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Freddie Roach fight with Brandon Rios’ camp in Macau

November 20, 2013

And the Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios fight has just heated up.

On Wednesday, November 20, a scuffle broke out at the boxing gym at the Venetian after Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach and Rios’ trainer Robert Garcia exchanged heated words, leading to some pushing and shoving. Other members of the camps got involved as well.

At a little past 11am, Roach walked in with Pacquiao’s conditioning coach Gavin — to find Rios’ camp still training. Rios had the gym reserved from 9-11am.

The fight started after Roach cussed at Garcia when he found Rios’ camp still training at the gym past their reserved schedule. Garcia’s camp responded with aggression — with Alex Ariza, Pacquiao’s former conditioning coach who has since transferred to Rios’ side — ultimately kicking Roach just below his chest.

Roach’s staff then called security.

Video by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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