Open Letter To Manny Pacquaio: Lose Mike Koncz

HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 30:  Trainer Freddie Roach attends 'The Battle of East and West', a promotion for the May 2, 2009 World Junior Welterweight Championship boxing match held at the Roosevelt Hotel on March 30, 2009 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Kenneth RagpalaCorrespondent IOctober 10, 2009

Dear Manny Pacquiao,

In the name of everything that is boxing, please fire Michael Koncz. I do know that in this sport that you so love passionately, you need to surround yourself with people who:

• knows the ins and outs of boxing;

• believes in your skills;

• tells you what’s right and wrong and mean it;

• you can trust and trust you in return;

• really looks after you.

Of all the traits I believe members of your inner circle should possess, none of them ever fits to the character of your US-based Canadian manager. All he does is yap on the things you should do, which of course you shouldn’t be doing.

What the hell was he thinking when he said Roach is not healthy for your career anymore?

Yeah, bummer right?

As if Koncz knows boxing. Roach has produced a lot of champions in his training career and knows the boxing trade better than anyone.

Hell, he even got Parkinson’s because he loves the sport so much.

You’re not going to fire Roach, are you? If not, then good. You’re better off with Roach.

Another indication why you should ditch Koncz is that your best friend and second mate, Buboy, hates him. Here’s a video of him subtly expressing his sincere and heartfelt dislike for the man who is currently managing your affairs with a barrage of classic Filipino expletives.

If Koncz wants the best for you and looks after your well-being, why did he sign up Jose Luis Castillo as a sparring partner for your showdown against Cotto? Granted he was great, but that was before!

Even Roach stated he could never use Castillo, as he does not emulate Cotto’s style.

What’s Koncz trying to do? Sell you to the devil?

Just fire the guy already.


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