VIDEO | Pacquiao Coach, Freddie Roach Gets Kicked During Brawl With Rios Coaches
Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach asked Rios trainer Robert Garcia to end Rios’ workout at 11 a.m. Macau time. Rios was scheduled to work out from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., but started late because he had done interviews. Garcia asked for a few minutes. Pacquiao was slated to work out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Roach called Garcia “a piece of [expletive],” which prompted the escalation of the incident. Rios conditioning coach Alex Ariza, who was fired by Roach as Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach, told Roach to “get the [expletive] out of the gym.” Roach responded by saying, “Make me get out.”
Ariza mocked Roach’s Parkinson’s disease several times. At one point, Ariza took a step forward and kicked Roach in the chest. As chaos broke out, Ariza said to Roach, “You’re a [expletive] joke,” and then used a gay slur.
Roach referred to Rios camp assistant Donald Leary as a “Mexican [expletive],” which prompted Leary to swing at Roach. A Venetian security guard struggled but managed to control Leary.
– Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.