The fight of the century between Manny Pacquiao has everyone excited and anxious waiting for May 2. Well, almost everyone can’t wait -- Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach might be the exception.
Although the hall of fame trainer is looking forward to the fight, he is feeling so much pressure that it could be his last.
“I’m pressured, yes, but I don’t show him that,” Roach said. “I’m just so anxious to win this fight. I can retire after this fight and be happy as long as he wins.”
Roach, 55, is a Hall of Fame trainer who has been training Pacquiao for 15 years. He has also trained champions such as Bernard Hopkins, Julio Cesar Chavez and Oscar De La Hoya, which has helped him be named U.S. trainer of the year seven times. Roach has endured a constant battle with Parkinson’s disease, yet he said winning this fight would top all of his past achievements.
"It's the biggest challenge of my career, by far," Roach said. "Floyd's undefeated. He's talented, He's unique. Here's a guy I first saw when he was five years old in the gym. And he was a good fighter then.”