Koncz is Shocked That Roach Would Go To Media Over Pay Issue

Michael Koncz, the long-time manager of eight division champion Manny Pacquiao, was not very happy that Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach went to the media to complain about not being paid for the boxer's most recent fight.

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Roach revealed that his star pupil for the last decade barely spoke to him in the aftermath of the recent twelve round decision loss to Jeff Horn. The loss was unexpected, with nearly every expert picking Pacquiao to either dominate or knock the untested Horn out. Neither happened, with Horn winning a unanimous decision based on scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

“I was trying to see where his head was at, and I could not even get him to say hi to me. I don’t know if he was upset with me or what,” Roach told Sports Illustrated. “I really don’t know if he’s mad at me. But I can tell you this: I haven’t been paid yet. So who knows?”


Pacquiao then issued a public statement, to make it clear that he wasn't the person in charge of paying Roach.

According to Pacquiao, it was Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum who was in charge of paying Roach. And the boxer revealed that he hasn't been paid either. He also denied that there was any friction with his long-time trainer.

"My purse has not yet been released by Arum," said Pacquiao. "I have no problem with coach Freddie Roach. I'm not the one paying him. It's Bob Arum. So if coach Freddie has not yet received his payment, we are on the same boat."

Koncz found it strange that Roach would go with his beef to the press instead of keeping the information within the walls of Team Pacquiao.

According to Koncz, cutman Miguel Diaz and conditioning coach Justin Fortune were paid by Top Rank.

“For the last five years, we have instructed our promoter to deduct said payment from our guaranteed purse and this is how our corner has been paid,” said Koncz to the Manila Bulletin. “That’s how we pay them the last five years.” 

 “If Freddie had some concern, he should have brought it up with Manny and not in the media."

Meanwhile, Koncz also said that there were statements released by Team Pacquiao - that were attributed to Manny - which criticized the WBO for their handling of the officiating issue.

“That wasn’t Manny and somebody inside the camp released it,” Koncz said. “Manny and I both agree that the fight was close and that Jeff Horn deserves credit."

There is a rematch clause in play, if Pacquiao decides to go in that direction. Pacquiao revealed on Tuesday night that he's going to continue his career forward. If a rematch happens, it would take place in the fall on a date in October or November.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 07-13-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;17853623]I suspect that Koncz secretly works for Arum under the table. Can't trust him.[/QUOTE] Wouldn't doubt it. We're seeing from the rich now an unprecedented level of greed. Sickening, really.

Comment by FeFist on 07-13-2017

Koncz is obviously on Arum's payroll. Roach did good going to the media. Prevents the pair of slime balls doing a clean up job.

Comment by WesternChamp on 07-13-2017

[QUOTE=shaheed1972;17854684]Maybe Roach went to the media because he wasn't able to talk to Manny. He said he hadn't heard from him and wasn't sur what was going on. At least it seems he has now gotten a response from Manny…

Comment by shaheed1972 on 07-13-2017

Maybe Roach went to the media because he wasn't able to talk to Manny. He said he hadn't heard from him and wasn't sur what was going on. At least it seems he has now gotten a response from Manny…

Comment by Ray* on 07-13-2017

Not that am a big fan of kcun[B]t[/B]z but he is right. Why would Roach go to the media? I was shocked by that to be honest.

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