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Freddie Roach reunites with Manny Pacquiao for January fight – report

first_img“I still have never directly spoken to Manny,” Roach said earlier Tuesday.“I’m not going to make a move until Manny calls me. I’ve been like a father to Manny for 15 years. If he can’t call me, there will be no deal.”Speaking at a media roundtable in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Pacquiao said he hoped Roach would work in a supervisory capacity, with long-time associate Buboy Fernandez taking the lead role in training.“I don’t have any problem with Freddie Roach,” Pacquiao said. “All I say is that I think the other work in training should be assigned or designated to Buboy.“Freddie can supervise or instruct Buboy, this is what we’re going to do,” the 39-year-old added. /cbbADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Manny reached out directly,” Roach was quoted as saying. “We sat together one-on-one. I’ll be in his corner Jan 19.”Roach and Pacquiao split abruptly after a 16-year partnership following the Filipino’s defeat to Jeff Horn in 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRoach was reported to have been upset by his dismissal, and was caught by surprise when Pacquiao announced on Monday that he planned to rehire the trainer for his January 19 fight in Las Vegas against Broner.At that point, the two had apparently not talked since 2017. MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tams make it Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines sits in his corner with trainer Freddie Roach between rounds of his WBO welterweight championship fight against Jessie Vargas at the Thomas & Mack Center in this November 5, 2016, file photo taken in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP FILELOS ANGELES, United States – Veteran trainer Freddie Roach has agreed to reunite with Manny Pacquiao for the Filipino fighter’s bout with Adrien Broner in January, it was reported on Wednesday.A Sports Illustrated report, citing a text message from Roach, said he had agreed to work with Pacquiao again following late-night talks with the fighter on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more