The inspiring and amusing autobiography of the greatest trainer in boxing today, Freddie Roach.It May End up Killing You is the inspiring and amusing autobiography of boxing’s greatest trainer, Freddie Roach: an ex-pug living with Parkinson’s, the most famous white man in the Philippines, a formidable street fighter, and a millionaire who slept for years in a makeshift apartment within his Los Angeles gym, The Wild Card.
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Freddie Roach is the #1 trainer in boxing today, having been named trainer of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2003, 2006, and 2008. A former professional fighter himself, he currently trains light welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao, who is widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Other champion boxers Roach has trained include Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, Bernard Hopkins, and James Toney. He is a 2007 inductee of the World Boxing Hall of Fame and makes his home in Los Angeles, California.
Peter Owen Nelson is a writer whose work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, The Believer, McSweeney’s, and other publications. He also serves as a writer for HBO Sports’s series 24/7. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Manny Pacquiao is the IBO light welterweight champion and considered the best pound-for-pound boxer/fighter today.
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