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Pacquiao learns to pace himself

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MANNY PACQUIAO. AP FILE PHOTO

Manny Pacquiao has finally realized the value of moderation.

Unlike before, when he trained with wild abandon and pushed himself to exhaustion, Pacquiao now listens to what his body says.

Entering the crucial phase of preparation for his fourth showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8, Pacquiao has learned to turn the switch off for the day to give his 33-year-old body time to recuperate for tougher grinds ahead of the welterweight pay-per-view battle at MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

“Before, it was always heavy training for me every day—morning and afternoon,” Pacquiao told GMA-7’s Chino Trinidad on Sunday (Monday in Manila) in Hollywood. “Now, I’ve learned to pace myself.”

Pacquiao no longer asks trainer Freddie Roach for more rounds with the mitts and for other training regimen when he feels his body can’t take any more pounding.

But when he’s in-sync, of course, Pacquiao reverts to his old training ways—without letup—at Roach’s Wild Card Gym.

While he has temporarily abandoned playing basketball these days, Pacquiao can’t ignore the opportunity to shoot balls with NBA Hall of Famers and Olympic gold medalists Charles Barkley, now a noted NBA analyst, and former superstar Reggie Miller on Monday.

The 47-year-old Miller, the TNT network commentator for the NBA, even joined Pacquiao in his early-morning run at Griffith Park in Hollywood, according to a TMZ report.

Asked about their playground shoot-out, Miller said Pacquiao definitely got game. “Not only is he the man in the ring, but he’s got an awesome jump shot too.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QHGUJ3OJZAOIMBYYWTABNV2EEM Ai

    “Finally realized?” weeee bola. Kay Marquez na ko pupusta, eto na naman tayo.

  • kimo211

    gusto  kong  manalo  ka  Manny,,,para  krangalan  ng  inang  bayan,,,,pero   kay  Marquez  ako  ko  ilalagay  ang  earned  hard  dollar ko,,medyo  sigurado….hindi  na  rin  ako  gagastos  pagpunta sa  Vegas,,,,puro  kayabangan  lang  ng  mga  Philippines  senatoers,,,  congressperson  and  other  government  official…..para  silang  mga     hari  at  reyna,,,,ang  lakas  pang  magsugalll  sa  casino,,,,parang  hindi  nauubos  ang  pera  nila,,,ang  mga  asawa o  girl  friend  ng  mga  philippines official  ay  daig  pa  si  imelda  kong  magshopping,,,,papaano  kaya  nakakalusot  diyan  sa  custom  sa  Manila…kami  nga  mga  balikbayan,,,,laptop  lang hinihingan  pa  kami  ng  lagay  ng  custom offsa  naiaa…..Anyway  good  luck  manny…pay  per view  na  lang

    • parengtony

      please name names para markado sila ng botante sa sunod na election sa atin kabayan.

      • kimo211

        parengtony,  iyong  huling  laban  ni  manny,,,televised naman,,,karamihan nga  sa  kanila  ay  ringside…..mahirap  ng    bumangit  ng  pangalan,,,madalas  pa  naman  akong  magvacation  sa  inang  bayan,,,,baka  hindi  na  ako  papasukin  sa  pinas…salamat  po.

  • pinoyparinpo

    Writing is an art.  Whereas the hype of over-exertion on training works before to excite fans that Manny is going all-guns blazing, this time that he does not seem to have such energy, the opposite can be made as if he’s taking time and listening to his body.  I don’t buy it.  He’s just plainly not as excited anymore and this is probably his last fight, win or loss.  So why work hard?  He will still probably win because Marquez is older and probably more tired.  Just doing the last hooray for these 2 boxers.

  • w33k3nd3r

    How about learning to stay out of politics and push for Nationalism in the Sports arena instead?

  • Fz20

    astig sa mexico,ah ,daig pa presidente, 20 police cars escort, police helicopter transport at range shooting pa using s.a.w. at a.k.

