Philippines, 19 Aug 2022
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


PACQUIAO MOBBED ON HIS ARRIVAL IN LOS ANGELES


PhilBoxing.com




Philippine senator and eight division world champion Manny
Pacquiao was mobbed by the media and fight fans when he arrived at the Los Angeles International Airport at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday aboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Manila.

Pacquiao arrived with his charming wife Jinkee and members of his entourage including Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach and longtime adviser Michael Koncz.

Manny had his final sparring session at the ?Flash? Elorde Gym in the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City behind closed doors on Thursday and a final workout on Saturday. Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune who left for LA last Monday told us he expects Manny to have at least three more sparring sessions before his showdown with Jessie Vargas for Vargas? WBO welterweight title at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 6, Manila Time.

The fight card which will also include five division super bantamweight champion Nonito ?The Filipino? Flash in a title defense against unbeaten Jessie Magdaleno, will be telecast by Solar Sports and GMA 7 as well as on pay-per-view over Sky Cable and Cignal TV.





Pacquiao has had some ferocious sparring sessions with the 5?10? Jose Ramirez who approximates the style of Vargas.

After six rounds of sparring last Saturday, Ramirez told the Manila Standard ?while it?s been a tough camp for Manny, he is going to be more than ready when he faces Vargas on November 5.

On Monday, October 24, Manny will begin phase two of his training camp, at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, for his challenge of World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world champion Jessie Vargas who has a record of 27-1 with 10 KOs.

While Pacquiao will be looking to become a three-time WBO welterweight champion as well as the first senator to win a world title, Vargas will be resolute in enforcing a term limit on the future Hall of Famer's boxing career. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with the Manila Standard, Vargas said he is ?much stronger today? than when he scored an impressive 9th round KO over Sadam Ali to win the title last March 5 and wants to ?go above and beyond that performance and out on a better performance when he faces the ?Fighter of the Decade? on November 5.

Vargas said he has gradually increased training every day and ?everything is coming along smoothly.? He maintained that if he sees an opening he?ll go for a knockout and mentioned round eight.

However, Pacquiao in an interview with the Manila Standard before he left for LA said ?that is easy to say but hard to do. That is impossible. God is with us, who can be against us??

He maintained that he is ?inspired and is always dedicated to my work. You know me, how I work hard in the gym. That?s the only way I can make boxing easier.?

Trainer Roach noted "I have been training Manny for 15 years and even after all this time he still amazes me. He's pushing 38 and he still outworks every fighter I've ever worked with. He's had a killer schedule during this training camp but it's been really productive. You'd have to see it to believe it."

While there were days the demands of his senatorial duties appeared to tire him out and he looked somewhat flat in sparring, there were other days when Manny was ?devastating.?

Former two division world champion Gerry Penalosa who closely follows Pacquiao?s training schedule said that from what he?s seen in Manila, Manny is 90 percent ready and he expects him to score an impressive stoppage within 8-10 rounds and that if Vargas hopes to win by a knockout ?he is dreaming.?


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • ESTRADA TOPS WORLD TITLE TRIPLE-HEADER IN MEXICO ON SEPT 3, LIVE WORLDWIDE ON DAZN
    , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • COTTO PROMOTIONS PROBOX TV DEBUT IS THIS FRIDAY! LIVE FROM SAN JUAN!
    , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • ADRIAN CORONA TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
    , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • Dee Lee Promotions, LLC in association with Family Legacy Finest Presents LIVE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL BOXING
    , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • Box Fan Expo Invitational 2022, USA Boxing Amateur Show, Taking Place During Mexican Independence Day Weekend, Saturday September 17, In Las Vegas
    , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • Magali returns home after failure to fly
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • Derrick Jackson tops Entrobox Championship Boxing undercard August 21
    , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • EBANIE BRIDGES DISCUSSES INSPIRING AND SACRIFICING ON RAW: THE FIGHT WITHIN
    , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • BLUE-CHIP PROSPECT FLOYD “KID AUSTIN” SCHOFIELD SIGNS CO-PROMOTIONAL DEAL WITH GOLDEN BOY
    , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • AUSSIE SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT STEVIE SPARK SIGNS WITH MATCHROOM
    , Fri, 19 Aug 2022
  • Nattapong, Lerasan Face Off in Thailand, Ready to Rumble for WBA Asia Super Fly Title
    By Carlos Costa, , Thu, 18 Aug 2022
  • IBF TOP RATED TAPALES GETTING READY FOR WORLD TITLE SHOT
    , Thu, 18 Aug 2022
  • USYK VS. JOSHUA 2 PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    , Thu, 18 Aug 2022
  • COTTO PROMOTIONS PROBOX TV DEBUT IS THIS FRIDAY! LIVE FROM SAN JUAN!
    , Thu, 18 Aug 2022
  • RAGE ON THE RED SEA UNDERCARD PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    , Thu, 18 Aug 2022
  • FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION DEONTAY WILDER BATTLES HARD-HITTING ROBERT HELENIUS IN EXPLOSIVE SHOWDOWN ON FOX SPORTS PBC PAY-PER-VIEW SATURDAY, OCT. 15
    , Thu, 18 Aug 2022
  • August 26: Top Prospects from All Over California to be Featured on Sosa-Cruz Undercard at San Joaquin County Fairgrounds
    , Thu, 18 Aug 2022
  • LOUIS LOPEZ TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
    , Thu, 18 Aug 2022
  • 4 Division World Champion & Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez Confirmed for Sixth Annual Box Fan Expo
    , Thu, 18 Aug 2022
  • FIRST GLIMPSE OF USYK & JOSHUA IN THE RING AHEAD OF RAGE ON THE RED SEA REMATCH
    , Wed, 17 Aug 2022
  • The Past Week in Action 2022: Teo Lopez Returns as Super Lightweight with TKO Victory Over Pedro Campa
    By Eric Armit, , Wed, 17 Aug 2022
  • LOMA IS BACK! The Pound-For-Pound Picasso Has Arrived in Los Angeles!
    , Wed, 17 Aug 2022
  • Paalam, Diay!
    By Eddie Alinea, , Wed, 17 Aug 2022
  • Top Mexican boxing prospects to be showcased this Friday night on “Canela Boxeo”
    , Wed, 17 Aug 2022
  • Undefeated Cruiserweight Rob Safar Returns August 19th at the Commerce Casino
    , Wed, 17 Aug 2022




  •  



     
    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
    © 2022 philboxing.com.