Pacquiao's Adviser: Ariza Will Not Affect Us At All

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

MICHAEL Koncz, the longtime adviser of Manny Pacquiao, said they are not concerned about the Filipini ring icon’s former strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza now working with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Koncz brushed off the importance of Ariza, who reportedly just signed a new, two-year contract with Mayweather, who described the coach as “a good guy,” whom he was happy to have in his team.

“I hope he enjoys the relationship with Floyd,” Koncz said rather sarcastically, even as he downplayed Ariza’s role. “He is not a trainer, not an expert in planning strategy and he has no effect on us whatsoever.”

He said Pacquiao, who has been training in his gym in General Santos City is “in fine spirits and looking good. Manny knows the importance of this fight and I believe that if he is focused and trains hard, he will win.”

He said celebrated Hall-of-Fame trainer Freddie Roach has already lined up a couple of sparring partners, but he didn’t get their names and they would check them out once they arrive at Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Evol on 02-25-2015

[QUOTE=rjack58;15414457]Haters and Likers gotta admit Pacquiao did his BEST work when Ariza was doing his strength and conditioning??[/QUOTE] that depends.. because pac also got knocked out while with ariza. so? and its hard to really say since pac always had…

Comment by rjack58 on 02-25-2015

Haters and Likers gotta admit Pacquiao did his BEST work when Ariza was doing his strength and conditioning??

Comment by Evol on 02-25-2015

[QUOTE=Class Act;15414223]I can't wait untill Ariza spill some beans about Pacman's PEDS used.It would be EPIC!:hail::hail::hail:[/QUOTE] do u think he'll spill the beans on both floyd and pac? u do know ariza is with floyd now right? :smashfrea

Comment by ELPacman on 02-25-2015

Ariza is such a POS money whore. Who the hell wants to stick with a conditioning coach who is disloyal and will stab you in the back the second the paycheck is higher else where? Grimey mufuka! lol

Comment by ReIoaded on 02-25-2015

[QUOTE=Rath;15414292]remind me to tell you, but on may 1st about ariza, don't forget[/QUOTE] tell me now

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