PACQUIAO SURPRISES ROACH, GOES 15 ROUNDS ON THE PUNCH-MITTS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Tue, 04 Mar 2014
“Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao surprised celebrated trainer Freddie Roach during a regular Monday workout at the Pacman Wild Card Gym in Manny’s hometown of General Santos when he went 15 rounds on the punch-mitts.
Assistant trainer and childhood friend Buboy Fernandez told the Manila Standard that Pacquiao will continue sparring on Tuesday with undefeated Lydell Rhodes (19-0, 9 KO’s) who fights very much like WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley but that Rhodes can’t handle the power of Pacquiao.
Fernandez told us that Pacquiao has been particularly aggressive in training which augurs well for his rematch with Bradley because the consensus in Team Pacquiao is that he needs to win by a knockout to re-establish himself as an elite fighter.
Roach has said he would train Pacquiao to go for a knockout should the opportunity present itself while Manny’s adviser Michael Koncz has said nothing less than a knockout will do.
Pacquiao and his entourage will leave for Los Angeles on Saturday where he plans to pick up sparring at Roach’s Wild Card Gym where he will be joined by former strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune along with two new sparring partners - Kendall Holt and Steve Forbes, two experienced and well-rounded fighters.
Holt actually lost his WBO light welterweight title to Bradley in 2009 though he dropped him in the first round as well as the last while Forbes lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Andre Berto in a welterweight title fight after dropping a twelve round unanimous decision to Oscar Del La Hoya some three months earlier.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|Conor McGregor Media Conference Call Transcript|
By , Sat, 19 Aug 2017GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND JAMES CORDEN ON FINAL EPISODE OF ALL ACCESS: MAYWEATHER VS. McGREGOR
By , Sat, 19 Aug 2017Dela Torre faces fellow unbeaten American foe on Aug. 22
By , Sat, 19 Aug 2017VICTORY BOXING RETURNS TO PHILADELPHIA WITH PHILLY STRONG
By , Sat, 19 Aug 2017OROZCO STAKES USNBC BELT AGAINST ORTIZ
By , Sat, 19 Aug 2017ARUM PROPOSES SAME SUNCORP VENUE FOR PACQUIAO-HORN REMATCH
By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 18 Aug 2017Floyd Mayweather Sr. Says He'll Beat a White Supremacist's Ass
By , Fri, 18 Aug 2017CANELO IS SLIGHT UNDERDOG AGAINST GGG
By Maloney L. Samaco, Fri, 18 Aug 2017PHILIPPINES WILL HOST 30TH SEA GAMES IN 2019
By Eddie Alinea, Fri, 18 Aug 2017GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN: ALBERTO "EXPLOSIVO" MACHADO AND CARLOS "THE SOLUTION" MORALES OFFICIAL WEIGHTS FOR AUG. 18 SHOW
By , Fri, 18 Aug 2017Unbeaten Rising Contender David Benavidez & Hard Hitting Ronald Gavril Battle for Vacant WBC Super Middleweight World Title
By , Fri, 18 Aug 2017Pinoy Pride 42: Jason Pagara faces Richmond Djarbeng of Ghana; Complete Undercard Lineup Bared
By Dong Secuya, Thu, 17 Aug 2017Terence Crawford / Julius Indongo Fight Week Interview Transcript
By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017Floyd Mayweather Sr. Rips Justin Bieber, 'He Don't Know Boxing!'
By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017Game of the Warriors: Clavite vs Lauro August 26 in Bacoor, Cavite
By Carlos Costa, Thu, 17 Aug 2017Thai fighter determined to steal Bornea’s belt
By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017MIGUEL COTTO AND UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017LaManna and Sosa chime in for this Saturday's WBC Silver Latino Welterweight title bout
By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017One-on-One with M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein
By , Thu, 17 Aug 2017PACQUIAO'S MESSAGE TO PH SEA GAMES ATHLETES
By Eddie Alinea, Thu, 17 Aug 2017CONOR MCGREGOR AND THE UFC MEGA HITS
By Maloney L. Samaco, Thu, 17 Aug 2017GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS PLACES SPOTLIGHT ON FOUR-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION MIGUEL COTTO
By , Wed, 16 Aug 2017BOXING CHAMPION BOYD MELSON LAUNCHED CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS IN NEW YORK'S 11TH DISTRICT
By , Wed, 16 Aug 2017PINOY NELSON VILLANUEVA IS THIS YEAR'S MALAYSIA RAPID OPEN CHESS CHAMPION
By Marlon Bernardino, Wed, 16 Aug 2017