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Manny Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach sued for assault

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Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao after Pacquiao beat Miguel Cotto in November. (AP)

More issues around Manny Pacquiao's camp as the feared Filipino continues to weigh the Floyd Mayweather bout being kicked around possibly for March 13. Pacman's trainer, Freddie Roach, has been sued for assault and battery and infliction of emotional distress.

In a report on TMZ, the incident apparently occurred between Roach and boxing writer Alex Vidal:

According to a lawsuit just filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Freddie Roach became enraged at Wildcard Gym Boxing Club in L.A., after coming face-to-face with Alex Vidal -- a boxing writer who penned a story titled, "Sick Roach Misses Conception's Last Workout (oddly unavailable online)."

Roach -- who suffers from Parkinson's disease -- allegedly challenged Vidal, claiming "he was not sick and that he only went to a clinic." Vidal says he apologized and said he was merely quoting a statement from boxer Bernabe Conception's manager.

Roach allegedly went on a tirade, pushing Vidal "roughly" in the left shoulder, and yelled, "The next time you write about it, I will kill you."

Vidal is suing for the ever popular "unspecified damages.

Now, if we could just get to that fight in the ring.

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Must be a boring day in boxing today.

Now, that everyone knows how much Freddie makes well, everyone including writers are wanting to extort money from Freddie.

First, Roach, can defend that the writer is a trespasser and harasshing him in his own gym. Next, the writer provoked Freddie to a rage.

Writers are scums of the earth with bad lawyers!!!

CUT THE MAN A CHECK AND ALL SINS ARE FORGIVEN!

who is that writer? Is that a writer? Leave Mr Freddie Roach alone, he deserve all he made, small mind are always around.

NO ONE HAS ANY HONOR, HE PUSHED ME IN THE SHOULDER???? WHY DON'T YOU CRY TO DR. PHIL LITTLE B****. YOU DON'T DESERVE A SETTLEMENT YOU DESERVE A GOOD, PROPER, BEATDOWN......CHUMP

come on already!!!!

Is pushing the shoulder a battery and assault already???

Vidal is just milking Roach for money because Freddie has plenty now...

That Alex Vidal is just after some money. Its a fact that Vidal planned this surreptitiously beforehand. He's been there at the gym a lot. He wrote the article upon his observation of the trainer's temper which is no secret. Obviously Roach made a mistake, but to sue a man with parkinsons disease because he pushed you and said he would kill you, is outright atrocious and embarassing. Vidal must be broke. That's what this society is about now. A sue happy society. Any self-respecting judge won't buy Vidal's claim.

That Alex Vidal is just after some money. Its a fact that Vidal planned this surreptitiously beforehand. He's been there at the gym a lot. He wrote the article upon his observation of the trainer's temper which is no secret. Obviously Roach made a mistake, but to sue a man with parkinsons disease because he pushed you and said he would kill you, is outright atrocious and embarassing. Vidal must be broke. That's what this society is about now. A sue happy society. Any self-respecting judge won't buy Vidal's claim.

Vidal went too far, just leave the honorable guy alone, Roach is doing he's best for his clients, maybe vidal is jealous and just want to create some stories by bullshiting guys or even good guys just like some irresponsible media writers.. writing without thinking I guess...

? Pushed a little n cussed, why would that justify legal action?
Be a man and push back, or go away.

I am sure the Judge will see a Parkinson ill dude as a menace to safety.

Vidal where will you hide, now that you have made yourself a coward and a fraud?

Manny Pacquiao Is Really a Legend in Boxing. He Is really Fight For his nation and for the world. He is really a Pacman I think Mayweather is afraid to him. Next is Anthonio Margarito.

I’m really looking forward to this fight because this will decide the Pacquaio – Mayweather Clash. And I watched Manny’s previous fight with SopCast. Cheers mate!

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