Philippines, 24 Sep 2018
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Joaquin Henson

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        




 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Joaquin Henson



Target practice for Manny

By Joaquin Henson
PhilBoxing.com
05 Jun 2018



Australian conditioning coach Justin Fortune said recently his goal for Manny Pacquiao in sparring to get ready for WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina is precision punching, not brawling, and he’ll keep the rounds to a minimum to preserve the Filipino icon for the big fight at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15.

“In sparring, the objective is targeting,” said Fortune. “That’s why we brought in George Kambosos, an undefeated Australian lightweight, to spar with Manny. We’re trying to get George in Manny’s undercard in K. L. but if that can’t happen, George will take a fight in the US two weeks later so he’s getting ready, too. We thought of bringing over Sergey Lipinets, a Kazakh lightweight (13-1, 10 KOs) but he likes to go to war in sparring so he’s not the kind of sparmate we want.”

Fortune said he’s confident Pacquiao will score a knockout over Matthysse even if he hasn’t stopped an opponent since Miguel Cotto in 2009. “Matthysse has a weak chin,” said Fortune. “He took the 10-count in losing to (Viktor) Postol and I don’t think Postol is a heavy puncher with only 12 KOs in 28 wins at that stage. We know Matthysse will be well-prepared for the fight so it’s important that Manny is in the best condition of his life.”

Fortune said Matthysse’s style is easy to read. “He’s aggressive, a brawler,” said Fortune. “He’s not changing his style overnight. But Matthysse did show some boxing skills in outpointing Ruslan (Provodnikov). That fight was an all-out war with both fighters banging each other so Matthysse made an adjustment. Against Manny who’s quicker and smarter than Ruslan, Matthysse will fight the way he usually does. Besides, even if Matthysse decides to box, there’s no way he can outbox Manny. We expect Matthysse to try to pressure Manny, push him to the corners or along the ropes. He'll fight dirty like (Jeff) Horn.”

Fortune said he’s excited to bring along his wife Tamara Frapasella for the fight in K. L. She’ll fly in from Los Angeles and stay for five days. Frapasella is an American actress and fashion model of Italian descent. Fortune met her when she went to his Los Angeles gym to train for a celebrity boxing match with Kim Kardashian in 2009. Fortune said Tamara won handily in the bout that was featured on the TV show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” Last year, Tamara gave birth to twins Crayden and Sophia. “I’m 52 and it’s wonderful to be a father to nine-month-old twins,” said Fortune. “I’m blessed.” Tamara is now more active in movies as a producer.

Fortune said there’s no pressing reason for Pacquiao to consider retiring at age 39. “I don’t think there’s anyone in his division who’s faster with their hands and feet even if we concede that Manny has slowed down a few notches,” he said. “He’s still a high-caliber fighter. At the moment, the lightweight and welterweight divisions are the most exciting in boxing. It’s difficult to retire if you’re still capable of winning big fights and there are offers of multi-million dollar contracts. Two of the fighters out there I’m impressed with are superfeatherweight Tevin Farmer and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence.”

Fortune said he might relocate his Los Angeles gym to Denver, Colorado or Austin, Texas. “We’ve been very successful with our gym that’s been around for 10 years but developers now want to build a complex and the construction could start by next year,” he said. “If we relocate, we’re thinking of Denver or Austin either of which will be good places to raise our kids and they’re big on boxing, too.”

Photo: Manny Pacquiao spars in General Santos City ahead of his title fight against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 15. Photo by Wendell Alinea.


Back to Joaquin Henson's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • Filipino Natuplag, Zheng Li, Yuya Nakamura, Tursunboev Score Knock Out Wins in Bangkok, Thailand
    By Carlos Costa, 24 Sep 2018
  • NBA NEWS: Seven teams interested in Jimmy Butler
    By Eddie Alinea, 24 Sep 2018
  • Logan Paul On Sage Northcutt Fight, 'I'd Have to Train My Ass Off'
    By , 24 Sep 2018
  • IM Oliver Dimakiling wins 2018 Diyandi Festival Open Chess Tournament
    By Marlon Bernardino, 24 Sep 2018
  • SPORTS TRIVIA: FIRST MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO FAILURE IS THE RING EVENT OF THE YEAR 2010
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 24 Sep 2018
  • Selina Barrios Retains NABF Lightweight Title with Dominating Unanimous Decision Over Patricia Juarez
    By , 23 Sep 2018
  • Irving knows how to beat the Warriors
    By Eddie Alinea, 23 Sep 2018
  • Asia's First GM Eugene Torre will hold a 20 boards simul chess in Gumaca, Quezon
    By Marlon Bernardino, 23 Sep 2018
  • WBC # 1 Light Flyweight Jonathan Taconing Dominates Vince Paras, Retains WBC Int'l Strap in Manila, Philippines
    By Carlos Costa, 23 Sep 2018
  • MID-AUTUMN MAJOR LEAGUE BOXING
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., 23 Sep 2018
  • Ruben Villa Returns as Headliner from Salinas Storm House Saturday, Oct. 13
    By , 23 Sep 2018
  • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: No way Pacquiao-Mayweather II will happen this year
    By Eddie Alinea, 22 Sep 2018
  • O’SHAQUIE FOSTER UPSETS PREVIOUSLY UNBEATEN JON FERNANDEZ WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION IN MAIN EVENT OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION FRIDAY ON SHOWTIME®
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • Paez spearheads 2nd Chooks to Go National Rapid Chess Championships tournament entries
    By Marlon Bernardino, 22 Sep 2018
  • ‘ROAR OF SINGAPORE V - KINGS OF LION CITY’ ON SEPTEMBER 29, TO TEST THE METTLE OF THE 3 RISING FACES OF ASEAN BOXING - MICHAEL DASMARINAS, RIDHWAN AND KENG FAI
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • Weights from Corpus Christi TX - Selina Barrios 133.5 vs. Patricia Juarez 134
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • TACONING DEFENDS WBC CROWN TONIGHT AT ELORDES
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • Wesley Ferrer Ready For National Television Debut Tonight On ShoBox: The New Generation Live On SHOWTIME®
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • In The Rage…… Rubenilton Pereira
    By , 22 Sep 2018
  • "Jaw Breaker" Noynay, Al Toyogon Victorious and Ready for Tougher Battles (PHOTOS)
    By Carlos Costa, 22 Sep 2018





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2018 philboxing.com.