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The scathing remarks made by Nonito Donaire regarding Sen. Manny Pacquiao’s political ambitions didn’t sit well with the fighting lawmaker’s camp.
“Those statements were unprofessional, inappropriate and disrespectful,” said Pacquiao adviser Mike Koncz yesterday after Donaire told a boxing website that he won’t vote for the Filipino legend in the event he runs for the presidency.
Koncz was aghast by Donaire’s words, saying the Fil-Am fighter had long been jealous of the achievements of Pacquiao.
Donaire told fighthype two days ago that he “probably wouldn’t (vote for Pacquiao)” in case he vies for the presidency, stressing that Pacquiao “hasn’t presented himself well as a politician (but) presented himself as a celebrity.”
“In order for him to get my vote, he has to commit,” said Donaire, who is actually fighting underneath Pacquiao’s Nov. 5 showdown with Jessie Vargas at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Koncz said he felt sad that Donaire would criticize Pacquiao.
“Sen. Manny has spent so many hours devoting his focus on the people’s welfare and he is not even aware of the things that the senator has done.
“We even allowed him to see action on our show and he says those things.”