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Freddie Roach Teases Conor McGregor vs. Gsp Super Fight, Ufc Says 'No'

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[[tmz:video id="0_78zbl5t7"]] Legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach is currently working with Georges St-Pierre -- and he may have just dropped a huge bombshell about Gsp's future fighting plans. Maybe.  Roach was leaving Craig's in L.A. when we asked what he thought of Conor McGregor's boxing skills. Spoiler -- he thinks Conor sucks.  But that's when he dropped this gem -- "Gsp's gonna kick his ass anyway." Here's the thing ... Gsp is currently training for his Ufc 217 fight against Michael Bisping.
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Tyron Woodley: So, Me & Georges St-Pierre Walk Into a Gym ...

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[[tmz:video id="0_c47qglk1"]] Ever wonder what happens when Ufc champions randomly bump into the guys they've been calling out? That's exactly what happened to Tyron Woodley on his recent trip to Vegas ... when a visit to Freddie Roach's boxing gym turned into a random meeting with Georges St-Pierre! You know -- the same Georges St-Pierre that T-Wood said is "scared" to fight him. Our photog figured Tyron and Gsp would've thrown hands ... but Tyron told us they
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10 Boxing Movies to Get You Hyped for Mayweather-McGregor

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10 Boxing Movies to Get You Hyped for Mayweather-McGregor
The drama outside of the ring has been like something from a movie, with each fighter bragging and boasting about what's going to happen when Conor McGregor fights Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26. You've seen the press events, you've heard from the pundits, now there's nothing to do except countdown to the big day and binge watch these boxing movies. Yes, we've put together a list of 10 boxing movies to make you hyped for Mayweather Vs. McGregor, a real life contest the size of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In one corner, we've got the eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion, with 49 wins and zero losses, Floyd Mayweather! In the other corner, it's Ufc champion, mega-star, and pro boxing underdog, Conor McGregor. It's been called "The Money Fight" and with good reason. First of all, it will be a huge payday for both fighters. But furthermore, while
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Why I’m Boycotting Mayweather Vs. Mcgregor

When this fight was announced I was hyped up just like everyone else, Conor McGregor the double champion in Ufc switching over to boxing to fight the undefeated Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr. Could this be the guy to finally put a 1 on the end of one of the best records in boxing history?

McGregor’s energy levels displayed both inside and outside the octagon throughout his climb to the top of Ufc is what got him the admiration and attention of his hoards of followers both here in the UK and the Us. Throughout the press conferences with Mayweather he dominated the verbal sparring as he was used to doing over at Ufc. Mayweather wasn’t used to being on the receiving end of this kind of verbal onslaught and it may have hurt his pride at the time, but in the long run it’s he who will have
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Freddie Roach Says Ronda Rousey Should Retire (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_tav7asth"]] There's no hope left for Ronda Rousey ... her fighting career is over ... so says legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach.  Actually, Roach didn't believe in Ronda going into the fight either -- and actually bet Against her at Ufc 207. Turns out it was a smart bet.  Listen to Roach ... he basically says Ronda was never able to come back mentally from the Holly Holm thrashing ... plus, everyone now knows her flaws as a fighter.  Bottom line ... it's over for Ronda.
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Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart interview: Bleed For This

Ryan Lambie Nov 29, 2016

The stars of the boxing drama Bleed For This talk about making the movie on a tight budget. Take it away Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart...

With all the training, mental preparation and frustrating lack of cake and beer, starring in any boxing movie must surely be a tough undertaking. But spare a thought for the stars of Bleed For This, the sports drama based on the true story of Vinny 'Paz' Pazienza and his remarkable comeback: shot on a budget of just over $6m, it was shot at lightning speed, with its fight scenes shot in gruelling 15-hour days in order to remain on schedule.

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That compressed timescale, I'd argue, gives the film a real energy,
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Lrm Exclusive Interview: Director Jonathan Jakubowicz For Hands Of Stone

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Roberto Duran is definitely one of the greatest boxing legends who stepped into the ring.

