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article imageTyson Wants to Work with Roach for the Pacquiao-Hatton Match

By Leo Reyes     Mar 13, 2009 in Sports
Mike Tyson sent words to his former trainer Freddie Roach about his desire to help Manny Pacquiao train for his forthcoming fight with Ricky Hatton on May 2, 2009. Roach had to say no to Tyson because he has just taken in Michael Moorer as his assistant
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson wanted to help Manny Pacquiao train for his forthcoming match with Ricky Hatton of England on May 2, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada
However, Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach had to say no to Tyson because there was no more place for him in the organization. Actually Tyson was asking if there was a place for him in the Wild Card Gym which is owned by Freddie Roach.
As much as he wanted Tyson by his side, there are reasons why Roach can't, and one of them is that he has just tapped another heavyweight, Michael Moorer as his newest assistant trainer in his famous Hollywood sweat shop, Yahoo news reports.
'Mike's a good guy and he respects me a lot', Roach was quoted as saying but I just don't think he has the patience to be a trainer'.
Unfortunately Mike is not doing too well at the moment. I just got a call that he wants a job. Mike came to Manny's last training day for the Oscar de la Hoya fight, Roach said.
Tyson is rumored to be having some problems with finances and Roach must have felt bad for having declined Tyson wishes but there is just no place for him at this time, Roach explained.
In the meantime, Manny Pacquiao had to take a break from his training camp to honor an invitation by the L.A. Mayor for him to receive a 'People's Champion Award' and to dedicate a tree in behalf of L.A. based Filipinos
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