QUOTE (mgrover @ Feb 10 2014, 05:55 PM)
Later Freddie was sued for defamation and lost or something. Also what Freddie said is that Justin took steriods I believe it was during a powerlifting event, which isn't what you'd call cheating if it was legal.
When has steroids been legal except for medicinal purposes? A weightlifter using steroids isn't new but I've never known it to be legal..and I have tried to find articles, anything to say he won the defamation but I found one article and he dropped ithttp://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/02/02/...t-out-in-court/
After discussing boxer James Toney, Roach then told the reporter, “I think had one other fighter on steroids … Justin Fortune. I know that he’d been there before.”
In a sworn declaration in support of the dismissal motion, Roach said Fortune admitted to him that he used performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs
.“During the time that I trained (Fortune), (he) told me that he had used cycled performance enhancing drugs when he was training for the World Games as a power lifter in his home country of Australia,” Roach said in the statement. “Based on the information provided me by plaintiff, I believed that (he) had used PEDs.”
This is the only thing I've found even alluding to the lawsuit
The Aussie Fortune, who fought pro as a heavyweight, from 1990-2001, and came back for a one-off in 2009, was all good with Roach in 2005. They worked on Manny together, and had business dealings with each other. By April 2007, Roach and Fortune parted ways, supposedly amicably, with Roach agreeing to send some overflow clients Fortune’s way. But amicable turned ugly a month later, with Roach saying Fortune jumped ship without telling him face to face. It was said that a seed of discontent was planted when Roach trained Oscar De La Hoya to face Floyd Mayweather and had Fortune work with Pacman (seen with Roach in Chris Farina-Top Rank photo). Roach said Fortune didn't hand over a chunk of pay owed to him. In 2010, Roach was quoted in a story saying that along with James Toney, one other fighter of his had been busted for using illegal PEDs: Fortune. Fortune said he would sue Roach. It looks like that threat petered out, and it looks like maybe, time has healed some wounds.
I can't find anything that said he won