From director Jonathan Jakubowicz, Hands Of Stone follows the life story of the Panamanian professional boxer known for his devastating punching power to earn the nickname “Manos de Piedra.”

The story follows the boxer growing up in Panama and training at a young early age. He falls in love with a young woman and later adopts a well-known boxing training in New York City for the next stages of boxing championships and greatness. The movie also shows the building rivalry between himself and Sugar Ray Leonard to the ultimate showdown at the No Mas Fight.

Lrm had a sit-down interview with Jonathan Jakubowicz at a press day in Beverly Hills earlier this month. He talked about Roberto Duran, his two actors’ transformations of Edgar Ramirez and Usher Raymond III, and creating Latino hero movies.

Hands Of Stone
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Freddie Roach -- I'm Sad About Ali ... 'I Wonder What I Have to Look Foward To' (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_150timug"]] An honest moment from legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach -- who says he's sad about Muhammad Ali's death because it makes him think about "what I maybe have to look forward to." Just like Ali, Roach has Parkinson's disease -- and while outside of Ecco in NYC, Roach told us the two actually bonded about their conditions when Ali came into his gym about 15 years ago. "As soon as he started hitting the heavy bag,
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Freddie Roach -- I'll Train McGregor ... But He Needs 3 Years to Fight Mayweather (Video)

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Good news for Conor McGregor ... Freddie Roach says he's absolutely down to train him as a boxer.  Bad news for Conor McGregor ... Freddie says Cm needs 3 Years before he'll be ready to fight Floyd.  Roach -- widely regarded as the best boxing trainer in the world -- was talking with "Fight Hub TV" when he said he got a call from someone (presumably from Conor's camp) asking to train the Ufc star.  Freddie insists he's
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Freddie Roach -- I Can't Help Justin Bieber ... 'I Don't Train Girls' (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_7jimyo9o"]] Justin Bieber is a girl who is not worthy of Freddie Roach's tutelage ... so says the Manny Pacquiao's famed trainer. We got Freddie at Lax Saturday, and he clearly harbors a grudge that the Biebs was squarely in Floyd Mayweather's corner during last year's fight. You gotta think he's pissed off Ronda, Holly and Misha, right? Read more
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CBS & Showtime Hit With $8.6M Lawsuit Over Finder’s Fee For Record Breaking Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

While not named as defendants, Les Moonves and CAA have been dragged into the ring in a legal dust-up over the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather battle of last spring. Actor Gabriel Rueda today sued CBS, Showtime, Pacquiao and his trainer/coach Freddie Roach in a multi-claim breach-of-contract complaint filed in L.A. Superior Court. Claiming things got rough at one point, Rueda, who also goes by Gabriel Salvador, says he is owed more $8.6 million for making introductions…
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Manny Pacquiao Sued -- Waiter Demands His Cut for Setting Up Mayweather Fight

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Mayweather-Pacquiao would never have happened if a Hollywood waiter didn't get involved ... so claims the waiter who's suing to get a chunk of the financial windfall from the fight of the century. Gabriel Salvador says he was a waiter at West Hollywood hot spot Craig's when regular customer and CBS honcho Les Moonves came in for a meal. Salvador, an avid boxing fan, says he told Moonves he could set up a meeting with Manny Pacquiao's trainer,
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Manny Pacquiao: The Rise Of A Legend

This weekend plays host to possibly the greatest fight the world has ever seen. The two biggest boxing giants in the world face off against each other for the first time. The undefeated champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. the People’s Champion and record-holding winner of titles in eight different weight classes, Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao is priced at 19/10 with betfair to win at the time of writing, but he has proved many a pundit wrong in the past on his path to being one of the all-time greats. Here’s a brief look at how the Filipino legend rose from nothing to becoming one of the greatest sportsmen in history.

