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On Freddie Roach
« on: Feb 01, 2012 at 12:15 PM »


http://www.hbo.com/on-freddie-roach/index.html

A reality-tv style documentary on Frederick Steven "Freddie" Roach by Peter Berg; this will have 6 episodes, with the first one shown Jan. 20.  Telecast every Friday 930pm ET/PT.

Has anyone seen it?  :)


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Re: On Freddie Roach
« Reply #1 on: Feb 01, 2012 at 07:52 PM »
seen the 1st 2 episodes, Freddie is one tough S.O.B (see episode 2).... that's a compliment for a man fighting Parkinson's disease....

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Re: On Freddie Roach
« Reply #2 on: Feb 01, 2012 at 08:03 PM »
Cant find episode 1 anywhere.

seen the 1st 2 episodes, Freddie is one tough S.O.B (see episode 2).... that's a compliment for a man fighting Parkinson's disease....

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Re: On Freddie Roach
« Reply #4 on: Feb 05, 2012 at 06:40 PM »

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Re: On Freddie Roach
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 2012 at 08:46 AM »
In the latest episode, I noticed that in scenes where you can only hear Freddie's monologue under different backdrops, he spoke very clearly (and slowly).   I wasnt sure if that was natural or some kind of digital signal processing that practically eliminated the speech slur associated with his medical condition.

So that was what happened between Pacquiao and Ariza the night before the fight.  Mukhang si Manny naman pala ang mali in the first place.  But Manny seemed to be in really great shape during his preparations against Marquez.  Magaling lang din bale si Marquez kaya parang hindi masyadong magaling naging performance ni Manny during the actual fight.
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Re: On Freddie Roach
« Reply #6 on: Feb 22, 2012 at 10:07 AM »
^^ you can't blame Pac, day before weigh in yun as in dehydrated si Pac, halos naka murder mode ang mga boksingero during that time tapos sasabayan pa ng divorce arguement ni Jinky sa phone and here comes Ariza saying (on sleeping late) "that was tyson said the night before douglas K.Oed him"... e magwawala talaga yun  :D

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Re: On Freddie Roach
« Reply #7 on: Feb 28, 2012 at 09:35 AM »
Lots of interesting behind the scene occurrences hours before the fight, during the fight itself, and immediately after the fight against Marquez.

Manny is really that religious?   Up to the last moments in his dressing room, he was singing a church hymn.  Kaso babaero and sugarol (but if you are a Peso-Billionaire with so much power, energy, charisma and popularity and temptations, who wouldn't be?)

Nacho has too much respect for Manny - humbly requesting through Roach for Manny's autograph on 3  personal items of his own friends right in the dressing room - even Roach couldn't believe the gesture.

The reason for the immediate reaction of Manny and Marquez at the final bell was made very clear.  In a hindsight, it was actually a good thing for Manny that Roach was repeatedly telling him he was losing and that he must go for a knock-out (based on the video and the faces of Roach and Arriza, it would appear that the chief seconds honestly thought Manny was on the losing end), whilst really a bad tactical decision for Nacho to convince Marquez (too early) that he was winning enough.

The relay of instructions from Roach to Arriza to Buboy during the fight was interesting.  I've always thought it was just Buboy shouting loudly his own instructions in Tagalog - yun pala, translated, passed and clarified from Roach through Arriza as the actions in the ring were going on.  Roach (the boss) was constantly in full control pala.

Bonus:  A footage of Roach's fight - he looked good and strong.


I suppose that was the series finale (for now).