Roach Thinks Pacquiao Fights Loma At 140

Following Manny Pacquiao’s seventh round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse, Pacquiao’s former trainer, Freddie Roach, is proud the Filipino Senator.

“I watched it. The announcer said why would I be watching Manny. I was with Manny for 16 years, I’m a fan. He fought a very good fight. I was proud of him. He did very well. Him and Buboy pulled it off. It was a nice performance,” Roach told

“Again, Manny has been my guy for 16 years. It’s a shame that it happened this way, but I have nothing against him. People say that he never said anything about my mother dying, but I’m not a religious person. Manny knows I’m not a religious person. It doesn’t bother me that he didn’t call me [when my mother died].”

While Pacquiao publicly said that he’d be open to reunite with his former trainer, Roach has still not heard from him since the July 2017 loss to Jeff Horn/

“There has been no contact whatsoever. That’s the unusual thing. I got an ‘I’m sorry’ through the guy at the LA Times, but nothing through Manny. I’ve tried to call him a few times,” Roach said.

If Roach was still standing in Pacquiao’s corner, he would have one suggestion for a next opponent, and its not Terence Crawford.

“I would go with Lomachenko. They would have to go to 140 at least. I don’t think they can make that fight without 140 or a catch-weight. I don’t like the Crawford fight. Stylistically [Crawford] might be too much for him,” Roach said.


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