UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is known as one of the best and most technical fighters on the planet. One of the reasons that he has retained his belt for as long as he has (St. Pierre is on four straight successful title defenses currently) is that he continuously evolves as a fighter by training with the best fighters and under the best coaches. During a recent promotional tour, St. Pierre spoke with FightersOnly.com about his training with world-renowned boxing coach Freddie Roach, who has trained champion boxers such as Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya, James Toney, and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
“Freddie has taught me a lot,” said St. Pierre. “Before I met him, I thought I knew boxing. But he brought me back to school. He’s just so technical.”
St. Pierre is known for his well-roundedness but has recently shown a preference for working on the mat. With his training with Roach going as well as it is, St. Pierre indicated to FightersOnly that he feels he will soon be unbeatable on his feet; a scary prospect for any contender in the welterweight division.
“Since I have trained with him, I’ve been more accurate, been able to hit harder,” he said. “He has really made a difference with my boxing training. And if I just follow what he tells me, I think I can’t be beaten in terms of boxing.”
St. Pierre is currently scheduled to defend his welterweight title against Josh Koscheck this December at UFC 124, which will air from the Bell Center in St. Pierre’s hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.