Pacquiao dismisses Roach claim; no decision on trainer
losses and two draws – told millions of followers on his official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts that his adviser Mike Koncz “has been in contact with Freddie’s people to keep them informed.”
“I will make a final decision within the week. When that decision is made, Freddie will be the first one to be informed and then I will advise the media,” the 39-year-old added.
Roach was ever-present in Pacquiao’s corner during his rise to the pinnacle of his sport, helping mold the fighter into one of the best boxers in history .
Pacquiao has not fought since being defeated on points by Australia’s Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July, a loss that cost the Filipino star his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.
Matthysse, who has 39 wins including 36 KOs against four defeats, won the vacant World Boxing Association belt after beating Thailand’s Teerachai Sithmorseng in January.