Freddie Roach, the coach of Manny Pacquiao, has deservedly earned a reputation of being one of the best boxing trainers in the world today.
Of course, there have been other trainers who have been considered greats along the way.
There was Angelo Dundee (Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard), Manny Steward (Thomas Hearns and Lennox Lewis), Eddie Futch (Bob Foster, Joe Frazier and Roach himself) and maybe even Alton Merkerson (Roy Jones jnr) or Roger Mayweather (Floyd Mayweather jnr).
There’s also a counter-view that great boxers would have become great anyway – whether they had good trainers or not!
What do you think? (There are a whole bunch of great trainers from years gone by whom I have over-looked in this poll – apologies for that)
Dude? seriously, you have roger mayweather on the list?
FMJ trains himself man, roger is a whack
blood, angelo is d man…way to go 4d others man…way to go!
Floyd mayweather SR, the self-proclaimed “greatest trainer, not of this time or that time but all time”, isn’t in the choices? Boom. that’s gotta hurt.
I choose roach since he refined pacquiao to a complete fighter. Ali and leonard didn’t need much refining.
Cesar Milan is the greatest trainer of all time! (Reply: The dog trainer? lol)
Hey! Where was Floyd Senior in the line up? Is’nt he the self-proclaimed greatest trainer of all time? Did’nt you see Ricky Hatton as the sterling testament to that?
Unless there is a concrete comparative statistics for all the boxing trainers that made their achievements felt in the sport of boxing that is updated and publish for boxing fans to read in every period of time then the contemporaries will out shine the past.
hey, why is nacho beristain not on the list ? (Reply: I suppose the list was never going to be definitive, but good suggestion)
how about Cus D’Amato, cant you guys count him in? he transformed tyson in an invincible beast early in his career. too bad, he passed so early in tysons career. (Reply: You’re quite right – let’s include him in the poll)
Once Pacquiao succeeds in destroying Cotto in their Nov. 14 fight, COACH FREDDIE ROACH WILL ASSUME THE DISTINCTION AS “THE GREATEST BOXING COACH OF ALL TIME”.
it wudnt be fair to vote. all most people nowadays know is Freddie Roach. The others we just heard are associated with boxing legend (that we have so little exposure of).
I believe that Roach is the greatest trainer because we have watched the progress of pacquiao under him. Pacman would still become a champion but he will not achieve the outmost of what he has right now without Roach. Before roach, pacman was just all raw with natural speed and power, lacking skills to fully utilize his God-given gift. With roach, pacman became a multi-divisional champion, a number 1 pound for pound, first asian to achieve such a feat, a future hall of famer, and a legend.