Advertisement
Advertisement

Koncz: Manny Pacquiao Supported Roach's Firing of Ariza

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz has claimed that the “Fighter of the Decade” had met with trainer Freddie Roach and agreed to the celebrated trainer’s decision to fire strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza.

In an overseas telephone conversation with BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard which broke the story after Ariza told us he doesn’t work for Roach so there’s no way he can fire him, Koncz said he was there when Pacquiao and Roach met in Macau to discuss his preparation for the showdown with Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Pacquiao agreed that Freddie “is in charge of the training camp and whatever Freddie wants Manny is in support of.”

Reportedly Roach didn’t want Ariza with whom both he and Koncz have had differences with in the past.

When reminded by us that he had always insisted “Manny is the boss” and the individual who makes all the decisions,  Koncz said “no matter who’s the boss, Manny agreed with what Freddie wanted and that’s it.”

At the same time Koncz said the Pacquiao entourage will return on Friday from what he described as a “highly successful but grueling media tour with the media response in Macau and China unbelievable.”

He said it would be a grueling journey of almost 40,000 miles when its over but it was “fantastic.”

He predicted the Pacquiao-Rios showdown will “make history as one of the most successful shows with the number of people in China” driving the numbers both in terms of attendance and TV viewership.

Koncz said he expects the  Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino to be sold out with a large number of fans from the Philippines, Singapore and even Russia flying to Macau for the fight.”

The adviser “it will give many fans a chance to see Manny.”

Koncz disclosed that the huge expenses normally incurred by Pacquiao in providing airline tickets, hotel accommodation and fight tickets won’t happen this time.

He said “expenses are being reduced dramatically” and that Pacquiao merely plans to fly in many family members and relatives to Macau for the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by littlemac on 08-10-2013

If by some crazy chance Manny would to hire Memo, the Paccturds would have everything they been argued against be turn back at them. There hasn't been one argument the paccturds have made that hasn't back fired.:pat:

Comment by Bermuda on 08-10-2013

[QUOTE=checko12;13630367]Koncz is the f'ing yes men of all yes men. He's still bitter about Alex ounching his face in. All I know is that when Manny followed Alex's strength and conditioning program, he was in a much better position than…

Comment by Bermuda on 08-10-2013

[QUOTE=cantor5150;13630014]"Fighter of the decade"? That title belongs to Marquez the WBO Fighter of the decade, PAC is the ex and a coward by not having the balls to fired a S&c coach yet hea beast lol, I like PAC but…

Comment by goblin213 on 08-10-2013

Does Manny even know that they fired Ariza?

Comment by cagkeg on 08-10-2013

Is Gavin Macmillian the new Strength and Conditioning Coach for Pacquiao?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines Stiverne: I'll Knock Povetkin Out, Get Revenge on Deontay Wilder! Jose Zepeda Inks With Cameron Dunkin, Eyes Pacquiao-Vargas Bill Hekkie Budler Motivated To Work His Way Back To The Top Jacobs: Carelessness Against Mora Taught Me Very Valuable Lesson Zolani Tete: I Was Offered Rigondeaux Shot, He's Too Big For Me Nonito Donaire Pumped About Landing on Pacquiao-Vargas PPV Joshua vs. Parker: Promoters Putting Wheels in Motion For March Martin Murray: Golovkin Stops Brook in Five, Six Rounds Tops Ricky Burns-Kiryl Relikh SSE Hydro Ticket Information Canelo-Smith HBO Special To Debut on September 10 Luis Concepcion Unseats Kohei Kono, Taguchi Beats Miyazaki Metcalf-Pryce To Head MGM Liverpool Show In October Juanma Isn't Sure if He Will Fight on After Vazquez Jr. Showdown Badou Jack on DeGale, Says PEDs Help Keep Bute From Fading Hearn Fires Back at Canelo: Brook is Doing What You Won't Do! Daily Bread Mailbag: Ward-Kovalev, GGG-Brook, Easter, More Kell Brook: Once I Beat Gennady Golovkin - I'm The Man! Quigg Backs Frampton: He Nullified Santa Cruz, Won By 3 Points Badou Jack-Callum Smith To Be Ordered on 9/13, Says Hearn Tarver Wanted Big Money, Co-Feature Billing For Usyk Sparring AIBA Executives To Meet, Discuss Further Changes, Improvements Kohei Kono-Luis Concepcion: Pre-Fight Report Card Arum Expects Pacquiao To Have at Least Two Fights in 2017 Rex Tso To Keep a Close Eye on Kono vs. Concepcion Outcome Neeco Macias: I Was Lucky Enough To Be Blessed With Heart George Foreman Fails To Sell His Lambo at Huge Car Auction Eubank Jr: Brook Has No Fire, He's Happy To Get Golovkin Payday Ed Brown Continues Busy Schedule, TV Networks Interested Peralta: Until Recently I Went Hungry, I Suffered A lot, Overcame It Canelo: Let's See if Liam Smith is The Fighter He Says He Is Jack Asis Calls it a Day, Decides To Retire From Boxing Cuadras: Chocolatito is Too Small, I Will Get The Job Done Don King: Povetkin-Stiverne Can Go To Russia, Putin is My Friend Sugar Ray Leonard on What Brook Needs To Shock Golovkin Juanma Calls Vazquez a Clown, Reveals Details of Catch-Weight Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Canelo, Khan, Golovkin-Brook, More Sergio Mora: That Was No Knockdown vs. Jacobs; Was All My Ankle Video: Kell Brook Glowing With Confidence as Golovkin Nears Joshua-Pulev, Parker-Price, Whyte-Chisora Triple on 11/26? Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Joshua's Return, DeGale, Jack, Smith
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement