Pacquiao hopes to renew partnership with Roach - Filipino Journal

Pacquiao hopes to renew partnership with Roach

Pacquiao hopes to renew partnership with Roach

The boxing world may again see the legendary partnership between Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach.

Recently, Pacquiao raised eyebrows during a press conference in New York when he said he hopes to be reunited with long-time trainer Freddie Roach for his January bout against Adrien Broner. When asked to clarify his statement, Pacquiao said he hoped Roach would work as a supervisor with long-time associate Buboy Fernandez taking a lead role in training. Pacquiao and Roach shared a father-son like bond for over a decade. However the 39-year-old Filipino boxing legend admitted he could not remember the last time he spoke to Roach, blaming demands of his works as a Senator in the Philippines for the falling-out. For his part, Roach said he had not been in contact with his former protégé since 2017.

He added that he not going to make a move until Pacquiao contacted him.

Pacquiao will be turning 40 next month. He shared that despite his busy work in the Senate, he really misses boxing. He also said he still hopes to negotiate a rematch of his 2015 superfight with Floyd Mayweather.