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Pacquiao Discusses His Close Relationship With Roach

Question - Training with Freddie Roach, describe a typical day in and out the gym. Your relationship with Freddie. You dine together, watch film together, etc.

Manny Pacquiao - I train Monday through Saturday every week of training camp.  It is a strict schedule that allows my body to rest between morning and afternoon sessions so that I can perform my training at my best.  Everything is geared to one goal, peaking physically and mentally on April 12 – Fight Day.

At sunrise, I usually head over to one of three areas that I rotate and run several miles.  I no longer run hills every day and that has eliminated the leg cramps I had suffered from, beginning with my fight with Shane Mosley in 2011.  After my run, Justin Fortune, who is my strength and conditioning coach, runs me though a series of drills that are designed to improve my speed and agility. By 8 a.m., I return home for breakfast with my camp and then a take a nap.

I usually arrive at Wild Card Boxing Club at 1 p.m. for a three-hour session with Freddie. Sparring takes place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays while I work the mitts with Freddie every day. Then it’s a circuit on the double-end bag, the heavy bag, the speed bag, jumping rope and hundreds of situps.  The session ends with strength drills with Justin.  It’s during the afternoon session that Freddie and I interact and discuss, design and execute our strategy for defeating Tim Bradley.  We know what we have to do to beat him. 

After training we go to a Thai restaurant near the gym for lunch and then head back home where I relax, play chess with my friends or watch a movie a home, followed by dinner.  After dinner I read The Bible or discuss it with my friends and I’m usually in bed by 10 p.m.

Freddie has been a father, a brother and a best friend since the day we met.  I cannot overstate his importance to me and how much he has impacted my life.  I am a better person for having Freddie in my life.  We are a team.  In the gym I call him Master Freddie.  He is the boss and he is the teacher.  And even though we do not spend as much time together as we used to, we will always have a special bond that will remain strong for the rest of our lives.             

24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley 2 show #3 debuts Thursday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO two nights before the high stakes welterweight title bout.

Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 takes place Sat., April 12 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by lets rumble on 04-08-2014

[QUOTE=Det. Conan;14403971]Yeah. And when Pac compromise, Floyd will ask Pac to leave his wife & children, then if Pac says yes again, Floyd will mak a contract for Pac to leave his country and never go back again, ever. Then…

Comment by Det. Conan on 04-08-2014

[QUOTE=Nooblet;14402412]if Pacquiao leaves Bob Arum to fight floyd i am pretty sure that floyd's next bargain is for Pacquiao to leave roach and hire another trainer.[/QUOTE] Yeah. And when Pac compromise, Floyd will ask Pac to leave his wife &…

Comment by lets rumble on 04-07-2014

[QUOTE=Boxingwizard;14403231]90% of the time when a fighter loses it's usually their fault. In rare occasions the trainer does make a difference like in Pacquiao vs Cotto. Cotto's trainer at that time was not really qualified to train Cotto for Pacquiao…

Comment by RisAri0 on 04-07-2014

[QUOTE=Evol;14402143]phucking pac sounding like kunta kinte, "in the gym i call him master freddie".. LOL.[/QUOTE] Or sounding like a ninja turtle

Comment by jbpanama on 04-07-2014

Dumb Post.......U will not see Pac Jump Ship on Roach.... Both Cats have to much Character, No Way Jose....:sombrero:

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