Manny Pacquiao has released a statement on Social media stating that he has not yet made a decision as to whether long time trainer Freddie Roach will be in his corner when he challenges Argentine Lucas Matthysse for his WBA welterweight title in Kuala Lumpur on July 14.
It was widely reported on Friday that Pacquiao would be using Restituto "Buboy" Fernandez and Raides "Nonoy" Neri as his trainers but on hearing the news Roach released a statement saying: "I would be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t hurt that he didn’t contact me personally about his decision, but the great times we enjoyed together far outweigh that."
However, Pacquiao said: “Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media, I have not made my final decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14 fight with Matthysse. My advisor 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.”