Pacquiao ‘rusty’ in first sparring session–report

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MANILA, Philippines – “Rusty” is what Top Rank promoter Bob Arum used to describe Manny Pacquiao as the eight division champion started his sparring sessions at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.

Pacquiao flew out to LA this week for the continuation of his training for his fourth fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, after opening his camp in General Santos City weeks ago.

Arum, though, observed that Pacquiao was still far from perfect form after the conclusion of his first sparring session Wednesday.

“He’s in great spirits, his condition is good, but he showed a great deal of rust in his first sparring session,” Arum said in an interview with Chris Robinson of Examiner.

“Not slow, just rusty,” Arum cleared.

But this was no cause to worry according to head trainer Freddie Roach, who guaranteed Arum that it was normal for Pacquiao to show rust at first.

“Freddie says that happens all the time with him, when he first starts sparring,” Arum shared in the same interview, saying he will watch Pacquiao spar again the next day.

The Philippines’ fighting pride Pacquiao and Marquez of Mexico face each other again on December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in La Vegas, Nevada after three controversial fights.

Story link: http://www.examiner.com/article/bob-arum-says-manny-pacquiao-looked-rusty-during-sparring-at-the-wild-card

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    not slow just rusty..ang mahirap pag ang kalawang umabot na sa boto arthritis na, tama lang kay Manny na maging pastor at baka maboldyak tatawanan lang siya ni Marquez.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Ang lahat na iyan ay plano lang.  Siyempre mananalo si Manny kay Marquez para sa susunod na laban nila ni Mayweather.  Kung matalo si Manny, wala nang panglimang laban kay Marquez.  Pagkatapos ng laban kay Mayweather, sa tingin ko titigil na si Manny at full time Pastor at politicians na siya.  May ambition siya.  Gusto niyang maging Senador sa 2016 tapos mas mataas pa sa 2020.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Rusty because he’s getting older and spending so much time in politics, bible and other personal matters.

  • joshua kings

    paano namang di maging rusty eh di naman siryusu sa laban yan dahil alam na ang kalalabasan ayon sa usapan….tingnan ninyo, iisang buwan at isang linggo na lang, ngayon pa lang magsisimula ng praktis na rusty pa nga raw, sabi ni aroom…….
    ayos na ang buto-buto dyan sa laban na yan…
    kaya kayong mga fans, wag na kayong magpapaniwala dyan…..dahil matagal ng inayus ang inyong mga buto-buto, hehehe….
    sino ang lalong yumayaman? aber sige nga pakisagot?
    at sino ang nawawalang ng $60 dollars pagkatapos ng laban na lootongh-lootoh….eh di yung nag-PPV….
    ako manonood ba sa IV bout na ito?  no…nebah!  after that bradley fight, i realized na dinedenggoy lang pala ako; ang tagal ko ring nauto nitong mamamakyaw na ito….
    may bilyun-bilyun na sa mga laban niya, may pork barrel pa na wala namang ginagawa sa HOR….HOR talaga……palagi pang absent at wala dahil sa mga laban niya…pero sumuswueldo at pera ng bayan, pera mo at pera ko ang nilulustay…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QKWKD2SIVBNXCVAXXFUN37OCY4 bsf

    Sa mga utak talangka, kakainin ninyo ang inyong sinasabi laban kay Pacquiao. Mabuhay ka Pambansang Kamao, salamat sa mga karangalan na dinala mo sa ating bansa. Nagiisa ka Congresman Manny Pacquiao.Pagpalain ka nawa ng Diyos!!!

    • joshua kings

      karangalan o kahangalan?
      yung sinasabi mong karangalan ay gawa-gawa lang ni bob aroom yun….siya yung nag-ayus ng mga yun….

    • Philcor

      bsf, you are still living in 2009…2012 na po ngayon, marami na nagbago kay pukyaw.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

       Karangalan sa bansa o karangalan lang niya at kanyang pamilya?  Dahil sa boksing, naging pulitiko siya at gusto pang isama ang asawa niya na walang alam.

  • f35

    If Manny wins, well and good. If he loses, so what ? He has nothing more to prove ! He has done it all (well, almost) ! Being an 8-division champion will be hard to surpass.
    Should Marquez win this time, he still loses because the score will still be 3 wins for Manny and just one for Marquez. It will just be another big pay-cheque for Manny win or lose.
    Pero halimbawa namang matalo na naman si Marquez, ibig bang sabihin nito merong Pacquiao-Marquez part-5 ? Aba eh igawa na lnag ng (bogus) duplicate belt si Marquez para manahimik na lang iyan.

    • bugoybanggers

      Kaya nga, BOXING lang talaga tayo lamado. Itanong mo iyan sa mahilig sa BASKETBALL kung may karangalan ba silang binigay! hahha. pang HIGHSCHOOL lang ang kalaban.

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