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Video: Arlovski + Roach at Wild Card Gym

(Props: Sherdog via BloodyElbow)

When Andrei Arlovski steps into the cage with Roy Nelson tomorrow night at EliteXC: Heat, one thing is guaranteed — his hands will be ready. The Pitbull has been training with boxing guru Freddie Roach at Wild Card Boxing Club since before his Affliction: Banned bout against Ben Rothwell. The above video features Roach discussing his star MMA pupil, claiming Arlovski could have a successful boxing career and lauding his willingness to learn: “My best champion Manny Pacquiao has great work ethic and Andrei’s right there with him, and that’s why they’re world-class fighters.” Will Arlovski be able to execute Roach’s “punches in bunches” philosophy en route to a win over Big Country? (Answer: Yes, probably.)

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shutupandfight- October 3, 2008 at 10:33 am
excellent move AA...WAR ROACH!
geniuspenis- October 2, 2008 at 8:24 pm
HAHAHA i totally agree with you L1A!
working on tht CQC
Massiveamounts- October 2, 2008 at 2:30 pm
I agree with Hammer above, Freddies a class act and great trainer. inspirational also with his medical condition he's still going strong and doesn't seem to miss a beat.

AA's been one of my fav fighters, I was concerned about him being up there with absolute best at one time but he did like CC, Timmy S and a few others should do and he's expanded his training, changed who trains him and working on developing his hands....AA's always had great hands but you can only improve your abilities working with a guy like Roach. I hope Roach gets a bit more involved in training MMA athletes, I think the best thing CC could do is try to get Roach to train his hands...his LHK has lost a bit of speed and besides any one who fights him knows thats his biggest weapon so they they train to avoid it. I can't wait to see AA fight, I"m looking forward to this much more than the Ken Kimbo fight.....I wonder about Ken after seeing his last two fights, he's either can't take a grazing shot any longer or he's just trying to get a pay check and if he takes any shots to the head he goes down because hes scared of brain damage.
Last1Alive- October 2, 2008 at 1:31 pm
Oh snaps! Solid Snake taking up boxing!
Anonymous- October 2, 2008 at 12:40 pm
I cant wait either but it would be so much sweeter if it was against Barnett.
Hebrew Hammerfist- October 2, 2008 at 12:22 pm
Say what you will about the state of boxing, but Freddie Roach is one of the last legit things going.

He really is one of the best trainers out there and Arlovski should really show the benefits of the training. I can't wait to see the fight.