Roach Says Clinton and Trump Must Expect “Dirty Fight”



Roach Says Clinton and Trump Must Expect “Dirty Fight”
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Inasmuch as political pundits nationwide have been comparing Monday night's presidential debate between Secretary Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to a world championship fight, Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach weighed in on what he would do if he were working either of the candidates' corners.

“It's been a dirty fight so far so that's what you have to be prepared for. Punches will be thrown below the belt. Lots of jabs. They will be butting heads. And you can certainly expect to have your foot stepped on. The rule of thumb is this. Protect yourself at all times. If something is working, keep on doing it. Standing around admiring your work is a big mistake. You have to stick and move. I expect the first debate to go the distance but don't be surprised to see some knockdowns. Conditioning and ring generalship may prove to be the key factors on Monday night.”

Freddie Roach, a seven-time Trainer of the Year, is headed to Manila to train freshman Senator and eight-division world champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO. Pacquiao will be challenging World Welterweight Champion JESSIE VARGAS on Saturday, November 5, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The fight will be presented Live on Pay-Per-View.


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