Freddie Roach 'hurt' by Manny Pacquiao snub after split

Manny Pacquiao has ended his 16-year partnership with Freddie Roach

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

"I would be lying if I didn't say that I wasn't hurt that he didn't contact me personally about his decision", the statement read.

"Contrary to statements which I personally did not make that are circulating in the media", Pacquiao claimed Sunday, "I have not made my final decision who will be my head trainer for my July 14th fight with Matthysse".

Under Roach Pacquiao scaled the boxing heights and is now the only boxer to win world titles in eight weight divisions. But Roach, through a spokesperson, declined to comment Sunday on the latest comments from Pacquiao.

Pacquiao - who has a record of 59 wins with 38 KOs, seven losses and two draws - told millions of followers on his official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts that his adviser Mike Koncz "has been in contact with Freddie (Roach)'s people to keep them informed".

"Manny and I had great run for 15 years - longer than most marriages and certainly a rarity for boxing". I wouldn't trade any of it.

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Boxing often resembles a fairground carousel, with its many participants getting on and off with dizzying frequency.

It is widely thought that 2018 will be the final time Manny Pacquiao steps into the pro boxing ring.

Pacquiao and Roach joined hands in mid-2001 when the then unknown General Santos City puncher wandered into the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood. One stop will be in Manila on April 18 and the second will be April 20 in Kuala Lumpur.

Roach said being able to help Pacquiao again for the fight against Matthysse, "would be nice".

There have been numerous reports suggesting that Pacquiao had split with his long-term trainer Freddie Roach in recent weeks, however, Pacquiao has not confirmed the split or if Roach will be in his corner, leaving the pair's future in doubt. "I know that it will not be easy". "We have assembled the biggest fight card Malaysia has been waiting for in the last 43 years since Ali-Bugner".

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