Philippines, 04 Sep 2015
  Home >> News



 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


THE ARIZA-DIAZ ISSUE IS A NO-BRAINER


PhilBoxing.com


Lately many had been said about the alleged feud between Manny Pacquiao’s team members, conditioning coach Alex Ariza of Columbia and cutman, Miguel Diaz of Argentina.

The allege feud should not even be an issue, except of course for people who loves to create intrigues for one reason or another.


We know that both gentlemen are first class persons and they do a superb job for Pacquiao.

Therefore, if indeed a misunderstanding separates them, then they should settle the issue themselves. No need to involve Freddie Roach or force Pacquiao to make a choice.

These two gentlemen are both adults and had been involved in the boxing business for ages. Therefore, fixing the alleged misunderstanding themselves should be a no-brainer.

Ariza and Diaz must get together and evaporate the issue and make it as though it never happened. If they can not do that, it’s time for Pacquiao and Roach to look somewhere else. There is no need to add fuel to the fire that burns in Pacquiao’s camp.

It is not fair either to force Pacquiao to make a decision to settle the issue between the two. But beyond that it is not fair at all to fire one and keep the other as both collectively contribute to the success of Pacquiao on the ring.

Now, if these two gentlemen can not settle the issue before training camp starts, the best solution is for Pacquiao to get rid of both of them.

I know that the above suggestion will touch a lot of nerves. Therefore before people, including Ariza and Diaz get mad at me for suggesting it, allow me to state

the following;

If I had my way, both of them should stay. Period!

But as Roach mentioned in some reports, Manny “can whip himself to shape.” In a sense that is true and he has done that before. More importantly, he has his “old boys” to help him out. Now, the said “old boys” may not be as good as Ariza. Ariza has a scientific approach to body conditioning compared to the conditioning Pacquiao’s old boy do that is based on “years of experience.” In fairness, both system works, albeit in different ways. Therefore the argument to remove Ariza from the team may not be too difficult for Pacquiao.

Now while it may be true that Diaz has a wide exposure in the “cut-man” business, and good at it, he is not the only one who can do the process of “giving a fighter one more round’ as they say in the business.

And, he is not perfect either. I have witnessed on a few occasion how Diaz carry on his role as a cut-man. As a person with medical background I quiver at Diaz’ perception, or rather his lack of perception on how to manage open wounds. Many times I see Diaz place the epinephrine-soaked q-tip in his mouth between his teeth. Yes, he does not place the cotton tip itself in his mouth, but he certainly breath at it, therefore potentially contaminating the q-tip before it’s applied to the cut

To my knowledge, Diaz has not infected anyone in his years of being a cut-man. But I hate to see Pacquiao to be the first one. It may not happen, but surely the potential is there.

I believe that a cutman must show extra-ordinary concern for the fighter not only during the fight but after the fight as well. More importantly, he must have knowledge of and exercise the tenets of infection control. There is more to it than simply stopping the bleeding.

Placing the q-tip between the teeth which exposes it to potential infection to me do not count as “following the principles of infection control”.

On that count, Diaz has failed and replacing him should not be such a tough decision to make either.

Finally, at the top of this article, I specifically mentioned Ariza being a Columbian and Diaz as Argentinian. I assure you I meant no ill-will about their ethnic origin. All I wanted to point out is there are a lot of Filipinos both at home back in the Philippines and here in the US who can easily fulfill the roles of both gentlemen.

Now, if there is an outside chance that Ariza and Diaz can not settle their differences themselves and come clean before the training camp begins and are both let go by Pacquiao, all I am suggesting is for Pacquiao and Roach not to look too far for replacements. There are plenty of choices from the Filipino community who can step up to plate at this very moment. And, most of these people have proven in the past that they too can do a hell of a job. Some have helped boxers involved in title fights and have effectively demonstrated their abilities.

It’s about time that they be given a chance to show their expertise in a fight involving Pacquiao.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ed de la Vega, DDS.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • RIVETING INSIDE STORY OF DACQUEL’S IBO INT’L TITLE FIGHT VICTORY ON “THE MAIN EVENT”-PBO-SKY CABLE, SATURDAY AT 8:30 P.M.
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Floyd Mayweather -- Gives Ringside Tix to NFL's 1st Female Coach
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Economides Defends Title Against Ankrah On Undercard Of Roy Jones Jr-Tony Moran on Sept 12th.
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • AZKALS OFFICIALS ASSESS CHANCES VS UZBEKISTAN 4 DAYS BEFORE MATCH
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • NBA -- Hawks to retire Motumbo's No.55 jersey
    By Joan Secuya-Medida, Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • TACONING DEFENDS OPBF TITLE VS FAJARDO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Shannon Briggs Vs. Klitschko -- Evander Holyfield Breaks Up Gym Fight
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • BOXING MANAGER CAMERON DUNKIN HAS BIG PLANS FOR THE PENALOSA BROTHERS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • LA FIGHT CLUB FULL OF EXCITING MATCHUPS ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Boxcino 2014 Lightweight champion, Petr "Zar" Petrov to fight Liam Walsh in WBO Lightweight elimination bout on October 10 in Manchester, England
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Julian Williams to take on Luciano Cuello on Tuesday, September 22 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Strong turnout for Ring 8 Family Picnic
    By , Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • DEFENDING CHAMPIONS SWU COBRAS WIN OVER UC WEBMASTERS TO TIE THE UV LANCERS IN SECOND PLACE
    By Michael Kenji Izumi, Fri, 04 Sep 2015
  • Full-time poilice officer Smith ends long layoff to resume boxing Sept. 18th at Twin River
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • LADON, MARCIAL CONTINUE BOXERS GALLANT QUEST IN ASBC ASIAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Khan-Quaye Title Fight Support For Roy Jones Jr-Tony Moran September 12th in Liverpool
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • CHINA CHALLENGE FOR HERMINATOR
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • THE BIG ONE IS FINALLY HERE!
    By Ted Lerner, Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Lakers allow Clarkson to play for Gilas
    By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Super-featherweight Prodigy Mario Barrios Has New Opponent in Jose Cen Torres
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • TOP CONTENDERS, PROSPECTS AND FAN FAVORITE FIGHTERS ADDED TO THE MATTHYSSE VS. POSTOL NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Mad Integrity Fight Sports Presents “Bombs Away 4” October 10 in Lakeland!
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Middleweight KO Artist Caleb Plant Returns To The Ring Tuesday Sept 22 on Fox Sports 1
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015
  • Undefeated Rising Star Ahmed Elbiali 11-0, 10 KOs To Face Fabiano Pena on Fox Sports 1
    By , Thu, 03 Sep 2015


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2015 philboxing.com.