Sunday, February 12, 2012

Manny Pacquiao adds flare to the 4th episode of HBO’s On Freddie Roach

source: Chris Robinson |

On Friday night, the fourth episode of HBO’s miniseries On Freddie Roach was televised.

Giving viewers an intimate look into the life of the four-time Trainer of the Year, the series is a definite contrast from the often turbulent 24/7 segments that the network features in the lead up to their biggest showcases. Instead, we are able to see Roach for what he is; a hard-working, modest individual dealing with several issues all his own outside of the sport of boxing.

The fourth episode showed Roach leaving to the Philippines, as he was then embarking upon another training camp with his star fighter, Manny Pacquiao, as he prepared for his November 12th date with Juan Manuel Marquez. Seeing Roach interact behind the scenes with Pacquiao, who he has been working with for eleven years, highlighted just how simple their relationship is outside of the spotlight.

All in all, Pacquiao’s presence and the new setting of Baguio City in the Philippines helped to add some flare to the latest On Freddie Roach showcase.