Manny Pacquiao breaking away from longtime trainer Freddie Roach

Manny Pacquiao, longtime boxing trainer Freddie Roach part ways after 16 years

Pacquiao's lone public reference to the switch came in the final line of a news release about his fight this summer for the welterweight title against champion Lucas Matthysse.

"Hopefully I can retire Manny Pacquiao, we are prepared for that, prepared to win", said Matthtsse to Boxing Scene.

Koncz has been vocal about possibly replacing Roach and having Pacquiao's best friend, Buboy Fernandez, be the fighter's head trainer in the Matthysse fight.

Roach first cornered Pacquiao in his maiden voyage to the United States opposite South Africa's Lehlo Ledwaba in June 2001, a fight Pacquiao won by sixth-round TKO. "I wouldn't trade any of it", Roach said.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach say their 16-year partnership has ended.

"I would be lying if I didn't say I wasn't hurt that he didn't contact me personally about his decision", said Roach in an official statement released to various media outfits.


Roach said he wished Pacquiao well for the future but admitted he had been "hurt" after learning of the Filipino's decision to axe him indirectly. "Inside the boxing ring and the political ring, I wish Manny nothing but the best", Roach said in a statement.

The 58-year-old trainer made the pronouncement after admitting he hasn't personally heard from the boxing legend since they worked together last year in a 12-round unanimous decision loss to Australian Jeff Horn to yield Pacquiao's welterweight version of the World Boxing Organization.

Pacquiao also recently split with his longtime promoter Bob Arum as he prepares for the upcoming bout against Matthysse on July 14.

Matthysse, robust and rowdy, wants to send the Filipino legend into retirement in a story that appeared on boxingscene.

And he insists the show will be Malaysia's biggest since Ali fought Joe Bugner, in Kuala Lumpur, back in 1975.

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