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 Last update:  4/13/2011       Read more by Ronnie Nathanielsz         
   
Ariza Talks Pacquiao-Porter, Mosley Eyes a KO in Seven
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KO’s) sparred eight rounds on Tuesday with three separate sparring partners and according to his strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza, looked great.

Ariza handles Pacquiao’s workouts at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles while trainer Freddie Roach is in England with WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan who defends his title against undefeated European champion Paul McCloskey at the M.E.N arena in England on April 16.

Ariza told the Inquirer Pacquiao “is doing really, really well.’ He said Pacquiao sparred three rounds with welterweight  Karim “ Hard Hitta”Mayfield (13-0-1, 8 KO’s), three rounds with another wqelterweightr prospect  Shawn “ Showtime” Porter (18-0, 13 KO’s)  and two rounds with longtime sparring partner, lightweight  Raymund “Sugar” Beltran 24-4, 16 KO’s).

The strength and conditioning coach flatly denied an earlier report on the internet that Pacquiao had knocked out Porter stating “that’s not true. I don’t know where anybody got any of that but I can tell you that’s not true.”

He said Porter is “a great sparring partner and he’s still there.”

Ariza said Pacquiao is “in really good shape and I am impressed with his focus, his determination . He is really, really preparing himself for this fight (against Shane Mosley) and taking it seriously. I really like what I see.”

The strength and conditioning guru said Pacquiao is “big and strong. We’ve been doing more strength work, plyometrics (a type of exercise training designed to produce fast, powerful movements) and isometrics this week and in the next two weeks we will see a big and strong Manny.”

Meantime, three-time world champion Shane Mosley (46-6-1, 39 KO’s)  put on a show at a jampacked media day workout at his Big Bear training camp in California and predicted he would surprise fight fans by knocking out Pacquiao.

Mosley said “any round would do but I think the seventh will be about the time I break him down and be able to get that knockout.”

He told reporters his energy was at a very high level and he has “a lot of power in both hands. I know Pacquiao will go right to the attack and that is a great advantage for me.”

Mosley conceded that it is a difficult fight because Pacquiao “fires punches from all kinds of angles, is on his toes during late rounds and gives you different looks.” But Mosley expressed confidence that “pure power can take over all of that. I know I will be able to get good hard punches onto Pacquiao.”

Mosley also said having Naazim Richardson as his chief trainer was the biggest advantage “since he’s never lost a fight against a Top Rank champion. ”

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Shane Mosley , Pacquiao-Mosley , Pacquiao vs Mosley , Alex Ariza , Shawn Porter


 

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comment by pinoypunch, on 04-14-2011
[QUOTE=Illdil]This like me going and saying sergio Martinez is ducking and a coward for not fighting Ward/BUTE/Froch/Kessler/AA/Bika etc etc....why cuZ its not true cuz he can't make that weight and those guys r wayy bigger Very much more stronger and equally or more skilled compared to Martinez ...

comment by pinoypunch, on 04-14-2011
Some guys here are confusing walking weight to fighting weight. LOL.:stupid: I think Martinez is just bluffing. He knows Manny cant go up to 154 lbs, that's why he is calling him out. If he really serious on fighting Manny, why not challenge Manny at 150 lbs. This guy just want to be talked ab...

comment by jetgeomcx, on 04-14-2011
[QUOTE=SPREAD]He's weight is 153 and he complains he can't fight Martinez at 154 and is a legit 140. That has to be a typo or your mans running scared of Martinez Pac fans.[/QUOTE] brah, clearly you don't understand "walk around weight", weigh-in wt and fyting weight. i won't bother to te...

comment by DocG, on 04-14-2011
[QUOTE=SPREAD]He's weight is 153 and he complains he can't fight Martinez at 154 and is a legit 140. That has to be a typo or your mans running scared of Martinez Pac fans.[/QUOTE] :fing26::stupid::wtf::loser:

comment by bojangles1987, on 04-14-2011
[QUOTE=SPREAD]He's weight is 153 and he complains he can't fight Martinez at 154 and is a legit 140. That has to be a typo or your mans running scared of Martinez Pac fans.[/QUOTE] My Science this ranks with some of the dumbest things I've ever seen posted on here. My brain is melting from...

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