Pacquiao camp moves to GenSan as fight draws closer
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 05, 2017 03:29 PM
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With less than a month to go before fight night, Manny Pacquiao's Manila training camp comes to a close and they head to the Filipino boxing legend's hometown of General Santos City for the remainder of camp.
With the Senate on break, Pacquiao can now zone in on his training.
At this point in camp, Pacquiao's head trainer Freddier Roach says that pacing is essential in order for the champion to peak correctly for his upcoming WBO welterweight title defense against Australia's Jeff Horn.
"We're getting there," Roach told Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News. "He's now good with distance and speed, more combinations. We have enough time."
Roach however added that sparring will increase before they begin to taper off a week before the fight.
After recent events, the team's security in GenSan comes into question, but the fighting senator says that there's nothing for them to worry about.
"Wala naman tayong kalaban doon." Pacquiao said.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn is expected to be the biggest boxing event to ever take place in Australia, with their hometown boy taking on one of the sport's biggest names.
According to reports, over 40,000 tickets have been sold for the 55,000-seater venue, the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Team Horn believes that the former school teacher and Olympian has what it takes to shock the world and beat the legendary Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao and Horn do battle on July 2, Sunday.
With a report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News