Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is back in the corner of Manny Pacquiao this weekend against Adrien Broner in what is understood to be an adviser role where he still takes PacMan on the pads and will be in his corner.
The role exists following a brief break from one another but is thought that Pacquiao lets friend and assistant coach Buboy Fernandez do most of his mitt work now.
Coming in this weekend’s fight Freddie has made no secret of his desire to see Pacquiao face old foe Floyd Mayweather in a rematch later in the year.
Largely because in his view, he wants Pacquiao to go into the fight healthy and without a shoulder injury like in their first bout back in 2015.
Speaking to reporters at an open media scrum at the Vegas Grand Arrivals, Freddie Roach said:
“Floyd looked pretty good beating up that little kid (Tenshin) on TV but we’ll see. He talks a good game — hopefully he shows up!”
Freddie was referring to Mayweather’s recent New Year’s Eve exhibition bout in Tokyo against kick boxer / MMA fighter Tenshin.
Mayweather stopped the 20 year old in the very first round.
It is understood that Mayweather will be at this weekend’s Pacquiao vs Broner Showtime pay per view at the MGM in Las Vegas in some type of commentator or pundit position.