Michael Koncz - updates

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Rumors of Pacquiao’s decline greatly exaggerated

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Pacquiao is often spoken of as an afterthought in the young welterweight division but even at 38 he s no one s stepping stone

STILL GOING. Manny Pacquiao needs knockouts to remind fans why they fell in love with him, and Jeff Horn may be just what the doctor ordered. Photo by Wendell Alinea/OSMP

Pacquiao to fight Horn July 2 in Brisbane, says Koncz

Apr 05, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Manny Pacquiao s adviser Michael Koncz confirms the contract for the fight has been signed

Pacquiao 'finalizing the terms' for Horn fight on July 2, says Koncz

Mar 30, 2017 - 10:08 PM

On the deadline Arum gave to make a deal Michael Koncz says it looks like Pacquiao will proceed with a fight against the unbeaten Australian

BACK AT HORN. After attempting unsuccessfully to make a fight with Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao is returning to the negotiating table with Jeff Horn. Photos from Horn/Pacquiao Facebooks

Pacquiao-Khan far from a done deal, says Arum

Mar 02, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Arum says an April fight date is off the table and May might not work either for the former gym mates

NOT YET SET. Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have said they've reached an agreement, but there's still much left to be arranged before they can set a date. Photos from AFP

Arum dismisses reports of Pacquiao-Khan fight deal as 'BS'

Feb 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Bob Arum says reports of a deal for Manny Pacquiao to face Amir Khan have come out of nowhere

NOT YET DONE. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum says there's no truth to reports that Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan have reached an agreement for a fight. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Manny Pacquiao has never heard of Jeff Horn

Jan 23, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Pacquiao says the fight against Jeff Horn isn t yet finalized and says he won t be fighting 4 times in 2017

ONLY TWO FIGHTS IN 2017. Manny Pacquiao shot down Bob Arum's plan of fighting 4 times in 2017, saying "I'm not a robot." Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

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Jan 03, 2017 - 8:40 PM

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Pacquiao wants $20 million to face Crawford, says Koncz

Jan 03, 2017 - 10:45 AM

We’ll fight Crawford but we want a guarantee of 20 million says Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz

SHOW ME THE MANNY. Manny Pacquiao would face the undefeated Terence Crawford, but wants to get paid well for it. File photo by Wendell Alinea/Rappler

Nonito Donaire stands as his own man on first Pacquiao card

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:33 AM

The Filipino Flash explains why he s only now fighting on a Manny Pacquiao card for the first time

HIS OWN MAN. Nonito Donaire Jr has won world titles in more weight classes than any other Filipino boxer aside from Pacquiao. File photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP

Where does Manny Pacquiao go from here?

May 09, 2015 - 12:03 PM

In boxing few exits are dignified Ask Oscar de la Hoya Ricky Hatton or the litany of other fighters whom Pacquiao escorted to an unexpected retirement

With the biggest fight of his career behind him, Manny Pacquiao has many decisions to make. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Pacquiao has successful shoulder surgery

May 07, 2015 - 10:31 AM

A doctor at the Kerland Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles said he couldn t be more pleased with the results and fully expects Pacquiao to resume his boxing career

Shoulder surgery will sideline Manny Pacquiao for the rest of the year. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Lawsuits continue to pile up over Pacquiao injury

May 07, 2015 - 10:08 AM

More disgruntled fight fans are going to court with their complaints suing Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and others for failing to disclose a shoulder injury

Manny Pacquiao may face a tougher fight in court than in the ring. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

Pacquiao faces lawsuit, 2016 elections, Sudoku | The wRap

May 06, 2015 - 7:58 PM

Manny Pacquiao faces a class action suit Comelec’s Bautista says there will be two public bids for the 2016 elections Singapore’s Prime Minister shares his Sudoku solver code

Injections could’ve numbed Pacquiao to Mayweather’s punches – commission

May 06, 2015 - 12:25 PM

If the Pacquiao camp had informed them about the shoulder injury before the fight a win win for both parties could have been negotiated says Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett

Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao fight in a welterweight unification bout on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Koncz shoulders blame for failure to disclose Pacquiao injury

May 06, 2015 - 1:18 AM

It was just an inadvertent mistake said Pacquiao s adviser

Manny Pacquiao and Michael Koncz pose for photos before Pacquiao's 2013 fight with Brandon Rios. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

Mayweather says he’ll fight Pacquiao again in a year

May 06, 2015 - 12:14 AM

It took five years for the first fight to happen but a rematch could happen in a year says Floyd Mayweather

A Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch could take place in 2016. Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas

Apr 28, 2015 - 1:37 PM

Dozens of fans greet Manny Pacquiao as he arrives at the Delano Las Vegas ahead of his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr

VIVA LAS VEGAS. Manny Pacquiao stretches during his final run in Los Angeles before leaving for Las Vegas on Monday. Photo by Jhay Oh Otamias

