24/7 Recap: Roach Boots Ariza From Manny's Corner

BY Michael Woods ON June 03, 2012
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Pacquiao media day 120530 007aSmiles abound here, but 24/7 viewers can see the tension as Freddie Roach and Alex Ariza feud. (Chris Farina-Top Rank)

It looks like both the Pacquiao and Bradley training camps are humming along well, from the third installment of HBO's 24/7 series, but one wonders if the pockets of discord, like the Freddie Roach-Alex Ariza feud, will take away from Manny Pacquiao's focus heading in to his June 9 Las Vegas showdown with the unbeaten Tim Bradley.

To open, we see Marvin Samodio walk into the Wild Card. He stepped in for Alex Ariza when Ariza left the Philippines camp early last month, and Roach asked him to come to the US to work again with Manny. The strength and conditioning coach says he and Ariza are good friends, and that he is still learning that craft. Pacquiao has decided not to dump Ariza, as Roach recommended. Freddie says that his comments on the last 24/7, when he said he would maybe recommend to Manny that they dump Ariza, who he said had gotten too big for his britches, were heavy-duty. Ariza is free to process them with him the trainer said, but the spat won't distract Pacman, he maintains.

"Manny likes him and wants him on board so that's the way it is and that's the way we're going to leave it for now," Roach says. He has banished Ariza from the corner on fight night, though. Ariza refuses to speak to 24/7 about the issue.

We see Jinkee Pacquiao has come to LA with the kids. The little ones feed him cake and Jinkee says that Manny is "the best." She calls him her "king."

Meanwhile, Tim Bradley is tired of training. He wants fight night to arrive. He works out with S and G coach James Rougely in 100 degree heat. This is the third fight with the coach.

Bradley then heads out for eats with his wife Monica. He is a vegan during training, he says. He has a smoothie named after him at a local shop. He says he recovers faster than most athletes. He doesn't need much sleep, and says he lays awake thinking about the fight. This guy has that eye of the tiger, huh? Is it possible that he is fully focused on the goal, and Pacman will be distracted by his marriage re-building, and religious conversion-immersion and the Roach-Ariza spat? If he loses, we will indeed ponder that question...

Pacman is seen running. He says he is in top shape and mentally, because of his newfound religious commitment. Roach in the gym tells Manny to spin out when Bradley comes in head first. "He's going to be very slow," because of his muscles, the trainer says. Hatton, Cotto and Mosley were muscled as well, it is pointed out.

Then, Manny heads to the Jimmy Kimmel show. Kimmel notes Manny has a Kimmel win streak and worries what might happen if the show is cancelled. Kimmel says that Manny is a character and always has something new going on. He talks about his religious conversion, and draws a laugh when he shows a picture of Manny shooting a gun.

We see Joel Diaz, Bradley's trainer, at his ranch. We hear about his pro career. He says that he was hurt during a sparring session before his big title shot. He lost to Phillip Holiday, and then fought one more time. He lost vision in his right eye, didn't tell anyone, but was forced to quit when he fessed up to his wife. He drifted, hung out with a bad element, worked as a muscleman. He was close to killing or being killed. He regrouped after his mom pleaded with him to go back to the gym, to help his younger brothers. He met Bradley eight years ago. They've been together ever since.

Then, we see Roach practice throwing out the first pitch at a Dodgers game. He says he'll be a bit nervous. He opened up the gym 17 years ago, and this will be the 26th bout working the corner of Pacman. He is grateful for the pairing. "Manny makes it all possible. Money obviously makes your life a little bit easier. Most of the money I've made comes from Manny Pacquiao," he says. This allows him to keep gym dues low, $5 a day. He says that he is not religious, that he just tries to be a good person. "Heaven and hell, I don't believe in it," says the 52 year old trainer.

He notes that his tremors are getting a bit worse. He says when he can't do the mitts effectively, he will quit. His mom he says will tell him the truth. She told him just last week that he was getting fat. He says he's lucky he has his gym and would be a bit lost without it.

