Freddie Roach, who trains Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao, has been given the impossible task of turning the American amateur boxers into the next great Olympic fairytale. Freddie believes if he manages to come back from London 2012 with more than one US gold medal, it will be the Miracle in the Ring.
“Golds at the Olympics are not, and this may sound stupid, won at the Olympics, they’re won in international tournaments that take place over the one to four years before,” he said. “And that’s where the Americans are failing. Their fighters are highly talented, but they will be far too green to succeed at next year’s Games.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2011.