Fortune wants Manny to fight Floyd at 150 lb | Inquirer Sports

Fortune wants Manny to fight Floyd at 150 lb

By: - Editor / @RLuarcaINQ
/ 09:48 PM April 23, 2015

HOLLYWOOD—If he’d have his way, Justin Fortune would make sure Manny Pacquiao enters the ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at an exact 150 pounds. Not an ounce less, not an ounce more.

The 49-year-old Fortune, Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach, also wants Pacquiao to tip the scales at an exact 146.5 lb during the official weigh-in on May 1.

Fortune said Pacquiao’s metabolism is too fast that it would be ideal if he registers that weight. As to fighting at 150, Fortune said he found out that it’s where Pacquiao is “very fast, very strong.”

He said Pacquiao must bulk up a bit since he expects Mayweather to weigh in at 147 and rehydrate to 160 lb on fight night.

The Filipino icon weighed in at 144.6 and climbed to 148 when he fought and beat Antonio Margarito, a full-blown middleweight (164) when they tangled in 2010.

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