Michael "The Leech" Koncz Gets Kayoed by Alex Ariza

Oliver SuarezContributor IIOctober 16, 2009

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Manny Pacquiao and  Miguel Cotto pose for pictures during the press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel on September 14, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)

Couldn't you see this coming?  It was to be expected since Mr. Koncz has become the most hated man in the Pacquiao camp.  In a very short time, he's been able to alienate himself from all the people that had helped Pacquiao reach the status of Pound for Pound King.

In an article by Ronnie Nathanielz at Boxingscene.com, it was reported that an altercation between Alex Ariza and Michael Koncz occurred which resulted in the latter receiving at least five blows. 

Alex Ariza reportedly was furious upon learning that Michael Koncz had attempted to get him fired by Pacquiao and told Roach that Pacquiao wanted him in the corner for the fight against Cotto instead of Ariza. 

Are you serious?  Why would Pacquiao prefer Mr. Koncz to be in his corner?  What qualifications does he have? Alex Ariza has been a vital part of the team and his responsibility of supervising Pacquiao's conditioning cannot be underestimated.

Mr. Koncz has been nothing but a distraction, which makes most boxing fans wonder why he is still part of team Pacquiao. He is nothing but an ambitious gopher who wants nothing but to be Manny Pacquiao's right hand man. Earlier this year, he even downplayed Freddie Roach's role on the team and basically alluded that the latter is expendable.

Are you kidding me?  Freddie Roach is probably the person who is most responsible for Pacquiao's success. 

But what I find most bothersome Pacquiao's lack of reaction to all the distractions that Koncz continues to create.  It was basically a slap in the face on Coach Roach when he didn't come out publicly to defend him against Koncz's comments.  In the article of Ronnie Nathanielz, it was noted that Pacquiao had no reaction to the incident between Ariza and Koncz.

I am becoming more convinced that there is more than meets the eye.  There is definitely something that is hindering Pacquiao to take action in regards to Koncz. Does he know certain information about the Pound for Pound King that Pacquiao cannot afford to let him go? 

There are even talks within the boxing world that Koncz has the backing of Bob Arum.  Whatever it is, Manny will need to take action sooner or later.

Sure, Koncz is loyal to you, but that will only last as long as you have the money.  He is a leech who will leave you when he's gotten everything that he needs and latch on to the next victim.  His only loyalty is to himself and the color green.

As a boxing and Pacquiao fan, I hope the day don't come, where all the people that genuinely cared for Manny and helped him reach the pinnacle of success will be gone because of Koncz. 

It may seem manageable for now but Koncz is like an infection.  It starts small but can cause death if proper action is not taken.  Manny it is time for you to get rid of Koncz or he may eventually be the cause of your downfall.