Freddie Roach and Ron Robey in Dallas, TX
Father’s Day Eve 2013, Dick’s Last Resort in Dallas provided a live band, great food, cold refreshments and an opportunity to coincidentally met the greatest fighting trainer on this planet. Freddie Roach is not only a retired professional boxer with a 40 wins, 15 losses and 0 draws record but also was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006. He was named “Trainer of the Year” by the BWAA in 2003, 2006, 2008 and again in 2009. Roach is currently the boxing coach for 8 Division World Champ +Manny Pacquiao and a fighting coach for UFC’s Welterweight Champion +Georges St. Pierre. Being known as the “BEST IN THE BUSINESS” has allowed Roach to train boxings’ WBC Champion +Julio Cesar Chavez Jr . and Oscar De La Hoya in a 2007 “Supermatch” on Cinco De Mayo with +Floyd Mayweather . He has also trained some of the greatest UFC fighters to include +Dan Hardy , +Tito Ortiz , +Anderson Silva , +BJ Penn and Andrei Arlovski when he won the UFC Heavyweight Championship over Ben Rothwell on July 19th’s Affliction inaugural show. In 2008 Freddie received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the WBC followed up with being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in 2013.
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