After being named as the new head coach of the USA Men's National Boxing Team, coach Freddie Roach is slowly getting the fruits of being Manny Pacquiao's trainer as athletes from different sports are lining up just to experience how Roach trains his athletes. Andrew Bynum is one of them. He's the newest student of Roach. Bynum chose boxing as his summer work because he wants to be a better player in the upcoming 2011-2012 NBA Season. He also chose to do boxing training because he wants to explore other sports especially that the NBA is in limbo right now because of the Lockout.
"I got a two a day tomorrow first road work in the morning, then back in the ring in the afternoon!"
That's the daily regimen that coach Roach prescribed for Andrew Bynum. Bynum wanted to stay in shape through boxing and Roach responded with that kind of regimen. It's like hitting two birds with one stone. Bynum gets back in shape while he learns how to be a boxer under the watchful eyes of Freddie Roach. That's just a great way to stay in shape. Kidding aside, I also think that Bynum has enough money to pay the services of coach Freddie Roach. But I can't blame him because it appears that he's savoring his experience with the legendary coach. He even said in his Twitter account last July 4, 2011 that:
“This is the great Freddie Roach and I, working on my new career!"
Boxing is a sport that involves tremendous hand training and heavy foot training that's why we shouldn't be shocked if Bynum will be faster, stronger, and more active in the NBA 2011-2012 season.