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No beef between Manny Pacquiao and fellow countryman Nonito Donaire

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By Rick Rockwell, Fight Sports Examiner

Over the last few days, there were reports surfacing regarding a problem between fellow Filipino boxers Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire. However, according to a recent interview with, Nonito shot down all rumors and reports about this alleged “beef”. In fact, he says that everything is fine between the two.

“Of course not. I have no grudge. For me, I’m here, I’m still going to fight. I’m pleased to be fighting with Montiel. I wish it was on Manny’s undercard. Regardless of what goes on, the man (Pacquiao) is busy. To complain to him and to whine to him is not something that I want to do to give him more problems.” Donaire

Apparently, Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz asked that Donaire sign with MP Promotions. When Donaire said no, Koncz asked Bob Arum to keep Donaire off the undercard of Manny’s fight with Antonio Margarito last November. Bob Arum confirmed that Pacquiao had no prior knowledge of this incident as this was all on Koncz.

I understand that Koncz wants fighters with the MP Promotions on the undercard of Manny’s fight. However, it’s a shame that they

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