Pacquiao busts training partner's lip in sparring
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 28, 2016 05:38 PM
With the days winding down to his final bout against Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas, eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is taking his training to another level, and Easter Sunday was definitely not a day off.
Training partner Ghislain Maduma, a 19-bout veteran from Canada, experienced Pacman’s intensity first hand, getting a busted lip at the hands of the boxing legend during a nine round sparring session.
Maduma, a top-ranked super lightweight in Canada, said that Pacquiao throws so many punches, you can’t remember which one hits. When asked if got Pacquiao back: “I was trying, at least.”
Less than two weeks remain until Pacquiao steps into the ring for the last time, or so he says, and training begins to taper down. According to longtime coach Freddie Roach, Pacquiao has been training as hard as ever, and that he’s ready.
The same sentiment was echoed by the boxer himself. “Ready na tayo para sa laban.”
Pacquiao and Bradley meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 9th.
With a report from Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News