Freddie throws out the first pitch. It is a low strike.

Back in Indio, Tim Bradley Sr aka Big Ray, goes to a local high school, where he is the head disciplinarian. He patrols on a mountain bike. He then heads to the gym. The son says he trains like "no other. The fight is won in the gym." Timothy says his dad has always been there for his fights. His dad, he says, cried when he heard the kid got the Pacquiao fight. "Tears of joy," Big Ray said.

To sum up, we hear from Liev Schreiber that fighters excel because they have extra intensity than mere mortals. The fight is one week away.

Comment on this article

Radam G says:

Wow! What's up with this? I give all the Pac-haters the chance to respond first, and they don't! Okay! Now you know I'm gonna spit some serious factual sh*t!

Timmy Bradley is muscle-bound and brute-force trained, not sweet science movement and balance fluid trained. Thus, da sucka lacks even decent punching power and hair-trigger quickness or even pedestrian speed of foot and hand.

He puts his magic fighting acts on da know nothings, Bradley's groupies, fanboys, flunkies and Pac-haters with all of that flouncing and fluctuating.

I'm reminded of Cinderella. And TB's big, ole dome looks like a chocolate pumpkin. And past midnight -- EST -- on June 10, Da Manny's gonna smash that pumkin. KaBOOM! Down and out goes Cali Cranium Crusherella. And da jive sucka didn't even have on silver slippers. OOPS! I musta' fo'got! He was at an PacMan's arse thrashing, not a ball. Hehehehe! Holla!

ali says:

Damn Pac don't even have control over who's in his corner wow!!! Not a smart move by Freddie Roach. I bet Ariza is going to spill the beans about Pac using PEDs but like Denzel Washington said in Training Day it ain't what u know it's what u can prove but it will tarnish Pac legacy like it has (Bonds, McGuire ect) Pac better start taking the random blood test from here on out and look good in those fights or even some of his fans will start to think his not a clean athlete.

ali says:

Damn Pac don't even have control over who's in his corner wow!!! Not a smart move by Freddie Roach. I bet Ariza is going to spill the beans about Pac using PEDs but like Denzel Washington said in Training Day it ain't what u know it's what u can prove but it will tarnish Pac legacy like it has (Bonds, McGuire ect) Pac better start taking the random blood test from here on out and look good in those fights or even some of his fans will start to think his not a clean athlete.

the Roast says:

Oh boy, here we go. Radam vs Ali. Ding ding...

the Roast says:

Oh boy, here we go. Radam vs Ali. Ding ding...

SouthPaul says:

Boxing Brethren


Anyone know the name of that last song played on 24/7?

ali says:

Fe'Roz keep it real u got all these fighters saying that guys are cheating and now that were having some random blood testing guys are getting caught. I haven't once heard Pac say he wants to help clean up the sport. Fe'Roz why? You would think every fighter would be on the same page when it comes to PEDs there life is on the line in that squared circle.

Im not trying to pick Pac but he's one of the faces of boxing so if he was talking about cleaning up the sport we have a better chance of it actually happening. Let me ask you something do think that urine test can be beat? if you do and you want everyone fighting on the same playing field then you should be feeling where im coming from.

Radam G says:

SCLA Ali, how is your grill? I bet that it is all messed up. That is usually the case. Some brotha with messing and rottening parts of his grill paranoid and blaming success on syet that his heroes keep coming up dirty with. Just face the fact, SCLA Ali. It is a known fact -- reported by HBO -- that Money May was on a steroid known as xylocaine. But lucky for Lil' Floyd that jive is legal in Sin City and the whole states of Nevada and Michigan. How convenient!

SCLA Ali, you ought stop being a __ ___ __ ___! Hoodologist DeAndre Leroy Percy knows your types. Hehehehe! I just give him a penny or two and some ripple and hw sings like a bird. Quit the Pac-hating, SCLA Ali. Money May doesn't give a darn about you. Why don't you thrumb your way to the real location of Lil' Floyd and get on your knee and __ ___ ___ Lil' FLoyd's little ___ ___ __? Hehehe! Holla!

