Pacquiao starts early training for Marquez


Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao will be relying on his inherent speed advantage to counter Juan Manuel Marquez’s “dirty tricks” when they tangle for the fourth time on Dec. 8 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

As Pacquiao started his physical conditioning at the Gen. Santos City Sports Complex on Wednesday, trainer Buboy Fernandez told ANC Channel on Wednesday that, this time, the eight-division world champion will be ready for whatever the Mexican warrior will bring to the ring.

Fernandez, who is taking charge of Pacquiao’s light training in the country, noted that in their third encounter last year, Marquez caught Pacquiao off guard by stepping on his foot at least six times in the course of their 12-round bout.

Though Pacquiao won by majority decision, the fight was perceived to be too close that Marquez again harped that he was robbed of victory by the judges, as in Pacquiao-Marquez I, which ended in a draw, and in their rematch, which went to Pacquiao by split decision.

In a light, jovial mood amid familiar surroundings, Pacquiao, accompanied by wife Jinkee and brother Bobby, jogged for 30 minutes around the track oval, occasionally doing the dance craze Gang nam.

Pacquiao, who had his hair trimmed, said he can’t afford to be complacent against Marquez, whose counterpunching style proved to be a problem in their past three fights.

After filing his certificate of candidacy for congressman of Sarangani province’s lone district next week, Pacquiao will leave for Los Angeles to begin training camp at chief trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.

Pacquiao decided to spend the entire eight weeks in the United States to eliminate travel time and jet lag.

Marquez enjoys a head start in their race to attain the best form possible on fight night.

Pushing his 39-year-old legs, Marquez is doing running and endurance training at the Nevado de Toluca, a dormant volcano about 129 km west of Mexico City where he works out at the Romanza Gym of fabled trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain.

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  • joshua kings

    maaliw ka pa ba niyan? o ika’y magsasayang ng pera at panahon lamang,gayung sila nina marquez at pacquaio ay tatabo at kikita na naman ng milyung-milyung dolyar sa isang oras at kalahati lamang at anuman ang kalalabasan ng laban na iyan?
    si marquez ay kailangan ng pera para sa kanyang retirement dahil 39 na at matanda na;
    si pacquiao, kailangan pa ng bilyun-bilyung piso para sutentuhan ang kangyang maluhong pamumuhay at delusionadong ambisyon na maging senador sa 2016 at presidente sa 2022; samantala, itinatayo ang kanyang political dynasty sa saranggani…at samantala, ang ginagastos ay pera ninyo sa pamamagitan ng kanyang pork barrel at di ang kanyang mga panalo….so, kung baga, kayo ay piniprito niya sa inyong sariing mantika habang siya at ng kanyang pamilya ay nagtatamasa….
    o ano, manonod pa ba kayo? pwede pa siguro kung si mayweather ang kalaban.

  • Joe Pajares Umali

    Since many of Manny’s fans (no pun intended) are beginning to abandon him and his image is deteriorting, here are some of my advice for our Pambansang Kamao:
     1- Do not get involved in too many distractions. Concentrate on a single goal one at a time.  If you want to leave a lasting legacy in boxing, then concentrate solely on achieving that goal.

    2- If the above is your immediate goal, take a leave of absence or resign as a Congressman. Abandon any political plans in the meantime and minimize your involvement and activities in your church.

    3- But if you consider pursuing your political plans as more important, then retire from boxing as soon as possible. 

    4- Study the duties and requirements of the position you aspire for. A legislator makes laws, and an administrator (mayor, governor) executes and administers. Helping the poor is only one of the many aspect of these positions.  If your only aim is to help the poor, you don’t need to enter politics.

    5- Develop a respectable image as a politician and as a statesman. Stop associating with known corrupt politicians, gamblers, womanizers, unprincipled traditional politicians (trapos), and other shady characters.

    6- Stop trying to be a showbiz personality. It only cheapens your image as a politician.  You are popular enough and known everywhere. Just show them that you are an honest, capable and sincere politician, and they will be behind you.  

    • Philcor

      nakalimutan yata ni Pakyaw na siya ay boksingero…..

  • bangaw

    wag na sayang lang PPV ko.

    • joshua kings

      tumpak! sayang lang PPV.

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