Freddie Roach Talks Again About Manny Pacquiao Training As VADA Test Senator
Manny Pacquiao was tested by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency for the second time in a week as coach Freddie Roach praised the “Pacman”. to the
Days away from flying around the world, the eight division world champion and award-winning boxer, the senator, from Sarangani province in the Philippines, wore the headgear and fought four rounds with two taller lefties and younger.
On Thursday, the work took place at the world-famous Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California.
The small audience who watched the session included two people commissioned by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) to take a blood sample after his workout – the second time VADA tested Manny this week.
Manny worked his way through the jet lag to train two to three hours a day at Wild Card every afternoon while starting most mornings with races at Pan Pacific Park or heading straight up the hills. from Griffith Park to the iconic Hollywood sign, followed by a series of 1000 sit-ups.
It’s an extraordinary achievement for any athlete, but for the incredible 42-year-old Manny, it’s just a walk in the park.
“Manny lives for challenge and competition. He loves to hear that the Las Vegas ratings and the media favor Errol Spence, ”said Freddie.
“Manny knows it’s a tough fight – probably the toughest – but that’s why he started his conditioning so early in the Philippines. Usually, jet lag prevents her from going to the gym for a day the first week she arrives in Los Angeles. Not this time. He came here every day, training from two and a half to three hours each afternoon.
SPARRING MANNY PACQUIAO
“I’m used to not training the first week, but Manny insisted on training yesterday, so we brought in Maurice Lee (5’11) and Alexis Rocha (5’10), who does two rounds each with Manny. Manny has accomplished so much in his boxing career and in his life.
“But everyone in the camp can feel that this fight has special significance. It’s not just about beating a better fighter pound for pound or winning more titles.
“This time it’s about the immortality of boxing for Manny Pacquiao.
“I’m a Red Sox fan, and I can tell he wants to come out like Ted Williams did, hitting a home run in his last game at bat. By the way, Ted Williams was also 42 when he did this.
In a successful championship, Manny faces undefeated WBC and Unified IBF World Champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (27-0, 21 KOs), of Desoto, Texas, who makes the front page of FOX Sports PBC Pay. -Per-View Saturday, August 21 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Pay-per-view will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.