This episode of On Freddie Roach was intense to say the least. We got to see and learn a lot more about Freddies past, mostly what his home life was like growing up. We got to a chance to see him interact with his older brother Pepper as well as his mother Barbara. Both of them work at Freddie’s Wild Card Boxing Gym located in Hollywood California. Actually I don’t think his mother works there, I’m pretty sure she just spends time there looking after her two sons. I’m not too sure if Freddie has other siblings. From the way he and Pepper spoke of their upbringing it sort of sounded as though they did but maybe not. Either way, Freddie and Pepper are very close to one another as well as their mother, and Freddie takes care of both them with complete selflessness. [Read more...]
“On Freddie Roach” is HBO’s new documentary miniseries which offers a glimpse into the life the most famous trainer in contemporary boxing. Freddie Roach has trained over 20 world champions though out his career, from Manny Pacquiao to Oscar De La Hoya and even at one point Mike Tyson. Recently he has been inducted into the boxing hall of fame, and just this year was selected by the boxing writers association as Trainer of the Year for the 5th time. Roach has accomplished all of this despite being inflicted with Parkinson’s disease.