Pacquiao starts natural diet ahead of Bradley bout



GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Boxing icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao is now on a strict “organic diet” to keep his health in superb, if not perfect, condition, his strength and conditioning coach said.

“I go for organic,” Mexican-American Cecilio Flores told the Inquirer here.

Flores said by going organic, Pacquiao could only eat chemical-free fish, vegetables, meat and other “natural foods.”

Flores, a nutritionist, started Pacquiao’s organic regimen as soon as he arrived here a few days ago.

He was the same nutritionist who handled another Filipino boxer, Nonito Donaire, during his rematch with Vic Darchinyan.

Donaire knocked out Darchinyan in the ninth round during their match in November last year.

Flores, according to his credentials, also worked with World Boxing Council Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, former World Boxing Organization and WBC Middleweight king Kelly Pavlik, Argentinian World Boxing Association Welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana and International Boxing Federation Featherweight champ Evgeny Gradovich.

“Of all the world boxing champions I worked with, only Pacquiao and Martinez are almost the same in terms of discipline and hard work in training. Their energy level and dedication are just so amazing,” Flores said.

He described Pacquiao as an extraordinary talent that comes once in 30 years.

“In the Philippines, maybe once in 50 years,” Flores said.

“Me and coach Freddie (Roach) have so much respect for each other. I hope our teamwork would last and help make Manny Pacquiao succeed in becoming a world boxing champion again,” Flores said.

Pacquiao is training hard for his April 12 rematch with American boxer Timothy Bradley.

“Come fight time, I’ll try to make sure that Manny Pacquiao’s strength, speed and stamina are better than Bradley’s. His strength and quickness would be different this time. I want him to throw heavy punches in bunches,” Flores said.

Originally posted at 8:07 pm | Thursday, March 6, 2014


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  • pikloy

    Boxing icon, future senator, wanabe president and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao is now on a strict “organ diet” to keep his health in superb, if not perfect, superman condition, his strength and conditioning coach said.

  • wawa2172

    Natural diet for Pacman, its good for his health and preparation for fight. One thing sure too, he is taking a bath several times a day at kaya lapitin sa mga chick di gaya ni Bradley na no ligo before his fight. Ano na kaya ang amoy nito, I guess ang hirap kayang mag inhale nito dahil very deep na ang amoy nito. Malansang amoy ang panlaban ni Bradley kaya ingat lang Pacman sanay na si Bradley sa maansang amoy.

  • bartverano

    Wala na, talo na si Pak, kasi pumayag siyang maging katiket ni Binay. Bad vibes si Jojo eh.

  • dorky boy

    yap ginagawa ni Bruce Lee yan dati.

  • strange banana

    Saan siya kukuha ng chemical-free fish? At ng ibang “organic” kuno food? Halos lahat ata a modified na e. Kahit rice and banana. Contrary to what others say, “non-organic” foods, whatever that means, are not bad for us.
    Not very scientific there, conditioning coach. Sa mga hollywood celebrities yata ito kumuha ng idea e.

    • Bulay_Og

      There is no such thing as chemical-free food. Lahat yan composed of chemicals. However, ang tintukoy namna dyan na “organic” eh yung may less human intervention sa growth and production. Free roaming animals feeding on natural food sources like chicken, pigs, cows and freely growing plants with pesticides and growth enhancers. Sa isda namna, fish na nde galing sa farming eh considered na rin na “organic”.

      • strange banana

        No difference, though. Pareho lang yung e. Since the invention of agriculture around 10k years ago, humans had been modifying food.
        A few however insists that these genetically altered foods are bad for us–this is as false as the belief that the Earth is flat.
        My point is, if gusto ni Pacquiao ng isang honest-to-goodness nutritionist, he could have gotten somebody with more scientific background, and not somebody whose ideas on good nutrition is as nebulous as Enrile’s credibilty.

  • johnhender

    I am glad he is eating right. What about finally knocking someone out? If Pacman Loses this fight, the way he goes through money he will be back to selling donuts . I hope he is taking this fight seriously. You can bet Bradley will try to knock him out. I am so tired of promising a knock out but giving me a bunch of nothing for my hard earned money.
    Where is the heck did the old Pacman go can someone please find him for me .

  • Noel

    What about strict sex diet ?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol


  • Hitch

    There is no real evidence that organic food is any healthier than non-organic food.

  • iriga1_city1_boy1

    Yes,it is Mr.Flores.Strength,speed and stamina,are what Pacquiao need to conquer this very tough Bradley.Pacquiao had these things not in 100% capacity on that first fight.
    Focus,too.And don’t let distractions interfere with Pacquiao’s training.Keep them out(politicians,celebreties,showbiz people, and others who can’t contribute to the training).Yes,Pacquiao won that first fight,but got robbed.
    This time better be CONVINCING!!!!.leave no DOUBT.

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