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Freddie Roach, Boxing Trainer

Updated on December 5, 2012

Freddie Roach -- Hall of Fame Boxing Trainer

Former professional boxer Freddie Roach was born on March 5, 1960 in Dedham, Massachusetts. Roach is arguably the most sought after boxing trainer in the world, having trained such legends as James "Lights Out" Toney, MIke Tyson, Bernard Hopkins, Amir Khan and the people's champion Manny Pacquiao. Because of his amazing accomplishments in the boxing world, Roach has been voted Trainer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2009.

Today Freddie operates Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, CA. He continues to develop his star pupil, Pacquiao, who the world demands to see face Floyd Mayweather in the very near future. Roach has trained an unheard of 25 world champion fighters, an amazing feat.


Freddie Roach's Boxing Record

Freddie Roach's record

Freddie Roach has achieved many illustrious awards in his career as a professional boxing trainer. Here are just a few of the highlights:

* Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, "Expanded Category" (Managers & Trainers)

* 2006 California Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee (Non-Boxer)

* 2003, 2006, 2008 & 2009 Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year

* 2008 World Boxing Council (WBC) "Lifetime Achievement Award"

* Trainer of 25 world champion fighters

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Freddie Roach
Freddie Roach

Freddie Roach's Battle With Parkinson's Disease

Roach fights Parkinson's

Freddie Roach suffers from Parkinson's disease, the same debilitating condition that affects such other well known personalities as Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that often impairs the sufferer's motor skills, speech, and other functions. Those closest to Roach have noticed he seems to operate a bit slower and become winded more easily, yet Freddie's positive attitude and bright outlook help him pull through. There is no current cure for Parkinson's disease but medication and surgery can provide limited relief from the symptoms.

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Freddie Roach and Amir Khan
Freddie Roach and Amir Khan

Wild Card Boxing Club

Wild Card Gym, Freddie Roach Wild Card Gym

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach owns and operates the Wildcard Boxing Club where he trains his fighters including the best pound for pound fighter in the world, Manny Pacquiao. Upon retiring as a professional boxer in 1988, Roach gradually began training fighters on his own. Freddie has since trained a total of 17 World Champions. Roach has also been honored as Trainer of the Year in 2003 by the Boxing Writers of America and has been inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, the New England Boxing Hall of Fame, and most recently the California Boxing Hall of Fame. Freddie Roach continues to be one of the most sought after trainers in the world.

Other trainers at the Wild Card Boxing Club include: Irish Tommy Barett of South Boston, Troy "Bodacious" Bodean, Eric Brown, Buboy Fernandez, Marcus "It Ain't Easy" Harvey, Juan Carlos "El Panda" Martinez, Paul Mayorquin, Cynthia Prouder, and Sammy "The Toy" Stewart.

Wild Card Boxing Club

1123 Vine Street


(323) 461-4170

Wild Card Boxing Club Official Site

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Guestbook - What do you think of Freddie Roach as a trainer?

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      Odradek 5 years ago

      Great trainer. I think Amir Khan would still be going if he listened to Roach's advice.

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      Great lens. I think Fredddie Roach is a great trainer for producing world class boxing champions. He has a good outlook in life.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a real man.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a real man.

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      pittfan33 7 years ago

      i really like your article on freddie roach, i think his is one of the great motivaters in the sport, he also has the best boxer in the sport. check out my best boxing matchup lense

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Who? Thanks for the intro to Freddie!