Manny Pacquiao Looking Sharp in Sparring, Says Ariza

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Manny Pacquiao did eleven rounds on the punch-mitts Friday and strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza said he “did very well, looked fit and looked sharp.”

Ariza quoted trainer Freddie Roach as telling him Pacquiao’s recent sparring “was his best so far.” did eleven rounds on the punch-mitts Friday and strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza said he “did very well, looked fit and looked sharp.”

Ariza quoted trainer Freddie Roach as telling him Pacquiao’s recent sparring “was his best so far.”

He sparred with tough Russian welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov (21-1, 14 KO’s), lightweight Rustam Nugaev ( 22-6-1, 12 KO’s) and American super featherweight Roger Gonzalez (27-5, 18 KO’s).

Ariza who teamed up with Roach some two weeks before Pacquiao demolished WBC lightweight champion David Diaz in nine rounds told the Manila Standard that while he got tagged with a big punch from Provodnikov “but that didn’t bother him. We are on the right track.”

Ariza said “its been a long time since I’ve seen him (Manny) do that kind of footwork and that kind of movement and throw strong, hard punches and move in and out.”

The strength and conditioning coach was also pleased to note that Pacquiao doesn’t have cramps in his legs anymore. I think we are on the right track to solve that problem.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KiloTeague on 05-13-2012

Im a Floyd fan, but I'm a bigger fan of Bradley. If pac beats Bradley, I will give him nothing but props. But I see Pac getting a beatdown by Bradley. And if mayweather steps up to fight Bradley, at…

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=flint;12118880]could'nt mexicute marquez and won't blackxicute bradley.[/QUOTE] Delusional thug from fantasy island. Mexico known for producing the best quality boxers in the world and Pacquiao single handedly beatdown the cream of their crop. This dude's grave is gonna Mexecutioner engraved…

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=tdub2222;12119794]jmm beat that ass!! pac couldnt even hurt him this time, yes pac brought a fight but it could of easily been a draw or jmm by a round or 2 i watched it 4 times after seeing it live,…

Comment by PacmanP4PLegend on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=hitking;12119647]Idiotic? When was the last time Pac beat a fresh, bonafide elite fighter on the upside of his career?[/QUOTE] Well JMM gave the performance of his career in his last Pacquiao fight and still lost so I'd say that qualifies…

Comment by big_james10 on 05-12-2012

[QUOTE=-Huey-;12118260]Didn't Manny look "sharp" in his last training camp, yet he got his ass handed to him by a slow, 40 year old, bloated lightweight?:lol1:[/QUOTE] You are right. He also looked sharp in the training camp for the Mosley fight…

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