Manny Pacquiao is not allowing any outside influences to discuss future fights on his behalf after seemingly distancing himself from past promoters and managers.
In a social media post, recent victorious WBA welterweight ruler Pacquiao said he was willing to listen to any offers for bouts in the future directly.
“I, through MP Promotions, will be handling any and all negotiations for my next fight. Nobody is authorized to speak on my behalf. You know my number, call me,” Pacquiao clarified.
Meanwhile, Lucas Matthysse had already lost the fight even before he stepped into the ring against Manny Pacquiao last week in Kuala Lumpur.
“The way he looked,” said legendary boxing scribe Carlos Irusta when asked about Pacquiao’s one sided beating of the Argentine champion.
Irusta, whose exemplary career saw him cover Argentina’s great fighters, noticed that “the event was too big for him.”
“I could see in his eyes during the weighin,” said Irusta.
Indeed, Matthysse was struck down with stage fright as Pacquiao ran over him as though he was just a sparring partner.
Fred Sternburg, Pacquiao’s US publicist, admitted to being stunned by his former client’s sensational showing in a fight many thought he would be brought to deep waters.
“Manny continues to surprise everyone,” said Sternburg.
Pacquiao’s next fight is still being discussed with many possibilities down the road, including a mouthwatering matchup with former stablemate Amir Khan at London’s Wembley Arena.
Courtesy of Nick Giongco, Manila Bulletin. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickSpeaks