Slow down? Not in Pacquiao’s mind

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2019 09:25:28 +0000

By Nick Giongco LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao requested to jump rope on Friday afternoon but lead trainer Buboy Fernandez politely turned down his request. Pacquiao tried his luck with conditioning coach Justin Fortune and was given the same dry answer. With a little over a week before facing Adrien Broner in Las Vegas, Pacquiao […]

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‘Muy Rapido’: Pacquiao still marvels at his own speed

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:30:42 +0000

By Nick Giongco LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao could not help but marvel at himself on Thursday while training at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood. “Muy rapido (Very fast),” Pacquiao said in Spanish less than 10 days before clashing with Adrien Broner on Jan. 19 in Las Vegas. Pacquiao had just unleashed a […]

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Fernandez won’t be Pacquiao’s ‘water boy’

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:34:49 +0000

By Nick Giongco LOS ANGELES – His back against the ropes, Buboy Fernandez’s left hand twitched uncontrollably for about five seconds, his whole body the recipient of a dizzying display of lightning-quick and thunderous punches from a man you’d mistake to be in his twenties. And not from a 40-year-old guy like Manny Pacquiao, who […]

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Pacquiao plays down presidency talk, eyes on beating Broner

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 02:24:13 +0000

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Manny Pacquiao played down reports linking him to a bid for the presidency of the Philippines on Wednesday, insisting he remained solely focused on the twilight of his boxing career. The 40-year-old boxer, already a member of the Philippines Senate, has been repeatedly linked to a future run for the presidency […]

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All’s well in Pacquiao camp

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 08:16:11 +0000

By Nick Giongco Manny Pacquiao’s travelling circus has settled down at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood amid fears that team members would feel uneasy with the new training setup. With the elevation of Buboy Fernandez’s role to chief trainer and Hall of Famer Freddie Roach as consultant, the atmosphere at the Wild Card […]

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Pacquiao trains with ‘maestro’

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2018 09:05:29 +0000

By Nick Giongco Jetlagged and all, Manny Pacquiao stepped on the gas on a day when most people sat in front of the table feasting on holiday treats and exchanging pleasantries. But barely four weeks before he meets Adrien Broner in the first defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown, Pacquiao towed along […]

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No Christmas break for Pacquiao in LA

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Tue, 25 Dec 2018 20:00:06 +0000

It was business as usual for Manny Pacquiao on Christmas Eve as the Filipino eight-division champion woke up early for a trek to Griffith Park and reported for his first gym session in the afternoon at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.

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