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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  • bangaw

    Noon Idol kita, pero ngayon dina. Maretire kana dinadapuan kana ng bangaw hehe!

  • sitsiritsit

    naguguluhan ako ke manny.. kasi dati parang sinabi sabi ng camp na na over training kasi masyadong maaga nagsimula… hehehehe ngayong ganun uli hayyyy… sige bahala na si batman basta panalo … at sana manny ang bigyan mo ng pansin yung mga athleta natin para manalo naman tayo ng gold sa olympics… sports ang expertise mo kumbaga hindi politika… ini eng-eng ka lang ng mga nakapaligid sa iyo… alam ko nag pastor ka… hehehhee baka pwede na rin yun mabuhay ang lahi ni batman…………….

  • Mabuhay

    The only defense that can thwart marquez is side kick, front kick, and roundhouse kick to the neck……no more cards for pacman……

  • I_kabod

    this is one bitter thread. lolz!

  • hanna sanchez

    Not interesting anymore.

  • Raphael


  • rowelcasipong

    hindi nyo ba alam na si pacquiao politiko na ibig sabihin marunong na cya paikotin ang utak nang mga tao

    • joshua kings

      tumpak! turuan ni shabeet seengsong at leetoh atin-siya…at nasa likod si mayk aruyu.

  • maximus_meridius

    Mag retire ka na Pacquiao.  Hindi kami interested sa 4th bout mo with Marquez.  For us it is a rip-off.  Were not buying your fight this time.  Manood na lang kami ng sine rather than watching your mediocre fight.

  • pikloy

    Big head Manny things he gets all what he wants, not so fast big head there are other things no money can buy.Think about it.

  • Jim De Garman

    talo na si paksiw dito kay Marquez magaling lang sa bunganga ngayun si Pacquiao, may training pa raw 8 weeks sa US para bawas jet lag. nakakatawa si paksiw akala uto-uto ang pinoy na naniniwala sa making na lahat at laban niya, at sasabihin pag natalo “kasalanan daw niya dahil sinanay niya ang mga Filipinos na palagi siyang panalo” ang totoo laos na si paksiw, walang disciplina, at babaero pa.

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