Sport Pacquiao: 'No decision' on trainer after reports Roach ditched

12:06  16 april  2018
12:06  16 april  2018 Source:   AFP

Trainer Freddie Roach "hurt" after split from Manny Pacquiao

  Trainer Freddie Roach Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach say their 16-year partnership has ended. Roach says he didn't learn about the eight-division Filipino champion's decision until it was announced in a news release about Pacquiao's upcoming bout against Lucas Matthysse.Pacquiao disclosed his decision Friday in the final sentence of a news release detailing his plans for his upcoming fight against Lucas Matthysse.

By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach is advising his fighter former 8 division world champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao to retire from boxing. Pacquiao is coming off of a 12 round unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Jeff Horn last summer on July 2 in Brisbane, Australia.

MANILA, Philippines - Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach said eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will make the decision regarding his future after the Christmas holidays.

Manny Pacquiao (right) works out with his long-standing trainer Freddie Roach last year© Provided by AFP Manny Pacquiao (right) works out with his long-standing trainer Freddie Roach last year

Manny Pacquiao said Monday he had not yet chosen a trainer for his July world title fight with Lucas Matthysse, dismissing reports he has cut ties with long-standing mentor Freddie Roach.

The veteran US 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.

"I would be lying if I didn't say I wasn't hurt that he didn't contact me personally about his decision, but the great times we enjoyed together far outweigh that," Roach said in a brief statement on Friday.

Boxing: Pacquiao targets more bouts after Kuala Lumpur showdown

  Boxing: Pacquiao targets more bouts after Kuala Lumpur showdown Manny Pacquiao believes he has "a couple more fights" left in him before he retires, starting with his first contest for more than a year when he faces Argentine WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur this July. "Definitely this is not my last fight," the 39-year-old Filipino said at a news conference in the Malaysian capital on Friday to promote the fight."I want my last fight to be in the Philippines, but I still have a couple more fights till I retire," said the former eight-division world champion and serving senator in his homeland.

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao has split with his longtime trainer Freddie Roach ahead of his July 15 fight against WBA World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse. Pacquiao obviously knows a lot about fighting after 23 years as a pro.

After 16 years and 34 fights together, Manny Pacquiao has fired trainer Freddie Roach . For his upcoming fight with Lucas Matthysse, Pacquiao will be trained by Restituto "Buboy" Fernandez and Raides "Nonoy" Neri.

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

"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 (US time zone) fight with Matthysse," he said.

Pacquiao -- who has a record of 59 wins with 38 KOs, seven losses and two draws -- told millions of followers on his official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts that his adviser Mike Koncz "has been in contact with Freddie (Roach)'s people to keep them informed.

"I will make a final decision within the week. When that decision is made, Freddie will be the first one to be informed and then I will advise the media," the 39-year-old added.

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LOS ANGELES| April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach say their 16-year partnership has ended. Pacquiao disclosed his decision Friday in the final sentence of a news release detailing his plans for his upcoming fight against Lucas Matthysse.

Trainer Freddie Roach says he will attempt to convince his charge, Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao , to retire following his world title loss to Jeff Horn. “We have a clause for a rematch. No problem,” Pacquiao said in the ring after the judges’ decision . Special Report – Belt and Road. Big Data?

Roach was ever-present in Pacquiao's corner during his rise to the pinnacle of his sport, helping mould the fighter into one of the best boxers in history.

Pacquiao has not fought since being defeated on points by Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane last July, a loss that cost the Filipino star his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.

Matthysse, who has 39 wins including 36 KOs against four defeats, won the vacant WBA belt after beating Thailand's Teerachai Sithmorseng in January.

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