Koncz predicts KO win for Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao (right) hits the mitts with assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez in General Santos City. AFP FILE PHOTO

Manny Pacquiao (right) hits the mitts with assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez in General Santos City. AFP FILE PHOTO

Manny Pacquiao’s long time personal adviser Mike Koncz has predicted that the Filipino World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion would win by knockout when he faces unbeaten American Chris Algieri on November 23 at the Cotai Arena of Venetian Hotel in Macau.

“If he sustains that kind of training and keeps his mindset in the fight, I strongly predicted Manny [Pacquiao] could knockout Algieri,” Koncz told The Manila Times in a phone interview. “Manny has improved a lot overall and that’s a good news.”

Koncz attributed the vast improvement of Pacquiao’s hand speed, footwork and power to the efforts of assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez, which is also Pacman’s longtime friend, and conditioning coach Justine Fortune. Pacquiao’s head trainer Freddie Roach is set to arrive in General Santos on October 6.

“Justine [Fortune] is very happy to see Manny in a good fighting condition. He gets quicker and smarter each day. There’s no problem in his health,” added Koncz. “Knockout win for Manny is a huge possibility if he keeps training that way.”

Koncz and Fortune arrived in General Santos on Sunday.

Koncz also related that Pacquiao is not doing any basketball training.

“We’d never expected that he’s going to train seriously like this in boxing. We thought basketball is the other priority but he focuses more on boxing here in General Santos. Manny knows what he’s doing so far and I’m very happy to see it.”

Koncz said that it would be a real treat for boxing fans if Pacquiao (56-5-2 win-loss-draw with 38 knockouts) would knockout Algieri (20-0 win-loss with eight knockouts), “I love to see a Pacquiao knockout win and everybody likes to see it,” he concluded.


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  1. Puro kayo yabang eh di naman nya ginagawa ang trabaho nya nagmagsilbe sa mamayan. Sana matulog ka ulit dahil sobra ang yabang mo! Hindi ka marunong tumanaw ng pinagdaanan mo. Bakit kaya di mo tignan ang nanay mo para magising ka. At iyong mga anak mo sa labas, alagaan mo ang mga iyan dahil kamukha mo rin kapag dumating pagkabinatilyo ng mga iyan. Pacman – eh walang kuwentang tao iyan!

  2. Wow what a boxing mind, how long did it take konk to work out manny would win by ko. Ive been saying that since the fight was announced. Now why do i say it, because this fight is a mismatch. Algieri is a light welterweight. Manny pac is a welterweight. The only downside for manny is having to make 143 & stay strong. Other than ruslan who has algieri ever fought. He won a very dubious decision, & it was ruslan who lost the fight not algieri won the fight. All ruslan was doing was looking for the one punch ko to win, a little similar to tim bradley in their 2nd fight. Manny wont look for a single punch ko he will do what he does best throw combination punches. I will be surprised if it goes 5 rounds. Ive told people to boycott this fight as i did danny garcias last fight & deontay wilders last fight. Im always wondering why manny has taken to only fighting light welterweights in the last 3 years & none of you pinoy writers ever mention this, i wonder if floyd mayweather were doing this if you would be so kind to him, i somehow doubt it.