Posted November 20, 2013 by Luis Mercado in Sports

Brandon Rios’ Camp Assaults Freddie Roach Before Big Fight [Video]

Freddie Roach

The fight began early for Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios, as the two camps got into it just days before the big fight between them.

Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach got into it with Rios and his trainer Robert Garcia as both opponents were training for their fight this Saturday.

Both were sharing gyms at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Roach thought they should leave since they were going over their training time.

Next thing you know the two parties began arguing before Roach, who also suffers from Parkinson’s Disease,  gets kicked in the chest.

According to reports, Roach wanted to press charges, but Top Rank chief executive Bob Arum talked him out of it.

Pacquiao released a statement about the incident in which he wanted to keep peace between the two opponents.

“Let everything finish in the ring. No trash talk before the fight because it’s not a good example to all the people. If anyone has a grudge against someone, forgive them as God forgives. It’s not personal. It’s our job, entertaining people.”

Manny Pacquiao faces Brandon Rios this Saturday in Las Vegas on HBO Pay-Per-View.