UFC NEWS – Freddie Roach On Anderson Silva: He is the best boxer in MMA

December 9, 2011 2:40 pm by Pedro Carrasco

“Right now, Anderson Silva [is the best pure boxer in MMA]. He’s had six pro fights in his home country. He knows how to measure distance and time really well. He’s a little ahead of the guys on that. But sometimes he only fights to his ability, you know? Or he fights as hard as he has to so sometimes he doesn’t take guys out when he probably can or should. He lets them last a little longer.”

Multi-time Boxing Coach of the Year, Freddie Roach, in a recent interview gives his opinion on who he thinks is the best boxer in MMA and he seems to favor the pound for pound king, Anderson Silva.

While the middleweight champion is much more than a boxer, Roach seems convinced that his use of footwork, distance and accuracy amongst other talents puts him head and shoulders above the rest.

To Roach’s credit he trains and has trained some of the very best boxers in history as well as spent time with MMA fighters the likes of BJ Penn, Georges St Pierre and Anderson Silva.

Anyone care to argue against the opinion of one of the greatest trainers alive today?

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