Pacquiao by TKO predicts Viloria


MANNY Pacquiao (left) works out with assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez at the Wild Card Gym in preparation for his bout against undefeated Timothy Bradley. ROY LUARCA

HOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao was shadow boxing when he caught a glimpse of fellow world champion Brian Viloria taking pictures of him.

The Fighter of the Decade continued swinging and bobbing even as  he moved closer to Viloria, who retained his World Boxing Organization flyweight title by stopping Mexican Omar Romero in the ninth round in Manila last month.

Pacquiao then told Viloria that he watched the fight and was impressed, citing and demonstrating the instances when Romero staggered to the wrong corner.

“It really happens when you get hit by solid punches,” Pacquiao told sportswriters at the Wild Card Gym here.

Viloria, who showed up with wife Erica, was elated that Pacquiao took time out to watch one of his ring masterpieces.

“I’ll be there (Las Vegas) to support Manny,” said Viloria, who in his victory dinner picked Pacquiao to win against Timothy Bradley.

After seeing Pacquiao in action Friday (Saturday in Manila), Viloria said it would be “Pacquiao by TKO (technical knockout) in the ninth or tenth round.”

“He (Pacquiao) is OK now,” Viloria said. “Really strong.”

Already in the homestretch of his preparations for the Bradley bout, Pacquiao continued to impress fans and observers by training relentlessly and vigorously for the pay-per-view offering  without any prodding.

Even before the conclusion of the training session, however, another celebrity visitor, apart from former two-time world champion Gerry Peñalosa and Olympic silver medalist Onyok Velasco, paid him a visit.

Actor Jeremy Renner, who played Hawkeye in The Avengers, 2012’s top grossing movie and lead star of The Bourne Legacy, which was partly shot in Manila early this year, watched for nearly half an hour then followed Pacquiao to the dressing room. They later posed for a photo.

“I love him,” Renner said, admitting that Pacquiao stands a good chance of winning by knockout over Bradley.

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    • PHtaxpayer

      Inggit ka lang!

      • ikulong

        kawawa ka naman. tanga

  • Mananandata69

    Bradley would be the conqueror of pacquiao

  • palaigit

    it would be good if renner will cast pacman in one of his movies, preferably action movie, where they would trade punches or be a duo beating up bad guys. renner is doing good with his movies.

  • TagaMlang

    Every time Manny Pacquiao goes into training, he is absent in the Congress’ sessions.  In fact he is one of the most absentees in the house.  As a congressman, he is not serving his constituents well. 

    My unsolicited advise to Manny Pacquiao, stay in boxing.

    • vicjohn

      foremost he is serving his country when he goes in training…simple, isn’t it???a modern hero for short!hope you do have such character or you will end up being a hypocrites who  criticized without even reconsidering your value!i wanted to end here but i think it would be much better if i’ll address this to you “SHAME ON YOU”!

    • PancitPalabok

      Yes it’s true that Manny has one of the most absences in the house. However, it’s for a valid reason. Manny is considered the National Fist of the Philippines so it’s excusable for him to train for this main event. If, however, Manny was absent due to his commitments to cockfighting or simply out of sheer laziness, then that will not be excusable. Simply because he has the most absences doesn’t make him irresponsible. It just means he has other important commitments as a professional boxer in order to represent the nation and make all Pilipinos proud, which many in Congress understand. It’s just too bad that you don’t.

    • Jenny Santiago

       When PACMAN is training for his fights, he does not represent only for Saranggani Province but for the entire Philippines…

    • Jun Bonganay

      gaya gaya ka lang sa sinasabi ng iba, magkaroon ka naman ng originality, basa ka kasi ng basa ng tabloid

  • jesussaints

    Ano namang alam ng unanong yan?

    • Daang

       alan nyang paduguin ang ilong mo…bwahahahaha

    • indiots

      anong alam? kapag kulang ang kaalaman mo sa isang sport, sa ibaba pa lang tigok ka na.

      at sa sport, dyan mo makikita ang disiplina sa sarili.

      yan ang sumisimbolo na ang tagumpay ay pinaghihirapang abutin, pinagpapawisan at kinakailangan ng sakripisyo.

      sa pagsisikap, doon s’ya sumikat at yumaman ng yumaman.

    • Jun Bonganay

      si jesus ka ba o si hudas

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