Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Pacquiao, Koncz To Co-Manage Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.?

By Michael Marley

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS—I find it intriguing and historically important how the spheres of previous boxing legends are whirling around the apex of Manny Pacquiao's storybook career.

In the house, looking trim and in fighting condition whilst enjoying an adult bevvie or two at the Gaylord Texan Hotel after the Antonio Margarito-Manny Pacquiao weigh-in Friday night was Panama's favorite son, perhaps the greatest lightweight ever, “Hands Of Stone” Roberto Duran.

We met, we gripped hands and had a quick man hug and I asked the awesome fighter whose career I covered from an early stage onward who will win the main event at Cowboys Stadium Saturday night.

“Oh, Manny Pacquiao, he will win,” Duran, here to support Cuban prospect Guillermo Rigondeaux on the undercard said quickly. “I think Manny, he is just too fast for Margarito.”

Now, I have just learned, the Pacquiao Boxing Family is on the verge of making a deal to establish a strong link with the boxing family of Mexico's greatest ring hero, Julio Cesar Chavez.

Under a proposed deal which could be formally announced this morning at a presser heralding a JC Chavez Jr.-Alfonso Gomez bout to be staged by Top Rank Dec. 4 in Anaheim, Manny Pacquiao and his workhorse sidekick Michael “Canadian Club” Koncz will become the new co-managers of the Son of the Legend from Culiacan, Sinaloa.

An informed but not inflamed source told me Saturday morning that, if a pre-presser chat goes well, the new arrangement will be made public at the press conference itself.

Young Chavez would still be promoted by Bob Arum's Top Rank in association with Tijuana-based and longtime Mexican ally, Fernando Beltran.

Their original commonality was the fact that Coach Freddie Roach trains both of them.

That won't change.

Manny Pacquiao, new co-manager of a Mexican named Chavez.

Please remember, it was never Pacquiao who labeled himself the “Mexicutioner.”

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eric Holder on 11-13-2010

that sounds like a terrible idea

Comment by Seleção No. 13 on 11-13-2010

Didn't Chavez Jr. reject sparring with Manny because he wants to fight him next year? Now he's going to get managed by him? rofl.

Comment by Cotto 54/10 on 11-13-2010

This is funny.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Golovkin's Promoter: GGG's Legacy at Stake in Canelo Rematch Photos: Canelo Helping Earthquake Victims in Mexico Joseph Parker-Tyson Fury and Who's Number Two? Video: Sergey Kovalev Talks Return, Andre Ward's Retirement Ward: When You Don't Have Desire, Shouldn't Be in Boxing Ring Roach Still Hopes Pacquiao-Horn Rematch Will Happen in 2018 Kosei Tanaka Out for Two Months Due To Eye Socket Fractures Video: Bernard Hopkins Gets Deep on Canelo vs. Golovkin Video: Jorge Linares Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Mikey Garcia, More Kovalev Laughs: I Said I'd Stop Andre Ward's Career - It's True! Video: Kathy Duva Talks Kovalev Return, Ward Retirement Video: Lou DiBella Talks Wilder vs. Ortiz, Joshua, More Photos: Linares, Campbell - Go Face To Face at Final Presser Photos: Valdez-Servania, Ramirez-Hart - On Weight For War Jorge Linares: I Want The Best - Mikey Garcia, Vasyl Lomachenko Froch: No Sour Grapes, But I'm Not Sad To See Andre Ward Go Gabe Rosado vs. Glen Tapia - Golden Boy on ESPN, October 19 Luis Ortiz Fires Back at Wilder: Don't Get Caught With Weed Again! Barthelemy-Ramirez: Donation Going To Earthquake Victims Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev Secured By Showtime Matty Askin Out Of British Title Clash With Stephen Simmons Lee Selby Voices Frustrations At Not Landing Big Fights Kovalev on Ward's Retirement: Good for Boxing, Fans & Division! DiBella: ‘This is Some Crazy Sh*t’ Wilder Is Doing With Luis Ortiz! Dorticos-Kudryashov: 10% of Gate Going To Hurricane Relief Effort Christian Gonzalez Tops LA Fight Club Card on October 6 Kem Ljungquist Inks Promotional Pact With Team Sauerland Ramirez's Trainer Predicts Big Statement Win Over Jesse Hart Andre Ward Announces His Retirement From Boxing Luis Ortiz: Wilder F***ed Up! He'll Run a Lot & Embarrass Himself Kovalev: Right Now It's 1-1; I Want a Third Fight With Ward Roach on The Miguel Cotto vs. Mikey Garcia Possibility Frank Warren: Tyson Fury Has Every Right To Be Furious! Saunders vs. Golovkin is The Preferred Fight, Says Warren Hall Vows To Take Out Butler, Then Wants McDonnell Conlan: Golovkin is Sliding, I Don't Think He Wins Canelo Rematch Golden Boy Prez: Canelo Can Improve, Golovkin Can't Get Better! Wilder to Ortiz: Don't F*** Up Our Fight By Using PEDs Again! Joseph Parker Views Fury Bout as First Step in Big Overseas Run Mikey Garcia Serious: I'd Go To 154 For Miguel Cotto in December
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement