Say it like it is: Alex Ariza has recently answered some fan questions via Twitter, and his responses were exceedingly shocking.
As a big part of team Pacquiao, one would expect team members to take care in making sure that whatever they say causes minimal harm to their co-workers, yet Ariza’s responses were clearly emotional and most likely honest.
One person had asked whether Pacquiao would ever fight Berto, Martinez or Canelo and Ariza’s reply was: “Manny can’t fight anyone not promoted by Bob.” Not only are the boxing fans noticing and fuming about this phenomenon, but now even members of the team expose it as they see it. While it is no secret, still hearing it from Ariza himself makes it that much more authentic.
Another Tweeter stated: “It’s not all Arum, its Floyd too with his BS demands,” to which Ariza responded with a simple: “Wrong, it’s Arum.” A straightforward effective response from the man who knows more than most of us about this topic. Again, while Ariza is not writing paragraphs about his dislike of Arum and Bob’s direct involvement with the Mayweather Jr. fiasco, Ariza makes his opinion clear.
“Do you think Manny Pacquiao deserves 50/50 from the PPV record maker Floyd Mayweather?” was yet another question to Pacquiao strength trainer Alex Ariza, to which he responded with: “Not if Floyd's #’s are higher.” In the midst of the financial dilemma that camp Mayweather Jr. and camp Pacquiao have recently had, surprisingly Ariza, the man that has been in Pacquiao’s corner for a very long time, and essentially his well paid employee, believes that technically speaking, Floyd deserves the higher pay in the proposed mega fight.
I don’t know about you, but I think that this deserves some attention and respect. Ariza is public about his opinion, and says what he thinks in a direct, no nonsense fashion, even if the truth may hurt his client.