Pacquiao training in high gear

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The training of Manny Pacquiao is proceeding faster than planned, and members of his team are scrambling to keep pace.

“He will get into condition in no time,”  assistant trainer Nonoy Neri told the Inquirer in Filipino yesterday. “The excess weight is quickly gone.”

With Buboy Fernandez and Neri supervising his training regimen, Pacquiao officially started his preparation for Brandon Rios at the Pacman Wild Card Gym in General Santos City on Monday.

Bent on regaining the luster of his ring career tarnished by the sixth-round knockout he suffered against Juan Manuel Marquez last December, Pacquiao wants to whip himself into shape quickly though the Rios fight is set Nov. 24 yet in Macau.

“You know Manny, once he gets the hang of it (training), he doesn’t want to stop,” said Neri, who has to substitute for a fagged-out Fernandez in doing the mitts with Pacquiao on Tuesday.

Team Pacquiao took a break on Wednesday.

“Tomorrow (Friday) we’ll do some sprinting,” said Neri, who is also in charge of Pacquiao’s food intake and physical well-being while the Sarangani representative is mulling whether or not to hire a replacement for conditioning expert Alex Ariza.

Ariza transferred to the Rios camp after being fired by chief trainer Freddie Roach, who is joining Pacquiao on Oct. 7.

According to Neri, he is thoroughly familiar with the old system (Pacquiao’s conditioning exercises) and is implementing it with the concurrence of Pacquiao and his business manager, Michael Koncz.

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  • akramgolteb

    “With Buboy Fernandez and Neri supervising his training regimen, Pacquiao officially started his preparation for Brandon Rios at the Pacman Wild Card Gym in General Santos City on Monday.”

    Patay ! Eh ang alam lang nila eh paluin ng patpat ang tyan ni pekpekman at painumin ng alaxan.

  • maysayako

    Mani Paqsiw = capital L A O S!
    emen, pris da lurd!

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    “Training in high gear”, “in better shape” blah blah blah………tapos tulog lang din ang aabutin……

  • juan de la cruz

    manny will win, IF
    – he is hungry as before.
    – he got no distractions.
    – he survives every round.
    – he got his faith back. let him be reminded about the indulgences of the rosary, a simple thing that is so powerful whom he put aside and neglected. this makes the big difference among others. lastly, he should never listen to good talkers.

    rest assured, the boxing gloves will be hanging in the end of the bout and that’s forever and hope he doesn’t rest in peace +.

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      if hes still young

  • Tanga ako_ MAGDUSA KAYO

    congressman manny pacquiao,,
    vice governor jinky pacquiao…
    let’s go TEAM PACQUIAO!

    are we suppose to be talking sports here???

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      team dumb donkey

  • dconsultant

    Physical conditioning is just half of what Manny should focus on. The other half is about mental conditioning. With all the distraction Manny is facing, I doubt if he still can go back to the old form that brought him to where he is now.

    • lanzthirteen

      You hit the nail right on the head! This has always been the familiar scene in Pacquiao’s training camp — very intense physical preparation. But the physical is just one half of the training.

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