▷▷▷ Pac­quiao re­futes re­ports of split with trainer Roach

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Manny Pac­quiao says he has not yet cho­sen a trainer for his July world ti­tle fight with Lu­cas Matthysse, dis­miss­ing re­ports he has cut ties with long-term men­tor Fred­die Roach. The veteran US coach said last week that his 15-year as­so­ci­a­tion with Pac­quiao, who has won world ti­tles in an un­prece­dented eight weight di­vi­sions, had been ter­mi­nated ahead of the Matthysse bout in Malaysia. “I would be ly­ing if I didn’t say I wasn’t hurt that he didn’t con­tact me per­son­ally about his de­ci­sion, but the great times we en­joyed to­gether far out­weigh that,” Roach said in a brief state­ment on Fri­day. But Pac­quiao took to so­cial me­dia yes­ter­day to say that he would make a de­ci­sion later this week on his cor­ner team for the Kuala Lumpur fight with the Ar­gen­tine WBA wel­ter­weight cham­pion. “Con­trary to state­ments ... I have not made my fi­nal de­ci­sion who will be my head trainer for my ... fight with Matthysse,” he said.

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