Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz revealed that Nike has some new deals in store for the eight-division world champion.
Koncz told the Manila Standard that he talked to executives of Nike’s Corporate Office in their headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon and that they felt the comments by Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Dana White that Nike had dropped Pacquiao were “pretty amusing,” but certainly not true.
“The Pacquiao line is selling very well. They have some other things going, that would involve Pacquiao,” Koncz quoted Nike officials as telling him.
White claimed that Nike was shutting down the Manny Pacquiao line and starting up the Jon Jones line, in a multi-year deal with the UFC champion.
White said in MMA Weekly that he didn’t know why they shut down the Pacquiao line, which was “selling like hot cakes.”
But Boxingscene.com quoted Fred Sternburg, Pacquiao’s publicist, who branded White’s claims as “100 percent false. The relationship between Manny and Nike has never been better.”