Freddie Roach collects Trainer of the Year honors at a stunning pace, and you know what? The man is no slouch in the trash talking department, either. His ace client Manny Pacquiao is..how shall we say this...challenged in the trash-talking department...so Dedham Freddie often steps into the breach, and stirs the pot, and gives a boost to the activity at the ticket-selling window, with his wordplay, which sometimes has a bit of a "Masshole" edge to it. (We are fans of such banter, in case you can't tell.)
Roach, we hear, had a box full of dozens of socks delivered to Timothy Bradley at his LA media workout on Thursday.
He attached a note, but Bradley's team wouldn't show the note to the press.
We came in possession of the letter. Here it is:
Mr. Timothy Bradley, Jr. April 3, 2014
WBO Welterweight Champion
c/o Fortune Gym
7574B Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90046
Welcome to Los Angeles and Fortune Gym. I hope you have a very enjoyable Media Workout. I have been reading your recent interviews with great interest, especially your explanation on how your feet were injured during your first fight with Manny Pacquiao. Is it really your feetal position that these injuries occurred because you did not wear socks? Though many members of the media think this excuse sounds like a hose job, I for one do believe you. To me, you are boxing’s No. 1 sox symbol. Please think of me not as your arch nemesis but as your sole supporter. I hope the enclosed gift helps with the heeling process.