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Pacquiao's Speed, Sparring Work Impresses His Team

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

“Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao’s hand-speed and footwork are better than ever and Filipino assistant trainer “Buboy” Fernandez has contributed substantially to the change according to strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza.

In an overseas telephone conversation with BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard, Ariza said that Pacquiao sparred four rounds with longtime sparring partner Raymund Beltran and another four rounds with a tough Russian.

Ariza said “it’s some of the best sparring I’ve seen from Manny and its not just the sparring but the movements that he has and I think his hands and his footwork is almost at a different level that I’ve seen in a long time and the combination of having ‘Buboy’ Fernandez now is very good at making Manny throw lots of punches, volume and speed.”

On sparring Pacquiao does “at least a couple of rounds to focus on speed and volume punching and it has worked wonders.”

Ariza said he suggested to Pacquiao that they do the same thing Tuesday that they did last Saturday with the sparring and Fernandez handling the speed and volume punching and Manny said “yeah, I f eel better when I do it like that.”

He said “it gets Manny tired because it’s a different pace with speed and volume punching and it was some of the best footwork and pressure that I’ve seen from Manny in a long time. Not just pressure coming forward but pressure and throwing punches at  the same time.”

Ariza said that on Wednesday (LA Time) Pacquiao would “start some isometric exercises and on Friday we go to the track and I believe Manny likes the different changes and I think he really likes the change in pace having Buboy come in and work on speed and volume punches.”

The strength and conditioning coach who teamed up with celebrated trainer Freddie Roach some two weeks before Pacquiao demplished WBC featherweight champion David Diaz in nine rounds said he had the greatest respect for Roach who is concentrating on the game-plan for the fourth encounter with Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8 and working on motivating Pacquiao and inspiring him to erase the controversy that surrounded his last split decision win over Marquez by knocking him out.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by deanrw on 11-15-2012

[quote=Uncle Kadyo;12700058]“Fighter of the Decade” .... I didn't read............. For the record manny hates ronnie more than anyone here.[/quote] Bah you are not having fun with it. You should have said that Ronnie is actually Manny's pen name just to…

Comment by kadyo's on 11-15-2012

“Fighter of the Decade” .... I didn't read............. For the record manny hates ronnie more than anyone here.

Comment by flint on 11-15-2012

and it still won't help him against marquez. pacquiao is to dumb and one dimensional to beat one of the smartes fighters of this era. speed and power just can't get it against the elite. pacquiao needs a new trainer…

Comment by tlarry on 11-15-2012

JMM was so adamant about needing this 4th fight, then didn't take a tune up fight in July when Gesta was offered up to him, a lefty JMM said he had to have to prepare for a possible Pacquiao 4th.…

Comment by New England on 11-14-2012

[QUOTE=Carpe Diem;12698549]Ronnie sure do know how to pissed off Pac's haters. :lol1:[/QUOTE] pacquiao is one of my favorite fighters of all time and i can't stand ronnie..

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