Manny Pacquiao’s Camp Caught Kicking a Photographer Who Snapped Photos of the Knockout!
After Pacquiao was introduced to the canvas on Saturday, it appears his entourage was ready to continue the fight for him. Their target wasn’t the opponent Marquez but a photographer snapping Pacquiao’s photo while the fighter was literally out for the count.
The two culprits have been identified as Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz and his assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez. it was easy to point them out….the entire thing was being filmed. I think in the heat of the moment they might have forgot they were on camera.
When Pacquiao was knocked out, his trainer Freddie Roach asked Bello not to take pictures. Koncz who had been actually crying next to Manny on the canvas and Fernandez who was near by, heard Freddi Roach say this , and when Bello didn’t stop fast enough they went after him. That’s when they begin to kick the photographer. Bello had to jump off the apron so he wasn’t hurt. Bello recalls the event during an interview with Yahoo,
“Had I not gotten off the ring, I have no doubt the two of them would have beaten the [expletive] out of me and I might have been seriously hurt,” Bello told the site.
Koncz begin to defend himself, saying that it was a misunderstanding. Via text message he told is side to Yahoo,
“Not an assault just a miss understanding in the heat of the moment”
Once Koncz discovered that there was photographic proof, the text messages from Koncz stopped. The entire incident will be reviewed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Freddie Roach will be in the clear. In fact, he apologized for asking Bello not to take pictures. Roach realizes that this is exactly why Bello is there.
Bello defends he was in the right place at the right time,
“Nobody likes doing that, but I was where I was credentialed to be and I was trying to do my job, which is to document the event, It’s no different than the war photographers who have to shoot what is happening on a battlefield. Nobody wants to do that, but you have to document the history.
“I’ve been a fan of Manny and I have shot a lot of his fights. I watched all the ’24/7s’ [on HBO], but what happened here was not right.”
Bello insists that he’s not seeking money, only an apology.
After the fight, I asked Mike Tyson if he approved of the knock out. Tyson was like