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Freddie Roach to help U.S. boxing team

Updated: May 7, 2011, 4:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Freddie Roach realizes he's accepting one of the toughest tasks in boxing by volunteering to work with the fractious U.S. national team.

Manny Pacquiao's celebrated trainer is still determined to restore a little luster to a tarnished American program.

USA Boxing announced Saturday that Roach will work with the top American amateur fighters in preparation for the London Olympics in 2012.

"I think we can make it work together," Roach said, a few hours before Pacquiao's ...

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