Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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 Beterbiev: Barrera Proved To Be a Real Fighter, He Agreed To Fight Luis Cruz Admits He Was Close To Retirement Before Easter Shot Mundine: When I Beat Danny Green - Call Me Black Houdini! Frank Warren: Liam Walsh Ready, He Can Beat Gervonta Davis! Frampton Expects Another Fan Friendly Fight Against Santa Cruz Curtis Stevens Sure Hand Injury Fully Healed for Lemieux Fight Garcia, 2-1 Underdog vs. Thurman: 'I Guess Vegas Don’t Like Me' Frank Warren on The James DeGale vs. Badou Jack Outcome Early Results Are In: BoxingScene Ratings Update Linares vs. Crolla II Card - Tomi Tatham To Face Liam Conroy Lewis Crocker To Make Pro Debut on February 18th in Belfast Horn: Pacquiao Has Been Knocked Out Before, I Have The Power! Brook Frustrated By Khan, Admits a Lack of Motivation for Spence Conlan Expects Army of Irish Fans To Hit NY For Pro Debut Card Ricardo Mayorga Was Motivated By His Family To Resume Career De La Hoya: Chavez Will Not Be Easy For Canelo, It's a Big Concern Danny Roman Stops Adam Lopez in Ninth To Win WBA Eliminator De La Hoya: Donald Trump Refused To Come To Canelo's Fight Wilder Hopes The WBC Comes Down on Alexander Povetkin Stevenson Wants to Face Smith in NY; 4/29 Negotiations Ongoing Errol Spence Stays Ready in The Gym as IBF Scenario Plays Out WBC Reacts To Behavior, Controversial Comments By Angel Garcia Sullivan Barrera Accepts Artur Beterbiev IBF Eliminator WBA President Gives Status on Heavyweights, PED Testing, More Luis Ortiz vs. Jarrell Miller Could Top First Matchroom Card in U.S. Video: Michael Conlan Discusses His Pro Debut in March Joshua Coming To America, as Hearn Begins Build To Wilder Fight Felix Diaz Dares Crawford: Fight a Real Challenge, I'll Go To Omaha! Cotto vs. Kirkland, Lemieux vs. Stevens Land on BoxNation Photos: Anthony Mundine, Tim Tszyu Putting in Work Photos: Haye, Schaefer Hold Presser To Announce Their UK Deal Erislandy Lara-Yuri Foreman Card Generates 547,000 Viewers Photos/Weights: Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Bouts David Haye, Richard Schaefer Team Up, Launch Hayemaker Ringstar Froch: Smith is Not Ready For DeGale, Should Face Dirrell First Pedro Diaz on N'Dam's Big KO Win, Golovkin vs. Jacobs, Gamboa Luis Ortiz: Miller Will Have To Back Up The Crap He's Talking Adonis Stevenson: Unfair Haters Call All of My Opponents 'Bums' Danny Garcia: Not Worried About Critics Who Won't Say it to My Face Eubank Jr: In a Rematch I Would Annihilate Saunders in Four!
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement