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Welcome to the Pacquiao confusion theater


There is such a thing as a swan song, a love song, a song of songs, an executioner’s song.

But what about a Confusioner’s Song?

If there had been none in the past, there’s one right now.

And the Chief Confusioner, in this case, goes by the name of Michael Koncz.

Koncz, to those still unaware, stands by as the irreplaceable adviser to Manny Pacquiao.

Koncz got singled out by boxing specialist Alex Groberman as confusion over Pacquiao’s next fight heightened.

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Groberman, quoting Koncz, said the possibility of a Marquez fight is there, “but there are other fighters we are negotiating with, where we can come to terms on the money as well. Nothing is definite as Manny has not made up his mind when he’s going to fight.”

That’s the latest score, straight from the horse’s mouth.

“In less than a week,” Groberman observed, “we have gotten two reports regarding the status of a fifth match between Pacquio and Marquez, a perfect example of the sort of mixed messages the Filipino star’s camp has been sending at large (or to be more exact: whenever Koncz opens his mouth).”

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Meanwhile, the prevailing bafflement thickens by the day.

Over the weekend, there flashed a line on the Internet saying Pacquiao might opt for an outright fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“Rumor?” asked international boxing correspondent Anthony Andales. “Of course, that’s a big, big fight. But the magnitude is not as big as it used to be two years ago.”

What Andales, an aeronautics engineer with a major American firm, is intrigued about is the direction Pacquiao has been trying to take.

Pacquiao himself appeared lost.

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Yes, Pacquiao has indeed scaled the summit of summits, his personal Everest, with his conquest of eight world boxing crowns in eight separate divisions.

Andales, however, likened Pacquiao to a successful climber who has inexplicably lost his way back.

“It’s a pity, kaawa-awa,” he noted. “If coming down from his own Everest, Manny has not only lost his way, but his Sherpa, as well.”

Andales surmised that this only meant Pacquiao could be exposed to the same old mistakes he had committed, mainly in his fourth disastrous outing with Marquez.

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Repeated Goberman: “The goofy befuddled look that everyone saw on Pacquiao’s face on Dec. 8 is the only one that can be associated with him and his camp. They’re all dazed and confused. That is the only way to explain all the mixed messages, poorly thought-out ideas, and conflicting theories that have emerged from his promoters, advisors, trainers and family.”

Pacquiao could always turn to the Holy Bible for solace.

But it might also help if he goes over this brief but timely message from His Airness, Michael Jordan:

“It comes down to a very simple saying: There is a right way and a wrong way to do things. You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become very good at is shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”


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  • walaKA

    “It comes down to a very simple saying: There is a right way and a wrong way to do things. You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become very good at is shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” – MJ…..Plain and simple..

  • boybakal

    Koncz might be  the Confusionist but he still is the trusted man of Manny.
    Koncz has been hit left and right many times but they were not able to knock him out and remain standing.
    As said, Koncz was with Manny in his ascent and he still with Manny in descent.
    A true guide indeed.

  • felix

    Why is everyone always looking for someone to blame for the worst defeat our beloved countryman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao received?  Please remember that He is the only EIGHT (8) DIVISION WORLD CHAMP and no one can ever achieve that. If you have read what Lennox Lewis said, “Manny can still bounce back” and give the worst beating Lucky JuanMa deserves. Let us not forget that he was being pulvorized by the Pacman that round where a lucky punch save El Dinamita from devastation. I repeat Manny is still a the BEST in his division and with proper training and concentration he can beat anybody including MoneyWeather 

    • azkal futbol

      yes.with proper training and concentration — which paquiao never had for the last two years. he tried to overdo everything, trying to be a know-it-all guy who never thought that it’s only in boxing that he is good at. let us remember that he is really good, but that was yesteyears, and in boxing; it’s the present that counts… he can never bounce back, can only be lucky this time, like a lucky punch that put him to good sleep.

  • Thomas Miller

    Michael Jordan is a great competitor, but nothing he says, or has ever said is wiser than on half a sentence in the Bible. The author of this article is sadly mistaken in this context, but no one would love to fight Manny Pacquiao more than Floyd Mayweather Jr., now that he has gotten koed by Marquez… The chance for the fight is there and so is the opportunity for either fighter to make a mistake and wake up after the doctors come out to the ring…

  • dodi gonzalez

    Manny is done– but his handlers and promoter think they can squeeze a bit more from him. Pity.

  • robert s

     Koncz is always focus with d sparkling of money that’s why he always confused.

  • Run for your heart (dr.p.manca

    he should stick to advising manny on  what to wear for the day….which was the main reason he was hired


    I like the Everest analogy in describing Pac’s seeming fall from grace: scaling his personal Everest (8 weight division titles) but inexplicably lost his way back. 

  • melbourne333

    The fight is scheduled on September this year so in the interegnum the scribes and media have to make a living. Write-up to death so the public is kept refreshed. Well else is there?

    One thing is certain. Pacquiao got money on the bank. What about us?

  • rburke

    Pacman and Marquez are in the process of negotiation..Naturally, they have to practice the strategy o fconfusing the enemy..Nothing strange about this, its all part of human nature..

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