Roach Calls Atlas “Full of Sh*t” and Pacquiao Anti Gay Controversy Out of Context

Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach, Los Angeles March 30, 2016. Photo credit Kylie Krabbe/Whuyfight.

Boxing trainer Freddie Roach talks to AHH’s Kylie Krabbe about his estimation of rival coach Teddy Atlas, as well as the recent anti-gay controversy surrounding statements made by his fighter Manny Pacquiao as they prepare for their April 9, 2016 fight Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley Jr., at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View.

In the lead up to the third fight between professional boxers Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38KOs) and Timothy Bradley (33-1-1, 13KOs) in what has been labelled by Pacquiao as his last professional boxing fight ever, AHH journalist Kylie Krabbe was able to talk up close and personal with Pacquiao’s longtime trainer Freddie Roach during last week’s media workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles, California.

While this particular Los Angeles media workout was not as packed to the gills with reporters as it was during the epic media blitz preceding Pacquiao’s fight against the now retired Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (49-0, 26KOs), the turnout was still impressive with media outlets from around the world jockeying to get statements from hall of fame coach Freddie Roach as well as iconic fighter Manny Pacquiao.

With many new subjects up for grabs, such as Roach’s opinion of Bradley’s new trainer Teddy Atlas in the wake of Bradley’s split from longtime coach Joel Diaz, and Pacquiao’s recent image problems due to anti-gay statements attributed to him during his political campaigning in the Philippines that lost Pacquiao his lucrative and longtime endorsement deal with American multinational corporation NIKE, Freddie Roach was in rare candid form in talking to our correspondent as can be seen here: