The Wild Card Boxing Gym, located in the back of a nondescript shopping mall in Hollywood, is Roach's sanctuary. Six days a week, he trains a total of 14 fighters despite battling Parkinson's disease.
"My health's pretty good. The medications are better and I just went to the Cleveland Clinic, and they said I'm the healthiest Parkinson's patient they've ever seen," said Roach, who started boxing at age 6. He had 150 amateur fights and 54 professional fights before retiring in 1987.
"I'm not going anywhere," Roach said. "I'm not really worried about it. I don't want people to feel sorry for me. I have a great life."
Roach and Pacquiao were hoping to fight undefeated welterweight Floyd Mayweather this weekend, but the fight was called off after the camps couldn't agree on drug testing guidelines.
Roach still thinks the much-anticipated super-fight will happen eventually.
But for now, instead of fighting Mayweather, Pacquiao will take on former IBF welterweight world champion Joshua Clottey tonight in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium on HBO pay-per-view.