Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ariza Vows: The Old Pacquiao Will Return Against Bradley

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

STRENGTH and conditioning coach Alex Ariza believes Manny Pacquiao will be the same fighter that demolished the likes of Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto when he defends his World Boxing Organization welterweight title against undefeated Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on June 9.

Ariza told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that he had spoken to Pacquiao after his controversial win in his third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez and during his recent visit to Los Angeles for the kickoff of his coming fight’s two-city media tour.

There were concerns over Pacquiao’s showing against Marquez where several distractions, including personal problems took its toll on the eight-division world champion, who looked anything but the dominating Fighter of the Decade.

However, a new-found commitment to studying the Bible and a break from the old habits of late nights, gambling and other activities and spending much more time with wife Jinkee and their four children have proved to be rejuvenating for Pacquiao.

“We talked about the training and what we are going to do and any changes we are going to try to make,” said Ariza. “Pacquiao was receptive after the Marquez fight and again before this fight. He said he wants to start training camp a little earlier and he wants to focus on building his body and getting his power and speed again.”

The strength guru, who has been alongside celebrated trainer Freddie Roach prior to Pacquiao’s ninth-round annihilation of then lightweight champion David Diaz, said Pacquiao is ready to focus again.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brother Jay on 02-27-2012

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;11830187]It is hilarious that posters used to say that Gayweather was on vacation..... ..... now that Pac appears to be about to hide out in some monastery. Manny clearly dont want none of Mayweather, that pu55y is gonna duck Floyd…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 02-27-2012

[QUOTE=Emon723;11829169]I doubt it, now that Pac had turned to Bible and become religious, is the fire still there:la:[/QUOTE] It is hilarious that posters used to say that Gayweather was on vacation..... ..... now that Pac appears to be about to…

Comment by Emon723 on 02-27-2012

I doubt it, now that Pac had turned to Bible and become religious, is the fire still there:la:

Comment by KickAzz on 02-27-2012

Doubt it... oscar, cotto, marg... those guys were willing to fight with pac... now a days all mofos wanna do is run and survive 12 rounds... it's boring and it's making pac's fights boring... not cause Pac doesn't want to…

Comment by punchville on 02-27-2012

i doubt that alex....you cannot stop the passing of your best no matter who you are, he's only human...pac has been in a steady decline tho slow since the margo fight imo...i just hope he still has enough left to…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (77)
Top Headlines Chavez Jr. Vows To Erase Vegas Demons By Knocking Canelo Out Joshua Views Tyson Fury as The Next Mega-Bout at Heavyweight Omar Chavez: Our Family Dynasty Better, Now Julio Beats Canelo! Klitschko: Joshua is Vulnerable, Let's See How He Develops Joshua: I Was Definitely Tired, But I Knew That I Could Recover Video: Badou Jack Talks Ward-Kovalev, The Future at 175, More Video: Mayweather Sr. Talks McGregor, Canelo vs. Chavez Jr, More Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Punch Stats Klitschko Won't Reveal Video Prediction Made on Memory Stick Klitschko Admits He Thought Joshua Was Finished in Round Six Joshua: I Learned That I Can Definitely Knock Out Any Opponent Photos: Chavez With Vicious Stoppage of Canelo's Brother in Two Hearn: Time To Go Worldwide, Break New Markets WIth Joshua! Joshua On Board For Klitschko Rematch, Principality Stadium Eyed Photos: Joshua Knocks Klitschko Out - MONSTER Fight Gallery Photos: Scott Quigg Turns Back Simion For IBF Shot at Lee Selby Photos: Luke Campbell Stops Perez To Earn Crack at Jorge Linares Fury Reacts To Joshua: Challenge Accepted, I Will Play With You! Joshua: I Fought The Better Klitschko, Not The One Fury Beat Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua's TKO Win, Klitschko Rematch, More Klitschko Won't Reveal if He Plans To Execute Rematch Clause Parker's Trainer: Bellew Fight is Perfect Path To Anthony Joshua Chavez Gets Revenge, Destroys Alvarez in Two Rounds Parker's Trainer Feels Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook in Sixth Marrero Crushes Zambrano in One Round For WBA, IBO Belts Bellew: Joshua Has Replaced Mayweather as The King of Boxing Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Knockout of Klitschko, The Future Video: Wladimir Klitschko Post Fight - Discusses Loss To Joshua Joseph Parker Eyes Joshua For The Future, Impressed By Klitschko Klitschko: The Best Man Won, It's Really Sad That I Didn't Make It Wilder on Joshua: Fight at The End of The Year - Winner Takes All! Fury To Joshua: You Went Life and Death - I Played With Klitschko! Joshua: I Had To Dig Deep, Fought My Heart Out and Won Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie WILL NOT Box On Joshua-Klitschko Scott Quigg Decisions Viorel Simion, in Line For Lee Selby Shot Wilder: Klitschko Started Slipping in Fight Against Jennings Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell Stops Darleys Perez in Ninth of WBA Eliminator
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement