Ariza claims Arum tried to get him fired


Posted at Feb 08 2012 08:13 PM | Updated as of Feb 09 2012 06:04 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Conditioning coach Alex Ariza launched a scathing tirade against Bob Arum, claiming that the boxing promoter tried to get him cut out of Manny Pacquiao’s team.

Ariza, credited for helping Pacquiao win boxing titles in several weight classes, said he will be coming out with a revealing article about the Top Rank Inc. CEO.

“Bob arum- manny told me u again tried to get him to fire me. Is it Alzheimer's or are you this [expletive] stupid! Hope u Enjoy my new article,” he said through Twitter.

It’s no secret that the outspoken conditioning coach has been critical of Arum, especially over Pacquiao’s supposed super fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“It’s clear as to why the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight has never happened. It's always about what's best for Bob and his agenda… Whoever Manny fights, he has to fight in-house,” Ariza said back in November.

“Arum hates Floyd Mayweather, can't stand him, he doesn't want to see him make a dollar, can't stand Golden Boy, doesn't want to do business with them,” he added.

Ariza joined Team Pacquiao in 2008, after the Filipino’s second fight against Juan Manuel Marquez.

He helped Pacquiao maintain his speed and power while climbing several weight classes.

This helped the Filipino champion to be successful against the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.