Pacquiao picks best friend over Roach

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) will challenge WBA “regular” welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (39-4, 36 KOs) on July 14 in Kuala Lumpur.“Manny has told me Buboy (Fernandez) will be handling the training on this fight,” Pacquiao’s manager, Michael Koncz, told ESPN. “What’s important to Manny is that he has one voice to listen to in the corner that he trusts, and that’s Buboy for this fight.”Fernandez is Pacquiao’s best friend and assistant trainer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe bout will be Pacquiao’s first since a 12-round decision loss to Australian Jeff Horn last July at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.—INTERNATIONAL BOXING SCENE Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Tiu scores double in drag racing third leg Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames It’s official: Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring sans longtime trainer Freddie Roach.Roach has been training Pacquiao since 2001 and the duo worked side by side for 34 fights.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more