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Roach, Richardson share bonds

Boxing trainers may not seem to be alike, but each has overcome plenty in their careers

Updated: May 7, 2011, 12:27 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LAS VEGAS -- Things have never been easy for Freddie Roach and Naazim Richardson.

Then again, they rarely are for boxing trainers.

They are the rugged backbone of a sport that has often lost its way and a constant reminder that the fight game is as ruthless and unforgiving as the real world.

On the surface, the two men who will stand in opposing corners for Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena have little in common.

Roach is white, ...

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