The celebrated trainer and coach of the current pound-for-pound best boxer in the world fires back at his nemesis in Floyd Mayweather Sr.
Freddie Roach was quoted as saying that Ricky Hatton's trainer Floyd Mayweather Snr was "a poor choice" and insists that the British fighter would have been better served "coming to join me in Los Angeles, with me as his trainer."
Roach simply thinks that Mayweather specializes in defensive boxing which is very much in contrast with Ricky Hatton's natural style.
"Floyd doesn't have Ricky's style, and they are a poor mix of styles. I'd have been much better for Ricky than Mayweather. He should have come to me in Los Angeles. "
"Mayweather's a trainer who teaches a defensive, slick fighting style. That's not Ricky's style. The best way to make Ricky into a better fighter is what we have done with Manny Pacquiao. You can't make Hatton fight like Juan Manuel Marquez. He's different."
Mayweather Sr. has always called Roach names like "the joke" and downplayed his abilities as a trainer.
Roach of course, unlike Mayweather Sr., is a 2-time Trainer-of-the-year and is in the Hall of Fame of Boxing.