As a child, Pacquiao had nothing. He had to leave home at the age of 13 to try and support his family, who were living in poverty in the civil war-torn Philippines. He took up boxing from a very early age
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Manny Pacquiao -- My Dad Ate My Dog

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Manny Pacquiao ran away from home at the age of 12 ... when he caught his father eating his pet dog ... this according to his trainer Freddie Roach.  Roach was talking to Yahoo! Sports about how the boxer's family struggled with poverty in the Philippines when he was a child -- and apparently, things were so tough ... Manny's father cooked the family dog for food.  When Manny realized what had happened, he ran away from home
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Dave Chappelle -- Son Training at Pacquiao's Boxing Gym

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Dave Chappelle's son is learning to box with some of the Best trainers in the world -- the Pacquiao camp -- and the comedian tells us there's a possibility his kid could go pro.  Chappelle is good friends with Manny's trainer Freddie Roach -- and often gets in a workout at Freddie's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood. Earlier this week, we spotted Dave and his son Sulayman (big dude) leaving the place
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Sam Simon -- Packed a Punch As My Sparring Partner ... Says Ex-Boxing Champ Lamon Brewster

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Of course Sam Simon is famous for "The Simpsons" and his philanthropy -- but he was also hugely into boxing ... managing former Wbo Champ Lamon Brewster, and even stepping in the ring with him! Brewster was emotional about the loss of his manager and friend when he spoke to TMZ Sports ... telling us, "Sam would spar with me to help me get ready for my fights." That's pretty crazy when you consider Brewster was a beast at 6'2" and 226 pounds!
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Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao Fight: How HBO, Showtime Teamed for Upcoming Bout

Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao Fight: How HBO, Showtime Teamed for Upcoming Bout
A version of this story first appeared in the March 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The deal for the possible fight of the decade -- the May 2 bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao -- was kick-started when CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves sent a message to Freddie Roach, Pacquiao's trainer. Moonves used an unlikely intermediary. His waiter at Craig's, the popular West Hollywood eatery frequented by celebrities, had a son who trained at Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club, who told Roach that Moonves wanted a meeting. And so the Wednesday after Memorial Day last

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Mickey Rourke Defeats Opponent Half His Age in First Fight in 20 Years

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Mickey Rourke Defeats Opponent Half His Age in First Fight in 20 Years
Mickey Rourke has gone from The Wrestler back to boxing. The actor, 62, returned to the ring Friday, defeating a fighter less than half his age in a Moscow exhibition bout. Rourke sent Elliot Seymour, a 29-year-old former California Golden Gloves champion with a 1-9 professional record, to the canvas twice in the second round before the referee stopped the fight. Many know Rourke as the '80s actor from 9½ Weeks or his more recent roles in Sin City and Iron Man 2, but the star got his first taste of fame as a boxer in the '60s and '70s.
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Mickey Rourke Defeats Opponent Half His Age in First Fight in 20 Years

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Mickey Rourke Defeats Opponent Half His Age in First Fight in 20 Years
Mickey Rourke has gone from The Wrestler back to boxing. The actor, 62, returned to the ring Friday, defeating a fighter less than half his age in a Moscow exhibition bout. Rourke sent Elliot Seymour, a 29-year-old former California Golden Gloves champion with a 1-9 professional record, to the canvas twice in the second round before the referee stopped the fight. Many know Rourke as the '80s actor from 9½ Weeks or his more recent roles in Sin City and Iron Man 2, but the star got his first taste of fame as a boxer in the '60s and '70s.
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'A Fighting Man' Clip Starring Dominic Purcell and James Caan | Exclusive

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'A Fighting Man' Clip Starring Dominic Purcell and James Caan | Exclusive
An aging fighter who has never been knocked down in his career begs for one final round in our exclusive clip for A Fighting Man, debuting on DVD June 17. Dominic Purcell plays Sailor O'Connor, a pugilist way past his prime who agrees to fight an up and coming young boxer (Izaak Smith), as they both battle their own demons on their way to the ring. James Caan, Michael Ironside and boxing legend Freddie Roach are also featured in this scene from director Damian Lee's boxing drama. You can clickHere to read our exclusive interview with Dominic Purcell.

Haunted by a tragic past, undefeated washed up boxer Sailor O'Connor (Dominic Purcell) is a broken man. When a fluke opportunity arises to step back in the ring, he takes it. His opponent is younger and faster, but with the support of his old fight team (Michael Ironside and James Caan), Sailor
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