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 Last update:  2/24/2014       Read more by Ronnie Nathanielsz         
   
Roach Pleased With Pacquiao's Conditioning in Camp
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by Ronnie Nathanielsz

“Trainer of the Year” Freddie Roach buckled down to work with  ”Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao at his training camp in General Santos City on Monday and was pleased about the condition of his prized possession.

Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that Roach was “very happy” and that Pacquiao went 13 rounds on the punch-mitts with Roach and may begin sparring on Tuesday with undefeated former Floyd Mayweather Sr protege Lydell Rhodes (19-0, 9 KO’s).

Roach told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard on his arrival from Macau on Sunday that Miguel Cotto would train at the Pacman Wild Card Gym should Pacquiao decide to hold his training camp in his hometown for  four weeks which was the original plan.

Otherwise if Pacquiao decides to leave for the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles earlier, Cotto would join him there.

The celebrated trainer dismissed reports that Cotto would spar with Pacquiao who scored a 12th round TKO over the Puerto Rican in November 2011 pointing out that the former three division champion  Cotto has moved up in weight and is now fighting at 160 pounds and will challenge middleweight champion Sergio Martinez of Argentina ar New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 7.

Roach also confirmed a Standard story last week that former world light welterweight champion Kendall Holt who lost his title to Bradley by a unanimous decision despite dropping the undefeated Bradley once in round one and once more in round twelve, would be among Pacquiao’s sparring partners in Los Angeles.

Roach said he plans to train Pacquiao to be more aggressive in his April 12 rematch with Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel in Las Vegas and indicated while he won’t go looking for a knockout he will take it if he gets an opening.

Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz who arrived with Roach from Macau told us that Pacquiao’s training had been going well and it will “step up a notch now that Freddie is here.”

Koncz said in his mind “nothing short of a knockout will do” to help Pacquiao regain his stature as an elite fighter.

Tags: Timothy Bradley , Manny Pacquiao , Freddie Roach , Pacquiao-Bradley Rematch , Pacquiao vs Bradley Rematch


 

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comment by Tobi.G, on 02-25-2014
[QUOTE=lutenco]I believe is almost impossible put KO BRADLEY after what i saw in his fight vs PROVODNIKOV,when HOLT knocked him down with a left hook i remember i thought BRADLEY was knocked out and woke up (when he hit the canvas with the head) at the same time;i really believe BRADLEY is that k...

comment by Pacnot, on 02-24-2014
[QUOTE=BUNGALOWS]That's because you're an alt, and you want to downgrade this fight to upgrade Floyd's ,He's my HERO anyways! :fing26:[/QUOTE] I know you're a fake fan:*******:

comment by Pacnot, on 02-24-2014
[QUOTE=turnedup]Perfect example of a guy who started watching boxing the night Floyd faced and beat de la hoya and likes nobody else in the sport...98% of boxingscene users are the exact replica of this guy with perhaps a variation on the only boxer they support in a sport with thousands of boxer...

comment by LA_2_Vegas, on 02-24-2014
I'm sure Manny will pay more attention to detail in this fight. In his preparation and on fight night. I don't think I've ever seen a fighter so distracted, disinterested on the night of a fight (i don't even know the right word for him sitting there watching the NBA playoffs with his shoes o...

comment by LA_2_Vegas, on 02-24-2014
[QUOTE=mathed]They are going to have Pac charging in at Bradley who will be looking for that counter over hand right. Bradley has more pop than they think he does.[/QUOTE] Tim's right hand looked better than ever against JMM. Maybe i have missed the boat on how good it has been, but to me it ...

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