Manny Pacquiao breaking away from longtime trainer Freddie Roach

Manny Pacquiao right and Freddie Roach left have worked together for 15 years. John Locher  AP

Manny Pacquiao right and Freddie Roach left have worked together for 15 years. John Locher AP

"I was trying to see where his head was at, and I could not even get him to say hi to me", Roach told Sports Illustrated two weeks after the fight.

BC-BOX-Pacquiao-Roach Split, 1st Ld-Writethru, 409 Trainer Freddie Roach "hurt" after split from Manny PacquiaoAP Photo NY902Eds: Updates.

The 15-year partnership between Filipino boxing champion and senator Manny Pacquiao and his renowned trainer Freddie Roach has come to an end.

"It is all systems go for the Pacquiao vs. Matthysse fight", said Pacquiao.

Roach says he didn't officially learn about the split until Pacquiao's announcement.

One of boxing's most successful partnerships is no more. I wouldn't trade any of it.

"I would be lying if I didn't say I wasn't hurt that he didn't contact me personally about his decision", Roach said in a statement.

More news: Barclays PLC Reduced Comcast Co. (CMCSA) Target Price to $40.00
More news: Judge allows woman's taped testimony at her own murder trial
More news: Trump lawyer fights Federal Bureau of Investigation over seized files

"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", said Roach, who was in Pacquiao's corner 32 times, including 28 in the United States, twice in Macau and once each in Manila and Australia.

The 39-year-old's corner will now reportedly be manned by Restituto "Buboy" Fernandez and Raides "Nonoy" Neri.

Pacquiao takes on WBA welterweight champion Matthysse at Kuala Lumpur's Axiata Arena on July 14, with another three title fights on the undercard.

Pacquiao has not fought in the ring since being defeated on points by Australia's Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July, a loss that cost the Filipino star his WBO crown.

Fernandez and Neri are Pacquiao's longtime friends.

Roach is widely considered one of the greatest trainers in recent boxing history.

Pacquiao is also set to welcome Golden Boy president Oscar Dela Hoya, Matthysse's promoter.

Recommended News

  • Scotland's Callum Hawkins recovering after dramatic marathon collapse at Commonwealth Games

    Scotland's Callum Hawkins recovering after dramatic marathon collapse at Commonwealth Games

    He had a lead of 41 seconds before his fall, which denied him the chance of victory on the Gold Coast. The heat, however, took its toll on the 25-year-old, who staggered and then collapsed to the floor.
    Tribal girl abducted, repeatedly raped for over 2 weeks in Surat

    Tribal girl abducted, repeatedly raped for over 2 weeks in Surat

    Police have announced a reward of Rs 20,000 for anyone coming forward to give information about the girl. The victim's picture has been sent to the state police control room for an identification process".
    CWG 2018: Kidambi Srikanth enters badminton men's singles final

    CWG 2018: Kidambi Srikanth enters badminton men's singles final

    Lee continued to plunder points as will before closing off the game by a comfortable margin to seal the title. Srikanth had replaced the injured Viktor Axelsen at the top of the men's singles world rankings on Thursday.
  • Apple Has 12 Employees Arrested: Leaked Memo

    Apple Has 12 Employees Arrested: Leaked Memo

    Hundreds of software engineers were in attendance, and thousands more within the organization received details of its proceedings. Those affected are said to be restricted to phones whose screens were fixed by companies outside the authorised Apple channels.

    France to decide on Syria strike within days

    Europe's airspace authorities warned aircraft to be careful when flying close to Syria because of possible military action. He said even if the investigative team verifies the use of chemical weapons, "we will not know who did it".
    UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Reduces Position in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)

    UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. Reduces Position in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)

    Stifel Fincl has invested 0.5% in QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM). 3,968 were accumulated by Mirador Partners Ltd Partnership. And the announced value of the radio and television broadcasting and communications equipment company is $192.07M for the 2017Q4.
  • Red Sox Beat O's For Franchise-Best 12-2 Start

    Red Sox Beat O's For Franchise-Best 12-2 Start

    Pirates starter Jameson Taillon and Miami counterpart Trevor Richards kept the game scoreless into the later innings. The good one hits for power, fields his position, plays every day, and refuses to take himself seriously.
    People gather for pro-Second Amendment rally at State Capitol

    People gather for pro-Second Amendment rally at State Capitol

    The Raleigh event was organized by groups including Americans for America, Three Percent Republic and the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans.
    UEFA Champions League draw: Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in semifinals

    UEFA Champions League draw: Real Madrid to face Bayern Munich in semifinals

    Heynckes also coached Madrid to the title in 1998 - another trophy-winning farewell before he was sacked . The final is scheduled for May 26 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Mission Accomplished: Trump praises 'perfectly executed' Syria strike

    Mission Accomplished: Trump praises 'perfectly executed' Syria strike

    White says the target choices were "very methodical", calling it a "deliberate decision" to go after chemical weapons facilities. We met our objectives. "So it was mission accomplished", White said. "We hit the sites".

    How Are Markets Valuing FireEye, Inc. (FEYE), TAL Education Group (TAL)?

    Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of FireEye from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday. Moreover, Winslow Evans Crocker has 0% invested in FireEye, Inc . (NASDAQ: FEYE ). 12,735 were reported by Perkins Cap Mngmt.
    Bhim App Users Eligible For Cashbacks Worth Rs 750 Every Month

    Bhim App Users Eligible For Cashbacks Worth Rs 750 Every Month

    Right from downloading the app to making the transactions, the customers are entitled to receive cashbacks at every level. Bharat Interface for Money ( BHIM) App has rolled out new cashback plans for its customers as well as merchants .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.