Roach said his 16-year association with former world champion Pacquiao had been concluded ahead of the 39-year-old fighter’s upcoming world title fight with Lucas Matthysse.
Roach said that he wished Pacquiao’s prosperity for the best in the future but had been “hurt” after learning of the Filipino’s decision to terminate him indirectly.
“Manny and I had a great run for 15 years – longer than most marriages and certainly a rarity for boxing,” said Roach.
“I wouldn’t trade any of it. Inside the boxing ring and the political ring, I wish Manny nothing but the best. 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.”
Freddie Roach is always with Pacquiao’s corner during his arising to the peak of his sport, helping mold the fighter into one of the best boxers in our world history.