Freddie Roach Reveals Manny Pacquiao ‘Crunches Thousands Of Sit-ups Daily’ In Training Routine
Freddie Roach, who has been training eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao for over 20 years, feels that age is just a number for the 42-year-old.
“Pacman” Pacquiao is currently training for his next big fight against Yordenis Ugas, who is defending his welterweight belt. The Filipino boxer was originally set to battle unified WBC/IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr., but on Tuesday news broke that Spence suffered from an eye injury and withdrew from the fight. Ugas, who was in the undercard matched up against Fabian Maidana – who is also out due to an eye injury – will step in on August 21.
While many boxing fans feel that Pacquiao is not as dominant as he once was, Hall of Fame trainer Roach thinks otherwise.
“Manny doesn’t need to play his golden oldies. He is still producing new hits. He hasn’t cut one corner in training camp. Not one. He runs up the hills in Griffith Park straight to the Hollywood sign,” Roach said.
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The world-famous boxing trainer then revealed the gruesome training schedule that the boxer follows.
“He crunches thousands of sit-ups daily. He spars three days each week and hits every bag on the gym floor with bad intentions every day. He is still the hardest worker I have ever trained and an eager student,” he said.
Roach added that the veteran Filipino boxer might hand up his gloves after next weekend’s fight, regardless of the result.
“Maybe this is Manny’s last fight. But this summer, he has been training for his greatest victory, and for Manny, that is saying something,” Roach said. “It’s the stuff that greatness is made of.”