Buboy Denies Chatter That Pacquiao is Burning Out in Camp

Buboy Fernandez, the head trainer and best friend of eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao, denies his fighter is burning out in camp.

Pacquiao is coming back on July 14th in Malaysia, when he challenges WBA "regular" welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse.

For Pacquiao, this will be his first bout since July 2017 - when he lost a shocking twelve round unanimous decision to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.

manny-pacquiao (11)

But this is not the same Pacquiao who captured a record amount of titles.

He's now 39-years-old and working full-time as a senator in the Philippines.

Freddie Roach, who trained the Filipino superstar for 16 years, wanted Pacquiao to retire - because he felt the work schedule of a senator was way too much when combined with a boxing career.

And that Pacquiao was burning out, from juggling too many responsibilities, erupted earlier this week.

On Wednesday, Pacquiao began training at the Elorde Gym in Pasay City after attending a senate session.

After an hour or so inside the dressing room, asked the members of the coaching staff to take a break from the training day.

Buboy denied the speculation that Pacquiao is physically fading in training.

"No, not really,” Buboy told The Manila Times.

"Pacquiao told me and coach Justin that in as much as we’re scheduled to leave for GenSan, why can’t we cancel the day’s schedule so everybody can rest. We also thought it’s better that we cancel that day’s schedule him fresh for the much tougher stage of the preparation.

“We know — coach Justin, Noy (Nonoy Neri), Haplas (Roger Fernandez), Dodong (Donaire) Ting (Ariosa), Jonathan (Peñalosa), everybody — that the eyes of the entire boxing world are on us. What we can only promise them is, we know what we’re doing, we know the best way to prepare him for this fight and for him to win."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Santa_ on 05-25-2018

Bubba will throw in the towel in the late rounds. Manny's shot to shiznit.

Comment by berzerk on 05-25-2018

buboy is 8 mos. preggy

Comment by Hewito on 05-25-2018

Not one person noticed the article said he lost against horn in 2014????

Comment by Snoop Frog on 05-25-2018

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;18802792]More likely that Buboy needed a break[/QUOTE] :beerchug:

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 05-25-2018

More likely that Buboy needed a break

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Yordenis Ugas Wants His World Title Crack at Errol Spence Arum Shakes Head at "Bad Blisters on Feet" Claim For Jeff Horn Artem Dalakian Knocks Out Thaiyen in Eight, Retains WBA Belt Artur Beterbiev is Appealing Recent Legal Victory For Michel Chris Byrd: Wilder Can't Take Pressure, Almost Lost To Old Man Photos: Angel Acosta Stops Carlos Buitrago To Retain WBO Belt Paul Smith Announces His Retirement From Boxing Danny Roman: I'd Like To Unify With Rey Vargas or Isaac Dogboe Spence Unimpressed: I Only Did What I Should've Done to Ocampo Photos: Danny Roman Outboxes Moises Flores, Keeps WBA Title Granados: Fortuna Was Looking For an Excuse, Let's Rematch! Photos: Granados vs. Fortuna Ends Early With Freak Accident Photos: Errol Spence Crushes Carlos Ocampo in One Round Spence: I Want Garcia vs. Porter Winner Whenever it's Available! Photos: Josh Kelly Breaks Down, Stops Kris George Photos: Lewis Ritson Crushes Paul Hyland Jr. in One Round Photos: Ricky Burns, Gavin McDonnell Get Big Wins in Newcastle Tony Bellew: I'll End Tyson Fury's Comeback Run, No Problem! Ocampo: I Got Overconfident at The End, Spence Caught Me Spence: A Little Disappointed, Wanted it To Go Until 4th or 5th Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Retires Cristian Mijares With TKO in Three Angel Acosta Stops Carlos Buitrago in Final Round, Retains Title Hearn: Canelo-Golovkin Deal Pushes Back Joshua-Wilder Fight Jose Zepeda Survives To Score Dramatic Knockout of Carlos Diaz Richard Rivera Stops Jaime Solorio in The Eight Round Errol Spence Wipes Out Carlos Ocampo in One Round Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Danny Roman Outworks Moises Flores To Retain WBA Title Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Granados-Fortuna Ends in No-Decision After Freak Accident Granados vs. Fortuna - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Murray: D*ckhead Saunders Hoped For Golovkin, Faked Injury Andrzej Fonfara Debuts at Cruiser, Stops Ismayl Sillakh in Six Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores - CompuBox Historical Review Granados vs. Fortuna - CompuBox Historical Review Josh Kelly Stops Kris George, Adds Commonwealth Belt Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo - CompuBox Historical Review Lewis Ritson Takes Out Hyland Jr. In One, Wins British Outright Gavin McDonnell Outpoints Stuart Hall, Retains WBC Regional Charlie Edwards Stops Nelson in Solid Win, Calls Out Kal Yafai

Latest Active Forum Threads