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All you need to know about legendary trainer helping Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder

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Legend

The lineal heavyweight champion of the world has made an impressive addition to his corner for the showdown in Los Angeles

Freddie Roach has worked with a number of famous boxers throughout his illustrious career as a trainer – and he could prove the ace card for Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder.

Fury has been training at Roach’s famous Wildcard Gym in Los Angeles and will have the legendary trainer in his corner as a cut man against Wilder in LA.


‘We will get rid of him’ – Tyson Fury will KO Deontay Wilder in the later rounds, says Freddie Roach


Freddie Roach will be in the corner for Tyson Fury on December 1

But who is the man widely regarded as one of the best boxing trainers of all time? talkSPORT.com takes a look.

Former boxer

Prior to becoming a coach, Roach was a boxer himself, making his debut in 1978 and winning his first ten professional fights.

Roach continued boxing until he was 26, eventuality retiring in 1986 with 40 wins and 13 losses, but his biggest fight came once he hung up the gloves.

Roach helped guide Amir Khan to glory  All you need to know about legendary trainer helping Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder GettyImages 119686501

Roach helped guide Amir Khan to glory

Despite a relatively short career, Roach sustained a number of punches, which have contributed to his suffering of Parkinson’s disease, a disorder which affects the nervous system.

Under the guidance of former trainer Eddie Futch, Roach worked as his assistant in Las Vegas and guided his first world champion Virgil Hill to the light heavyweight title in 1987. He branched out on his own in the early 1990s to set up the Outlaw Boxing Club and in 1996 he opened his current gym, the Wild Card Boxing Club.

Trainer to the stars

Since then, the 58-year-old’s client list of legendary fighters is a who’s who of the boxing world.

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Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao worked together for 16 years

Mike Tyson, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya, Steve Collins and Miguel Cotto are just a few of the names to step between the Wild Card ropes.

He has trained 27 world champions to date, including Amir Khan, whom he helped to win both the WBA and IBF light welterweight crowns.

However, Roach’s most enduring partnership was his 16-year association with Manny Pacquiao where, across 34 fights, he famously helped the Philippine fighter topple the likes of Ricky Hatton and Antonio Margarito in dominant fashion.

Together the pair won a number of accolades; Roach, a seven time Boxing Writers Association Trainer of the Year winner and Pacquiao a world champion in eight weight classes.

After confirming their split earlier this year, Roach will now be hoping his vast wealth and experience can rub off on Fury as he seeks a return to the top of the heavyweight division.


 


Source : TalkSport

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