Freddie Roach no longer Pacquiao's trainer

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Manny Pacquiao, under the supervision of former trainer Freddie Roach.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 13) — The 15-year partnership between Filipino boxing champion and senator Manny Pacquiao and his renowned trainer Freddie Roach has come to an end.

In a statement Friday, Roach wished Pacquiao the best.

"Manny and I had a great run for 15 years — longer than most marriages and certainly a rarity for boxing. I wouldn't trade any of it. Inside the boxing ring and the political ring, I wish Manny nothing but the best," Roach said.

However, he would have wanted to hear the news from Pacquiao himself.

"I would be lying if I didn't say I wasn't hurt that he didn't contact me personally about his decision, but the great times we enjoyed together far outweigh that," he said.

Roach has been Pacquiao's lead coach since 2002 after gaining the International Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion.

The Filipino boxing champion has an upcoming bout with Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The 39-year-old Pacquiao lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight title to Australian Jeff Horn via a controversial unanimous decision in July 2017. He carries a 59 win off 38 knockouts and a seven-loss slate.

CNN Philippines' Correspondent Paolo del Rosario contributed to this report.