Pacquiao vs. Lawson Sparring Pushed Back To Thursday

by Ronnie Nathanielsz
"Fighter of the Decade" Manny Pacquiao who was supposed to step up his training for his WBO International welterweight title fight against the exciting Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios in Macau on November 24 by sparring with Ghana's undefeated IBF Continental Africa welterweight/IBF International welterweight king Fredrick Lawson (21-0, 19KOs) at his MP Towers Gym on Tuesday, decided to postpone the session until Thursday in General Santos City.

Pacquiao’s eldest daughter Princess celebrated her birthday Tuesday by bringing cheer to kids at the White Cross Children’s Home in San Juan with both Manny and wife Jinkee in attendance.

Pacquiao left early to train at his Gym in Manila but adviser Michael Koncz in a one-word answer said “No” when the Manila Standard inquired whether Pacquiao would spar as earlier announced with Lawson, who is ranked No. 5 in the IBF Intercontinental ratings.

Lawson won the IBF title with a twelve round decision over Georgia's strongman Georgi Ungiadze  in  in what was described as "a rumble" which took place at the Jubilee Pool House, in the  Ghananian capital of Accra in a fight that had fans on their feet throughout.

Lawson won a gold medal in the 2007 African Boxing Championship and silver in the 2008 and 2009 Championships and represented Ghana in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Following his training routine at the MP Towers Gym on Monday, Pacquiao played a game of basketball at the Rizal Memorial Stadium which is part of his regimen to stay fit.

He played alongside former PBA import Jamelle Cornley but dropped a 78-77 heartbreaker on a last second triple by their opponents.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 10-02-2013

[QUOTE=SlySlickSmooth;13802132]Wow, take a look at this Lawson's record.. [url][/url] Fought many guys with ZERO wins on their record even at his 18th fight/21 fights.[/QUOTE] he was fighting in ghana, homie. that's a third world country. it's not like the US,…

Comment by nycsmooth on 10-02-2013

it's just sparring & how hard they pull in the reigns in on Laswon, still more than a month b4 the bout, no big thing here...

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 10-02-2013

Wow, take a look at this Lawson's record.. [url][/url] Fought many guys with ZERO wins on their record even at his 18th fight/21 fights.

Comment by twosweethooks on 10-02-2013

[QUOTE=trainhard_187;13801483]Oh s$#%, now Pacmans really going to loose and get KOed by Bam Bam.. Why the hell did they push it back to Thurs... Why!!!!!! [IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] Loose ? you mean lose ? I KNOW , so you would cry and…

Comment by Ace R. on 10-01-2013

Everytime I see an article by Ronnie I just smh and X out lol

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