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Manny Pacquiao Says Freddie Roach Fired Alex Ariza

By Keith Idec

The fragile professional partnership between Manny Pacquiao and Alex Ariza apparently has been broken.

Pacquiao stated during a “Live Nation” chat on Monday that trainer Freddie Roach has “fired” Ariza, with whom Roach has always had a contentious relationship. Rumors of Ariza’s departure from Pacquiao’s camp have long swirled, but Ariza always overcame Roach’s very public disapproval of the outspoken strength and conditioning coach being a part of Team Pacquiao.

Pacquiao was asked during the “Live Nation” chat by Ronnie from Seattle when he would start training camp and if he would work with Ariza for his Nov. 23 fight against Brandon Rios.

Pacquiao replied: “Three months prior to the fight. No, Freddie fired Alex.”

Ariza’s Twitter account, @ArizaFitness, still touts Ariza as the strength coach for Pacquiao and Julio Cescar Chavez Jr. Ariza is helping Chavez (46-1-1, 32 KOs, 1 NC) prepare for his Sept. 7 super middleweight fight in Los Angeles against Brian Vera (23-6, 14 KOs).

Unlike previous camps, the 34-year-old Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KOs) is expected to train exclusively in the Philippines before he leaves for nearby Macau, China, where his 12-round welterweight fight against Rios (31-1-1, 23 KOs) fight will take place. The Filipino superstar usually spends at least part of his training camp at Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif., but he won’t train there at all for this fight.

Rios and Pacquiao will continue a whirlwind press tour Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan. The seven-stop, 23,722-mile journey to promote the HBO Pay-Per-View main event will conclude Thursday in Los Angeles.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by megadeth on 08-07-2013

[QUOTE=LADIV;13625273]doesnt that go both ways,they both had the opportunity to make millions of dollars and they both walked away from it,dont blame one without blaming the other[/QUOTE] Actually only one person walked away. 2 negotiation, 2 declines. Now all we…

Comment by megadeth on 08-07-2013

[QUOTE=TheHolyCross;13625152]first off, pac never said anything, those reports came from his advisor, koncz pacquiao asked for testing, they were originally going with usada(floyd loves these guys), but arum said they should use vada, so he did obviously he doesn't really…

Comment by SplitSecond on 08-07-2013

it hasn't gone well for anyone that has parted from ariza khan lost, and got ko'd and has looked like sht ever since(more so because of leaving roach) pacquiao has been declining as he slowly did less and less of…

Comment by LADIV on 08-07-2013

[QUOTE=HWChampion;13623619]No you must be mistaken we are talking about that street thug who walked away from 100 million.[/QUOTE] doesnt that go both ways,they both had the opportunity to make millions of dollars and they both walked away from it,dont blame…

Comment by Cinci Champ on 08-06-2013

[QUOTE=mrpizza-nd_beer;13623675]Idiot ****in flowmoes are starting to demonize Matthyese too now that the Argentinian showed up on the Floyd radar. Most sh1t fans in boxing because they have a sh1t god named Floyd gaylord.[/QUOTE] is this the 12 yr old boxing…

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