Manny Pacquiao’s advisor Michael Koncz has exclusively spoken to WBN on the recent comments made by Floyd Mayweather Jr. about the Filipino during the press tour to promote his fight with Saul Alvarez.
Mayweather, 36, stated quite bluntly that rival Pacquiao was a ‘has-been’ as he wound down his mammoth promotional drive, along with alluring to the fact that he believes the ‘Pacman’ is no longer relevant in boxing after two straights defeats.
Koncz scoffed at the suggestion when asked this views of the slating by Mayweather and believes that a victory for the eight weight world champion over Brandon Rios in November can put Pacquiao right back in the mix.
“This is America and every body is entitled to there opinion. However, if Floyd truly believes his statements are true then one would think that he would jump to fight Manny,” Koncz told World Boxing News.
“Nonetheless, let the world wait and watch on November 24. Let the people judge for them selves if, as Floyd says, “Manny is a has-been and his career is over” – as actions will speak louder than words and Manny’s iconic global appeal will continue to sore.”
34 year-old Pacquiao is currently immersed in his political duties at Congress in his homeland before the one-time pound for pound king heads into training camp to prepare for his clash with former lightweight world title holder Rios in Macau, China.
A fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather seems to be further away than ever on the back of Floyd’s statement, although who knows whether the rumours will resurface if both score spectacular victories in their respective clashes later this year.