Pacquiao Drops Sparring Partner In Training

Even though rumors regarding his fight against Lucas Matthysse continue to swirl, Manny Pacquiao continues to press on in training camp.

During sparring on Tuesday, Pacquiao would drop his sparring partner Gherich Chavez with a straight punch to the jaw, as he prepares to become WBA welterweight champion.

“I would say he is already 85 percent ready but we don’t want him to peak too soon,” said chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, who along with strength and conditioning coach, Justin Fortune, are making sure to pace the 39 year old fighter.

“He is right there where we want him to be right now,” said Fortune.

Pacquiao gave himself an endurance test on Monday, by climbing the steepest route in Massim in the Saranagi province. Fortune believes this shows a lot about his spirit.

“It’s a sign that Manny is trying to ask himself questions whether he still has it or not.”


Initial Report: The Inquirer

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