Who is Freddie Roach and what is his net worth 2018? Freddie Roach is currently a boxing trainer. He is American and a former professional boxer. He is well known for being the coach of the eight-division world champion Manny Panque. He has also trained James Toney, George St. Pierre, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Miguel Cotto. All the trainees mentioned above are world champions of various categories in boxing.
Frederick Steven “Freddie” Roach was born on March 5, 1960, in the West Dedham, Massachusetts, USA. He is the son of boxing judge Barbara Roach and Paul Roach. He has two brothers namely joey and pepper. Before fame, roach had a professional boxing record of 40-13. He had won 15 of his fights by knockout. He trained together with his brothers with the help of their father.
Freddie Roach is probably single now. There is no information in regards to any of his relationship. He has Parkinson’s disease. He actively controls the disease through injections, medications, and exercises when training of boxers. The doctor says that through those activities, the disease is being suppressed.
Initially, Freddie Roach was a boxer. He had been trained by his father. He turned pro in 1978 when he fought as a lightweight winning his first ten bouts. On June 11, 1992, after being trained by coach Eddie Futch, he appeared in a match at the Boston Garden. Freddie Roach lost to Rafael Lopez by a unanimous decision.
Freddie retired at the age of 26. He started working in various jobs in Las Vegas. The jobs included being a busboy and telemarketing. He later decided to become a trainer. In 1991, Mickey Rourke hired Freddie to train him. On retiring from boxing, Rourke gave his gym equipment to Roach. That’s when Roach started Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles. Roach is one of the most famous trainers in boxing.
He has trained others including Garry stretch and Amir Khan. The latter won both WBA champion of 2009 and IBM light welterweight champion of 2011 while training under Roach. For mixed martial arts, he has trained Andrew Orlowski, Dan Hardy, BJ Penn, Tito Ortiz and Anderson Silva.
Freddie’s awards include:
Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, “Expanded Category,” 2006.
California Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 & 2014.
Boxing Writers Association of America Trainer of the Year, 2008 World Boxing Council (WBC) ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’ 2012 International Boxing Hall of Fame, Canastota, New York, United States Non-participant Inductee 2013 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Inaugural Inductee.
Freddie Roach Net worth
Through his boxing career and more so his career as a trainer, Freddie has accumulated wealth. His estimated net worth is $22 million.
Freddie Roach has become one of the most famous boxing trainers. He has been a coach to many winners of championships. Others he has trained include Rameau theory Sokoudjou, K. J. Noons and Roger Huerta. In 2010, he taught George s. Piere. He has won many awards too as a trainer.