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Pacquiao Training Like Never Before For Mosley Clash

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza is worried that pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao may be pushing himself too hard in training.

Ariza told the Inquirer that while Pacquiao looks great, the Filipino superstar should slow down a bit.

“I’m really worried that he’s pushing [himself] too hard,” said Ariza. “He needs to be extra careful.”

Pacquiao sparred 12 rounds on Saturday, going six with welterweight Shawn Porter and three each with longtime sparring partners, lightweights Raymund Beltran (24-4, 16 KOs) and David Rodela (15-3-3, 6 KOs), who has a scheduled fight next week.

“Pacquiao looks great,” Ariza said. “He is really focused on this one and I don’t see this fight going more than five or six rounds.”

According to Ariza—who teamed up with trainer Freddie Roach two weeks before Pacquiao scored a ninth-round stoppage to win the WBC lightweight title from David Diaz—Manny has “too much pressure, too much power.”

“I have never seen him like this for a long time,” the conditioning guru said.

Even as Pacquiao prepares for his WBO welterweight title defense against former three-time world champion Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 7, Pacquiao is excited about the release of his CD single/DVD  “Sometimes When We Touch.”

Pacquiao, who sang the song in his TV appearance on the “Jimmy Kimmel Show” prior to his masterful conquest of Antonio Margarito, used breaks during training to record it.

Pacquiao worked with the same production team that piloted the song to the top of the charts in 1977, with songwriter and original singer Dan Hill in his corner along with producers Mathew McCauley and Fred Mollin.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by carlodude on 04-26-2011

A guy named Floyd passed up his chance to earn $50M. That really made him look suspicious.

Comment by goldenbear on 04-26-2011

People have to understand whether your a fan of Pac or not that anyone who passes up on a guaranteed $50 mil pay day because they don't want to take a drug test is going to look suspicious especially when…

Comment by pugay_kamay on 04-26-2011

[QUOTE=ChopperRead;10433900]I think the actual quote was, "He's juicing like never before!"[/QUOTE] Yeah! Orange juice, mango, strawberry, grape juice, cranberry juice, and so on and so forth... :bottle::bottle::bottle:

Comment by tibbar on 04-26-2011

[QUOTE=ChopperRead;10434378]This fight is a juice war, [B][I]that's for sure.[/I][/B][/QUOTE] thats idiotic, i know you knew.

Comment by educator06 on 04-26-2011

[QUOTE=richardt;10436708]I like Pac but pulling for Mosley. Been a fan of Mosley's since his lightweight days. With upset after upset there is only one thing that is certain, uncertainty. Mayweather and Mora were bad style matchups. Mora was a tall…

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