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By Gerry Peñalosa

Pacquiao Getting Ready for Display of Superior Firepower
Sat, 31 Oct 2009

After the much publicized workout at my gym, Manny flew to Los Angeles California to do the final leg of his intensive training with Freddie Roach, Alex Ariza, Buboy Gonzales, Nonoy Neri and the rest of the Team Pacquiao. He’s back spending much time on the mitts, on sparring sessions and on his runs at the hills of Griffith Park which he does three times a week. He never gets tired going up and down the peak of Los Angeles, California with the team. And it seems he’s asking for more workouts

Billy Keane, my LA-based manager, happened to have witnessed and commented that Manny is back in his fighting form and it seems he doesn’t mind the jet lags. He’s still alert, strong and always looking forward for the win. Furthermore, Billy Keane said that with the kind of firepower that Pacquiao unleashes during his training, Miguel Cotto will not last the distance.

During the media conference call given by Bob Arum, Pacman said that winning the fight against the Puerto Rican champion will be his 7th title and the win would be the first in history which will not only bring him honor and prestige but also for Philippines as well. Freddie Roach has predicted a first round knockout. I am very pleased with what the celebrated trainer has said because being Manny’s friend; I want to see him reap world boxing titles. The whole Philippines are confident that the training camp will prepare him well for the fight. Freddie Roach and his men should be commended for working so hard in order for Manny to reach his top form.

I am very happy with his achievements and his trait which made it all possible is that he is always willing to learn more. He is never afraid of bigger guys or to climb weight because he always looks forward to overcome the challenge. For what he lacks in height this he fills with his blinding speed. In more or less two weeks to go, another Filipino will make the Philippines proud.

Panahon na naman ng Undas o All Saints’ Day. Sa Pilipinas isang tradisyon ang pagdalaw sa mga kapamilyang namayapa na dala ang mga bulaklak at kaunting salusalo. Sa panahong ito, mas naaalala ko ang aking ama, si Carl Penalosa. Pitong taon na magmula ng siya ay namatay ngunit hanggang ngayon ako ay patuloy pa ring nagpapasalamat sa pagmamahal, pag aaruga at pagdidisiplina sa aming magkakapatid. Sila ng aking Ina ang siyang tanging dahilan kung bakit ako ay napasok at masaya sa pagiging boksingero. Maraming maraming salamat, Tatay.

Sa lahat ng Pilipino sa buong mundo, isang mapayapang paggunita sa Kapistahan ng mga Patay.

Ito po si Gerry Pe?alosa para sa isa na namang balitaang boksing.. Maraming salamat sa inyong pagtangkilik.

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