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These actions from Pacquiao are known to have constantly swallowed up large chunks of the champions’ wealth over the years.

Perhaps, as Pacquiao enters the twilight stage of his career, he is focusing more on sorting his financial quagmires.

Maybe Pacquiao feels he could do without Roach taking a large percentage of his purse of his upcoming summer clash with Lucas Matthysse.

As the Filipino has the knowledge now that there is not much further he can go for much longer. However, this is merely speculation.

In his statement, Roach preferred to look back fondly at the lengthy 17 year partnership.

A partnership which stretches back to Manny’s attempt at the IBF Super Bantamweight title against Lehlohonolo Ledwaba in 2001.

“Manny and I had a great run for 15 years – longer than most marriages and certainly a rarity for boxing,” said Roach.

Furthermore, Roach wished his former fighter well not only in the squared circle. But also for when he recommences his senatorial responsibilities in his homeland following his fight with Lucas Matthysse.

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