Radam G says:

SCLA Ali, how is your grill? I bet that it is all messed up. That is usually the case. Some brotha with messing and rottening parts of his grill paranoid and blaming success on syet that his heroes keep coming up dirty with. Just face the fact, SCLA Ali. It is a known fact -- reported by HBO -- that Money May was on a steroid known as xylocaine. But lucky for Lil' Floyd that jive is legal in Sin City and the whole states of Nevada and Michigan. How convenient!

SCLA Ali, you ought stop being a __ ___ __ ___! Hoodologist DeAndre Leroy Percy knows your types. Hehehehe! I just give him a penny or two and some ripple and hw sings like a bird. Quit the Pac-hating, SCLA Ali. Money May doesn't give a darn about you. Why don't you thrumb your way to the real location of Lil' Floyd and get on your knee and __ ___ ___ Lil' FLoyd's little ___ ___ __? Hehehe! Holla!

Real Talk says:

Bradley does look a little too muscled and a lil too slow to me. I hope he's sandbagging or I don't see this being competitive at all. And for the record Pacman was more muscled than Ricky Hatton and Cotto and they waited for Mosley too hit 40 and look shot. #IJS

Real Talk says:

They trained Pacman together as a team so Ariza deserve credit as well. Pacman retained him because he believes in his training methods. Roach is getting jealous, he's not above the human emotion of jealousy. I peeped that in the Marquez 3 fight. If he could he would chuck Buboy too but he knows his limits. Who are you to judge Floyd for what he did, let he who is without fault cast the first stone. #IJS

deepwater says:

a strength a conditioning coach should know his role. he is not the captain, roach is. if your not on board with the captain of the ship, then you walk the plank.

deepwater says:

a strength a conditioning coach should know his role. he is not the captain, roach is. if your not on board with the captain of the ship, then you walk the plank.

brownsugar says:

Wow Fe'roz,.. you're one of the most astute and intelligent posters to grace the TSS.
So I'm very surprised at your comment.

who can actually hate an athletes they've never met and really don't know anything about on a personal level? and have only seen on TV? (but folks do it all the time)

Yes real men do get into altercations and disfunctional, enstranged relationships all the time,.. by the millions.
For some it ends in severe battery, emotional blackmail or worse..... murder.
I can agree that Floyd has some more growing up to do,..
But I can also relate the situation.
Wasn't too long ago the Police were at my house recently (trying to find out what was going on)
And it wasn't the first time.
Thankfully I've been able to rid my house of her presence.

We don't know the full story of the years of emotional strain and mutual abuse those two have put each other through.

When you pay your childsupport and find out you ex has been spending your hard earned childsupport on partying with lowlife and shady boyfriends around your kids doing God knows what,.. it's enough to make anybody snap
If they truly are men.

I don't condone abuse or striking women,. But what do you do when they start smashing up your property, attacking you physically and emotionally, while nurturing all the chaos within their power. Call 911,... you may not live that long.

Never said violence is the answer,
But this type of thing is the root of a high percentage of Homicides.
Those who are not equipped, and most people are not... resort to foolish solutions.

What's worse? Fostering gambling houses,.. chasing women behind your wifes back. and all different types of debauchery? (which Manny testified to this in several videos) or slapping your ex?
Whose the judge,.. and whose got a heaven or hell to put either man in.
God will be the ultimate judge.

When is comes to professionalism in the ring, the will to win...... and the determination to win on a consistant basis...... Floyds the man.

He's doing his pennance, paying his due....That's all society can ask (and he has 4 more lawsuits to go after this one)... And nobody leaves Jail unchanged.

ali says:

B-Sug is a all-time great love your last post. Fe'Roz everybody has a breaking point even u god didn't make us perfect.

ali says:

B-Sug is a all-time great love your last post. Fe'Roz everybody has a breaking point even u god didn't make us perfect.

ali says:

Fe'Roz your assuming he doesn't know know anything about Manny using PEDs and u know what they say about ppl who assume. Im just saying I got a feeling he's going to pill the beans I could be wrong we'll have to wait and see.

Radam G says:

SCLA Ali, you are always on B-Sug's cojones because you cannot find your tiny-arse ones. Hehehe! You can stand to keep losing your heroes to all type of syet as woman abuse and steroid sippin' and injectin!' There have been a lot of Ebonicans caught juicing and needling. [Money May, as his boy 50 Cent, are known, documented users. And you cannot accept that. Just like you couldn't accept drug dealing and pushing by the various black organizations, such as the Black Ps.]

Your darn heart is like plastic. When it is confirmed that Money May is a long-time user, you will simply be the typical ethnical sociopath that you are and continue to claim that Da Manny is guilty too.

You've got Da Manny on yo' mind, and yo' mind on Da Manny! And he doesn't need to juice or needle to whup the arse of the woman beater/jailhouse dweller.

And you don't know syet about what's going on in Camp Manny. He's not cussing out his father and talking dumb jive. Holla!

Radam G says:

BTW, B-Sug, "fostering gambling houses" is a way of life among Catholics and Muslims, no matter how you try to twist it. Number games, such as lottos, have never stop among Catholics and Muslims. It is some ancient jive that the Catholics and Muslims mixed into their religions when they under the ruling powers of the Romans, Egyptians, Greeks and Mongolians.

And Da Manny never chased women behind his wife's back. He did it in front of her face. That is just the behavior of the culture. Pinoys are known to have mistresses and hos! Hehehehe!

Just be thankful that HBO 24/7's bullsh*tology is entertaining pseudo-informing to you. Da Manny's personal life is between him and Da HOLY DUDE Dat Made Da Manny and all this ___ ___ ____ ____!

Da Manny's mistresses and hos have never took an arse whuppin!' They just made that short-time MOOLA!

Money May cannot beat Da Manny in being a gentleman or in pugilism. Just come out of self-denial and face it. No need to be an apologist or a boy for a woman beater. Da muthasucka oughta grow some cojones and fight a REAL MAN -- Da MANNY -- in dat squared jungle. Da Manny would even fight and whup dat chump in dat chump's little, bitty, Sin City jail cell. Money May would believe that he is catching heat from h$ll when Da Manny get finish whuppin' his arse. Holla!

Radam G says:

Oh, yea! Ariza is a glorified, hyped-up waterboy, who got too big for his britches. We give him a lot of credit for that water and everything else. ____ ____ ___ ___ ____! Keep dreaming about PEDs. Name me one Pinoy champion who has been dirty with PEDs or steroids. You can go to YouTube and hear and see HBO talking head Lampley spill the beans on Money May. Holla!

Radam G says:

Oh, yea! Ariza is a glorified, hyped-up waterboy, who got too big for his britches. We give him a lot of credit for that water and everything else. ____ ____ ___ ___ ____! Keep dreaming about PEDs. Name me one Pinoy champion who has been dirty with PEDs or steroids. You can go to YouTube and hear and see HBO talking head Lampley spill the beans on Money May. Holla!

brownsugar says:

RG if you think someone or something is close to my cajones,..Are you sure it's not your grille?

Ali is a respected member of the TSS and I'm glad to have met his aquaintance. That's a disrespectful thing to say about Ali, and myself.

Your stereotyping about drug dealing by African Americans is causing you compare very favorably to The SAINT,

Drugs come from everywhere and every ethnic group,.. it lends itself to anyone willing to make a quick dollar,

From the Mafia, from the Government,(Oliver North) Afganistan, HongKong, Columbia and the tons narcotics produced in certain regions of Asia

At least if Fe'Roz disagrees with someone he can do so by making a logical statement without resorting to race-baiting and obscene slurs.

I'm very disappointed in your reaction.

By the way if every African Athlete tested positive for PED's I'd still thank God every morning for creating me with nappy hair (what little is left) JayZ size lips, and brown skin..

