LOOK: Manny Pacquiao rings in new year with 10 rounds of mitts, roadwork
MANILA, Philippines—Manny Pacquiao continued working with former head trainer Freddie Roach as he prepares to defend his WBA World welterweight title against Adrien Broner.
Roach worked the mitts with Pacquiao for 10 rounds on Monday (Los Angeles time) at Wild Card Gym, the Filipino’s former stomping grounds where he built his legacy as an all-time great.
Pacquiao and Roach parted ways before the Filipino’s fight against Lucas Matthysse in July of 2018 with long-time friend Buboy Fernandez, who’s been a veteran corner man for the American, becoming the fighter’s head trainer.
Roach, however, is now back in the Pacquiao camp as a consultant.
Pacquiao (60-7-2) also did roadwork at Griffith Park where he drew a crowd to watch his workout. He posed for photos with fans afterward.
The fight will be Pacquiao’s first title defense of the WBA belt after his technical knockout win over Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur.