Roach gets into a scuffle with Rios’ camp

MACAU - Tensions rise as Manny Pacquiao’s coach Freddie Roach gets into a scuffle with members of Brandon Rios’ camp, days ahead of the Clash in Cotai.
A warning to our viewers, this report contains explicit language and curse words.
Natashya Gutierrez files the story from Macau.

It's the talk of the town in Macau.
Days before Sunday's main event between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios, their coaches take the spotlight.
It all starts when Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach enters the Venetian Hotel gym at around 11am.
He see Rios' camp still training.
Rios reserved the gym from 9 to 11am.
Pacqiuao has the gym from 11-4pm.
Rios' training started late because of an ESPN interview.
Roach approaches Rios' trainer Robert Garcia, and tells them to leave. 
Garcia, refuses, angering Roach.
Other members of Rios' camp jump in.
One of them: Pacquiao's former conditioning coach Alex Ariza.
He makes fun of Roach's Parkinson's disease. 
Ariza kicks Roach so hard his shoe flies off. 
Security try to break up the fight.
Roach verbally attacks Rios' camp assistant Donald Leary. 
Leary finds the slur racist, and attempts to attack Roach. He is held back by security.
Ariza also picks on Pacquiao's new conditioning coach, Gavin McMillan, who refuses to engage.
McMillan asks for security to call police.
Saying Ariza kicking roach is assault.
Rios stays out of the scuffle and watches entertained.
Rios laughing, 
Ariza is unapologetic.

ALEX ARIZA, RIOS' CONDITIONING COACH: I'm not a physical person, the only reason I did is because you saw him, he cocked his fist back and to me that was a threat he was gonna punch me. Believe me if I wanted to get physical I would've gotten physical.

Roach denies he went after Ariza.

FREDDIE ROACH, PACQUIAO'S TRAINER: Everyone has his own opinion. [Q: Were you gonna hit him?] I wasn't even close enough to hit him but no.

Rappler's video shows Roach only took a step towards Ariza. 
Bad blood exists between the two because Roach fired Ariza after Pacquiao's last fight. 
Roach calls Ariza incompetent and questions his background.

ROACH: He doesn't know what he's doing and he's been fired 7 times by 7 different groups and there's a reason he's been fired and it's because he's a bad guy. His knowledge of sports is very limited.

Garcia says Roach was disrespectful.

ROBERT GARCIA, RIOS' TRAINER: He could've just sat down, waited, his fighter is actually not even here. He could even be wrapping his hands, I don't give a f*** if they're wrapping their hands together its not like going to see anything from him doing that machine.

Boxing promoter Bob Arum says he hasn't seen anything like this in his years in the business.

BOB ARUM, BOXING PROMOTER: I can't remember a situation with two trainers started fighting or a situation where a conditioning coach attacks the trainer of the other camp. I mean boxing has enough problems without having hooligan behavior.

Both camps claim, the rumble won't affect their fights.

NATASHYA GUTIERREZ, REPORTING: Roach says he won't pursue charges against Ariza so the team does not get distracted. But it's clear the stakes are now higher for both camps, with injured pride and personal animosity thrown into the ring. 
Natashya Gutierrez, Rappler, Macau.

- Rappler.com