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Roach to train Rigondeaux, Johnson

Updated: June 9, 2009, 2:59 PM ET
By By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Freddie Roach liked what he saw of acclaimed former Cuban Olympic medalists Guillermo Rigondeaux and Yudel Johnson. He'll be seeing a lot more.

Roach, who will pick up his 2008 Boxing Writers Association of America award for trainer of the year at Friday night's annual banquet in New York, signed on to train the duo on Tuesday, a day after he spent part of the day meeting the fighters and working out with them.

"I trained the two of them [Monday] and we worked the mitts and did a ...

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