Pac­quiao dis­misses Roach claim; no de­ci­sion on trainer

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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.

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