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Boxing Breakfast: Pacquiao Heads to Vegas, Roach Ready for Naazim

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Freddie Roach says he hears Naazim Richardson will raise a stink about hand wraps on Saturday. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Freddie Roach says he hears Naazim Richardson will raise a stink about hand wraps on Saturday. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

I usually put these together around 2-2:30 my time (CDT) and it's turning into quite a tradition to type up the Boxing Breakfast and watch "The Golden Girls" on Hallmark Channel. Here's tonight's lead episode. Little insight into my exciting, exciting life.

Manny Pacquiao Leaves for Vegas, Freddie Roach Hears Things About Naazim

Manny Pacquiao finished up his time at the Wild Card Gym on Monday, but the most interesting part of that link pertains to trainer Freddie Roach.

The boxing coach reportedly heard rumors that Mosley’s trainer, Naazim Richardson, intend to complain about Pacquiao’s hand wraps.

"All I hear about is that they’re going to complain about the hand wraps," said Roach.

"That’s what Naazim’s an expert at and try to get at Manny’s head. I won’t let that happen. I won’t allow that argument," he added.

Freddie and Naazim are both master trainers in and out of the ring. They're great spokesmen for their fighters, get the best of their fighters, and understand the mental game. Maybe Freddie really heard the rumors. Maybe he didn't. Maybe he just expects it. Maybe he doesn't. I put nothing past either of them. They're smart, smart guys.

Klitschko Review from Tribeca

The documentary Klitschko was reviewed by Mel Zahnd at Washington Square News, from the Tribeca Film Festival:

"Klitschko," however — which follows brothers and boxing phenoms Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko — lavishes attention on the aesthetic beauty of boxing. It has no call to action, no interest in politics. Instead, filmmaker Sebastian Dehnhardt focuses on the ethereal blue lights in the boxing ring and the slow-motion uncoiling of muscles. Dehnhardt knows that documentaries do not have to be gritty or even realist.

New Dr. Dre Song to Premiere on Fight Camp 360

It's been 19 years since The Chronic. 19 years!

After the jump: Link Parade! and the Song of the Day

Link Parade!

Song of the Day

Look it's only a matter of time before I post this on a Tuesday, so let's just get it over with.

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