But I'm a human being and a boxing fan first, everything else is superficial.

brownsugar says:

Fe'Roz,.. Nobody here condones domestic violence. In a perfect world domestic violence wouldn't even exist. But it happens on a regular basis, .......it's a crime committed by cops (I actually know a few), Doctors, lawyers, Congressmen,...... it's committed by the full spectrum of society and judges mitigate punishment by determining to what degree and what circumstances initiated the crime. The individuals who get caught and are punished accordingly and to the degree the crime was committed.

I'm just not understanding your obsession with one boxers crime, it seems like a double standard to me because if you condemn Floyd for being a "sinner", you have to condemn the majority of the worlds population including Manny.

Regarding PED's I've read the story by MaxBoxings Montoya several days ago, whether it's a matter of somebody in the Nevada State Commission trying to earn an extra dollar by fabricating a story, or even if it's true, the guilty parties will be accountable for their actions. (the story is also making waves about certain profession Tennis Players)

Either way I'll remain a HUGE fan of boxing, In fact I'll probably love it even more because of the attention and focus of the Boxing community has now been directed toward PED's now more than ever. The sport has gone Global so the potential for big entertaining fights is growing exponentially.
and Floyd gets credit for that.

the Roast says:

Celtics!!!

dino da vinci says:

Yes, Celtics!

undisputed34 says:

Last time I checked, I thought xylocaine was an anesthetic...not a steroid. But what do I know...I'm not a doctor..

Radam G says:

Check again, und34. You Money May groupie are simply amazing. Matter of fact, go to Youtube and hear what Jim Lampley said about the favorite roid of Money May. Now you come with some bullsyet make-believe ____ ___ __!

You guys do everything possible to protect your demigod. Hehehe! Where is he? And who is that look-alike double of him in Sin City jail? Did he give you a part in the HBO upcoming feature of Money May on lockdown? You will do fine holding Money May's ___ ___ _! Holla!

Radam G says:

BTW, und34, even if you want to call it an anesthetic. It still cannot be used because it would fall in the catagory of PEDs. It is on the list of PEDs in every state and in amateur competition, but Nevada and Michigan. Check the record for yourself.

WOW! Nevada just happens to be Money May's domicile state and Michigan just happens to be his birth state. How convenient! Holla!

Radam G says:

BTW, B-Sug, the sport has always been "global." And I severely doubt that Kuya Fe'Roz has an obsession with one boxer's crime." Wow! You are really an apologist and sympathizer for a dirtbag. And Money May doesn't about care being a dirtbag or scumbag. It is all about being street to him. He is clearly pathological. He feels entitled and doesn't understand consequences for self-bad behavior. Wow! He's almost a splitting image of Tupac Shukar. Another one of my boys who was clearly pathological and is now gone too soon. And you probably know how, when and where he was gunned down.

I'll known Lil' Floyd my four-fifth of my life, for real, NO CYBERSPACE BULLSH*T! Dude has issues. And if he doesn't straight up, he will end up dead or permanently on lock down like a lot of boxers and entertainers that I can name. It's one long list.

Sad to say, Money May is more Robert Blake and OJ Simpson lite, than immature like Iron Michael Tyson use to be when he was in his 20s and 30s. And I know being an apologist and sympathizer don't hold you to believe that Blake and Simpson didn't murder their ex-spouses, or Casey did not murder her child.

Wow! A lawyer of a guilty person would love you on that jury, B-Sug! WOW! WOW! WOW! Holla!

Radam G says:

Also, B-Sug! You are an archmaster at taking things out of context and trying to turn them into race-bait nonsense. Wow! And you love to just twist words to the way that you want them to be for racism effect. And, of course, racism effect mainly to those who are slow witty and apparently slow in reading comprehension.

I simply relate to SCLA Ali in the way that he has and does relate to me. You are firing up an imaginary race card. If I were racist, even close, I'm certain that Editor Mike would throw me off too.

