Pacquiao Claims No Decision Made On Freddie Roach

Pacquiao Roach part ways ahead of Mathysse bout

Manny Pacquiao has said he has not made a final decision on who will be his trainer for his upcoming world title fight against Lucas Matthysse following reports he had left Freddie Roach.

"Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my final decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse", Pacquiao said in the statement.

The veteran U.S. ring guru Roach said last week that his 15-year association with Pacquiao, who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions, had been terminated ahead of the Matthysse bout in Malaysia.

Roach released a statement in which he expressed his disappointment that Pacquiao did not personally inform him of the split.

"Manny and I had great run for 15 years - longer than most marriages and certainly a rarity for boxing".

Roach said he has not been officially informed by Pacquiao that he will no longer be hired as the lead trainer in the Matthysse fight.

As of Sunday, however, Pacquiao was claiming the press release didn't come from him personally.

More news: More than 20% of Trump re-election campaign spending going to legal fees

"There was some concerns Manny had in the last fight and some statements Freddie made to the media that Manny wasn't very pleased about".

He will be trained by Restituto "Buboy" Fernandez and Raides "Nonoy" Neri for his fight against Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) for the WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on July 15. He now holds a record of 59 wins off 38 knockouts and a seven-loss slate.

Having begun working together in 2001, Roach and Pacquiao would embark on a decade that would see the Filipino fighter named the best fighter of the 2000's by both the WBC and WBO.

According to Lance Pugmire of LA Times: "Fernandez and Neri are longtime friends and confidants of Pacquiao, but their corner work is nowhere near the caliber of Roach, who has also worked with Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan".

He added long-time advisor Michael Koncz has been in contact with the people of Roach to 'keep them informed'.

"This is the fight I have always wanted".

And he insists the show will be Malaysia's biggest since Ali fought Joe Bugner, in Kuala Lumpur, back in 1975.

Related News:



Most liked

Analyst Recommendations for: The Home Depot, Inc. (HD), Celgene Corporation (CELG)
In other Celgene news, Director Gilla Kaplan sold 9,250 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. Baird reissued a "hold" rating and set a $92.00 price target on shares of Celgene in a research note on Thursday, March 1st.

Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow held 'secret wedding' bash with star pals
The daughter of Blythe Danner added: 'We feel like the luckiest people on the planet because we have all of you in our lives.

Mata urges United to focus on strong finish after West Brom defeat
In addition, based on three points for a win, City's now tally is the most by any side after 33 games of an English top-flight campaign.

China approves imports from 3 Irish beef processors - Irish broadcaster
The average beef consumption per capita every year is 4kg, compared to the average Irish consumption of 19kg per person. Our exports to China were worth nearly a billion Euro a year ago - even with the beef ban in place.

Parents of Alfie Evans Launch Fresh Legal Challenge to Keep Son Alive
High Court ruled that he should be taken off life support by April 13. 20-month-old Alfie Evans has constant seizures. Alfie's parents made one last legal attempt to wrest control over the treatment of their son at the Court of Appeal.

Glg LLC Raised Apple INC (AAPL) Holding by $9.48 Million
Zacks Investment Research downgraded Apple from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. To measure price-variation, we found AAPL's volatility during a week at 1.38% and during a month it has been found around 2.28%.

Trump still mulling military options in Syria as tensions with Russian Federation rise
Here's who Russian Federation has blamed this week for the alleged chemical attack that killed dozens, including many children. He said the USA administration under Trump's command is conflicted and taking "bizarre" decisions without a strategic vision.

Commonwealth Games: Organisers admit 'we got it wrong' at closing ceremony
Now, I'damn sorry, if I receive an opportunity I'll apologize to Kurt (Fearnley) that morning. I was part of that and I acknowledge it. "Again, we got that wrong", Beattie tweeted.

Donkey Kong king Billy Mitchell says he didn't cheat
Now, Mitchell has chose to respond to the investigation and seems content on proving that he did not cheat. The filmed followed Kong player Steve Wiebe's attempt to beat Mitchell's record on Donkey Kong .

Monday, April 16 Morning Forecast Discussion
Last weekend's strong gusts of winds will still be present over Monday and Tuesday , with Force 5 winds going down to 2 and 3. Expect readings to slowly warm through the upper 70s by Tuesday with mid-80s resuming by Wednesday, lasting into the weekend.

Analysts Anticipate ExxonMobil (XOM) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $67.59 Billion
Hendershot Invests Inc has 8,279 shares for 0.28% of their portfolio. 26 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. The oil and gas company reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.06 by ($0.18).

Freebies and Deals for Tax Day 2018
Overall, these two back to back holidays' are the reason people are going to have Tax day 2018 on 17 April 2018. Potbelly Sandwich Shop: If you sign up for Potbelly Perks you can receive a free sandwich on Tax Day.

Narine takes 100th IPL wicket in emphatic KKR win
Although Rishabh Pant and Glenn Maxwell tried to restart the run chase, it was becoming too late for the visitors. A listless batting display by Gautam Gambhir and Co means that they have lost third match of the IPL 2018 .

EPA must explain why Pruitt's $43000 phone booth was legal: Republican senator
The GAO had been asked to investigate the matter by Democratic lawmakers including U.S. The EPA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Russian Federation claims Syira chemical attack was staged by United Kingdom
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley , speaking Sunday on CBS's " Face the Nation ", said U.S. Relief organisations say dozens of men, women and children were killed.