Pacquiao watches Mayweather fight tapes, says Koncz

Apr 16, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Adviser to Manny Pacquiao Michael Koncz says the People s Champ does his homework watching tapes of Floyd Mayweather Jr s previous fights

Filipino Boxing icon shadow boxes in front of the media. Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Mayweather rejects $5 million penalty for dirty PED test

Mar 20, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Mayweather has reportedly rejected Pacquiao’s request for a 5 million penalty should either fighter test positive for a performance enhancing drug

TESTING FOUL. Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao (R) will submit to random blood and urine testing with USADA, but a fine for a dirty test won't be part of their protocol. Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/EPA

TIMELINE: The road to Pacquiao-Mayweather

Feb 21, 2015 - 10:14 PM

Here s a look at events that have transpired through the years leading to the confirmation of the Pacquiao Mayweather match

Pacquiao-Mayweather deal could be finalized in a few days - Arum

Jan 31, 2015 - 5:28 AM

Are we just days away from a deal being set to finally match Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr? That might be the case says Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum

Manny Pacquiao, seen with trainer Freddie Roach (L) and conditioning coach Justin Fortune after Pacquiao avenged his loss to Timothy Bradley, might finally get his clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

Koncz: Pacquiao, Mayweather resolved issues in private meeting

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Pacquiao s adviser says the two worked out details over broadcast networks in what could be a major step forward to making the fight happen

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. ironed out their differences without mediators. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Pacquiao to hold Macau fight in November - report

Jan 05, 2015 - 6:42 PM

Pacquiao s adviser Michael Koncz says they are in contract to fight twice a year and one of those fights have to be held at Macau

Manny Pacquiao poses for a photo with The Venetian's Ed Tracy (L) and promoter Bob Arum (R). Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank

Koncz wants to block Donaire from Pacquiao undercard

Jun 06, 2014 - 1:35 AM

Manny Pacquiao s Canadian adviser Michael Koncz is trying to block Nonito Donaire Jr from fighting on Pacquiao’s undercard on November 23 in Macau

Nonito Donaire Jr., pictured, has been blocked from fighting on Manny Pacquiao's undercard in November. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Pacquiao-Bradley rematch looks likely for April 12

Jan 08, 2014 - 2:34 AM

Manny Pacquiao s options for an April 12 bout have been narrowed down to Timothy Bradley or Ruslan Provodnikov but Bradley appears to be the more likely candidate

BRADLEY OR PROVODNIKOV? The Pacman's options for his next fight are down to two, though one option appears to be more likely. Photo by Ryan Songalia.

Pacman’s lawyer to Arum: Free Manny

Jan 06, 2014 - 12:35 PM

Manny Pacquiao s long time lawyer Franklin Gacal Jr speaks with Rappler about a possible Pacquiao Mayweather clash his ongoing tax matters and what Pacquiao must do to solve both issues

LET HIM GO. Pacquiao's lawyer says he wants to see Manny and Mayweather fight, even if that means Arum stepping aside. Photo by Edwin Espejo

Rappler Newscast | December 30, 2013

Dec 30, 2013 - 9:35 PM

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Pacquiao's money man

Dec 28, 2013 - 2:25 PM

A drifter in LA who hung around the Wild Card Gym Michael Koncz gets to manage the boxing champ s finances Today tax officials are after Pacquiao

Rappler Newscast | December 27, 2013

Dec 27, 2013 - 7:56 PM

Pacquiao’s wealth and Michael Koncz Thai government wants military security for February polls Survey says Americans think this Congress is the worst ever

Pacquiao's wealth and Michael Koncz

Dec 27, 2013 - 2:28 PM

Documents obtained by Rappler suggest that Canadian Michael Koncz may have kept the boxing champ in the dark about his finances

Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP.

Is Pacquiao covering up his money woes?

Dec 14, 2013 - 1:28 PM

A Notice of Federal Tax Lien signed on November 22 shows that Pacquiao does owe the US government 18 3 million

Pacquiao to face Rios in Macau

May 07, 2013 - 8:21 AM

Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will face off at the CotaiArena at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel on November 24 ESPN reports

Pacquiao makes a guarantee that he will fight again this September. RAPPLER/John Javellana

Pacquiao asked to 'take action' vs aides for assaulting photojournalist

Dec 13, 2012 - 4:26 PM

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines NUJP deplores the assault of Getty Images photographer Al Bello who was punched and kicked by Manny Pacquiao s aides for taking a photo of him knocked out on the canvas

Pacquiao fight in November or December?

Aug 26, 2012 - 12:48 PM

Will Pacman s next fight be on November 10 or December 1?

Ariza: Arum is 'greedy, selfish,' reason for failed Floyd-Manny fight

May 17, 2012 - 6:52 PM

Ariza bashes promoter Arum saying he is the reason why the fight with Mayweather hasn t happened