Freddie Roach Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Mar 01, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Jun 02, 2022
Edited by Aditi Gupta
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Freddie Roach has trained UFC middleweight and three-time welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre.
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About Freddie Roach

Freddie Roach with birth name, Frederick Steven Roach, was born on March 5, 1960.
He was a professional boxer and now is an American boxing coach. He has been a dominant force in training some of the best boxers, such as Miguel Coco, James Tony, and many others!
He has also trained Lucia Rijker, who was the world champion twice. His first world champion was Virgil Hill. He is also known to train British boxers like Gary Stretch, and celebrities like Oscar De La Hoya.
He is also the owner of the Wild Card Boxing Club And Gym and a trainer for world champion fighters and boxers.

Freddie Roach Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Freddie Roach’s net worth?

As of 2022, Freddie Roach’s net worth is around $20 million.

How much does Freddie Roach earn per year?

There is not much information available on Freddie Roach’s annual earnings.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Freddie Roach?

Freddie Roach is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.

How old is Freddie Roach?

Freddie Roach is 62 years old as of 2022. The former boxer was born in 1960.

Childhood And Education

Freddie Roach was born on March 5, 1960, to Paul Roach and Barabara Roach. His father, Paul Roach, is a former fighter and had won the New England Featherweight championship. His mother, Barabara, was the first female judge in Massachusetts, USA. Freddie has six siblings, four of whom became boxers.
Frederick Steven Roach was born in Denham, Massachusetts, United States. He was raised close by his siblings, Joey Roach and Pepper Roach. They got regular boxing lessons from their father, Paul Roach. Freddie revealed that he was a profuse street boxing fighter in an interview. He remembers fighting in over 300 street fight matches during his teenage years.
He studied at Edmonds Community College in Washington DC before pursuing his boxing career.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Freddie Roach dating?

As of 2022, Freddie Roach’s relationship status is single. Freddie is extremely passionate about boxing. On being asked why he hasn’t married yet, Freddie said that he could never find a woman willing to accept boxing as Freddie’s priority in life.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Freddie Roach was a leading force in the ‘New England Amateur’ and the ‘AAU Ranks' during his teenage years. He began fighting as a pro lightweight in 1997. Freddie used to train under the American Boxing Trainer, Eddie Futch. He fought in a match in the Boston Garden. All of the three Roach brothers were fighting that night. It was indeed a historic match. While his brothers Joey and Pepper were celebrating their wins in the match, Freddie Roach had lost to Rafael Lopez. He had to fight in two regional matches all over again.
With his advancing career, Freddie Roach became famously known for being tough and being able to take on loads of punches. He started developing and presenting symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. But Freddie refused to retire and continued to box under his father's training.
After losing five out of six fights, Freddie Roach retired at twenty-six.
After his retirement, Roach had taken up various jobs in Las Vegas, such as telemarketing and being a busboy. Therefore, in 1986 he started working under his former boxing trainer Eddie Futch as his assistant. This job, however, was unpaid. He did an excellent job working as Futch’s assistant and worked under him for five years.
Roach was first hired as a boxing trainer by the former boxer and American Actor Mickey Rourke, who had previously given his gym equipment to Roach. After the hiatus from his boxing career, Mickey Rourke returned to boxing to act in drama and action movies. He hired Freddie Roach to train him in Hollywood, California.
Roach and his brother Pepper are the Wild Card Boxing Club owners in Los Angeles. Freddie Roach is regarded as one of the best boxing trainers today. He has trained some of the best boxers such as Amir Khan, Dan Hardy, K.J. Noons, and others.

Charity Work

In 2019, Freddie Roach was a part of a charity in collaboration with Jimmy Kimmel, where the person who bids for the highest amount would get a free training session with Freddie Roach himself. All the proceeds of the charity auction would go to ALS (people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

What awards has Freddie Roach won?

Freddie Roach was formally given the post in the expanded category of training and managers in the Hall Of Fame.
In 2006, he was an inductee of California’s Boxing Hall Of Fame.
Freddie Roach has won the title of ‘America’s Trainer of the Year’ in association with the Boxers Writing Association of America in 2003 and continuously from 2006- 2014.
In 2008, Freddie Roach was presented with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the World Boxing Association.
He was given the ‘Trainer of World Champions’ award by the International Hall Of Fame in 2012.
In 2021, the USA’s Boxing Hall Of Fame inducted him as a trainer, manager, and fighter.

Freddie Roach’s Hobbies And Interests

Freddie has a keen interest in boxing coaching.

Other Interesting Freddie Roach Facts And Trivia

  • Freddie Roach has trained 28 World Champions and expressed his interest in training Fedor Emelianenko, a WAMMA Heavyweight Champion.
  • Freddie Roach is known by various nicknames such as ‘Choir Boy,’ ‘Master Roach’, and ‘La Cucaracha.’
  • Freddie Roach trains not only boxers, but has also trained MMA fighter, Dan Hardy.
  • He was invited to Muhammad Ali’s (who has also developed Parkinson’s) fundraiser, where they talked about their journey with Parkinson’s and how they seem to forget all of their troubles as soon as they enter the ring.
  • Freddie says that one of the key training factors he’s learned from Eddie Futch was that it is practically impossible to change a fighter. Improving on their weaknesses is a great decision as their strengths will stay with them.
    Main image credits: Eugene Powers/Shutterstock

Freddie Roach Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Frederick Steven Roach

Date of Birth

1960-05-02

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Dedham

Age

Height

173 cm

Eye Color

Blue

Occupation

Boxing Trainer

Education

Edmonds Community College

Net Worth

20000000

Parents

Paul Roach, Barbara Roach

Siblings

Joey Roach, Pepper Roach, Julie Otto, Cindy Roach
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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