Boxing is one of the sports that are very difficult and it’s not easy for anyone to be successful in this sport. This sport is not created for every man and is very difficult because it takes a long time to learn and to train.

Many people in the world think that boxing is not a good sport and does not want to watch it. But those who are fans of this sport certainly remember the man that we are talking about today. His name is Freddie Roach and he was a successful boxer at first and then he managed to make an excellent coaching career.

If you are interested in finding out the details of his career and his life, then this text will be very interesting to you. He managed to make a very successful career and achieved excellent results and he became one of the best boxing trainers in the world.

Frederick Steven Roach is an American boxing coach and former professional boxer. He is considered as one of the best boxing coaches of all time.  He was the  coach of boxing world champion in the eighth division Manny Pacquiao, then he was training world champion in six and five divisions Miguel Cotto, former WBC middleweight champion Julio César Chávez Jr, triple world champion James Toney, former UFC Middleweight and eleven the champion of the Georges St-Pierre, as well as the superb prospect of Jose Benavidez, Peter Quillin, and Vanes Martirosyan.

Freddie was the coach of double women’s world champion Lucia Ryker. He also trained former junior champion in semifinals Amir Khan.Below the text we will give you a lot of information about his childhood, but also about the details of his career and private life. 

Early Years

Frederick Steven Roach was born March 5, 1960 in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA. He grew up with his parents and two brothers who had always been interested in sport as he did. Their father always wanted them to teach them to train and become athletes. Their father dealt with the boxing but he failed to make a successful career and decided to become a coach.

When Freddie was 10 years old, he began to train this sport and his father gave him advice on how to become successful. During the primary and secondary school, he continued to train and demonstrate a great talent. After completing the elementary school, Freddie received an offer to continue to train in the most successful club in his city. He accepted this offer and his father thought that Freddie should continue to build a career.

After a year of training, he took part in the first tournament and showed excellent results.

After this tournament, his new coach decided to report him to all the tournaments held in the rest of the year because he thought that Freddie was a great talent for this sport.

In the upcoming tournaments, Freddie performed excellent results. He managed to win 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal. He was among the most successful junior boxers and people and coaches thought they would be able to make great success in this sport.

When he was 17, he was invited to participate in the Los Angeles tournament, which was supposed to bring him a lot of money. In this tournament he managed to win, but the organizers paid half of the promised money and Freddie decided not to take part in the tournaments until he started his senior career.

He was very disappointed and said he would succeed in making a big success and a financial profit in the future and that he would avenge the organizers who ruined his success.

He managed to keep the promise and became one of the best boxers and surely he would have managed to enter the history of this sport, but he had to finish his career early. But Freddie managed to become one of the best in his profession when he decided to become a coach. His coaching career is full of details and his successes could be written for days.


In the begginig Freddie was trained by his father and he trained together with his brothers which name is Joey and Pepper. As he was young boy, he showed great results in juniors tournaments in New England and California. Freddie became a professional boxer in 1978 and he was fighting very good and he wins the first 10 battles.

Freddie was trained by legendary coach Eddie Futch and went to 26-1 before appearing in a historic match at the Boston Garden on June 11, 1982.

His brothers Joey and Pepper won their undercard fights, but in the main event, Freddie lost by unanimous boxer Raphael Lopez. Freddie was very disapointed but he recovered and continue to fight for regional championships.

At the end of his boxing career, Freddie, who was known for being able to take on the barrage of strokes, began to show early signs of Parkinson’s disease. His coach asked him to take a brake, but Freddie refused and continued to fight with his father as his coach. He continued but he lost five of his last six fights before retiring at age 26.

After he announced a riteremen, Freddie has worked on various jobs in Las Vegas and Sacramento including telemarketing and working in restoraunt.

After that he received a call from his former coach Eddie Futcht to be his assistant in 1986. He accepted this call and came out in a new position and worked as Futch’s assistant for next five years.

At year 1991, former actor Mickey Rourke has returned to boxing career and he hired Freddie Roach to train him in his city in California. In 1995, when Mickey Rourke decided to leave boxing, he gave to Freddie the gym equipment and told him that he is the best trainer in this sport.

Freddie Roach opened his own Boxing Club in Los Angeles and he worked with his brother Pepper who was also great at this sport. He is also one of the most popular boxing trainers.  He made grat succes and his prize was the world champion with eight divisions champion Manny Pacquiao. He also trained Oscar De La Hoy for but in May 5 2007 he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. His first world champion was with Virgil Hill, which he took over from his former coach and this boy was one of the most talented boxers in USA.

He is also former coach of British boxer Gary Stretch. He was training him for his challenging in WBO middle championship against Chris Eubanks and Amir Khan, who became WBA World Champion in Welterweight on July 18, 2009 and IBF Light Welterweight Champion on July 23, 2011.Freddie Roach also trains boxer Welter Zachary’s and many others.

Freddie has also trained MMA fighter Dana Hardy to battle with many proffesional fighters, as well as with MMA giants, Tito Ortiz, Anderson Silvo and BJ Penny. In May 2010, he began a training engagement with Georges St-Pierre in preparation for a successful UFC fights. He managed to become one of the most succesful coaches in this sport and his career has experienced a great rise.

Freddie continued to work on the coach’s career and we can still see him in various new battles.

He managed to make a career with his own efforts and we can say that he is one of the rare athletes who has always been devoted to his work. He managed to make a financial profit of over $ 20 million.

Personal Life

Freddie did not have much attention from the public and newspapers during his career, but we could learn many things about him. He initially decided to make a career that would help him achieve great success in his life and he succeeded.

He was initially a very talented boxer but his life was taken to the other side and he became a coach in this sport. Although initially he was very disappointed he managed to make an excellent coaching career and became one of the most successful boxing coaches in the history of this sport.

During his career, he was in relation to several well-known personalities, but he never publicly stated that he had been in touch with them. He was always moderate and did not like to appear too much on television. When he had a conflict with one TV manager, Freddie said that he was the worst TV personality in the world and that he would not have any conflict with him because he was irrelevant.

After this incident, many people supported Freddie and felt that he was a very good man and a positive person. During 2012 Freddie won the award for the most successful coach of the year, but he did not want to accept this award. He stated that his colleague Eddy deserved this award and wanted him to pass this award to him.

After this interview, people were astounded by his decision, but they supported Freddie. 

Quick Summary

Full name: Freddie Roach

Date of birth: March 5, 1960

Age: 59

Birthplace: Dedham , Massachusetts, USA

Profession: Former boxer, box trainer

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 78 kg

Net worth:  $20 million