Before I left the gym, Roach asked me if there was any major boxing going on this Saturday. I told him Ivan Calderon was defending his 108-pound title vs. Hugo Cazares in Bayamon, Puerto Rico (a “Latin Fury” pay-per-view show that I will call along with the play-by-play of Nick Charles and the color commentating of Genaro Hernandez).
“Oh yeah,” Roach said. “Calderon is a good little boxer.
“Calderon sparred with Oscar in the first week of his camp for Mayweather.”
I asked how the Iron Boy did vs. the Golden Boy.
“He did well,” Roach laughed, “really well. Oscar has trouble with smaller guys. I know this.”
No wonder ‘Coach Freddie’ is excited about Pacquiao’s chances.