Manny Pacquiao's Adviser: I Lost All Respect For Adrien Broner!

By Edward Chaykovsky

Michael Koncz, adviser to eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao, is very disappointed with Adrien Broner.

Koncz tabbed Broner as the frontrunner to face Pacquiao on November 5th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Earlier this year, Koncz had contacted Broner to inquire about his interest in facing Pacquiao. At that time, Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank derailed the fight because there was an ongoing lawsuit with Broner's adviser, Al Haymon. Pacquiao instead settled on a trilogy fight with Timothy Bradley.


The lawsuit between Arum and Haymon is over and the two of them are now committed to working together. This time Arum was on board to get Broner as the opponent, but he was unable to meet his financial demands.

“I lost a lot of respect for Broner. We gave him the opportunity to fight Manny and he outpriced himself,” Koncz said to the Los Angeles Times. “If you’re as good as some of these young guys think they are, jump at the opportunity to beat this guy. It’s disheartening.”

Koncz revealed on Wednesday that WBO welterweight world champion Jessie Vargas is the opponent of choice for Pacquiao's fight in November. WBC/WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford was ruled out. Arum is meeting with Pacquiao on August 10 in the Philippines to wrap the deal up.

“We’re going to try to put together a fight that is the best economic package for Manny,” Koncz said. “Very simple.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bambam182 on 08-04-2016

[QUOTE=marikudo;16923709]Who? Mayweather? He is still roiding up. He knows how to mask it with IV's.[/QUOTE] lol i know he does. he learned from pac. they secretly hang out and give each other hand jobs while counting their cash. mayweather asked…

Comment by bambam182 on 08-04-2016

[QUOTE=marikudo;16923692]Crawford is boring and he can't sell PPV's.[/QUOTE] when has broner sold a PPV?

Comment by marikudo on 08-04-2016

[QUOTE=Mr. Luthor;16922800]That's incorrect. Broner made over 1 million to fight Ashley Theophane and made almost $2 million when he fought Maidana so there was no way he would accept a $3 to $4 million purse to fight Pac, even with…

Comment by Graz on 08-04-2016

[QUOTE=OnePunch;16922842]he is worth exactly what he is now getting, which is ZERO[/QUOTE] Thank you. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Comment by marikudo on 08-04-2016

[QUOTE=chris232;16923782]i lost all respect for pacquiao when i heard he wanted to fight broner, and then vargas ahead of terence crawford[/QUOTE] It's a pity.

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