxing

And with that, Roach, says there will be one major change in how this training camp will be conducted. He says Pacquiao's longime adviser, Mike Koncz, was regulating the sparring partners the last time around.

"For some reason Mike Koncz wanted to be in charge of sparring partners because he didn't feel as though the bigger guys would give Manny enough work and the bigger guys would be more taxing on his body and so forth," explained the veteran trainer.

"But if he wants to be a world championship fighter that's what he has to compete with. So we need bigger, stronger guys this time. I'll pick the sparring partners this time for camp."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by game20ver on 08-18-2017

Freddie needs to retire, this is incompetence, he is no longer doing his job nor looking out for Manny's well being!

Comment by mind_blown on 08-18-2017

Man, seems like his team is just sabotaging him. Sound like a bunch of guys just concerned about getting paid. They care more about themselves than Manny. The end of Manny's career is a mess!

Comment by elfag on 08-17-2017

koncz is a business advisor or whatever the fuk he is. he has never fought nor trained a boxerin his life. Why the fuk would he pick sparring partners? explains why pac used a freaking mma fighter for his preparations…

Comment by juandabomb on 08-17-2017

this has to be the lamest thing ive read in a long time. koncz is a weasel leeching low breed..roach is lookin for an excuse.pathetic smh

Comment by McNulty on 08-17-2017

Roach actually let Koncz pick sparring partners? Confirmed, Roach is a junk trainer.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines Granados: I Think The Referee Was a Little Over-Protective Tete Warns Donaire: Whoever is in My Way - I'll Take Him Out Kell Brook: I Want Terence Crawford Next, Khan Fight is Dead Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates Christopher Diaz Hearn Enraged: Jarrell Miller Swore To Me on Kids' Lives - F*** Off! Arum: Haymon Will Tell Spence 'Don't Listen To The White Guys' Andy Ruiz To Adam Kownacki: I Want To Fight, Let's Do This! Photos: Danny Garcia Wipes Out Adrian Granados in Seven Teofimo Lopez Feels Ready: I Want a World Title Shot Next Photos: Teofimo Lopez Cracks Edits Tatli With Body Shot Danny Garcia: When I'm at My Best - Nobody Can Beat Me! Crawford: Whenever Spence is Ready - He Can Come & Get It! Photos: Crawford Drops Khan, Strange TKO End After Low Blow Photos: Dave Allen Blasts Out Lucas Browne With Big Body Shot Photos: Chisora Fails To Impress in Decision Over Gashi Archie Sharp Feels Ready For a Showdown With Lee Selby Teddy Atlas on Crawford-Khan: It's Not Good For Boxing or ESPN Kell Brook: Amir Khan Quit, He Was Looking For a Way Out! Arum: Khan Was Looking For a Place To Fall, Could've Recovered! Crawford To Amir Khan: You Didn't Quit? Tell The Truth! Crawford: I Was Breaking Khan Down, KO Was a Matter of Time Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan - CompuBox Punch Stats Jeison Rosario Gets Split Decision Win Over Jorge Cota Crawford Drops Khan, Gets TKO in Sixth After Hunter Stops It Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Alfredo Angulo Takes Out Evert Bravo in Two Rounds Teofimo Lopez Crushes Edis Tatli in Fifth With Body Shot Karlos Balderas Takes Out Luis May in Four Rounds Teofimo Lopez vs. Edis Tatli - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Rolando Romero Knocks Andres Figueroa Out in Four Shakur Stevenson Dominates Christopher Diaz For Decision Tony Harrison-Jermell Charlo II Confirmed For June 23 on Fox Shakur Stevenson-Christopher Diaz - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Danny Garcia Drops Granados Three Times, Batters Him For TKO Felix Verdejo Edges Bryan Vasquez For Decision in Tough Fight Andy Ruiz Breaks Down, Stops Alexander Dimitrenko Felix Verdejo vs. Bryan Vasquez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Figueroa Stops Parejo For WBA Interim-Title Carlos Adames Floors Frank Galarza, Stops Him In Fourth Round Danny Garcia-Adrian Granados Undercard Results
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement