Manny Pacquiao and the Truth: Trainer Freddie Roach Exposes Pacquiao

Clayton HollowayContributor IIIMarch 12, 2010

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 06:  Manny Pacquiao (R) of the Philippines and his trainer Freddie Roach appear at a news conference following Pacquiao's victory over Oscar De La Hoya in their welterweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 6, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Bleacher Report, boxing fans and general readers. We have all had lengthy, back and forth debates for months now about boxing's two most iconic figures, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao. Just fans being fans, defending and arguing for their favorite fighters. Nothing wrong with that at all.

The debates range from, who's better to, who is afraid of who. Some believe Manny Pacquiao is on steroids, others don't. Some believe Floyd Mayweather ducks opponents, others dont. Are Mayweather's previous opponents better than Pacquiao's opponents? And the list goes on and on.

Well, this writer believes that Manny Pacquiao is a bit overrated. Im not afraid to admit it. I have stated it over and over on Bleacher Report. I have my reasons to believe it... some of these reasons I discuss all of the time. Yet, many Mayweather haters and Pacquiao fans dont see these obvious facts that are right in their face. That was...until now.

I came across (in my opinion) the greatest video package that someone in the youtube community put together. The video is about eight minutes long. Its various interviews with Freddie Roach before and after Pacquiao's fights with Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, and Miguel Cotto.

Also the video has actual footage of Mayweather's weigh-in weights in comparisons to Pacquiao's. It shows that Mayweather is actually smaller than his opponents in comparison to Pacquiao. Yet people say Mayweather picks on smaller opponents, you'll see for yourself that Pacquiao is actually bigger than his opponents and Mayweather fights bigger guys.

In this video, Freddie Roach discusses many things that I have already believed and said in some of my previous articles. He exposes Pacquiao in many different topics...topics we discuss daily.

The topics range from Roach saying, they chose to fight De La Hoya because he was washed up and he knew De La Hoya would literally have to kill himself to make 147 pounds and Pacquiao would destroy him. He mentions how Oscar's talent faded after he lost to Floyd Mayweather.

Roach says how Oscar De La Hoya looked sick the week leading up to the fight and how he knew he literally couldnt get anything in his system. If you didnt know, De La Hoya was dehydrated before and after the fight. Freddie discuses that too.

This amazing video shows Freddie Roach talking about how he knew that Ricky Hatton was "damaged goods" after he lost to the Floyd Mayweather. And how Hatton looked bad against Juan Lazcano (Hatton's opponent before Pacquiao).

Roach talks about how Miguel Cotto was never the same after his loss to Antonio Margarito. Roach states, that they "CHOSE MORE MONEY" to fight Miguel Cotto instead of "Sugar" Shane Mosley and how they didnt want to fight Mosley because he is dangerous.

Wait a minute...I thought Team Pacquiao wasnt about the money and he wanted to fight the best? Freddie Roach just exposed that as false. They chose to fight Cotto instead of the real welterweight champion, and Roach clearly states that he didnt want to fight Mosley at 147 pounds the "REAL" welterweight limit.

Enjoy the video... the proof is in the pudding. Pacquiao's last three wins are against damaged goods and in which all of these fights happen to be the biggest of Pacquiao's career.

Click the youtube link below.

I do not own this video. Video is courtesy of "maestroboxing" on youtube.