Pacquiao Addresses Rumor He Is Leaving Freddie Roach

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Roach wished the best to Pacquiao, who is 39 years old and last fought July 2, 2017, when he lost a controversial unanimous decision to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.

Manny Pacquiao has released a statement admitting he is not sure on who will be his head trainer for his upcoming fight, and will announce who he has chosen in the next seven days, Boxing News report.

Koncz told members of the media that Pacquiao's longtime friend, Buboy Fernandez, would assume responsiblity for training Pacquiao for the fight set for July 14th in Kuala Lumpur.

"I would be lying if I didn't say I wasn't hurt that he didn't contact me personally about his decision", Roach said in a statement.

But Pacquiao went on social media on Monday to say that he would make a decision later this week on his corner team for the Kuala Lumpur fight with the Argentine WBO welterweight champion.

Roach, won seven trainer-of-the-year awards from the Boxing Writers Association of America as he developed Pacquiao from a less skillful super-bantamweight in 2001 into a record seven-division world champion.

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"I think it is too late now for Manny and Roach to split because they have been together for a long time", he said.

In 2001, Pacquiao, then a former flyweight world titleholder unknown to all but the most ardent boxing fan, arrived in Los Angeles looking for a new trainer. "What's important to Manny is that he has one voice to listen to in the corner that he trusts and I guess that's Buboy for this fight". I wouldn't trade any of it.

Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs), 35, a big puncher from Argentina who will be making his first title defense, and his promoter, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, are supposed to arrive in Manila next week for the media tour.

While Ledwaba was at the receiving end of the Pacquiao-Roach partnership he is grateful that he helped hatched it and parlayed it into what was to become of the best trainer-boxer relationship. Roach had been in Pacquiao's corner for 34 consecutive fights since his US debut in 2001.

It is widely thought that 2018 will be the final time Manny Pacquiao steps into the pro boxing ring. "I don't know if he was upset with me or what".

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