The saga continues between Manny Pacquiao and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.
Pacquiao, an eight division world champion, has trained with Roach for 16 years.
That partnership appeared to end last week, when Pacquiao's promotional company sent out a press release regarding his next fight and there was no mention of Roach.
Pacquiao's manager, Michael Koncz, had stated in several interviews that his fighter had officially cut ties with Roach and replaced him with Buboy Fernandez, who is the longtime best friend of the Filipino superstar.
After the parting of ways, Pacquiao received a tremendous amount of backlash - because Roach claims that he never received a phone call or any type of communication about losing his job.
Many insiders believe Pacquiao doing some damage control on Sunday, when he issued a statement on social media that he hadn’t made up his mind regarding Roach.
Pacquiao will challenge WBA "regular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on July 14 bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Roach believes Pacquiao was bothered by comments that were made after his twelve round decision loss to Jeff Horn last July in Brisbane, Australia.
“I told him that the way his career is going, being a leader in his country and being a senator and dealing with all the responsibilities that come with that, he might have to give up boxing. Boxing is a very physical sport and a very rough sport and having two jobs like he has is so tough. He’s just always going like crazy," Roach said to Yahoo Sports.
“Being a prize fighter is difficult but being a world champion prize fighter is so incredibly difficult. It takes just about all of your time and focus and energy, and I just can’t imagine being able to do it and having another job. That’s how hard it is. I didn’t know Manny was mad about that when I said it. I wish he had said something to me about it so we could have spoken. My opinion hasn’t changed, but I wish we could have spoken to each other. But I have no complaints because my life is so much better in so many ways because of Manny Pacquiao.
“If Manny would have called me and told me what he wanted to do, it would have been a perfect ending, but I learned a long time ago life is not perfect,” Roach said. “If there is anything I’m disappointed in about this, obviously, it’s that I had to read it in the newspaper and I didn’t hear it from Manny first. That stings a little, and it’s disappointing, but there are no hard feelings."