Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Michael Moorer Fired by Freddie Roach

Michael Moorer Fired by Freddie Roach
by Brad Cooney - 8CountNews

Freddie Roach, the Trainer of Year awardee and the coach of the world's #1 pound-for-pound boxer, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, has fired his assistant trainer Michael Moorer.

The primary reason was there's personality conflict between Moorer and Manny Pacquiao, and he (Moorer) and Amir Khan, according of 8CN.

Freddie went on to say,
Amir Kahn approached me and said; Freddie I want you to be my trainer, not Michael Moorer

quoted by Brad Cooney of 8CountNews.com. Also according to Roach, Pacquiao's sentiments are the same concerning Moorer.

Roach ask Moorer to leave his position at the gym due to a conflict of personalities that had been creating issues amongst the Wild Card stable.

Freddie Roach also wants to clear that there were no hard feelings between them when he fired Moorer from his Wild Card Gym, instead give him thanks for his contribution and involvement on the said gym.

Michael Moorer is a former world heavyweight champion with a record of 52 wins, 40 knockouts, 4 losses and 1 draw. He had WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles under his belt prior to his retirement as a professional boxer.