Pacquiao back in the gym, shows hand speed

/ 07:20 PM June 27, 2020
Manny Pacquiao

FILE – Manny Pacquiao hits the heavy bag during training. Photo from MP Promotions

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao had already said he will only fight when there’s a vaccine for COVID-19 and if it’s safe to do so.

But that doesn’t mean the eight-division champion won’t be in the gym training.


Pacquiao, the WBA (Super) welterweight champion, on Friday posted a short video of himself on social media lighting up the bag, reminding everyone about his hand speed.

The 41-year-old Pacquiao hasn’t fought since beating the much younger Keith Thurman last July, proving that he still has a lot left in the tank.

He’s been linked with the likes of WBO titleholder Terence Crawford and unified IBF and WBC champion Errol Spence Jr. for a potential fight, though nothing is expected to materialize any time soon with the coronavirus pandemic still at large in many parts of the world, particularly in the US.

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