Freddie Roach says he's still Julio Cesar Chavez Jr's trainer as far as he knows, but he feels that Chavez wasted talent and an opportunity in his last fight with Sergio Martinez.
Fight Hub TV: "Freddie, how happy are you that 2012 is finally over?"
Freddie Roach: "It was a good year financially, a bad year on the record books. The thing is, winning and losing is part of life, and if you don't think you can lose in these sports, you're crazy."
Fight Hub TV: "Is it true that you're planning on leaving Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, and have you spoken to him recently?"
Freddie Roach: "I haven't spoken to him. I spoke to his manager Billy Keane, and Billy says that last time he spoke to him, I'm still in the picture. That's really up to him. I told him, 'I'll train you, but the first day you miss, if you miss a day of training, I'm going home.' We had five great fights together. Dedication, work ethic, just great, never said no to me, we won all five fights. The sixth fight, he wanted to train himself, he wanted to be the boss. He actually trained five days with me for that fight. He almost pulled it out at the end, but I still think it was a bad performance, because he lost 11 rounds to begin with."
Fight Hub TV: "Does it feel like a waste of talent almost to you?"
Freddie Roach: "Yes, it's a waste of talent. I just don't know what got into his head. We had a formula for success, and he wanted to change that formula. He paid for it. Hopefully, he gets back up there and gets back into things, and starts working hard again. I would love to work with him if he wants to work."