  • Philcor

    palusot lang yan para may time siya sa mga so called distractions, babae at alipores niya…

  • boyod

    Anong “finally learns to pace himself” dritsohin mo nalang na hindi muna kaya di’ katulad nuong una na bata kapa – “When trumpet fades” ika’ nga. Pero sa inyo parin ako manny kasi kasimanwa tayo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    idol!!!

  • marivon

    euphemism for “matanda na si ako”

  • CmdrAdobo

    kunting respeto mga kababayan. Dont forget he is everyone’s hero.

    • Trollollolloll

      NOT ME. I RESPECT AND ADMIRE HIM FOR WHAT HE HAS ACHIEVED. BUT TO CALL HIM A HERO? LOL!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IGLQQ2TTZF3BAWUHUWLFWVPZDE Vladymir

      he’s not my hero…so count me out…magaling siya in his chosen field but to call him my hero? nahhhh…adobo pa siguro peborit ulam ko …

    • joshua kings

      speak for yourself, cmdradobo…..speak for yourself…

      your idol is no different from his master-adviser,, shabeet seengsoon…….sugarol, sabungero, chikero, ….hindi nga lang binubugbog si jheengki…oportunistang de kalidad….
      lol…

  • PeteJrfern

    ganyan hinay hinay lang pag training. todo mo sa laban.

  • droccu

    In short…he’s getting old already…

  • regd

    Mahina na si Freddie, damay pati utak nya dahil sa kapansanan nito. Madadamay strategy nila laban ke JMM or kahit na sinong opponent. Manny should hire Michael Moorer back. With Moorer, he slice Hatton to pieces in just 2nd round. Why? Because Moorer see’s what Freddie & Manny cannot see on all sides. I’ve seen the video how Moorer train Manny, Because of Freddie’s ego, he let the guy go. 

    After Moorer’s departure, with the exception of Cotto, Manny’s performance went downhill.

  • Trollollolloll

    ANG MASAYA KUNG MAGING DRAW ANG RESULTA NG LABAN!

    • bugoybanggers

      Na naman? Baka re match na naman ang mangyayari? hanggang ilang rematch kaya?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/S3RLPHJC22IWKZ5BKT2HK6MNV4 Ashfaq Ahmed

        dapat up to 30 rounds ang laban, para walang draw.. hanggat walang bumabagsak, tuloy ang laban..

  • Ronnie John

    Manny still got it. Matatapang taga mindanao. I believe in you. Don’t listen to the unhappy haters. Rest properly and yup knock marquez out, then invite him to your birthday party.

    • joshua kings

      niregaluhan din ng relo ito, hehehehe…

  • bugoybanggers

    Maganda ang pustahan nito sa laban ni P&M. Ayos kahit papano mahahati na ang tao, maganda dahil may pambato na ang tunay na pera. Hehehe, boxing? Pustahan talaga, kaya  yung mga mananaya ihanda na ninyo ang inyong SAHOD o kita sa isang BUWAN. Wag na munang bumili ng para sa PAMILYA.. unahin mo na ang SUGAL. Naku! mag aaway na naman si Mrs. at si Mr.

  • http://twitter.com/JoeThug Joe Thug

    signs..

  • pedronimo

    Is it treason to hope that Marquez knocks the political indiscretions out of Pacquiao so our country shall win?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WN5TKEXEJ2VHQVNGP2CJEDLJH4 Jess

    My UNSOLICITED ADVICE TO PACMAN, Don’t be aggressive this time. Marquez is a known counter puncher, so if you don’t attack him, he will be compelled to attack you, sira ang pinaghandaan niya. Kaya ang paghandaan mo ay paano mo siya i-ka counter punch. Hayaan mo lang kung ayaw niya kumilos, siya ang mawawalan hindi ikaw, remember gusto niyan makuha ang title mo bilang pound for pound king. This way, tabla manalo ka.



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