Boxing News At Five | Nov 27 2018

Boxing News at Five: Pacquiao says Roach never left, Duco commit to pre-fight brain scans, Super 8 middleweight tournament announced

Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach were only ever on a break, David Higgins continues making shrewd moves, and the Carlos Monzon Super 8 tournament is announced
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One minute he was there, the next he was gone.

But, fear not: Freddie Roach’s absence from the corner of Manny Pacquiao – a home away from home for so many years – on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur was little more than a momentary blip in an otherwise healthy relationship, the legendary Filipino insists.

It had been reported the two had split for good following Pacquiao’s 2017 loss to Jeff Horn in Australia and Roach even went on record saying he had not heard a thing from his fighter since the night he lost his title. This led to Pacquiao’s friend Buboy Fernandez taking over the head trainer reins for his fight against Lucas Matthysse in July and it seemed to spell an end to one of the most fruitful fighter-trainer relationships in boxing.


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