You should be proud of what you have. A lot people get makeovers to get bigger lips, curly hair, etc., etc. So don't even try to go there with me. I don't know what you are angry about and why you are fronting. You're been to the Philippines, and you know that we are very deverse. But a race label on me won't work. Just don't read what I write to SCLA Ali or anyone else that may offend you. It is all in your mind. Your mind is playing trick on you. Hehehe! Can we just all get along? Holla!

Radam G says:

Also, B-Sug! You are an archmaster at taking things out of context and trying to turn them into race-bait nonsense. Wow! And you love to just twist words to the way that you want them to be for racism effect. And, of course, racism effect mainly to those who are slow witty and apparently slow in reading comprehension.

I simply relate to SCLA Ali in the way that he has and does relate to me. You are firing up an imaginary race card. If I were racist, even close, I'm certain that Editor Mike would throw me off too.

You should be proud of what you have. A lot people get makeovers to get bigger lips, curly hair, etc., etc. So don't even try to go there with me. I don't know what you are angry about and why you are fronting. You're been to the Philippines, and you know that we are very deverse. But a race label on me won't work. Just don't read what I write to SCLA Ali or anyone else that may offend you. It is all in your mind. Your mind is playing trick on you. Hehehe! Can we just all get along? Holla!

Radam G says:

Also, B-Sug! You are an archmaster at taking things out of context and trying to turn them into race-bait nonsense. Wow! And you love to just twist words to the way that you want them to be for racism effect. And, of course, racism effect mainly to those who are slow witty and apparently slow in reading comprehension.

I simply relate to SCLA Ali in the way that he has and does relate to me. You are firing up an imaginary race card. If I were racist, even close, I'm certain that Editor Mike would throw me off too.

You should be proud of what you have. A lot people get makeovers to get bigger lips, curly hair, etc., etc. So don't even try to go there with me. I don't know what you are angry about and why you are fronting. You're been to the Philippines, and you know that we are very deverse. But a race label on me won't work. Just don't read what I write to SCLA Ali or anyone else that may offend you. It is all in your mind. Your mind is playing trick on you. Hehehe! Can we just all get along? Holla!

Radam G says:

I'm back from my Sin City gambling for a minute, and da brotha in my posse said that I musta' fo'got! Now I have figured out why you are so upset and seeming so angry, B-Sug. It doesn't matter if you deny it or not, but you are mourning the relationship lost of your girl, "Chocolate," in your own words.

You are like a wounded lion, and are stiking out at everybodee and dey momma. That's okay. I can't say that I feel you, but I can understand you from a second-person point of view.

Myself, I've never mourned a relationship, luckily for me. I've always been loosey-goosey and slippery like soap, because I already knew that no relationship outside married was meant to last. The only reason that I'm married is by proxy. I'm modern and worldly advanced, but still full of traditional and tribal jive even though I'm down with O-P-P. You know me. Hehehe! Holla!

Radam G says:

Oh, YUP! BTW the Mick Jagger's got bigger lips than my boy Jay-Z. So, B-Sug, you unintentionally hit me with a stereotype. Big lips just don't belong to any one group of people. I know a lot of unmixed whites and Asians with God-Given BIG lips and curly hair. They got no work done. They were born that way. You will be surprised what exist in this topsy-turvy world.

There is absolute no stereotype of looks and features or anything else that fits one group of people. Believing it is, comes from been in a dark self-imposed mudhole. The world has changed to instant viewing and knowing, so there is no more hiding. You literally see all type of people of the world in cyberspace.

Those cameras in the sky are on 95 percent of the globe. Holla!

brownsugar says:

RG, My grand daddy used to say,.. a hit dog'll holler,.. and your the only one here bumping your gums trying to get personal, and you don't even know me, if your not man enough to appologize. this conversation is over. what do you think this is?? Face book?

Radam G says:

Wow! That is just fine with me. I always knew that you were ___ __ ___ _ ____ and ______ _--- ___ + ____ - ____! And Da Manny is da best. And Lil' Floyd -- the dirtbag woman beater -- doesn't want to be another PacMan' conquest. Holla!

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