Roach: 'Wild Card Have Had Too Much Success and People Are Jealous'

Vitali SCorrespondent IJuly 11, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 03:  (L-R) Amir Khan, his conditioning coach Ruben Tabares and his trainer Freddie Roach during the Amir Khan Media Workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club on July 3, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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It seems that lately, Freddie Roach and his top fighters have been running into a streak of bad luck. This terrible fate comes in the form of boxing judges and performance enhancing drugs. These things have gotten Roach quite upset, and aiming at avoiding judges at all times.

“I’m worried about decisions since Manny Pacquiao’s fight. So I’ve told Amir that we have to knock this guy out somewhere along the way,” said Roach in a recent interview with

After the Lamont Peterson debacle, it seems that both Amir Khan and Roach are a lot more critical and judgmental when it comes to their competition. Anyone could be accused of using PEDs or of having some kind of an outside influence on the judges—just like some people assume was the case in the Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight.

The reason for this is pure jealousy, explains Roach:

“Freddie Roach and the Wild Card have had too much success and people are jealous.”

It appears that there is always a reason for mistakes, and that reason is either jealousy or some sort of conspiracy. In reality, or in this case to be exact, Roach crossed the line and made himself look cocky and arrogant.

The fact that Peterson had tested positive for PEDs has nothing to do with camp Khan, and everything to do with Peterson and his reason for use. In the case of Pacquiao vs. Bradley, a likely reason as to why the judges made an incorrect decision could be that Pacquiao looked considerably worse then we are used to seeing him.

Things like this happen for various reasons, but staying humble is crucial to keeping an image and the public on your side.